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Spokesman: Hospitalized Ali's Condition 'Vastly Improved'

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 12.22.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 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 12.21.2014 | 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 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.

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.