October 21st, 2015 by INtoHarlem


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with writing partner Anna Waterhouse, have published a riveting, untold backstory of Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock Holmes.  They have, with familiar third-person narrative, suspense and astute historical precision, offered a cultural perspective that weaves a sophisticated story level into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes saga.

Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will appear at MIST Harlem on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  He will be joined in conversation with Deborah Morales, and will have a book signing.  The event is free to the public, but reserving a seat is advised.

MIST Harlem, 46 W. 116th.  212.828.6478 HELLO@MISTHARLEM.COM

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April 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse


“Music rhythms are mathematical patterns.  When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math.  The kids in their parents’ garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they’re also practicing math.”

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

* I’ve always believed this to be true, as a math student in college-turned musician.  If you haven’t read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s book yet What Color Is My World? I strongly recommend it.

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December 2nd, 2012 by harlemhouse

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors (Hardcover)

By (author) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld

This childrens/family book was written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It is a wonderful and important book. It will help children and the whole family to find their path. This book makes a great gift.

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December 1st, 2012 by harlemhouse

“My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.”

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Grew up in Harlem. When he was a boy he first played baseball and later switched to basketball after he watched a show about the Harlem Globetrotters which inspired him. He wrote a children’s book called “What Color Is Your World” The lost History Of African-American Inventors, which is a wonderful and important book for all children to read and help them find their path.

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