Abdul-Jabbar: Michael Jordan ‘Took Commerce Over Conscience’

November 5, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is taking fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan to task for his apathy regarding political and social issues during his playing days. Abdul-Jabbar, during an interview Friday in D.C. with NPR’s Michel Martin to promote the HBO documentary “Kareem: Minority of One,” was asked about Jordan’s famous refusal to take political stances for fear of alienating consumers — a fear Abdul-Jabbar said is irrelevant when it’s “time to speak up.”
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GM, Ford Score High on Company Diversity

October 22, 2015 Stacy Brown 0

For the nation’s automakers, diversity is measured in colors and it’s better to be a solid green than a token yellow or a nonexistent red. The recently released Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), revealed a multi-topic assessment scorecard of diversity in the auto industry.
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Morehouse Men, Ballou Students Unite

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, 50 Morehouse College undergraduates traveled 12 hours by bus using this historic time to present their sacred empowerment ceremony to young Black men who need it most. Football players, staff and faculty at Ballou High School in Southeast sat in awe of the dynamic performances of the Men of Morehouse on Friday, Oct. 9.
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Black Polo Player Kareem Rosser Smashes Stereotypes

October 13, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

Jackie Robinson in baseball, Tiger Woods in golf, Bill Pickett in rodeo: there have been many American pioneers, who defied the odds to become legends in sports, where Blacks had previously been excluded. On Sept. 10, Arizonans may have gotten a glimpse of a new potential legend, when they attended the preview party for the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. The keynote speaker, 22-year-old Kareem Rosser, is now considered the best African-American polo player in the U.S. […]

Million Man March Vendors Value the Experience More than the Money

October 13, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

WASHINGTON — Tony Blair had nowhere to sell his wares at Saturday’s Million Man March. But he came anyway. With a table and boxes of T-shirts, buttons and key chains, Blair and his team of three from Chicago set up on the National Mall, about 800 yards from the Capitol steps, where Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and many others commemorated the 20th anniversary of the original march and spoke beneath the banner “Justice or Else.” (Farrakhan spearheaded the original march of Oct. 16, 1995, with the intention of inspiring African-American men to improve their lives and their communities.)
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Women Left Mark on Million Man March Anniversary

October 13, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

WASHINGTON — The most surprising element of Saturday’s Million Man March was its women. The 20th anniversary celebration of 1995’s landmark gathering included women of all racial origins, religions, creeds and cultures. They filled the National Mall from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
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