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Kareem Abdul Jabbar Calls Out The Race Issues In 'La La Land'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has shared some incredibly poignant thoughts on the way Oscar-favorite “La La Land” handles its black characters. The critica...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What It Means To Be Black During A Trump Administration

The Washington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

Nicholas M. Butler, the Nobel Prize-winning American philosopher, once said that optimism is the foundation of courage. Today, African Americans will ...

My Country: How Do I Right The Wrongs?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Trump supports forms of patriotism like saluting the flag and standing for the national anthem, but unlike so many Americans he has not risked anything to protect our country.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick 'Highly Patriotic'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.31.2016 | Sports

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer knows a thing or two about political dissent. He’s been doing it since 1967, when he stood by Muhammad Ali, Bill...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks Out Against Islamophobia In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.24.2016 | Religion

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 24 years old when he changed his given name and embraced Islam. While the spiritual journey was transformative for the NBA leg...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Commends Michael Jordan For Discussing Police Violence

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.04.2017 | Black Voices

NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always been vocal about hot-button political issues, so the former basketball star was thrilled to see Micha...

Boxing Out At The Democratic National Convention

Annie Duke | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Annie Duke

Donald Trump seems to grasp the advantage of going second, repeatedly demonstrating his skill in "the art of the response" to position his reactions to opponents and events to refocus attention on himself and his message. This time, Democrats took a page from Trump's book and leveraged the advantage of the opportunity to counterpunch.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Introduces Himself As Michael Jordan Because Trump Couldn't Tell The Difference Anyway

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered one of the Democratic National Convention’s best jabs at Donald Trump, succinctly skewering the GOP nominee...

I Never Felt Taller Than When Standing in Muhammad Ali's Shadow

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Today we bow our heads at the loss of a man who did so much for America. Tomorrow we will raise our heads again remembering that his bravery, his outspokenness, and his sacrifice for the sake of his community and country lives on in the best part of each of us.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gets Real About The American Dream

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.12.2017 | College

In his commencement speech at Drew University on Saturday, all-time leading NBA scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar challenged students to reimagine the Americ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Warning Americans About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump's dominance may have deflated a bit since the Iowa caucus, but the Republican presidential candidate's staying power is still concerning ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pens Scathing Column Comparing Trump To ISIS

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

In the wake of Donald Trump’s Islamophobic cries and condemnations, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned a column Wednesday comparing the presidenti...

Let's Reintroduce Trump To The Muslim Athletes He Claims Don't Exist

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.07.2015 | Sports

In a speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, President Barack Obama urged Americans to avoid discriminating against Muslims in the wake of last w...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Importance of Athlete Activists

Time | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

America has always had a complicated relationship with our athletes. When it comes to Game Day, athletes are warriors whose acrobatic actions on the c...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Believes MJ Chose 'Commerce Over Conscience'

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has never been afraid to be unpopular if it meant taking a stand for what he believed in -- even if his legacy in the history book...

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry Hasn’t Missed A Beat

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Backdoor layup, pull-up three -- and repeat. A deep two, another pair of treys and a couple more acrobatic lay-ins later, and the first 12 minutes of ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks Out Against Ben Carson's Anti-Muslim Comments

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports

Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat down with HuffPost Live on Monday and blasted Ben Carson's anti-Muslim comments, in which the 2016 GOP c...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Reconciling With Donald Trump: 'No'

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn't one to mince words, and he didn’t hesitate one bit on Wednesday afternoon when a TMZ reporter asked him ...

Trump and Sheen -- Now That's the Ticket

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.10.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Even though NBC, Macy's, and a long list of other sponsors fired him in July for his comments about immigrants from Mexico, Donald Trump is like the Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and going.

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

Donald Trump's Response To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed Is As Childish As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.03.2015 | Sports

Like a middle schooler with a Sharpie, Donald Trump responded to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's criticism with little to no tact. On Wednesday, Abdul-Jabbar p...

My NBA All-Star Team of Socially Conscience Players

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.02.2016 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

The NBA has always led the other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and it has been the most progressive with all of its policies and impact on communities.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Thinks 'The Black Community Is Better Off' Because Of Rachel Dolezal

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports

The NBA legend seeks to explain Dolezal's actions.

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports

He had the surgery earlier this week.