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The NBA Finals Don't Matter, The Debate Afterward Does

Joe McKnight | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Joe McKnight

We are a sports-obsessed nation that doesn't know how to talk about sports. Take, for instance, the NBA Finals. The series isn't even over, and yet, the legacy of LeBron James is already being re-litigated from Cleveland to California.

Why The Mayweather Victory Doesn't Matter

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Jio F. Deslate

Fans of boxing deserve champions not only inside the ring, but also outside of it. Mayweather may have won this fight but it doesn't really matter. He could defeat 10 more Manny Pacquiao's but he will never be remembered the way Pacman will be -- as a true fighter. "Money" stands for nothing. He may be undefeated, but he is not a champion.

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter Calls Floyd Mayweather 'A Broken Person'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports

Retired pro boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, says she doesn't hate Floyd Mayweather. But her comments about the fighter ahead of his megabou...

Mike Tyson To Floyd Mayweather: 'Greatness Is Being Accepted By The People'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports

Mike Tyson didn't pull any punches in bringing Floyd Mayweather down to size.

Muhammad Ali Calls For Iran To Release Jailed WaPo Reporter

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports

He's still got it.

Surprising Behind the Scenes Oscar Moments

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On February 22nd, several hundred million viewers from all over the globe will be watching the 87th Academy Awards and wondering if Julianne, Reese, R...

Ranking the 20 Greatest American Athletes 50+

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

Debating who's the greatest at any sport is a tradition as old as time itself. Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle? Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Chris Evert or Martina Navratilova? Muhammad Ali or Joe Frazier? Well, we're here to clear up some of the confusion.

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...

Muhammad Ali, Paralympian Amy Purdy Make Toyota's Super Bowl Ad One To Remember

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports

Muhammad Ali and Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy provide a double shot of inspiration in one of Toyota's Super Bowl ads. In the spot, Purdy, who w...

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.

Muhammad Ali Released From Hospital

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 01.07.2015 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali is home after being hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection. The three-time world heavyweight champi...

Spokesman: Hospitalized Ali's Condition 'Vastly Improved'

AP | Posted 02.21.2015 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was...

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 02.19.2015 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short h...

The Best Films of 2014

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.

Obama Applauds LeBron James For Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Although Lebron James is known as an NBA star, he's been making a name for himself as an athlete who's concerned with social consciousness, and he's a...

The Intersection of Race, Sports and Money: 'I Can't Breathe'

Everett Glenn | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

Black athletes know what needs to be done. All that is missing is the will to do it. Now is the time to dispel the stereotypes about black athletes.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 4

Dave Kreissman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Recently, several St. Louis Rams players protested the Ferguson non-indictment, pantomiming "hands up, don't shoot" as they came on the field. But in the '60s, the intersection of sports, politics and religion reached its zenith in the person of Muhammad Ali.

The Final Round in Anthony McKinney's Quest for Justice

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Had a new jury seen this new evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence, it would have acquitted him. But Anthony never got the chance to prove his innocence in court. After serving 35 years in prison, Anthony died alone in his prison cell on August 27, 2013. He was 53.

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.

Does the UN See US "Institutionalized Discrimination" in the Wake of Ferguson?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.

Yagana Shah

What It's Like To Get The Sex Talk From Muhammad Ali

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty

Any prospective boyfriends and admirers of Maryum Ali wouldn't stand a chance when meeting her father, boxing legend Muhammad Ali. But the ultra-prote...

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 3

Dave Kreissman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.