Muhammad Ali

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'Beloved' Author Toni Morrison Dead at Age 88

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who consistently gave America unapologetic Blackness on the page has passed away.

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Louisville Renames Airport After Muhammad Ali

“It is a fitting testament to his legacy.”

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'My Platform Is My People': Colin Kaepernick Wins Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Surprise guest Beyoncé Knowles-Carter presents the prize to the NFL free agent at SI’s ”Sportsperson of the Year” awards. 

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award as NFL Commits Nearly $90 Million to Player Activism

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”

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#TBT: Muhammad Ali's Triumphant Return From Boxing Exile

On this day in Atlanta, Ali beat Jerry Quarry in his first fight after the government and boxing world blacklisted him for defying the Vietnam War draft.

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New Contest Invites Black High Schoolers to Enter Their Best Muhammad Ali-Inspired Poetry

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s “Ali Prose” competition invites young poets to channel the athlete and racial justice activist in 20 lines or less. 

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Muhammad Ali's Son on Airport Profiling: 'I'm Not American?'

Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali just broke their silence about an early-February interrogation by immigration officials. 

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Words and Wisdom From Trailblazers Who Passed in 2016

The year 2016 took a range of artists, thinkers, leaders and activists of color from the world. Herewith, a tribute featuring their own words.

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LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua to Develop Muhammad Ali Doc for HBO

The late boxer and social justice activist’s family will partner with James and Fuqua to develop the still-untitled documentary.

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WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Praises Muhammad Ali's Activism in MSNBC Special Clip

The video is culled from the basketball great’s upcoming episode of MSNBC’s “IconocLIST.”

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Colin Kaepernick Targeted With Violent T-Shirts at Bills Game

The 49ers quarterback’s kneeling protest against police violence still angers a lot of people.

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Chance The Rapper Honors Muhammad Ali in This Must-See ESPYs Performance

Jamila Woods, Donnie Trumpet and a gospel choir joined Chance for a stirring ode to the boxer and racial justice advocate.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

Muhammad Ali's Hometown Paper Apologizes for Continuing to Call Him 'Cassius Clay'

“We took what in today’s light is an oddly hostile approach on the specific issue of Ali’s name, which did little to help race relations in a turbulent time.”

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LIVESTREAM: Watch Muhammad Ali's Public Funeral at 3 p.m. ET

Bill Clinton will deliver the final eulogy at the boxing and social justice legend’s funeral.

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Funeral Service For Muhammad Ali Draws Thousands

An estimated 14,000 mourners flocked to Ali’s hometown of Louisville to celebrate the boxer’s life.

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'Ali Was Our Butterfly, Bee and Hawk'

Poet, publisher and Black Arts Movement builder Haki R. Madhubuti pays tribute—in new poetry and prose—to the mighty Muhammad Ali. 

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WATCH: These Adorable Boys Honor Muhammad Ali's Enduring Legacy

“I am America,” the Black boys say. “I am the part you won’t recognize.”

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These 5 Videos Show Why Muhammad Ali Was a Racial Justice Champion

Ali tackles American racism and oppression in this compilation of revealing, illuminating and occassionally difficult-to-watch interviews.

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Media Says Muhammad Ali 'Transcended Race.' Twitter Goes Off.

We rounded up the best clapbacks to the attempted erasure of Ali’s activist legacy.