Going to the mat with lua teacher Michelle ManuStory by Beau Flemister. Photos by Adam Amengual. “Hit me,” she says. I hesitate. “Come at me and try to hit me!” she insists. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t want to hit a woman, let alone a grandma. But Michelle Manu, a tenth-degree black belt in…

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Deborah Morales & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Executive Produce Upcoming History Channel Series About Black Patriots

 Your browser does not support the video tag. The one-hour documentary is set to air Feb. 19. History Channel on Saturday announced a one-hour documentary featuring NBA star, author, activist and The Hollywood Reporter contributor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Titled Black Patriots, the documentary will paint “a comprehensive picture of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War,” according to…

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Kareem has been honored with the cover of “Diversity in STEAM Magazine” for the impact of his non-profit, The Skyhook Foundation. Kareem’s dedication to creating a more positive world has been evident throughout his life and his Skyhook Foundation is no exception. The Skyhook Foundation has created countless opportunities for underserved youth by providing them…

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Standing at over seven feet tall, flying under the radar was never really an option for NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The all-time leading NBA scorer, during his 20 seasons in the NBA, Abdul-Jabbar won six championships and six MVP awards, and consistently dominated opponents with his nearly unblockable signature move, the skyhook. But Abdul-Jabbar’s work has always…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. Titan, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-785659-30-0 Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse’s third pastiche (after 2018’s Mycroft and Sherlock), their best yet, provides intriguing challenges for both Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes while continuing to present plausible backstories for the brothers. In 1873, Mycroft and his longtime friend and partner, Cyrus Douglas, agree to help Chinese…

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UCLA legend and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is teaming up with UCLA Health for a wide variety of new health and wellness initiatives designed to improve health and prevent disease. [Read More] Originally published on kareemabduljabbar.com

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In honor of UCLA’s Centennial year, UCLA Athletics and Under Armour have partnered on an unprecedented marketing campaign that launched last week in New York’s Times Square. The digital billboards will run through December 15 across three digital displays at One Astor Plaza at 45th and Broadway. Two of the displays stand 48 feet tall…

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Siegel was named print journalist of the year, while THR’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was named best columnist at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards on Sunday night, where THR won a total of 10 awards. [Read More]

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As the head basketball coach at Louisiana State University for 25 years (1972-1997), Coach Dale Brown appeared in 15 straight national tournaments and is the winningest coach in I-SU basketball history. He led teams to 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. Only four coaches have won more conference championships than Coach Brown and he has won conference…

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