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Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) would both make my 11-man squad. Photograph: Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports

My NBA dream team of the next decade

I didn’t just look for the best individuals, I picked the best players who would go together as a team. And here they are. Fans today seem to enjoy speculating on “What If” sports scenarios...
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The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Just Mercy’ and the Difference Between Black and White Legal Dramas

Jake Giles Netter/Warner Bros. ('Just Mercy' director Destin Daniel Cretton on the set of the Warner Bros. drama about lawyer Bryan Stevenson.) Movies about racial injustice can "exonerate us" when set in the past, but...
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) would both make my 11-man squad.

The Guardian: My NBA dream team of the next decade

I didn’t just look for the best individuals, I picked the best players who would go together as a team. And here they are Fans today seem to enjoy speculating on “What If” sports scenarios...
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The Hollywood Reporter: In Hollywood, a Decade of Racial Progress But at a Glacial Pace

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures; Universal Studios; Marvel Studios The Hollywood Reporter columnist reviews the movement toward inclusion in the film and TV industry as he takes "tongs and a fossil brush" to The Hollywood...
‘The attempt to drown out Kaepernick’s voice has been going on since he first took a knee’. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Colin Kaepernick is the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America

The tactics used to discredit the former quarterback are how conservative America has always treated black athletes who speak out. Colin Kaepernick sent a tweet on Thanksgiving and the white-wing media wants to make sure you know...
‘The attempt to drown out Kaepernick’s voice has been going on since he first took a knee’.

The Guardian: Colin Kaepernick is the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America

The tactics used to discredit the former quarterback are how conservative America has always treated black athletes who speak out Colin Kaepernick sent a tweet on Thanksgiving and the white-wing media wants to make sure you know...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Are ‘Harriet’ and Slavery Films Good for African Americans?

Important movies like 'Django Unchained' and '12 Years a Slave' are vital to correct the misperceptions many have about the shameful practice, but they "risk defining African American participation in U.S. history primarily as victims,"...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Protecting the lead was often successful on the teams I was a part of’.

The Guardian: How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Scorsese Isn’t Wrong About Marvel (He Isn’t Right, Either)

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images (Martin Scorsese) The director wasn’t denigrating superhero films so much as stating the obvious, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Director Martin Scorsese’s claim to Empire magazine that Marvel films aren’t...