Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was present early this morning to pay homage to his friend. Abdul-Jabbar said in a Facebook post on June 4: During my more than 50 years in the public eye, I have met hundreds of renowned celebrities, artists, athletes, and world leaders. But only a handful embodied the self-sacrificing and heroic qualities that defined my friend and mentor, Muhammad Ali.' ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar column: Rio offers chance for US basketball team to rise against social injustice
Should athletes at the Rio Olympics use that venue to express their political sentiments? Whether they like it or not, athletes are role models to impressionable youth who look to them not just as exceptional players but as exceptional examples. The post ...First Post.com, 1 month ago
DONT go anywhere near a mosque, I told my mother. Do all your prayer at home. O.K.?Were not going, she replied.I am the son of Muslim immigrants. As I sent that text, in the aftermath of the horrible attack in Orlando, Fla., I realized how awful it was to tell an American citizen to be careful about how she worshiped.Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage. In our culture, when people think Muslim, the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Donald Trump makes me scared for my family: Aziz Ansari Asian Age, 1 month ago
'Every Ali obituary I read made the point that he 'transcended his sport' -- a reference to the many battles he fought with America even as he fought in America.''What the obituaries leave out is that Ali equally transcended the boundaries of geography and of information -- as witness the Chennai teen who assimilated that most mobile of fighters through still images shorn of context.' Prem Panicker salutes the man who 'shook up the world'. IMAGE: Muhammad Ali addresses the press at Kinshasa, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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