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Why Colin Kaepernick's Protest Doesn't Count. Yet.

Mike Hegedus | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Mike Hegedus

He was joined by an injured teammate before the second game and by one other player on another team. Gee, that's all you got pro football? Where is the NFLPA, the players' union, in all this?

Still Honoring Muhammad Ali -- And Why That Matters

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Ali, I was told, had decided some seven years before that I would be the person he would want to represent the Jewish world and speak at his memorial. I felt honored and humbled by the invite.

A Champion In And Out Of The Ring - Ali Meant More Than Boxing

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Ali was the first 3-time world heavyweight champion, but was more than a boxing champ. He was also a champion out of the ring, standing up for causes that very few would dare talk about.

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

Mitchell Fink | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Mitchell Fink

A little more than a year after Muhammad Ali lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission.

Young Black Boys Channel Their Inner Ali In Awesome Tribute Video

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali was a man who meant so much to so many people. Ali, who died Friday, leaves behind a legacy that will forever influence those who admire...

How Muhammad Ali Changed My Life

Imam Adeel J. Zeb | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Imam Adeel J. Zeb

You truly were the greatest, not just because of your boxing skills, but how you taught us to stand for what we believe in and being confident in times of racism and in times of Islamophobia. May Allah bless you, Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali Was My Father

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Ali, we looked to you to find what we didn't know existed; integrity, masculinity, compassion and charm wrapped in a ball of handsomeness. And we're still trying to emulate that today.

This Is How Muhammad Ali Wanted To Be Remembered

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali was a man made of love, kindness and faith. In a 1974 interview with journalist David Frost, Ali said these were three of several qualiti...

Ashes to Ashes

Francis Levy | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

Every once in a while you take a dusting. One might say that Ted Cruz and John Kasich both took dustings from Donald Trump who claims not simply to ha...

I'm Just Saying... What Am I Saying?

Reetu Gupta | Posted 08.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

I'm just saying.... One of today's catch phrases. But what people do not realize is whatever you 'just say' has the effect to change you, change oth...

Why Secularism Is Compatible with the Quran and Sunnah -- And an 'Islamic State' Is Not

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

It must be emphasized that true secularism is not opposed to religion, and a secular democratic state will not only eliminate ethnic and religious discrimination, such as pitting Shiites against Sunnis, but will also create the conditions for the religious people to practice their beliefs free of the government. Islam and secularism are completely compatible. In fact, a true "Islamic state" is not only unjustified, but also impossible to establish.

As an Actor, Bringing the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Life

LeVar Burton | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

I was the only African-American boy in the 5th Grade. There was no other choice, it had to be me!

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Race Conversations in Florida and Los Angeles

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Friday, July 12, 2013, is one of those immortal days where you will remember exactly where you were and what you felt when six jurors (all non-black f...

Fighting Violence with Boxing in Chicago

Gordon Marino | Posted 03.24.2013 | Chicago
Gordon Marino

In his landmark sociological study ("Body and Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer") of the role of boxing gyms in the mean streets of the Windy City, Professor Loic Wacquant argued that for many, the gym is an island of peace and stability.

'Teen Mom 2': A Family Is Split for Good

Sydney Levin | Posted 01.26.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenelle explains that she still chooses jail over probation, so her lawyer pulls out his phone to consult his calendar. "It'll be a total of 16 days in jail," he clarifies, since he's not sure if Jenelle can count to double digits.

'Teen Mom 2': Someone's Going to Jail

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenner is facing 45 days in jail. The probation officer would like to give her a second chance, but she's not ready for it, since that would mean nine more months without weed. Just to be clear: She's picking jail over giving up marijuana.

'Teen Mom 2' Premiere: Trouble's On The Horizon

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.13.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

In the time it's taken "Teen Mom 2" to return, you could have had your very own baby! It's been nine excruciating months, but the gals are finally back and ready to make us feel superior.

Laylah Ali: "It's Not An Escapist Fantasy."

Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts

Laylah Ali creates images which are as simple as comic books and as complex and hieroglyphics. Their flat, cartoonish aesthetic sharply contrasts the...

Ali's MRI Reveals Good & Bad News On 'Teen Mom 2'

Posted 12.28.2011 | TV

Last week's "Teen Mom 2" (Tues., 10PM EST on MTV) left off with a medical cliffhanger as Leah Messer's baby daughter Ali was sent to the doctor for an...

Hoop Dreams Filmmaker "Crosses Over" to ESPN, Discusses Oscar Snubsjoa

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Chattman

I recently spoke with Hoop Dreams director Steve James about his new film, his involvement in the ESPN series "30 by 30," and why his films tend to focus on the sports world.

Why Ali Should Pick the Good Man

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

So it comes down to Chris, the down-to-earth Cape Cod landscaper, or Roberto, the oh-so-hot former professional baseball player turned door-to-door salesmen.

The Bachelorette Episode 1 Recap: The Talent-Less Show

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

The season premiere began with the requisite montage of Ali livin' her life, lookin' for love. She walked along beaches, kicked around a soccer ball a...

Advice for the New Bachelorette!

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

Advice for the New Bachelorette By Jodi Lipper & Cerina Vincent Dear Ali, As you prepare to find true and everlasting love on national television, ...

The 50's Are Back on The Bachelor

Desiree Moodie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Desiree Moodie

So why does Ali have to give up a part of herself for a man who may not even choose her in the end? For love? That special reality TV brand of love?