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My NBA All-Star Team of Socially Conscience Players

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Nothing Less Than An Assassination

TIME | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices

Another day, another black man murdered by police....

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: It's 'A Good Thing' For NCAA To Question Indiana

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

NBA hall-of-famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar applauded the NCAA's choice to speak out about Indiana's religious freedom bill during the premiere episode of "...

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Joins The Premiere Of 'The HuffPost Show'

Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sits down with Roy Sekoff and Marc Lamont Hill for the premiere episode of "The HuffPost Show" to discuss her book, A Fighting C...

Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Ange Kagame

If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.

I'm Hopeful the Power of Sports Will Expand to Spur More Social Change

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

As someone who has tried to use the sports platform and the power of sports to address serious social issues during the past 50 years, it gives me great hope that we will use that sports platform in an expanded way in the years ahead. Society can only be better for it if we do.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner's Controversial Email

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the t...

Sports 'Shark Tank' for Kids

Rob Taub | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Sadly, today scholar and athlete are not used enough in the same sentence, but the Riverside Hawks are an organization intent on changing those circumstances.

Why a Forced Sterling Sale Is Bad News for LA Basketball Fans, and What Kareem and the NBA Could Do About It!

Anthony Yannatta | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Anthony Yannatta

The appropriate course of action is for Sterling and the NBA to reach a settlement whereby Sterling agrees to put the team in the hands of a to-be-formed public trust. And, yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be in charge.

Emily Swanson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was Wrong: More White Americans Believe In Racism Than Ghosts | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made waves Sunday when he said "more whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism." But a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that s...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'More Whites Believe In Ghosts Than Believe In Racism'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media

Speaking on the controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks caught on tape, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sun...

David Freeman

Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids | David Freeman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science

Basketball fans know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his signature skyhook shot that he used to bring his teams to victory in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Bu...

It's Time for Universities to Pay Up and Stop Exploiting Their 'Student Athletes'

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

When you play Division I sports, you're not treated as a "student-athlete" -- as colleges love to profess to the world -- you're an athlete-student, and you're there for one reason and one reason only. You can keep your grades up enough to remain eligible, but then again, that's only so you can be able to play -- and earn more money for the university.

Kareem Interested In Returning To Bucks

AP | ANDREW WAGNER | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is interested in returning in some capacity to the Milwaukee Bucks. "If I get a call, I will...

Owen Wilson Wants Everyone To Have Healthcare

Posted 10.11.2013 | Comedy

Enough political squabbling, Owen Wilson just wants everyone to have healthcare. And to prove it, he made an impromptu PSA during Jimmy Kimmel Live. ...

Famous Emails Are Just Like Yours... Kinda

Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

For one month now, filmmaker and artist Miranda July has been making Mondays a little more tolerable by sprucing up our inboxes with emails from famou...

Miranda July Wants To Send You Email

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

Miranda July wants to send you emails from famous people. Sign up here and the writer and filmmaker will convey secret transmissions every week from J...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Builds 'Real Housewives' 'Dream Team'

Posted 04.29.2013 | TV

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is more than a legendary basketball player -- and celebrity diver. He's also a superfan of the "Real Housewives" shows. He recentl...

'Real Housewives' Star's Dig At Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Posted 06.23.2013 | TV

NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote a 2,700-word treatise for HuffPost about why he loves Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise, "How the Real Housewiv...

How the Real Housewives Have Made America Better

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 06.22.2013 | TV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The focus on wealth makes the show play out like a classic Shakespearean tragedy. The fabulous homes, clothes, and opulent parties at first make the viewers admire the housewife and wish to be like her. But soon we see the "real" person, whose hubris reveals a deep unhappiness that they, being unreliable narrators, deny.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning Pro

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

How to approach young women in a mature and non-self-conscious way. I towered over most women by a foot and half. I felt like Darth Vader approaching a bunny. Plus, it's not a real turn-on for them to be staring up my nostrils.

Lena Dunham Responds To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'Girls' Review

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his two cents about "Girls" on The Huffington Post last week and while the review was mostly negative -- ...