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Boxing, Muhammad Ali, Sting Like A Bee -

The famous quote did not come until a day later. The interviews on the lawn at 4610 NW 15th Street were long finished when Ali took a phone call in the morning from Tom Fitzpatrick, a 39-year-old sportswriter for the Chicago Daily News. The fight with Ernie Terrell was scheduled to take place in less […]

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Ali Prose, Get Lifted, Muhammad Ali, Poetry -

Everyone knows there was more, much more, to the late, great boxing champion Muhammad Ali than his fiery moves inside the ring. His sharp tongue, rhyming words and singsong continue to move fans nearly 60 years after his first fight. Ali’s prose, a genre of its own, is so influential that Campaign for Black Male […]

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All Day, Chris Mancini, Donald Trump, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Social Activism -

Over the weekend, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali were detained in a Florida airport, for reasons that have yet to be made clear by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. According to the Ali Jr.’s lawyer, the two were traveling back from a speaking engagement in Jamaica when the incident occurred. Attorney Chris […]

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Black History Month, Daily Uplift, Elijah Muhammad, I Believe I Can Fly, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, R. Kelly -

1870 — Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African-American to serve in the U.S. Congress as the first African-American senator As a young man, Hiram Rhodes Revels was an ordained minister who traveled the country educating African-Americans and, of course, preaching. During those trips, Revels would do his religious work but also maintain peace, working […]

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Black History Month, Daily Uplift, George Washington Carver, Henry Lewis, Leon Spinks, Muhammad Ali -

1896 – George Washington Carver builds a school
Known for discovering more than 300 products derived from the peanut, scientist George Washington Carver becomes t

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Alcorn State University, Black History Month, Chris Rock, Muhammad Ali -

1871 — Alcorn University opens Alcorn University, the oldest public historically black land grant institution in the country and second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi, is founded by former slaves in 1871, named after Gov. James L. Alcorn. Seven years after the school’s opening, Alcorn University changes its name to Alcorn Agricultural and […]

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Boxing, Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, Muslim, Remembering The Champ -

In fall 1987, Muhammad Ali made a goodwill visit to Pakistan, where he visited mosques, shrines, schools, hospitals, orphanages, and government offices. Ali believed that such visits were an important part of his Muslim faith, that acts of charity were a means of purifying one’s soul and drawing nearer to Allah. The former boxing champion […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, International Mentoring Day, Laila Ali, MENTOR, Muhammad Ali -

When Laila Ali got a phone call from the organization MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to launch a video for the third installment of their Mentoring Flipped Campaign, the boxing champion and daughter of the late Muhammad Ali jumped at the chance. “When they reached out to me about doing this video, of course I […]

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Boxing, Michael Mann, Muhammad Ali, Will Smith -

Perhaps now more so than ever, Muhammad Ali’s life story needs to be examined. In Michael Mann’s 2001 film Ali, Will Smith transformed himself into the heavyweight champion. Taking on his unique characteristics and nailing them perfectly, Smith was honored with an Academy Award nomination. Much of the film takes place during a 10-year period […]

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and Heavyweights, Boxing, Heroin, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas -

FBI documents released last week about the infamous 1965 title fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston tell only part of the story about the bout and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s ongoing obsession with its participants. As part of an ongoing release of material about Ali, the documents show that Hoover was desperate to […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Boxing, Muhammad Ali, Vietnam War -

On Jan. 12, 1967 — 50 years ago on Thursday — Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, received word that not only had Local Board No. 47 reviewed his file and declined to reopen his classification, but the board agreed unanimously that he was not exempt from the draft via the ministerial exemption. Two days […]

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Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Most Undefeated 2016, Muhammad Ali, Rumble Young Man Rumble -

Events of the past week have left many black Americans with feelings of angst and defeat. On Nov. 30, three months after the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer, authorities revealed there would be no charges filed in the case. The following day, former NFL player Joe McKnight […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA -

When Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has a passion for something, he will absolutely support it. He recently announced that he will donate $2.5 million to support “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change,” an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Muhammad Ali is such a cornerstone of me as […]

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Boxing, Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali -

At some point over the past 17 years, Laila Ali went from being the baddest woman on the planet — “She Bee Stingin’” was her nickname — to being the baddest in the boardroom. The late Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter turned to professional boxing in 1999 as a 21-year-old, embarking on a nine-year career that […]

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Anthem Protests, Colin Kaepernick, Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali, National Anthem, News, NFL, Oppression, Police Brutality, Protests -

Some have compared Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest to the actions of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during his storied career...

The post Laila Ali: ‘I don’t ever expect anyone to be like my father’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick 49ers protest, Marc Lamont Hill, Marc Lamount Hill on Colin Kaepernick, muhammad ali, News Video, Video -

In an exclusive interview with Revolt TV, Morehouse professor Marc Lamont Hill voices his support […]

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Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali -

When the great boxer Muhammad Ali died on June 3 earlier this year, his wife Lonnie Ali had already begun planning for his 75th birthday next year, (which he sadly never reached). What do you get a man who seemingly has it all? She knew Ali would deeply appreciate it, she told Bob Ley on […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Boxing, Muhammad Ali, The Ring -

On Aug. 17, 29 years ago, The Ring magazine elected three-time boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali to its Boxing Hall of Fame. In 1987, Ali, who was 45 at the time of the induction, was the only man to win three heavyweight titles – defeating Sonny Liston (1964), George Foreman (1974) and Leon Spinks (1978) […]

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Chris Paul, Commentary, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali -

The last time such a prominent group of black athletes came together surrounding a social issue was nearly 50 years ago. That is, up until last week. Four of the most well-known and powerful black NBA players: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James – stood shoulder to shoulder in brotherhood and started […]

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Daily Uplift, Maryum Ali, Muhammad Ali -

Days before Ramadan, a deeply spiritual month, Maryum “May May” Ali buries a man whom the splintered world collectively mourns. That the two coincide during such vitriolic times seems an extraordinary coincidence. The loss of Muhammad Ali – the only globally celebrated black and Muslim athlete – becomes a necessary paradigm for the intolerant present. […]

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Chance The Rapper, ESPYS, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali -

Wednesday night’s ESPYS were an emotional roller coaster. The show tipped off with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James calling for an end to gun violence in America. There was also the incredibly powerful story of Zaevion Dobson, and a tribute to Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipient, Turner Sports sideline […]

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Beyonce, Biopics, Denzel Washington, Get Lifted, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali -

Do you remember how you felt when Angela Bassett escaped from Laurence Fishburne’s abusive hands and reinvented herself when she portrayed singer Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It? What about the time you found out Jamie Foxx had his eyes glued shut while he was capturing the essence of musician Ray […]

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Muhammad Ali -

The grand send-off for the son of Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., and Odessa Lee Grady started over an hour late Friday. He didn’t leave A.D. Porter, one of Louisville, Kentucky’s, oldest African-American funeral homes, until midmorning. Maybe because he’d been to all these places the procession was passing so many times before – down Bardstown […]

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Boxing, Louisville Cardinals, Muhammad Ali -

Muhammad Ali called himself The Greatest and the King of the World. The three-time heavyweight champion of the world was one of the most famous men on the planet. But he always seemed most comfortable in the streets. Today, the streets returned the love. Tens of thousands of Louisville, Kentucky, residents came out to say […]

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Boxing, Muhammad Ali -

We hear a lot these days about unapologetic blackness. And in the seven days since we lost Muhammad Ali, we’ve had a chance to remember and honor one of our own who perfectly embodied the concept. Arguably, at least for those of us born in the second half of the 20th century, he’s the one […]

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Boxing, Muhammad Ali -

While walking home this week, I saw a guy strolling up La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles wearing a T-shirt: an image of Muhammad Ali was on the front and the words, “The Greatest of All Time” on the back. I followed him into a nearby building — an old, tiny boxing gym. A shrine […]

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Boxing, Muhammad Ali -

Please find The Undefeated’s live coverage of Muhammad Ali’s memorial service below: Tweets by TheUndefeated  

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All Day, Boxing, Muhammad Ali -

Today, we remember the life of The Greatest. The late Muhammad Ali will be celebrated at an interfaith memorial service Friday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Thousands are expected to attend the service, which begins at 2 p.m. Thousands are also expected to pay their respects during a processional this morning […]

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Boxing, Deontay Wilder, Muhammad Ali -

The death of boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali sent shock waves and sadness throughout the world. Ali defeated the likes of Sonny Liston, George Foreman, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Joe Frazier to be the best African-American heavyweight of his generation. And in doing so, he paved the way for Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, […]

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