Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the ‘Green Book’ Controversies Don’t Matter

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6:00 AM PST 1/14/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar As awards season scandals pile up, dwelling on its historical inaccuracies, or the race (or boneheaded past actions) of its writer and director, misses the deeper value of an Oscar-worthy film, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Historical movies are never about history. Nor are they meant to be. Current historical films like First …

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My picks for athlete of the year are the ones who carried that weight

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Thu 27 Dec 2018 10.58 EST Colin Kaepernick, Maggie Nichols and Serena Williams left us better off because of their commitment to sport and society Today’s athletes have to carry a lot more baggage than a smelly gym bag and the giddy dreams of their parents. If they hope to achieve true greatness (or GOAT-ness) – and not just fleeting athletic notoriety …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Blaxploitation Is Going Highbrow With an Anti-Trump Twist

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6:30 AM PST 12/14/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Classic ’70s films like ‘Shaft’ and ‘Super Fly’ featured swaggeringly badass men and women fighting an oppressive system, so with a racist in the White House, it’s no surprise that new takes on the genre — including ‘Widows’ and, yes, even ‘Black Panther’ — are seeing a screen renaissance. Top Chef always challenges its contestants to …

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Barnes & Noble Announces the Best Books of 2018

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Lists Include Top 15 Books Overall, Plus Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense, History & Current Affairs, YA, Young Readers, and Kids December 11, 2018 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the Best Books of 2018 as chosen by the Company’s expert booksellers. The curated lists highlight books of …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Midterm Election Lessons and How Trump Killed the Magic of the Political Movie

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Historic gains aside, the Nov. 6 results show that the meaning behind classic films of yesteryear, such as ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,’ ‘All the President’s Men’ and even ‘Lincoln,’ don’t have a place in the current climate. Most Americans’ understanding of politics doesn’t come from high school social studies classes but from Hollywood movies and television dramas, which is …

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11th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is nominated a third time for Best Columnist in the 11th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards! Already a two time winner, Kareem joins his comrades at The Hollywood Reporter in a total of 44 nominations.  Nominations include best publication, best website, journalist of the year for Lacey Rose and best columnist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Hollywood Reporter topped the nominations for the …

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“Becoming Kareem” – For Your Grammy Consideration

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Just heard some really interesting news! Our publisher tells me the audiobook edition of BECOMING KAREEM is eligible for a GRAMMY® for Best Children’s Album, having an audio book nominated is exceptionally rare… Voting is now open, so maybe you’ll consider checking out BECOMING KAREEM, read by yours truly, and/or sharing the news with friends in the Recording Academy? I know there’s a lot of great kids’ …

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Guilford College students excited for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bryan Series event

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Amber Dubois, Staff Writer • October 29, 2018 NBA legend, NY Times best-selling author, and activist are just a few things that describe the second Bryan Series speaker of the academic year. The 7-foot-2-inch NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speakers for the Bryan Series are chosen based off a multitude of factors. …

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NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar visits Guilford

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Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor • October 26, 2018 For the second event of the 2018 season of the Guilford College Bryan Series, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about both his basketball career and post-NBA life. The event was held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Abdul-Jabbar is a former Hall of Fame college and professional basketball player. He played 20 seasons in …

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