Black Sports : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'If It's Time To Speak Up, You Have To Speak Up'

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'If It's Time To Speak Up, You Have To Speak Up'


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still best known as the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, and the center of the Los Angeles Lakers' basketball dynasty of the 1980s.

But he is also an actor, an author and an activist. Since retiring from the game in 1989, he's written several books and become a columnist for Time magazine.

And ever since he was a standout college athlete at UCLA, Jabbar has been outspoken on issues of race, politics and justice ...



http://www.npr.org/2015/11/01/453739566/kareem-abdul-jabbar-if-its-time-to-speak-up-you-have-to-speak-up


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with NPR's Michel Martin on Friday at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Finds His Voice: The NBA Legend on White Privilege, Politics, and Islam


A few minutes after the credits have rolled and the house lights have come up at the conclusion of a screening of HBO Sports’ film, Kareem: Minority of One, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar walked up on stage in front of a still-cheering audience.

After politely thanking everyone involved, he answered the question that was hanging in the air: Why would a player as media-averse, and deeply protective of his privacy as any star in the history of sports, subject his entire life to the probing eye of a documentary? ...


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/03/kareem-abdul-jabbar-finds-his-voice-the-nba-legend-on-white-privilege-politics-and-islam.html



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