I was born Lew Alcindor. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The transition from Lew to Kareem was not merely a change in celebrity brand name — like Sean Combs to Puff Daddy to Diddy to P. Diddy — but a transformation of heart, mind and soul. I used to be Lew Alcindor, the pale reflection of what white America expected of me. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the manifestation of my African history, culture and beliefs.Read More
A breakfast at the Cannon House Office building’s ornate Caucus Room, which was packed with pastries, coffee, dozens of volunteers, a handful of members of Congress — along with fellow celeb advocates retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and “Desperate Housewives” actress Marcia Cross.Read More