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FXX’s ‘Dave’ Season 2: TV Review

Dave Burd and Jeff Schaffer's FXX comedy, with its stealthy blend of low-brow Lil Dicky-related hijinks and surprisingly thoughtful undercurrents, returns for its second season.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reflects on the Legacy of the Athlete-Activist (and His Own)

I have often said that I will truly have achieved my full legacy when I have helped or inspired people who never knew I was an athlete. That will mean that I was able to use my fame from sports to

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘One Night in Miami’ Grapples With the Risk and Responsibility of Black Entertainers Speaking Out

The Oscar-contending film imagines a heated debate between Malcolm X and Sam Cooke about the duty of successful Blacks to be the public face of the civil rights movement — one The Hollywood…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why Bruce Lee Would Have Loved ‘Cobra Kai’

Columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a friend and student of the late martial arts great, watches the Netflix 'Karate Kid' update with him in mind: "He would have loved that the show doesn’t take itself…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Took Part in the Biden-Harris Inauguration

"I felt honored to be an active part of the relaunching of the ship of state with a real captain at the helm," says the Hollywood Reporter columnist, who helped introduce the new leaders with words…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Hollywood Won’t Heal American Divisiveness

When figures like Matthew McConaughey accuse liberals of sowing discord, they minimize the issues "that cause the divisiveness" in the first place, writes the THR columnist.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Commemorate Bruce Lee’s 80th Birthday With New Stories About The Legend

The two men were dear friends who appeared on screen together in the classic 'Game of Death'. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Real Superpower of Hollywood’s Black Genre Heroes

Hollywood's usual reaction to social protest is to produce a few sincere dramas about the African American experience, but "the real measure of a group's acceptance by…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two New Netflix Docs for Sports-Starved Fans

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes about how pair of Netflix docs explore both the thrills and spirit of international games, from surfing in Portugal to "ancient football" in Florence.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why ‘Gone With the Wind’ Needs a Warning Label, Not a Ban

THR columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes an op-ed about why 'Gone With the Wind' should not be banned but, instead, include a warning label.

History Channel Unveils ‘Black Patriots’ Doc Featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

History Channel on Saturday announced a one-hour documentary featuring NBA star, author and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Are ‘Harriet’ and Slavery Films Good for African Americans?

Important movies like 'Harriet' are vital to correct the misperceptions many have about the shameful practice but "risk defining African American participation in U.S. history primarily as victims,"…