Both men fight hard to educate people, primarily African-American’s on their culture and the history of Blacks and their fight for civil rights. Jabbar has written 7 books on the subject and Chuck D’s group, Public Enemy, has been together over twenty years and a lot, if not most, of their music deals with politics and fighting for the rights due African-Americans and people of color in general.
Its only a 30 minute show, but well worth your time, at least this episode is..it’s the first I have watched of the series.There isn’t an interviewer, just the two individuals talking about their common beliefs among other things. I thought the pairing of these two was strange but once the show started I got it. The thing that ties them together is their ongoing fight for Black people, especially the young, to remember their history..and most Black American’s do not know, except for what they occasionally read in the news, about the fight for Black Equality. Jabbar’s books are phenomenal and I read several.
Both men are intelligent and college-educated, who fight the on-going racial bs against Americans of color. Will that fight ever come to an end? I don’t know, but with these two intelligent men are fighting the good fight, so there is hope I believe. A short explanation of this particular show from the website:
The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and hip-hop musician, Chuck D, are icons of black culture in America who also became global voices of change. Join these two visionaries to see what drives them to go against the grain.
Like I said, its worth your while to learn more about these men, and the show is being shown multiple times on the Sundance Channel, who actually has a hand in producing the series.
So watch it if you can. It’s worth 30 minutes of your life.