Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blog

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America still holds the torch with the NBA Castro moves on

Black History Month
The real history of the light bulb
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler: First black female doctor
Star wars, NBA-style
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Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Dr. Daniel Hale Williams: Heart surgeon

Famous Black Inventors


  • Since retiring as a player in 1989, Kareem has balanced his love of basketball with his love of history. In 2002 he led a USBL team, the Oklahoma Storm, to a championship. Since 2005, he has been the special assistant coach for the Lakers, working with Andrew Bynum.
  • Kareem also remains intellectually active, authoring four bestselling history books intended to popularize the contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history. His books include:
  • "Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement"
  • "Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes"
  • "A Season on the Reservation," which chronicles his time teaching basketball and history on an Apache Indian reservation in White River, Ariz.
  • New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.
  • "His audio adaptation, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Audio & Musical Journey through the Harlem Renaissance," is a four-volume compilation.