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Louisville In The Age Of Ali

Keith Runyon | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports
Keith Runyon

In the tributes following Muhammad Ali's death on June 3, we're reminded that this man was The Greatest for people around the world. For those of us in Louisville, it has been a special privilege to grow up and grow old along with him, in his own hometown.

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Float Like A Butterfly

Millie Grenough | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

We were both working our way through school. I, a white kid from the West End of Louisville, he a black kid from a couple of miles east on Chestnut St...

Muhammad Ali Suffered For Our Sins

Tom Allon | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Tom Allon

Ali with The Beatles in 1964 If Cassius Clay had excelled as a baseball player instead of as a pro boxer he'd probably have charmed us with h...

4 Ways Muhammad Ali Was 'The Greatest' Outside Of The Ring

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

What made Muhammad Ali "the greatest of all time" wasn't just his fancy footwork in the ring and witty one-liners, but how he put his steadfast belief...

Ode to Ali

David Sable | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
David Sable

I wish I had met him. I wish I had known him. But I did have two brief encounters with him that helped cement my love for what he stood for.

Muhammad Ali To Be Buried In Louisville After Public Funeral

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali's hometown of Louisville will honor the former boxing champion on Friday with a procession through the Kentucky city and public funeral a...

Muhammad Ali Said Some Harsh Things, and for His Sake, We Need to Remember Those, Too

David Hinckley | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
David Hinckley

As the world mourns the death of Muhammad Ali, we might want to remember that it wasn't always safe even to like him. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Ali was arguably the most polarizing figures in sports. In fact, he was one of the most polarizing figures in America.

Sport and Society for Arete - Ali

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Looking back on this remarkable life, it seems to me that Muhammad Ali changed nearly everything. He and I are nearly the same age and so our lives ran in parallel paths that seldom crossed but often swept across similar territory.

Muhammad #Ali's Humility, My Greatest Lesson

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.04.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Muhammad Ali defined my assimilation as an American and growth as global citizen. He was so different that we might have expected him to go to the grave screaming of his greatness. However, we all saw a piece of ourselves in him, and his greatest character strength was that he saw in everyone he met a connection to the higher.

Muhammad Ali Meant More Than Boxing

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The world will miss Ali. I just hope that future athletes will remember what he stood for.

5 Stories You Didn't Know About Muhammad Ali

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports

Muhammad Ali is remembered for his influence inside and outside of the boxing ring and for standing up for his principles in the face of fierce backla...

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Respiratory Issue

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.03.2016 | Sports

Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized due to a respiratory issue, according to a family spokesman. The 74-year-old boxing icon is said to be in “fair...

Trump Wins If He's Allowed to Speak Without Accountability

Murray Forseter | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

There's an old adage attributed to many pundits that aptly applies to Donald Trump's campaign to become our next president: "I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right."

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.01.2016 | Sports
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.

How A Friendship With Muhammad Ali Resulted In Some Of The World's Best Sports Photography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

On September 9, 1966, Life magazine featured a story on Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., the rising boxing star who'd recently changed his name to a monik...

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 5

Dave Kreissman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

If you've been following my historical view of Muhammad Ali, you've learned about his rise to prominence, his religious and political awakening and his repudiation by the boxing establishment and mainstream American culture.

Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Any form of corruption can taint a sport whose integrity is held sacrosanct in the eyes of its biggest fans. Two recent Bay area productions helped to shine a light on how difficult it can be to win simply on the basis of one's merit.

I Am Ali

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dwight Brown

"I am the greatest!" Who can forget the cocky trademark phrase that was delivered by the most endearing boxer of all time? Retracing Muhammad Ali's vibrant life is an opportunity for audiences to reexamine American history.

First Nighter: Three Overly Similar Entries From Manhattan's January Festivals

David Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.

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.

Fetch Clay, Make Man Review

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

When a play throws a knock-out punch you leave the theatre disturbed, awakened, even tearful and in the case of Fetch Clay, Make Man, satisfied. This play explores Cassius Clay's aka Mohammed Ali's relationship with thirties' comedic actor Stepin Fetchit.

When I'm 64, Remembering '64

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...

Rogue Machine Presents One Night in Miami...

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Whether you believe Cassius Clay was a true believer, or a consummate entertainer whose commitment to the Nation of Islam was a move calculated to inflate his popularity, you are likely to be enthralled by the captivating premise behind this play.

FLASHBACK: Clay Defeats Liston

Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

Before the world agreed that Muhammad Ali was "the greatest," 22-year-old Cassius Clay was a challenger who needed to back up his braggadocious talk. ...