**FILE** Michael Jordan (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
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Abdul-Jabbar: Michael Jordan ‘Took Commerce Over Conscience’

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
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GM, Ford Score High on Company Diversity

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 Students unite to attend historic Justice or Else March.
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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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Top collegiate polo player Kareem Rosser and Arizona State Representative Kelly Townsend at the Phoenician on September 10, at the preview party for the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. (Denise Meredith/Arizona Informant)
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Black Polo Player Kareem Rosser Smashes Stereotypes

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. [read more…]

Vendors at Justice Or Else March Value the Experience over profits.
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Million Man March Vendors Value the Experience More than the Money

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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WASHINGTON, DC -- 10/10/15 -- Hundreds of thousands attended
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Million Man March Anniversary Unites Black Americans Across Decades

WASHINGTON — Bill Murrain, a lawyer from Conyers, Georgia, traveled to the National Mall for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and stood side-by-side with three generations of black males: his sons, son-in-laws, and five grandsons. And last weekend, as Murrain walked near the White House, he spoke with pride about the accomplishments of black Americans over the years, which includes the historic election of President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president.
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