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What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking your head at the cruel injustice. If you’re black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe Read More »

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After saying something dangerous or ignorant, public figures tend to double down or give snarky non-apologies. The Hollywood Reporter columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar offers them some advice. One of Jeff Goldblum’s most famous movie lines is from Jurassic Park, when, as Dr. Ian Malcolm, he admonishes: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, Read More »

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Like most kids in America, I was taught that sports is more than just physical exercise, it’s also where we learn about fair play, self-discipline, how to be a good winner as well as a good loser, and how to bounce back from defeat and disappointment. Although religion, movies, TV, and novels passively teach us Read More »

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As UCLA Health rallies the community to step up to support doctors, nurses and staff on the front lines combatting COVID-19, NBA legend and UCLA Health ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar answered the call in a very personal and generous way, donating 900 pairs of safety goggles. Abdul-Jabbar wanted health care workers to have the same sense Read More »

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Christopher Saunders (‘Hunters’) The president’s blame-the-black-guy rhetoric and foot-dragging behavior have the same result as the Amazon show’s gleefully unrepentant Nazis’, and his racist failures and lack of leadership will be his legacy. In Amazon’s enthralling thriller series Hunters, leftover German Nazis from World War II are living the high life in America while planning a Read More »

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The NBA has led by example and put public health above self-interest, which is more than the Trump administration can say Those too busy emptying the Costco shelves of hand sanitizer and toilet paper might have missed the news that the National Basketball Association has suspended the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other professional and Read More »

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Lintao Zhang/Getty Images (Kobe Bryant) Threatening and demeaning King for examining the late basketball player’s complicated legacy, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, fosters a “climate of disrespect” that Bryant himself would have never wanted. When Kobe Bryant died, African Americans lost a beloved and influential member of their community and Americans of all colors lost a major role Read More »

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an executive producer of the new History Channel documentary “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.” The documentary highlights African Americans who stood up to British rule and helped establish the United States of America. Abdul-Jabbar joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the documentary. View More on CBSNews.com

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