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Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: It’s great that athletes are speaking out. But some of them are spouting nonsense

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is an amazing athlete. But her recent Instagram posts about being “brave” for not wearing a mask while shopping were ignorant and dangerous.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Real Superpower of Hollywood’s Black Genre Heroes

Illustration by Jaya Nicely Hollywood's usual reaction to social protest is to produce a few sincere dramas about the African American experience, but "the real measure of a group's acceptance by society is when its...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Chadwick Boseman’s Importance to the Black Community

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty ImagesChadwick Boseman The Hollywood Reporter columnist reflects on Boseman's legacy: "We saw a whole history of our people's struggles and triumphs shining in the bright eyes of one indomitable man."...
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The Guardian: Hope is a dying ember for black people in the US. Athletes have rekindled it

When I boycotted the 1968 Olympics because of racial inequality I was ostracized. Now white athletes are joining their black teammates in protests Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  JD Davis and Dominic Smith of...
Vanity Fair: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Answers the Proust Questionnaire

Vanity Fair: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The NBA champ, author, and Emmy nominee on fatherhood, jazz, and vintage cars. BY VANITY FAIR August 27, 2020 Illustration by Risko. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by my friends and family....
Podcast: Silence is Not an Option, with Don Lemon featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Podcast: Silence is Not an Option, with Don Lemon featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Finding Common Ground In the wake of antisemitic comments from prominent Black athletes and entertainers, we examine the strong alliances and deeply ingrained tensions between the Black and Jewish communities. How does their solidarity during...
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The Arena: “We Are Home” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares a powerful essay on standing up for social justice and equality. Video on nba.com
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

  The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response "perpetuates racism" and contributes to an...
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Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How to sustain momentum for the anti-racism movement

“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear.” My old UCLA coach, John Wooden, used to quote that Walt Whitman poem often, and I’ve been hearing its echoes on the streets lately. The people out protesting...