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Fox Studios Black History Month Key Note Speaker: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

FoxGives is an organization that offers Fox colleagues in Los Angeles opportunities to engage in purpose-driven programs tied to the content they produce and the communities in which they live and operate. Through philanthropic support of non-profit organizations, hands-on volunteering, screenings and discussions, their goal is to positively impact the world around us, bettering ourselves in the process. FoxGives is a key initiative of 21st Century Fox Social Impact.

FoxGives invited me to participate in a wide ranging conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on not only his life, but Media, Culture and Race as a whole. Below are some pictures from the event.

Here I am with Kareem and Tony Safford of Fox prior to the event.

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The conversation beings.

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Here we discuss Kareem’s latest book.

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Here we discuss Kareem meeting his idols Jackie Robinson and Bill Russell.

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Here we discuss Kareem coming to the defense of Muhammad Ali with Bill Russell and Jim Brown.

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Here we discuss the cultural appropriation  and whitewashing of Egyptians in mainstream media.

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Here we discuss Kareem’s time with Bruce Lee.

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More with Bruce Lee.

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Here we discuss Kareem being awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Afterwards he signed a basketball on the spot and gave it to me!!

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The entire event was a remarkable experience!

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