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The Inspiration of Muhammad Ali: A Black-American Muslim Perspective

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

As the world reflected on the life of Muhammad Ali the week after his death, several meaningful emotions surfaced for me. As a Black-American Muslim, ...

Speaker At Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Gets Political, Condemns Trump

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

Rabbi Michael Lerner, a political activist and the editor of Tikkun Magazine, didn't hesitate to get political while speaking at the funeral of sports...

The Answer is Muhammad Ali: Who Else?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

When the question has come up over the years, "Who is your favorite athlete," the answer may be easier for me than for real aficionados. There is not much competition in my mind between rival athletes. It's him. Nobody else. You must know of whom I speak of, too. He died last week.

Muhammad Ali's Funeral Marks World's Final Goodbye To 'The Greatest'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices

The world said its final farewell to boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Friday during an incredible interfaith funeral service held in his hometown of Loui...

Remembering Ali: A Champion of Unapologetic Strength, Love, and Blackness

Shawn Dove | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Shawn Dove

This is how I will always remember Muhammad Ali -- as a man who was just as fearless in his pursuit of greatness outside the ring as he was inside of it. As a person who prioritized freedom and purpose over fame and popularity. And as a Black man who proudly celebrated his Blackness and never faltered in his love for Black people.

Ali's N'DIGO Gala Honor in Chicago

Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

In 2005, at our 10th celebration, the N'DIGO Foundation presented Muhammad Ali with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Chicago's sparkling, newly opened Millennium Park downtown.

Thousands Gather In Louisville To Pay Respects To Muhammad Ali

ABC News | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices

Thousands of people gathered today in Louisville, Kentucky, to pay their final respects toMuhammad Ali, chanting the boxing legend's name as a funeral...

Brother Muhammad Ali As I Will Remember Him

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The passing of Brother Muhammad Ali, at 74, will doubtless stimulate recollections and reflections in many Americans, non-Muslim no less than Muslim.

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.

Always The Greatest

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports
Ronnie Musgrove

When Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston, it produced the iconic picture of Ali standing over Liston, which Neil Leifer called the greatest of his career. I didn't watch the fight, or even see the picture on Sports Illustrated until many years later.

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...

The Greatest of All Time, for All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Matthew Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Matthew Williams

The Greatest is gone, but as long as there is boxing and as long as there is injustice, stigma and discrimination, the example of this beautiful, brilliant, boastful, and blessed man will live on.

Muhammad Ali's Grandson Shares The Last Piece Of Advice He Gave Him

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports

the last piece of advice poppy gave me..— Nico Ali Walsh (@NicoAliX74) June 9, 2016 He floated like a butterfly. H...

Muslim Funeral For Muhammad Ali Draws Thousands

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion

A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali on Thursday drew thousands of admirers to the boxer's hometown, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who bat...

Boyce F. Martin Jr.: A virtuous federal judge

Keith Runyon | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Keith Runyon

With the death last week of Boyce F. Martin Jr., the longtime judge, Louisville and our nation has lost one of its leading citizens, one of its kindes...

What Will You Do In Your Fifth Round?

Andrew Lee | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Andrew Lee

Last weekend, I watched coverage of Muhammad Ali's death. Like many, I admired his tenacity, charisma, defiance and his ability to be true to himself....

On Greatness and the Greatest

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

We in America were great, are great, or will be great again--so we are assured during this political season. How fitting it is, then, for us to memorialize at this time one whose claim to be the greatest so many honor, and now most especially at his passing: Muhammad Ali.

People Are Trying To Sell Tickets To Muhammad Ali's Funeral For $100

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports

Because the world is a predictably horrible place, some people are attempting to profit from the funeral service of "The Greatest." On Tuesday, the fa...

Authenticity, Muhammad Ali and the Power of Sport

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

The word authenticity is being thrown around a bit casually these days, a trending "buzz word" in the urban vernacular. We hear people make statements such as, "I am just being me" when they choose to act certain ways or express their opinions.

Muhammad Ali's Family Blasts 'Deplorable' Scalpers For Selling Free Tickets To Memorial Service | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali's family has blasted scalpers who are profiting off free tickets to the boxer's memorial service in his hometown of Louisville....

The Battles of Muhammad Ali

Mike Smith | Posted 06.08.2016 | Sports
Mike Smith



Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman on October 30th, 1974, in the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire (photo cr.: "AAA...LI, BO...

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...

Ali in Africa -- Up Close & Personal

Ken Adelman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Style
Ken Adelman

Muhammad Ali's mind worked differently. At first, it seemed merely disjointed and illogical. But as days passed with him, I came to appreciate it as...