1978 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL EDITION on Agents and Money Ruining Sports, the LEAD IN ARTICLE BYLINE FEATURED ABDUL-JALIL
In the 1978 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL EDITION on Agents and Money Ruining Sports, the LEAD IN ARTICLE BYLINE FEATURED ABDUL-JALIL
As President and CEO of Superstar Management since 1971, the first African-American in this field, Abdul-Jalil has a tremendous wealth of experience in all aspects of business and personal management, contract drafting and negotiations, and performed all arbitrations of salary grievances and contract disputes for all professional sports and entertainment clients with unprecedented legal and historical results. He negotiates and drafts all agreements for all publishing, merchandising and licensing; commercial advertisements and product endorsements; corporate sponsorships and affiliations; motion picture, television, radio and personal appearances. He was the first “SUPER AGENT”, CREATED the Profession of Sports/Music/Entertainment Branding, Marketing and Promoting, the African-American in the field and has taught and lectured Entertainment Law for over 45 years. Many of the agents and lawyers in the business where instructed, consulted, influenced or inspired by his work!
Abdul Jalil, without ever attending Law School, has made “Law Review” setting New Law in FOUR different LEGAL areas, and published in over SEVEN Universities Law Reviews, Scholarly Commons, and multiple Course Outlines, Student Journals in the specialty area of Contracts, Finance, Interest, Loans, Reserve/Free Agency System and Restraint of Trade, Sherman Anti-trust Act (15 USC § 1,2), NLRA, Labor Exemption from Antitrust Law, Collective Bargaining, Labor law, Antitrust, Federal Arbitration, Civil Rights, and Insurance; Sports/Music/Entertainment Talk Show Founder, Producer and Host, CSA; Expert and Guest Political/Legal/Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Analyst and Commentator; Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Law Lecturer/Presenter; Sports Color Commentator; His “The Stars” show was the FIRST Cable Business/Sports/Music/Entertainment Talk Show in 1973; Sports, Music, Entertainment and Variety Film, TV, Concert and Special Events Content Creator/Producer/Developer/Runner/Promoter; Islamic Dawah Lecturer/Presenter; His Computer Intelligence Company First and Only Minority Certified IBM, Apple, Compact, Microsoft Computer Value Added Dealer (1982); Computer Technology Lecturer/Presenter.
Abdul Jalil negotiated a series of contracts that included many unprecedented benefits to the individual clients, one of which was the innovative use of interest-free loans that could be forgiven, Upon review by the Internal Revenue Service, the contracts and tax returns where thrown out, challenged by the IRS, the IRS filed suit. After an 8 year legal battle, he prevailed in Federal Tax Court, established that Interest free Loans where in fact legal. This unprecedented legal ruling was established as a standard in the Tax Laws and written ALL MAJOR National Law Journals.
He is a WORLD RENOWNED EXPERT for his Historic, Unprecedented, Landmark Case, where he is UNDEFEATED in his Labor Management, Contract Disputes, Salary Grievances, and Federal Arbitration cases impacting MAJOR changes in Labor Law, Collective Bargaining Labor Agreements, Civil Rights, Salary Grievances, Federal Arbitration, Compensation, Interest Free Loans, Rates of Compensation, Legal Impact that CHANGED Compensation in the WORLD.
In 6 months he took the LOWEST paid player in Major League Baseball at $20,000- Lyman Bostock, to signing the RICHEST contract in Professional Team Sports and Baseball History on his 27th birthday with a five-year contract with the California Angels for a $3.5 million plus, unprecedented deal was a FULLY GUARANTEED and INSURED by Lloyds of London, including a $500,000 signing bonus, a $500,000 Interest free loan, a $200,000 Interest free business contract loan. The signing of Bostock culminated an incredible financial turnabout as Bostock worked last summer for $20,000. The contract was PAID in full, after he was murdered on the last day of his first year of the contract with four years left to perform.
Lyman Bostock signs RICHEST contract in Professional Team Sports and Baseball History with Angles owner Gene Autry
Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Bostock’s agent, told The Sporting News that “we just plan to sit back, rub our hands and wait for the money to fall into them,” the ballplayer surely cringed. He wasn’t after the most lucrative contract — just the happiest lifestyle. “Lyman’s a different kind of guy,” says al-Hakim, who often refuses to speak of Bostock in the past tense. “Back then he wanted to be comfortable. I remember one conversation we had early on. I sat him down and said ‘This is the money you’re making now. So what would you do if you made $400,000. How about $500,000? How about $750,000?’ The more money I mentioned, the less comfortable he became. At the end of the conversation, I laughed and said, ‘Lyman, shut up, sit down and let me handle things. Because you’d sign for $1 just to play.'”
Outfielder Lyman Bostock, on his 27th birthday, signed a five-year contract with the California Angels Monday for a $3.5 million plus-the most lucrative deal ever for a team sport athlete.
Lyman Bostock signs RICHEST contract in Baseball History with Angles owner Gene Autry
The unprecedented deal includes a FULLY GUARANTEED, five year, $600,000 annual salary, $500,000 signing bonus, a $500,000 Interest free loan, and a $200,000 Interest free business contract loan!
The signing of Bostock culminated an incredible financial turnabout for the former Minnesota Twin, who played out his option last season and hit 336, second in the American League to teammate Rod Carew’s .388.
Slapped with the maximum 20% pay cut invoked by club owner Calvin Griffith when he refused to sign, Bostock worked last summer for $20,000.
As soon as the ’78 season began, Bostock felt the weight of excessive dollar signs. He collected just two hits in his first 10 games and on April 18 asked then-Angels manager Dave Garcia to bench him for the second game of a three-game series at Seattle. So humiliated was Bostock that on road trips he began to ask that meals be sent up to his hotel room. On April 30, following an 0-for-4 effort against Toronto that dropped his average to .147, Bostock told the media that, having been rebuffed by owner Gene Autry in his attempt to refuse that month’s paycheck, he would give his April salary to charity. “I just can’t make that kind of money and not produce,” he said. “I don’t feel that I’ve done enough for this month.”
To some, Bostock’s refusal to accept his salary reeked of a cheesy
PR stunt — overpaid ballplayer seeks to win over fans. But it wasn’t.
Bostock was genuinely humiliated by his performance. Here was a man who loved to hit, who spent most of his waking hours contemplating the intricacies of the game, hitting below the Mendoza Line. Forget $3.5 million, Bostock didn’t believe he warranted a dime. “He felt the burden of expectations,” al-Hakim says. “I was like, ‘Lyman, you have to take the money! You have to!'” Bostock refused, instead donating $36,000 to a handful of causes, including his church, Vermont Square Methodist in South Central Los Angeles, which ran recovery programs for drug and alcohol addicts.
At a time when the egomaniacal ways of Reggie “The Straw That Stirs the Drink” Jackson made daily headlines in New York, Bostock’s gesture won over legions of fans. Wrote The New York Times: “Lyman Bostock is hitting 1.000 in integrity. His batting average, though, is .147.”
With a dozen or so family members among the 7,953 fans in attendance, Bostock went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, raising his average to .296, ninth best in the American League. He had more than doubled his batting average from the April salary donation month!
That night, Sept. 23, 1978, Bostock was shot and killed in Gary, Ind. When he was murdered that chilly fall night in Gary, the news went worldwide. Reporters from Brazil and Australia, England and Japan telephoned Tom Harbrecht, the Gary Police Department’s public information officer, desperate for details. “I probably worked 20 straight hours fielding all the requests for information,” Harbrecht says. “It was a huge story.”.
The FULLY GUARANTEED contract was PAID in full, after he was murdered on the last day of his first year of the contract with four years left to perform!
The Lyman Bostock Story Part 1
1977- The Major Leagues of Professional Baseball Clubs (Atlanta Braves) vs. The Major League Baseball Players Association (Alvin Jr. Moore)
Jerry Gandy- Richmond Independent: Press Row on Jr. Moore
One of the earliest Professional Sports contract controversies involved Major League Baseball Player Free Agency that arose as the result of an unprecedented, landmark contract between Alvin “Junior” Moore and the Atlanta Braves in which a Special Covenant gave Moore the right to demand a trade which could not be consummated without his prior consent if he was dissatisfied with his playing time. In the event that a trade could not be consummated by the end of the 1977 championship season, Moore would become a free agent if he so desired. See “The Major Leagues of Professional Baseball Clubs (Atlanta Braves) vs. The Major League Baseball Players Association (Alvin Jr. Moore)”. http://www.box.net/shared/4apqfv9fpg
Alvin “Junior” Moore was only a rookie, yet here are the terms of the contract his agent Abdul-Jalil put together for him:
-The Braves were to pay Moore $75,000 that season. That was only his salary.
-They also were to pay him a $50,000 bonus and provide him with an additional $50,000 interest-free loan.
That’s was historic for a rookie, but wait, there’s more coming.
The imaginative, foresighted agent Abdul-Jalil saw to it that four other unique clauses were written into the Atlanta Braves contract of Moore.
“If Moore is dissatisfied with his playing time, he can submit a letter to the Braves notifying them of same, who then must initiate a trade to the team of Moore’s choice, which can only be consummated with his consent. If there is no trade by the end of the season, the contract is voided and he becomes a free agent.”
1) The first unique clause gave Moore the option of demanding a trade to another team of his choice upon his notice to the team of his dissatisfaction with his playing time; becoming a free agent simply by notifying the Braves of his intention, which works out to be the same as anytime he choses. Under the present Basic Agreement between the players and the owners, a player becomes a free agent ONLY after six-year service requirement with a team has been fulfilled AND only after the second year he plays for a team without signing a contract the previous year.
2) The second unique clause allowed Moore to veto any trade the Braves might involve him in if he did not approve of the team in the proposed trade;
3) The third unique clause gave him the option of choosing the team he wished to be traded to;
4) The forth unique clause gave Moore the option of becoming a free agent if a trade to a team of his choice in not consummated. Under the then present Basic Agreement between the players and the owners, a player becomes a free agent the second year only after he plays for a team without signing a contract the previous year.
What club owner in the world would ever sign a rookie to a contract like that?
The contract was signed by Ted Turner, the Braves’ owner, March 14, 1977.
When National League President Chub Feeney first saw Moore’s contract and its special freedom clause, he rejected it disapproving this Special Covenant and on April 28, Feeney, wrote a letter to Bill Lucas, the Braves’ Director of Player Personnel.
The letter said:
“Specific covenants contained in Alvin Moore’s contract are disapproved because it (the contract) contains provisions inconsistent with the reserve system article of the new Basic Agreement.
Please be sure the player receives a copy of this letter.”
The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) filed a Federal grievance on the ground that actual or potential additional benefits were provided for the player within the meaning of the collective agreement. The clubs maintained that the free agency provisions in the 1976 agreement were exclusive, providing the only basis upon which free agency rights could be exercised.
But the union argued that there were still other avenues to free agency, such as an unconditional release by a club because the player was not sufficiently qualified. The arbitrator held, in this case, that “the six-year service requirement through which a player could exercise free agency was for the individual club’s benefit in the sense that it would want to retain the player for a particular period of time.” Thus, the benefit of “long-term title and reservation rights” could be waived by the club. On the other hand, the reentry mechanism through which other clubs would have an opportunity to negotiate with a player who becomes a free agent was a matter covered by all the collective bargaining agreement, so an attempt by club and player to evade such procedures would be “inconsistent” and thus prohibited. Said the Arbitrator:
There is clear merit in the Association’s argument that the words “additional benefits to the Player” should be liberally construed to support a wide variety of benefits to a Player over and above the benefits accorded to him by the Basic Agreement. Though covenants containing such benefits may be “inconsistent” with a particular provision of the Agreement dealing with the same subject matter, there is logic in the Association’s argument that they are not, in fact, “inconsistent” because Article II authorizes such inconsistencies where they provide additional benefits to the Player.”?
Marvin Miller, the MLBPA Executive Director said “Junior Moore’s contract has done more for baseball as anything in the basic agreement just signed by the Players Association and the owners”.
Moore went on to sign a very lucrative, multi year contract with the Chicago White Sox.
1978- “The National Basketball Association (Denver Nuggets) vs. The National Basketball Players Association (Brian Taylor)”
In a Historical, Unprecedented case in Sports and Professional Basketball, Abdul-Jalil and Superstar Management, along with NBA player Brian Taylor, negotiated an addendum to the standard NBA contract with the Denver Nuggets for a $250.000 interest free loan and making the contract “tax free”.
Taylor had a clause that stipulated be could become a free agent if the Nuggets breeched his contract in any manner.
The Nuggets made the first payment of $50,000 due him on time. He said they were 19 days late on the second payment before making a partial payment. The third payment, which was due Jan. 1, was over 13 days late, according to Taylor. They did.
So, in mid-season the team had sufficiently breached the contract, according to Jalil, defaulting by 13 days on the final part of a $250,000 interest free loan with the late payments that triggered the clause in the addendum that allowed Taylor to opt out of the contract. Taylor withheld his services from that point in the middle of the season.
Taylor’s agent, Abdul Jalil, said in NewYork that Taylor becomes a free agent immediately should the Nuggets deviate from any portion of the agreement. Jalil said the agreement is unique in that it contains a clause providing that should Taylor sign with another NBA team, Denver, may not receive compensation in the form of players, or draft choices. The compensation must be in the form of cash, half of which goes to Taylor and half to the Nuggets.
This clause reportedly was unprecedented in major league sports player contracts and expects NBA Commissioner Larry O’Brien to call a Collective Bargaining Federal Arbitration hearing on the case because the contract clause is so unique.
Jalil is the agent who represented baseball infielder Junior Moore, who won free agency from the Atlanta Braves in a landmark contract agreement following the 1977 season in a Federal Arbitration case of Moore (MLBPA) vs. Atlanta Braves (MLB). Moore’s contract permitted him to declare himself a free agent based on his own value judgment of the amount of playing time he had with the Braves. Used as only a part-time performer, Moore chose to leave Atlanta and signed with the Chicago White Sox.
The unprecedented case in Professional Sports and Basketball was necessary as the the addendum to the contract was the result of Taylor’s dispute of the contract that was originally negotiated by the players union director Larry Fleisher. The inherent problems that this situation provided for the National Basketball Association, the Denver Nuggets, and most importantly the Director of the NBA Players Union and the Union itself, were incredible, FILLED WITH CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF FRAUD, COLLUSION, and MISREPRESENTATION! The case was so bad that Larry Fleisher, the Director of the NBA Players Union and the Union itself, could NOT represent Taylor in the Federal Arbitration hearing.
In mid-season the team breached the contract with a late payment that triggered a clause in the addendum that allowed him to opt out of the contract. The player withheld his services in the middle of the season and the Nuggets and the NBA filed for Federal Arbitration. In prevailing in this matter, Taylor received his FULL PAY, an interest free loan, was declared free of his contract (“a Free Agent”), and allowed to negotiate a new contract with the team of his choice. Cite Arbitration Decision in the matter of “The National Basketball Association (Denver Nuggets) vs. The National Basketball Players Association (Brian Taylor)”, Jan. 25, 1978.
The Nuggets declined to have tapes of the Taylor negotiating sessions heard by renowned federal arbitrator Peter Seitz, who agreed Taylor was free, but that the Nuggets were due compensation.
After 13 months of being lusted after by as many as 15 NBA teams, after megabuck negotiations with everyone from 76er owner R. Fitz Dixon to the Lakers Jack Kent Cooke, Brian Taylor has returned And he did not come or go cheaply.
“The San Diego Clippers signed Brian on Feb 15 for $150,000 for the remaining regular season games and the playoffs” said Taylor’s agent Abdul Jalil. Clipper playoff hopes are enhanced for it. Although Taylor has played only briefly so far. Taylor will become a free agent once again at the end of this season, continuing a cycle that saw him leave Denver in a contract dispute in the middle of last season.
The Nuggets will receive compensation from San Diego for Taylor. Two prior deals fell through. Philadelphia was set to compensate with Steve Mix and a No 1 draft pick, but Taylor vetoed.
Jack Kent Cooke and Taylor came to financial terms—a four year, $1.7 million deal but Denver asked for Jamaal Wilkes and Adrian Dantley as compensation to discourage the Lakers.
San Diego then shelled out $1.3 million over three years to resign guard Brian Taylor.
Brian Taylor was a high school All American in football and basketball, in 1968 led the Perth Amboy High School Boys Basketball team to a New Jersey State Championship by scoring 84 points. The 6’2″ guard played College basketball for Princeton University where he played on many USA All-Star Teams, and after his junior year in 1972, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft, however Taylor signed a professional basketball contract with the New York/Jersey Nets and became the American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year during the 1972-73 season. Taylor played four seasons with the Nets, was elected to two All Star teams and won two ABA championships as the Nets won the final ABA championship game in 1976. Taylor joined the Kansas City Kings in 1976, where he averaged 17 points in his initial season and was named to the NBA All Defensive Team. Taylor also played for the Denver Nuggets and the San Diego Clippers, before a torn achilles tendon forced his retirement in 1982. Known as the “BT EXPRESS”, he still has the NBA record as the GREATEST 3 Point Career Shooting from 1981-86.
Brian Taylor NBA Career Three Point Leader 1981-82
Brian Taylor NBA Career Three Point Leader 1981-85
The Lyman Bostock Story Part 2
Abdul Jalil Historic use of Interest-Free Loans upon the Federal Tax Laws Published in Universities Law Reviews, Scholarly Commons, and multiple Course Outlines, Student Journals
Abdul Jalil negotiated a series of contracts that included many unprecedented benefits to the individual clients, one of which was interest-free loans that could be forgiven. Upon review by the Internal Revenue Service, the contracts and returns where thrown out and challenged by the IRS as the IRS filed suit. After an 8 year legal battle, he prevailed in Federal Tax Court and established that Interest free Loans where in fact legal. This unprecedented legal ruling was established as a standard in the Tax Laws and was written in several National Law Journals. Cite:
“IRS vs Al-Hakim” published by Commerce Clearing House(CCH) Tax Court Memorandum Cases editions KF 6234A 505 and Maxwell McMillian (Prentice Hall) Federal Tax Cases edition KF 6234A 512 Tax Court Memorandum Decisions. Articles and citations available upon request….
The Historic “al-Hakim” Tax Code §7872  Ruling
After al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Courts against the Tax Commissioner, in
December 2000 the IRS moved to change the Tax Codes with the historic “al-Hakim” Tax Code §7872  Ruling. The IRS changed the Federal Tax Codes such that it now “prevents no-interest loans” and was instituted to eliminate and close the Federal Income Tax loop-hole created with al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in sports and entertainment financial transactions.
CITE: Tax Notes, Dec. 4, 2000, p. 1311; 89 Tax Notes 1311 (Dec. 4, 2000) “al-Hakim Tax Code” Ruling
al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has the nations foremost academic institutions and academians in the study of Law and Business teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of the Law and Business curriculum in such hallowed halls as Harvard University, Yale University,Washington University, Stanford University, University of Virginia, and Wake Forest University Schools of Law Federal Tax Courses, among others.
Washington University School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Yale University School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Professor: Eric M. Zolt
Text Authors: William A. Klein, Joseph Bankman, Daniel N. Shaviro;
University of Virginia School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Professor: M. Robinson * Federal Income Taxation * L. Dominick
Text Authors: William A. Klein, Joseph Bankman, Daniel N. Shaviro;
Washington & Lee University School of Law Federal Tax Course,
Harvard University School of Law Federal Income Taxation Course Outline,
al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has academians teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of a Wake Forest University School of Law Federal Tax Course on “ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST” and al-Hakim’s historic impact on Shariah-Riba Complaint financial transactions in the business world.
Wake Forest University School of Law Tax Course on “ISLAMIC & JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST”,
Jalil with Robert Shapiro and Bill Walsh
Author/Professor: Newman, Joel S.
al-Hakim’s victory in the Federal Tax Court over the U. S. Tax Commissioner has academians teaching al-Hakim’s use of interest free loans in Tax Free financial transactions as part of the Wake Forest University School of Law Federal Tax Course on “ISLAMIC AND JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON INTEREST” and al-Hakim’s historic impact on Shariah-Riba Complaint financial transactions in the business world.
Joel S. Newman is a professor at Wake Forest Law School, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
In this report, Newman discusses financial transactions that allow devout Muslims and Jews to obey religious prohibitions against interest, while giving investors a return on their investments. The tax treatment of these transactions is considered. An integral part is al-Hakim’s case.
UNIVERSITIES LAW REVIEWS, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS COURSE OUTLINES AND PUBLICATIONS on ALVIN MOORE LANDMARK LEGAL CASE
Case Western Law Review
Case Western Reserve Law Review Volume 31 Summer 1981 Number 4
A Long Deep Drive to Collective Bargaining: Of Players, Owners, Brawls, and Strikes.
Professor Robert C. Berry, Professor William B. Gould
Student Journals at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Scholarly Commons
UMass School Law
University of Massachusetts- Amherst
Major League Baseball’s Grievance Arbitration System
by Glenn M. Wong, Professor of Sports Law
Entertainment and Sports Law
Marquette University School of Law Sports Law Institute
Marquette University School of Law
Entertainment and Sports Law Commons Journals at Marquette Law Scholarly Commons
Interpreting the NFL Player Contract
Professor Gary R. Roberts
Marquette Sports Law Review- Volume 3, Issue 1, Article 5, Fall
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Sports Law – Knight Commission: purpose was to examine NCAA athletics and make recommendations
Professor Joseph Fishman
UNLV Boyd School of Law- Sports Lawyers
University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
Course: Sports Law: Competition Law | National Collegiate Athletic Association
Professor Marc Kligman, Adjunct. Sports Law
University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Legal Professions: Sports Law
The Role of the Commissioner and Other Governing Authorities
Professor Alan W. Scheflin – Santa Clara Law
Quimbee Law School Case Briefs, Overview, Casebooks, study aids, BAR Review, and online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses
Quimbee Law School Case Briefs, Overview, Casebooks, study aids, BAR Review, and online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses
Alvin Moore vs Atlanta Braves
Major League Baseball Arbitration Proceeding
MLB-MLBPA Arb. 77-18 (1977)
Professor A. Porter
Course Hero Law School Case Briefs
Course Hero Sports Law Outline
1968 Basic Agreement made the Commissioner the arbitrator clearly allowing for arbitration of reserve system grievances.
University of Texas School of Law
Course Title: LAW 111
6) Agent Representation – The collective agreement plays the ultimate governing role
Quizlet Law School Case Briefs
Quizlet, Sports Law 1-3
Alvin Moore & Atlanta Braves (1977)
Judd’s Sports Law Outline
SPORTS LAW OUTLINE
Chapter 1 – Best Interests of the Sport: The Role of the Commissioner and Other Governing Authorities
Alvin Moore & Atlanta Braves …
D. Arbitration as an Exclusive Remedy; § 301 Preemption
LECTURER AND PRESENTER IN THE FIELDS OF:
*THE ART OF REPRESENTING PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND ENTERTAINERS*
*REPRESENTING THE PRODUCER*
*REPRESENTING THE DIRECTOR*
*REPRESENTING THE SUPERSTAR*
*GETTING MONEY FOR YOUR MOVIE*
*LICENSING MOTION PICTURES*
*THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS*
*THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT*
*SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING*
*ADVERTISING, MARKETING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIPS, BRANDING AND HIP HOP CULTURE*
*HIP HOP AND THE SPREAD OF ISLAM*
*ISLAM AND MUSIC*
1995 Sports Image Awards Program Cover
~ Hip-Hop/Raps influence on Societal America, The Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA 2010, ~Leon Powe’s “Powe Folks” Basketball Camp, Oakland, CA. 2006-8, ~ Lynn Harris’ “Fourth Quarter Athletics Basketball Showcase” (with Ashley and Courtney Paris(OU), Devanei Hampton (Cal), Alexis Gray-Lawson (Cal), Candice Wiggins (Stanford), Brooke Smith (Stanford), and Ashley Walker(Cal), Oakland, CA. 2006, Golden State Warriors Adonal Foyle’s “Athletics and Academics” Basketball Camp, Oakland, CA. 2006, ~Music in Islam, University of California, Berkeley, CA 2003~ National Islamic Convention, Seacaucus., NJ 1997,~ Host Evening of Elegance, National Arabic Conference, Oakland, CA. 1997,~ National Islamic Convention, N.Y.C, N.Y. 1996,~ International Islamic Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 1996,~ Oaktown Music Conference, Oakland, CA 1996,~
National Society of Black Engineers Conference-Region 6, San Luis Obispo, CA. 1992,~ CAREER FEST, Oakland, CA. 1986, ~ California State University, Hayward, CA. 1985,~
United States Coast Guard, Oakland, CA. 1982,~
National BALSA Law Conference, Houston, TX 1981,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 1982,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Oakland, CA. 1979,~ National BALSA Law Conference, N.Y.C., N.Y. 1980,~ Mountain Regional Law Convention, Oklahoma City, OK. 1980,~ College of Alameda, Alameda, CA. 1981,~
Eastern Regional Law Conference, Washington D.C. 1980,~ National Black Media Convention, Oakland, CA. 1972,~ National BALSA Law Conference, Washington D.C. 1976,~
Pacific Coast Law Conference, San Francisco, CA. 1976,~ Stanford Law Society, Palo Alto, CA. 1976,~ National Black History Week Awards, San Francisco, CA, 1974, ~ Hip-Hop/Raps influence on Societal America, The Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA 2010
Abdul Jalil Enshrined in “Who’s Who”
1972-73 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California; Candidate for Degree of Masters in Business Administration.
Abdul Jalil Enshrined in “Outstanding Young Men of America” with Plaque
1968-71 University of California School of Business, Berkeley, California, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Policy. Minor in Educational Psychology and Sociology.
HONORS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
~ Graduated from High School with honors,~ Deans List at U.C. Berkeley,~ Ford Foundation Scholar and COGME Fellowship Award at Stanford University Graduate School of Business,~ Federal Law Review, 1987,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO “, United States Registry, 1990,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO IN CALIFORNIA “, California Historical Society, 1982,~ Enshrined in ” OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA “ United States Jaycees, 1982,~ Enshrined in ” WHO’S WHO IN ELECTRONICS”, United States Registry, 1989,~ Acknowledgement from ” CITY Of OAKLAND “, Oakland, CA. 1982,~ Acknowledgement from ” UNITED STATES CONGRESS, 7TH DISTRICT “, Oakland, CA. 1974,
~ Only person to graduate from University of California, Berkeley in 2.5 years and achieve letters in three academic disciplines; Business Administration, Educational Psychology, and Sociology,~ Took and passed one full year class load in one college academic quarter!,~ Recognized for Genius I.Q.~ College Commitment Counselor, ~As a senior founded a Minority Scholar-Athlete Admissions Program at U. C. Berkeley, ~Had completed 1.5 years of 2 year MBA program before entering Stanford Graduate School of Business as a result of Undergraduate Business Degree from Cal Berkeley, ~Started own business while at Stanford and still operates it as a corporation today over 50 years later, ~Founded the “Community Food Bank” through the Margaret & Aaron Wallace Foundation to provide food and meals for the needy in 1992 to continue a similar program started by his father in the 1950’s.
Beauford Delaney’s Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, c.1971
~ In 1971 Abdul-Jalil had his portrait painted by world renowned artist Beauford Delaney- “Portraitist of the Famous”, the most important African-American artists of the 20th century! He has painted portraits of Emperor Halle Selassie of Ethiopia, W.E.B. Du Bois, John F. Kennedy, Salvadore Dalí, James Baldwin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Robert Kennedy, Marian Anderson, Jacob Lawrence, Ella Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Charlie Parker, James Jones, Jean Genet, Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, W.C. Handy, Countee Cullen, Henry Miller, Jean-Claude Killy, Herb Gentry, Alain Locke, Cy Twombly, Sterling Brown, Georgia O’Keeffe, Augusta Savage, Stuart Davis, Richard A. Long, John Koenig, Jackson Pollock, Vassili Pikoula, Henri Chahine, Lawrence Calcagno, Elaine DeKooning, Palmer C. Hayden, Darthea Speyer, Herbert Gentry, Ed Clark, James Jones. Henry Miller, Richard Wright, Jacob Lawrence, to name a few!
Delaney was a respected elder of the Harlem Renaissance crowd. His intimate portraits from this period show his beliefs of love, respect and equality between all people. In this time he became a “spiritual father” to writer James Baldwin; a rare kindred spirit who was both African American and gay. Delaney’s biographer David Leeming observes, ”’He kept his life in compartments – safe politics with most whites, strong race identification with blacks”
Delaney, whose life appeared to symbolize the mythical artistic existence of privation and relative obscurity, that show a retrospective of “uninhibited colorist (though never an unintelligent one)” that is “apotheosized” and whose talent and “free, open and outgoing nature” engendered admiration from everyone whom was fortunate enough to encounter him as he was THE darling of the international culture scene in New York and Paris. James Baldwin called him his “spiritual father.”
THE Great, amazing and invariable Beauford Delaney’s masterpieces are trumpeted as cutting-edge work in Black aesthetics, stylistic evolution from representation to pure abstraction, with new and radical theories with his techniques and expression of the politics of Black arts, affording him his very own, singular serious stature among abstract expressionists, transforming the critical landscape into a growing interest in his creation of “Black Abstraction”!
For more than a decade, Delaney showed compelling, vibrant images of energetic life: produced engaging abstract works, portraits, landscapes, and abstractions celebrated for their brilliance and technical complexity with his dramatic stylistic shift from figurative compositions of life to abstract expressionist studies of color and light, powerful works of art and culture, illuminate some of Delaney’s most innovative years and firmly place his work among the dominant art movements of the day.
The fascinating Beauford Delaney is a Modern artist who produced engaging portraits, landscapes, and abstractions celebrated for their brilliance and technical complexity with his dramatic stylistic shift from figurative compositions of New York life to abstract expressionist studies of color and light following his move to Paris in 1953, illuminate some of Delaney’s most innovative years and firmly place his work among the dominant art movements of the day!
I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL!!!
Lettered in Football, Basketball, Track and Field in High School. Lettered in Basketball, Track and Field at University of California. N.C.A.A. Champions in Track and Field in 1971.
“The Evening of Elegance” Oakland, CA, 1997-Host; CMS Community Food Bank, Oakland, 1996; “The Stars”, Cable TV Show, Oakland, CA, 1974; Montgomery Wards Pre-Reserve Training Program, Richmond, CA,1974; Montgomery Wards “Super Sunday”, Richmond, CA,1974; Montgomery Wards “Men Only Night”, Richmond, CA, 1973; Black Awareness Day, Black Expo, Oakland, CA, 1972-77; Congress of Athletes For Alternatives to Youths, 1972; Martin Luther King Basketball Classic, l972; California Fashion and Beauty Pageant, 1975.
~ National Lawyers Guild, ~ Muslim Bar Association of New York, ~ Houston Muslim Lawyers , ~ National Muslim Law Students Association, ~ Association of Muslim-American Lawyers, ~ Associate Board Member- University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business East Bay Alumni Network
* * TESTIMONIALS ON ABDUL-JALIL * *
Emanuel Steward on Jalil
Emanuel Steward, Evander Holyfield, and Hammer in ring with Heavyweight Title Belts
“The Man who turns hits into MILLION$.” – The Tribune.
“You really are the BEST.” – L. BOSTOCK, California Angels.
“GOD sent me an Angel” – M.C. HAMMER.
“Smart Youth, most intriguing, has the Baseball world at his feet.” – N.Y. POST .
“Thanks for getting the Deal DONE Jalil!”- Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield, the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes (cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s).
“Jalil, I told everybody that you guys are representing me!”- Reggie “the Minister of Defense” White, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl XXXI champion, 13-time Pro Bowl, holds second place all-time among NFL career sack leaders with 198 (behind Bruce Smith’s 200 career sacks). He was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, and the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. White is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Deion “Prime Time” Sanders playing with Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons at the same time!
“You are going to have to deal with him (Jalil) now!”- Deion “Prime Time” Sanders to Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks former President and General Manager Stan Kasten and Atlanta Braves General Manager John Schuerholz
“I don’t know what I would have done without you!.” – J.C. WATTS, U.S. HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES.
“Thanks for directing me to the Sonics.” – GUS WILLIAMS, NBA.
“Imaginative, foresighted, some pretty impressive credentials. His I.Q. QUALIFIES HIM AS A GENIUS.” – UPI .
“That’s the finest promotion job for an unknown athlete that I have ever seen.” – N.Y. JETS.
“I’m so happy!! I’m full of money!!” – C. ROBINSON, NBA.
“He is personable, unafraid, confident. and athletes are attracted to him” – D. MAGGARD, U.S. Olympic Committee.
“You have never been wrong” – EMANUEL STEWARD, Boxing
“He told me what he wanted, we shook hands. We made the deal in 5 minutes.” – B. BAVASI, California Angels
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation
The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (A&MWF) is a non-denominational, multi-cultural,100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.
Providing The Necessities For Success In Life
A&MWF, a public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, has created a 100% volunteer self-operated, self-supported, self financed model defined by developing the marketplace of a network that features high-performing results in the invaluable areas of: youth development; elementary, secondary and college education; poverty alleviation; mental and physical health medical services; social services, as well as other economic-empowerment programs for individuals, families; and small businesses.The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation provides food; clothing; private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.
A&MWF delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to over 30,000 individuals- children, families,and organizations per month who lack these essentials and is pioneering a new trend, as government and community funds grapple with the recession and the challenges of raising funds, WE have forged an awareness and sustained an effort to connect those in dire need with service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups with these causes. We have taken community foundations and moved into social networking, reaching beyond static “bricks and mortar” to interactive Web sites to serve as a dynamic virtual clearinghouses or “town square” that holds conversations between those in NEED and their local charities, citizens, donors, and volunteers.
A&MWF has made it easy and effortless for service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups to connect with those in NEED, as we have received more individuals needs profiles submitted on this site. The profiles include their contact information, information about their needs, desired solutions, pleas for their need satisfaction, and a listing of opportunities to achieve their solution. We also have profiles submitted of individuals as prospective donors or volunteers, include information about the causes that interest them.
Anyone can register by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.
From the great success that we have had with our Free Food Programs established in the 1950’s by my Parents, Aaron and Margaret Wallace, we have since been instrumental in the founding and supplying of other free food service organizations around the country.
With the demand for our help in creating these organizations being driven by the skyrocketing need for the services, we have decided to open up our efforts to all interested in starting a food pantry for the needy.
We can provide access to the training necessary to qualify your organization and partner you with the local organizations and businesses that can support your efforts. Contact us and we will help you through the RED TAPE and push your program to success!
Here’s some new videos for the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Social Services Programs. The first is the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back
The second one is Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift BackPacks.
You can view the following Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland”:
Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation
Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 1
Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 2
You can listen to or download many of the Public Service Announcements for our partners that were broadcast over national radio on the page “A& MWF Supports Inter-Faith Multi-Cultural Events”. We have provided and we have produced videos from some of them as well. We will do one for any of our partners that work with us.
Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you and let’s ALL do more and better for those less fortunate.