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From Michelle Obama, Dwyane Wade and Betty White to Steve Harvey, Jan. 17 offers an embarrassment of riches for celebrity birthday followers. One name in particular, however, towers above the others: Muhammad Ali. The self-proclaimed and globally anointed “Greatest” would have been 76 today. To say Muhammad Ali is an inspiration for Team Undefeated is […]

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1957 – Happy birthday, LeVar Burton Actor LeVar Burton is known for his role as Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning television series Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley. He also had a recurring role in the Star Trek: Next Generation series and movies and was host for more than 20 years of […]

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OPINION - To be sure, making over-the-top statements is Bill Maher’s shtick. But sometimes it reminds you of the white guy with black friends who slips and says the “n-word,” much to the dismay of that white guy’s former black friends...

The post Bill Maher unfairly labels Wayne Brady as non-threatening black man appeared first on theGrio.

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Before Muhammad Ali became known for his defeat as of Joe Frazier, the young boxer was convicted, sentenced, and fined $10,000 on June 20, 1967...

The post Muhammad Ali found guilty on this day, June 20, 1967 appeared first on theGrio.

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