Blacks and Politicians

November 16th, 2016 4:36 PM
Donald Trump's surprise win has millions of Americans, many of whom are black, in a tizzy. Many, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are writing about what it means to be black during a Trump administration even though Trump's presidency has yet to begin. My argument has always been that the political arena is largely irrelevant to the interests of ordinary black people.  

Bozell & Graham Column: No Respect for National Anthem Haters

September 3rd, 2016 7:55 AM
The “Black Lives Matter” movement is two years old, so it’s a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick suddenly has become a convert. He must certainly be pleased that everyone knows he refused to stand up during the National Anthem at a preseason game in Green Bay.  “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that…

Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick’s Patriotism Equals Military Olympian

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August 31st, 2016 11:07 PM
The left’s quest to establish disloyalty as patriotism continues, unabated.
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NBA Legend on MSNBC: 'Taxes Are A Necessary Evil' For More Equality

August 23rd, 2016 5:57 PM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called for further government spending as a solution to racial inequality on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday. Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr. asked the basketball great, "How do we muster the courage to look the ugliness of what we are squarely in the face?" Abdul-Jabbar replied, "I think...people don't want to reach in their pockets. This is going…

NPR Prods Kareem to Trash Michael Jordan for 1990 Jesse Helms Race

November 5th, 2015 6:14 AM
On Sunday night, NPR’s weekend All Things Considered anchor Michel Martin had a long eight-minute interview with pro-basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s recently best known for popping off with radical leftist opinions for Time magazine’s website. Martin went looking for the legend to trash another legend, Michael Jordan, for failing to get behind the black Democrat…

Kareem Tries To Dunk Trump, Fails

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September 3rd, 2015 11:34 AM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was known as “Cap” in his playing days. A somewhat understated 3-letter word to describe the league’s all-time leading scorer and one of the largest men to ever roam the NBA hardwood. However, in a Donald Trump administration --should there be a Donald Trump administration-- Kareem will probably be referred to with four-letter words only.

WashPost Lauds NBA Legend's 'Vital, Dynamic' Liberal Voice

March 1st, 2015 8:28 PM
The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a “new kind of public intellectual.” So what’s a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There aren’t any. Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline “Showtime…

Time Inflames Ferguson With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Article on 'The Coming

August 19th, 2014 12:58 PM
Time magazine used one of the biggest basketball stars of all time to fan the flames of Ferguson. It posted an op-ed titled “The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race: Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.” “Race war”? Is Time borrowing from conspiratorial…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on PBS: Supreme Court Has Moved Race Relations 'Ba

January 2nd, 2014 5:27 PM
On the December 30 edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar decried the state of America’s race relations as he claimed the country was “back sliding” in that area due to recent “Supreme Court decisions” and all the efforts to “suppress minority voters.” Invited on to promote his new children’s book “…

ABC Does 5 Minute ObamaCare PSA Featuring Owen Wilson and Kareem Abdul

October 11th, 2013 4:02 PM
Although the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live tried presenting it as a spontaneous skit, anyone with a lukewarm intelligence quotient knew they really were doing a five minute public service announcement for ObamaCare. If you think guest Owen Wilson was able to create all the charts he had AND get Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to join him AND have a choir that included the band Panic! at the Disco sing a song…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "'Girls' Just Wants to Have (White) Fun

February 1st, 2013 10:21 AM
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had some harsh words for the HBO series Girls on Thursday. Commenting at the Huffington Post in a piece conspicuously titled "Girls Just Wants to Have (White) Fun," Jabbar said of the characters in the program, "Their world is mostly white."