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'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 08.06.2014 | 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.

Oscar Facts That Might Surprise You

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The first Oscars ceremony was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. Back then, the awards were presented before 270 people who paid $5 each for tickets. There was no suspense factor, because the winners had been announced three months before.

WATCH: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Champion

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago today, on February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Although ...

De Blasio v. Cuomo I: The Altercation in Albany

Alan Singer | Posted 04.15.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

We could use Ali's talents now to describe the battle brewing between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Seattle Seahawks: Is Richard Sherman a Thug?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

The Seattle Seahawks' outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman ignited a firestorm of controversy when he gave what appeared to be a thuggish rant of the ...

Muhammed Ali's Ex-Wife Opens Up About Their Marriage

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

Muhammad Ali's ex-wife recently opened up about what it was like being married to the boxing champ during his most trying years. Khalilah Camacho A...

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.

Where Did All The Activist Athletes Go?

thinkprogress.org | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

On a stage in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, Aaron Rodgers had a crowd of 2,000 Badger students rocking. The reason, this time, wasn...

WATCH: Muhammad Ali Dodges 21 Punches, Does Victory Dance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.12.2013 | Sports

The next time someone argues youthful energy trumps experience and wisdom, show them this GIF. In it, a 35-year-old Muhammad Ali dodges 21 punches ...

The World's Next Mandela Is Rotting in Jail Somewhere

Will Bunch | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

The Nelson Mandela of the 21st century is right here, right now. We just can't see it. We're too busy spitting on him and calling him a terrorist.

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Muhammad Ali | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Ali

Few men in the history of mankind have had more impact on a nation and inspired the world.

From Muhammad Ali to Charles Barkley, How the Use of 'Ni**a' in the Media Shows How Black America Lost Its Way

Antonio Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

Revisionism will not fix our issues as we face an American history that has left open wounds that clearly have failed to close and begin healing.