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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.

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

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 1

Dave Kreissman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture are not 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.

Debt Collectors, Social Darwinism and William Jennings Bryan

Don McNay | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Don McNay

In the over 90 years since William Jennings Bryan's death, we have seen scores of major atrocities played out with the theory of "survival of the fittest" as a motivating factor. We are also seeing it at every level of business and society.

Heavyweight Boxing Legend Too Ill To Attend Premiere Of New Documentary

The Guardian | Posted 10.13.2014 | Black Voices

Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family....

I Am Ali

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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.

Here Is Some Fatherly Advice, From Muhammad Ali

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

In the upcoming documentary "I Am Ali," there is audio from an adorable, inspiring phone conversation between Muhammad Ali, considered by many to be t...

'One Blow Could Change.. Life': Boxer Overcame Rough Childhood To Become Inspiring Athlete

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News

This boxer's strong will and spirit both inside and outside the ring pushed him to shatter expectations and become a winning athlete. Bobby Hornsby...

Childhood Heroes, Part 2, Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali

Eric Trules | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Childhood heroes never die though. They last forever. And for me and The Reaper... Muhammad Ali, nee Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky... will always and forever be... the one and only.... eternally... "The Greatest."

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Photographer Bill Jones' Says BET Awards Denied His Credentials

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

The BET Awards show held on June 29, 2014, was a record-breaking event. The event was cable's number one award show this season, drawing 7.9 million ...

A Baby Boomer's Belated Blog to George Will

Eric Trules | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.

I Won't Apologize for Being Muslim

Sarah Harvard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Sarah Harvard

Muslims make up less than one percent of this country's population. Yet we're still asked to hide our faith and are expected to apologize for terrorist organizations that don't align with our religious beliefs.

Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

The Black Chameleon: Success and Identity

Welansa Asrat, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Black Voices
Welansa Asrat, M.D.

While there are social and professional advantages of having some chameleon-like qualities, chameleons without an inner core are more vulnerable to bouts of depression and a sense of emptiness.

The American Legend Who Inspired Prince Not To Swear In His Music

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Muhammad Ali has long been known as an American inspiration, and it turns out Prince looks to the boxing legend for an unlikely motivation: to stop sw...

Parallel Lives: Jimmy Ellis and Muhammad Ali

Terence Smith | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Terence Smith

Jimmy Ellis let his fists do the talking. As a result, Ellis was little-known and barely remembered. But his teenage friend and sparring partner, Muhammad Ali, grew into an icon.

Ali Proves He's Also The Greatest On Twitter With Mayweather-Pacquiao Tweet

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Sports

Muhammad Ali's tweets pack a punch. The boxing legend landed a crowd-pleasing #AliTweet following Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s majority decision win ove...

Louisville - Beyond KFC, Muhammad Ali and Bourbon: Welcome to the Humana Festival!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

One doesn't automatically associate the northernmost Southern city of Louisville, situated along the border between Kentucky and Indiana, with an innovative, highly imaginative theatrical experience.

Did Rand Paul Just Accuse Barack Obama of Being 'Not Black Enough?'

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Barack Obama has a lot to answer for when it comes to the NSA. However, the president certainly does not have to answer to Rand Paul when it comes to whether he is black enough.

Religious Freedom in Balance

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Can a Christian merchant legally refuse service to gay people? Should a Christian business owner be exempt from providing employees with health insurance that includes contraceptives he deems immoral? It's instructive to recall a famous religious freedom drama from the past.

Float Like a Butterfly

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 05.03.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

For young men and women, who may not have had a two parent home or money in the bank, those that they looked up to, gave them reason to pursue success and confidence that they could make it in the world.