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There was never any doubt that the FBI has infiltrated Black organizations throughout its history. From the NAACP to the SCLC, any Black organization or Black leader that had a national impact was investigated by the Bureau. So, it should be no surprise that Muhammad Ali and his role in the Nation of Islam were…

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In today’s tense climate following the U.S. presidential election, virtually everything has taken on an extra layer of political nuance. Take, for example, a seemingly apolitical project by cognac brand, Hennessy to commission artists to create original work inspired by the brand’s Wild Rabbit campaign (defined as “the ever-evolving pursuit to push past the limits…

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Noted celebrity and red carpet photographer Bill Jones died. Born William Benjiman Jones, he was 81. He was a beloved member of the paparazzi because he had good manners. Jones’ first celebrity photo was of Muhammad Ali in the early 1960s while on duty as a technical sergeant with the Air Force. Later, he pursued his…

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10 inspiring moments from Muhamad Ali’s Janazah and memorial service When it was announced that Muhammad Ali had died at the age of 74, the self-proclaimed “Greatest of All Time” “shook up the world,” again. The man who stood up for himself, his race, and an entire generation transitioned physically, but his spirit and legacy…

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At a young age, African Americans are encouraged to speak, dress and think like White Americans, preferably White Christian Americans. This road of assimilation is paved with smiles, rewards and pats on the back. The purpose of these accolades and kind words is to convince African Americans that assimilation leads to safety and success.

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On Sunday, June 26, the 2016 BET Awards honoring some of today’s hottest Black talent, were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Although the Prince tribute was the talk of the night, the Purple One wasn’t the only entertainment honored during last night’s broadcast. Jamie Foxx along with Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter, Laila Ali, took to…

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The death and memorial services for boxing great Muhammad Ali brought together many who celebrated his life and accomplishments. Among those in attendance at Ali’s memorial in Louisville, Kentucky was Barbara Mensah. According to Mensah, she was one of the champ’s many girlfriends and she is now trying to cash in on her relationship. She makes the startling…

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Thousands from around the world gathered to pay tribute Muhammad Ali at his Janazah. Held at Kentucky’s Freedom Hall, over 14,000 people attended making it the largest Janaza ever on American soil. Ali’s family and close friends were positioned in a section to the right of the main podium. Since the passing of her father,…

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What should have been a free memorial celebration for the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali is being turned into a profit venture by unscrupulous individuals. The funeral and memorial service for Ali is scheduled to take place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and 15K free tickets were distributed to the public.…

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The recent announcement of details of the memorial services for Muhammad Ali has some Black folks hopping mad. So far, the announced eulogists for the champ are former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, noted Black journalist Bryant Gumble, Attallah Shabazz, wife Lonnie Ali, eldest daughter Maryum and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.…

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Muhammad Ali

As we all look back on the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, it is easy to overlook the impact he had on sports and religion. Prior to Ali becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion after the defeat of Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, the vast majority of athletes identified with the Christian and…

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Muhammad Ali

The passing of another legend has provoked dialogue on how Blacks are viewed by mainstream media and some Whites in America. Once it was announced that Muhammad Ali transitioned, a multitude of stories and tweets were published regarding Ali’s ability to transcend race and religion. On NBC News, writer Jon Schuppe wrote, “Ali was an…

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Barack and Michelle Obama join a long list of celebrities paying tribute to boxing icon Muhammad Ali. As previously reported, Ali died on Friday, June 3, after being hospitalized earlier this week for respiratory complications, according to his family. In the hours following, celebs began to flood our timeline with quotes, memories, and support for…

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali passed away today at the age of 74 at a Phoenix-area hospital. Ali was in the hospital for a few days due to respiratory complications. The heavyweight champion fought a 32 year battle with Parkinson’s disease, which slowly robbed him of his voice and his physical movement. Although his health took…

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