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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.

The Dangers of Transcending Race

Randy Miller | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

According to Webster's dictionary, to transcend something is to rise above or go beyond the limits of. When I hear anyone say that a Black person has transcended race, I cringe.

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.

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...

Reflecting on Muhammad Ali

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

The great significance of Ali in my opinion was that he demonstrated that an athlete didn't have to be someone who simply won championships, made lots of money, and enjoyed lots of women.

This Is What Made Muhammad Ali Unapologetically Black

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali’s Black Power activism may not fit neatly into the outpouring of grief, respect and reflection in the coming days and weeks after his d...

Islamophobia Is More About Phobia Than Islam--A Christian Perspective

John Barton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Recently a flight from Philadelphia to Syracuse was delayed two hours, stalled on the runway, because one passenger became concerned when she perceive...

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.

Of Butterflies and Bees: The Monumental Life of Muhammad Ali

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Nothing in Ali's monumental life was given to him. He earned it all. He earned his titles. He earned our respect. Now, like butterflies and bees that have soared in the heat of the day, he has earned his rest.

The Greatest -- Muhammad Ali -- Dies at 74

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Peter Dreier

Ali, who died Friday at 74, is regarded as one of the greatest boxers in history, even though his career was interrupted for more than three years. At his peak, powerful figures in government, media, and sports inflicted great hardship on the boxer-turned-activist for following his religious and political convictions.

Dismantling Bernie's Moral Monopoly

Maximillian Ashwill | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Maximillian Ashwill

It seems that Sanders and his supporters have monopolized the moral high ground and cornered the market on outrage. At the same time, their moral purity is unencumbered by a morally reprehensible election strategy.

Sankofa: Retrieving and Remembering Slavery in America

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Key West is known for sunshine and being a vacation paradise. It is the most southern tip of the United States, 90 miles from Cuba. You can embark on ...

Malcolm's Brotherhood

Sadok BenAbdallah | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Sadok BenAbdallah

He spoke truth to power and challenged the normalization of a prejudicial-based system that thrived off of white supremacy.

Victims Of Police Brutality Get A Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

A new effort by an anonymous group of artists shines a light on the victims of police brutality in a unique way. Indecline, who describe themselves as...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

The Resurgence of New Afrikan Identity

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices
Johnny L. Ricks

I am not colored, Negro, Afro-American, African-American, nor any other identifying appellation or abstract term historically imposed upon me. Nor ar...

Remembering Grenada's Impact on Black America

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

Some of the American critics of the revolution in Grenada were afraid of the revolution's potential appeal to African-Americans. This was a socialist revolution in an English-speaking nation that was made up of over 90% black people.

The Whitewashing of Black American Icons: Who Is Writing Our History?

Erika Hardison | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

#BlackHistoryMonth REMINDER: Sojourner Truth - whose first language was DUTCH - never asked "Ain't I a woman?" Yes. That's a White Lady Lie.— Ra's a...

Poet, activist, icon Sonia Sanchez: still "BaddDDD" As Ever

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"

Response to Beyoncé Shows How Far We Still Have to Go

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Police across America have decided enough is enough. They are tired of being held accountable for their actions and have decided the best way to clean up their image is to boycott pop singer Beyoncé.

Malcolm X and the Black Lives Matter Movement

David A. Love | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Malcolm X resonates with a Black Lives Matter movement born decades after his death. Yet, this nascent movement fights the same hopelessly persistent problem of American racism, one born of the badge of slavery.

Remembering Muslim Activist Malcolm X

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

Malcolm X is known to us as one of America's most influential and memorable Black leaders and Civil Rights activist. He is known as a gifted orator wi...

Why Muslims Must Support #BlackLivesMatter

Hamzah Raza | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Hamzah Raza

Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.

Maya Angelou 101

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

A brief guide to her poetry. Maya Angelou had a broad and distinguished career both inside and outside the literary realm. She is most famous for her...

McBride's Knockout Jazz Oratorio in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited, had one knockout performance at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia Nov. 21. It's an ambitious jazz oratorio- symphonia inspired by the lives of four iconic figures of the black civil rights movement.