Category Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali at a crossroads: out of the ring and out of the army.

Leigh Montville outlines Muhammad Ali’s allegiance to the Nation of Islam in the new book “Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America.” (Charles Harrity/Associated Press) By Sunni M. Khalid June 23 Sunni M. Khalid is a former foreign correspondent currently writing a book on modern Egypt. In “Sting Like a […]

May 1, 2017 — Muhammad Ali: What Might Have Been

The first anniversary of the death of Muhammad Ali roughly coincides with the 50th anniversary of his refusal to be inducted into the US Army — the event that really transformed the boxer into a global icon. It also dramatically altered his trajectory as both a public figure and a fighter. As interesting as Ali’s life became during and after his three-and-a-half year exile from the ring, perhaps the most intriguing question is what he may have became if his career had not been interrupted.

Muhammad Ali vs. Sunni Khalid, February 11, 1980…

My younger brother, Paul Lee, managed to unearth some of 37-year old CBS video of the White House press conference where I confronted former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Close by Ali was Jeremiah Shabazz, a longtime “handler” from the infamous Nation of Islam (NOI) Mosque No. 12 in Philadelphia, as well as a member of […]

The Spiritual Journey of Muhammad Ali

http://bbc.in/1XLoj4X

Remembering Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) :: The Marc Steiner Show

http://www.steinershow.org/podcasts/sports/remembering-muhammad-ali-1942-2016/ June 6, 2016 – Segment 1 My co-host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities, and I begin the show with a tribute to and remembrance of the life of the […]

The Legacy of Muhammad Ali – Podcenter – ESPN

The legacy of Muhammad Ali. http://m.espn.go.com/general/play?id=16025806

The Undefeated, June 6, 2016 -Ali: An Imperfect Icon

https://theundefeated.com/features/ali-an-imperfect-icon/

A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men : NPR

Excellent piece on “The Greatest” by my friend, Karen Grigsby Bates. http://www.npr.org/2016/06/06/480905945/a-defiant-muhammad-ali-was-cherished-by-black-men