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Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | Posted 11.28.2014 | 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. ...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Champ!

Posted 01.17.2013 | Black Voices

Happy birthday to The Champ! Muhammad Ali celebrates his 71st birthday today, and although it's sure to be much quieter than his 70th birthday festivi...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Moneyball! The Oakland A's are back in the playoffs. One playoff spot remains as St. Louis leads the Dodgers by two games for the wild card spot with two games to go.

Boxing Legend's Childhood Home For Sale

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A big piece of Louisville history is up for sale: the house where boxing great Muhammad Ali spent his boyhood. Owner Steve St...

Ali's Olympic Legacy Lives On

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Muhammad Ali moving people to tears by starring again, however briefly, at the Olympic opening ceremony – this time in London? That re...

The Greatest -- Muhammad Ali -- Turns 70

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Muhammad Ali's fame, his sacrifice, and his lifetime commitment to peace and human rights is unequaled in the sports world.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Don't you love the coaching hot seat? Giants coach Tom Coughlin might have been a goner if the Giants didn't go on their late-season run. Would that have been fair?

The New Black Aesthetic Revisited

Trey Ellis | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

With the publication of Toure's Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness, I have been inundated with requests for my 1989 essay, "The New Black Aesthetic," to which Toure's enjoyable work is a book-length update and homage.

Former Heavyweight Boxer, Known For Knocking Down Muhammad Ali, Passes Away

AP | By STUART CONDIE | Posted 07.01.2011 | Sports

LONDON -- Former heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper, one of Britain's most popular sportsmen who was best known for knocking down Muhammad Ali while he wa...

Rand Paul: Compromise Only Noble On My Terms

Politics Daily | Tom Diemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his Senate orientation, Paul said a colleague asked him, "'Will you be a great compromiser?'" Paul said Wednesday that he had pondered the ques...

Rand Paul Compares Tea Party Mission To That Of Abolitionists (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a maiden speech that compared the momentous task of 19th century aboliti...

Kanye West's 19-Year-Old Stylist Speaks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Opening Ceremony's Sofia Cavallo caught up with Kanye West's stylist Cassius Clay -- a 19-year-old sophomore at Yale. How'd he get the gig? And is he ...

Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali: Ironies of War and Peace

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brent Green

Coined the "black Fidel Castro of boxing", it is with great irony that Muhammad Ali became a favored celebrity pitchman for his embodiment of courage, character and charisma.

Muhammad Ali Visits Ireland, Meets Distant Relatives

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DUBLIN — Muhammad Ali made a sentimental journey Tuesday to discover his Irish roots, and met distant relatives during celebrations at the local...