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Embracing the Faith That's Part of My Racial Heritage

Much of my early awakening came from reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X as a freshman. I was riveted by Malcolm’s intimate story of how he came to realize that he’d been the victim of institutional racism that had imprisoned him long before he’d landed in an actual prison resonated with me.

Obama Awards Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Medal of Freedom

NBA Muslim legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was among the list of 21 esteemed Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients on Tuesday, who was greeted by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony with a mixture of humor and sincerity.

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