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International Mentoring Day: Mentoring For A Better World

Eli Wolff | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Mentoring, whether formal or informal, reinforces the power of relationships and contributes to creating a better world.

2016 Only Seems Like The Worst Year Ever For Celebrity Deaths

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living

From David Bowie in January to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in the final days of the year, it seems as if there was an unusually high number of c...

Sport and Society for Arete -End of Year Wrap

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is customary for those who work in news and sports to look back on the year as it comes to its close and create lists of the ten best of "this and ...

FBI Monitored Muhammad Ali Over Muslim Ties

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports

(Reuters) - The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of ...

LeBron James Sets His Sights On HBO Documentary Honoring Muhammad Ali

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.13.2016 | Black Voices

Fresh off his Sports Illustrated “Sports Person of the Year” title, LeBron James is focused on celebrating another sports icon. On Monday, HBO ann...

You Were Assigned This Mountain To Show Others It Can Be Moved

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 12.11.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I saw an anonymous meme on Facebook last week that said, "You were assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved." So powerful. Everyone has...

LeBron James Donates $2.5 Million To Muhammad Ali Exhibit

Reuters | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.17.2016 | Black Voices

LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to support a Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History in Wash...

From G.O.A.T. to Goal

Nelson Saiers | Posted 11.08.2016 | Sports
Nelson Saiers

This last year of sports has focused on two main themes: the G.O.A.T. and social justice. From the Olympics to the death of a boxing icon to the Cleve...

No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A photograph of Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks that the founder of Trump’s “diversity coalition” hailed as evidence th...

Laila Ali Commends Colin Kaepernick: 'He Knows What He's Talking About'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 09.26.2016 | Black Voices

Former boxer Laila Ali is now part of a growing list of public figures who have come out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during t...

To The Man: (On The Art Of Autopoiesis)

Tony Smith | Posted 09.19.2016 | Sports
Tony Smith

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. What I can give you is the freedom to see.

Attacking Colin Kaepernick

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

I've seen a lot of people posting about this quarterback who refused to stand during the national anthem as a gesture of political protest. One strain...

Colin Kaepernick Makes Me Wanna Holler And Throw Up Both My Hands

Valerie Wardlaw | Posted 08.31.2016 | Black Voices
Valerie Wardlaw

Colin Kaepernick simply spoke of his disappointment in a country that is better than what we at times exhibit. He said what you and I know -- that we can and must do better. It is a courageous act to speak truth to power.

I'm Ready To Fight For Hillary The Same Way I Did In The Ring

Laila Ali | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Laila Ali

All my life, I've heard people talking about what women "should" do. You know what I think women should do? Anything we want.

Sports Stars Have An Obligation To Continue The Fight For Social Equity And Justice

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.11.2016 | Sports
Marcus Bright

The stance that the University of Missouri football team took last year in support of their fellow students who were protesting over racial issues on campus is an example of the kind of leverage and power that athletes can have.

Love Makes A Comeback

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Joan E. Dowlin

As a gay person growing up in America, I know the shame and fear of coming out. I was raised in the 1950s and I never could have imagined we would ever achieve gay marriage or be able to openly serve in the military or adopt children.

Olympic Gold Isn't What It Used To Be

Rhett Grametbauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports
Rhett Grametbauer

While the value of the precious metals contained within an Olympic medal is perhaps disappointing, Olympic medals have the potential to realize higher prices on the secondary market.

Not All Patriots Are Flag-Wavers

David Moore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
David Moore

National offense can be a heavy burden and yet hard to release, especially if it's informed with long and tortuous histories.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

Norman Giller's July 30, 1966: Football's Longest Day Book Brilliantly Transports Us Back Inside England's Extraordinary Day

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

It would be like leaving Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady off your Super Bowl gameday squad. And, oh boy, was I bummed. I was at our home in Newport, South Wales, sitting with my family, wearing my World Cup Willie mascot badge.

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices

Prolific poet Sonia Sanchez invited two literary greats -- iconic author Toni Morrison and acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates -- to have a conversa...

This Is Muhammad Ali's Louisville

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They flocked to Louisville from all over the world to pay last respects to Muhammad Ali a week after The Champ had died. A Nigerian...

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 Better-Late-Than-Never Appreciation Of The Greatest

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.20.2016 | Sports
Brad Spirrison

While it is true that we can never compare the on-the-field accomplishments between athletes from one era to another, we can - and must - measure the impact that elite athletes carry over into other aspects of their lives.

Lessons From My Father, And Muhammad Ali

Kevin Hines | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

I am thankful to have the dad that I have. I will always live in gratitude for the statue of Muhammad Ali that he gave to me. As I finish this piece, it Is father's day, I am going to spend time with and film more of my Dad for my forthcoming documentary.