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  • Vanity/Cassius Clays Event

    06/10/2016 2:15:32 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 80 replies
    Was this guy some type of hero?
  • Stand By Me: Presidential Candidate Version

    06/10/2016 6:18:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-10-2016 | MOTUS
    So, The Won endorsed The Ton. Ho-Hum. Oh and  BTW, yes, The Ton is apparently under “criminal investigation” despite previous denials to the contrary. It’s no big deal, lots of Presidential Nominees have been under criminal investigation while running for…oh wait, no; they haven’t. Still no big deal, Barry is going to stand by her.In other news - if you are suffering from Muhammad Ali fatigue, it will all be over soon: The Greatest is being laid to rest today. Here, I think, is the best way to remember him - as Cassius Clay. In case you forgot or never...
  • Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

    06/07/2016 10:36:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky. The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends. Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”
  • American Muslims remember Muhammad Ali as hero for their faith

    06/06/2016 4:48:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2016 | Reuters
    The death of boxing great Muhammad Ali cost American Muslims perhaps their greatest hero, a goodwill ambassador for Islam in a country where their minority faith is widely misunderstand and mistrusted. "We thank God for him," Talib Shareef, president and imam of the Masjid Muhammad mosque in Washington, told a gathering of Muslim leaders who honored Ali in Washington on Saturday, a day after he died in a Phoenix hospital at age 74. "America should thank God for him. He was an American hero." From the turmoil of civil rights and black Muslim movements of the 1960s to the darkest...
  • “I Don’t Stop When I’m Tired, I Stop When I’m Done.”

    06/05/2016 6:05:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-5-2010 | MOTUS
     “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad AliThe braggadocios young Muhammad Ali, nee Cassius Clay, mellowed with age and illness butt he will nevertheless always be known for his swagger.I, however, am partial to the equally great boxer butt less bodacious Joe Louis - Joe Louis and Alithe first black Heavyweight World Champion. He was always described as a gentleman. (full disclosure: my uncle was the “Brown Bomber’s” commanding officer in WWII and his promoter for awhile afterwards) The Brown Bomber with Uncle Lou, 1946Boxing is a lot like politics,...
  • The Magic of Muhammad Ali

    06/04/2016 9:49:31 AM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 38 replies
    The guard was polite but unyielding. “I’m sorry; you can’t go any further.” At which point, Muhammad joined us. The guard repeated what he’d just said. “Mr. Ali; this man and this woman don’t have security clearance. I’m sure you understand how these things work. They simply can’t go any further.” And Muhammad was understanding -- “If they don’t go, I ain’t going.”
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 314 replies
    6-3-2016
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Muhammad Ali placed on life support

    06/03/2016 2:07:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/3/16 | Chris Perez
    Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support — and his family fears that it “likely won’t be long until he passes away,” according to a report. The boxing legend was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a respiratory issue on Thursday and insiders tell Radar Online that his loved ones are now rushing to his side because it appears his condition has worsened. “He needs every bit of fight he’s got left to survive,” a source told the website. “Doctors are telling the family that it likely won’t be long until he passes away.”
  • Martin Luther King: When Muhammad Ali Joined "Black Muslims" He became "What We Fight Against"

    12/10/2015 8:44:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    So the media has decided to drag out Muhammad Ali to denounce Trump as a bigot. That's a great plan. Let's ask Martin Luther King about it. "When Cassius Clay joined the Black Muslims and started calling himself Cassius X he became a champion of Racial Segregation and that is what we are fighting against. I think perhaps Cassius should spend more time proving his boxing skill and do less talking," Martin Luther King said. How "Islamophobic" of King. Of course Ali's Black Muslim group at the time, The Nation of Islam, was a vile racist and anti-Semitic organization....
  • Muhammad Ali Defends Islam After Trump’s Proposal to Bar Foreign Muslims

    12/11/2015 11:04:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Katie Rogers and Victor Mather
    Muhammad Ali, one of the most famous athletes in American history and a convert to Islam in the 1960s, returned to the public spotlight Wednesday night to say that political leaders had a responsibility to foster understanding about his religion. His comments came after Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, stoked anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States by, among other things, suggesting that foreign Muslims be barred from traveling to the country. Trump has also questioned President Obama's affirmation that Muslim Americans are some of the nation's sports heroes. ...
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    It’s hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first “Special Relationship” was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • FBI suspected iconic 1964 Ali-Liston fight was rigged by mob

    02/24/2014 9:00:19 PM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/24/2014 | By Thom Loverro
    Fifty years ago today, Muhammad Ali “shocked the world” and beat one of the most fearsome fighters ever to put on a pair of boxing gloves, heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. But what if that storied fight was not what it seemed? It happened Feb. 25, 1964, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The film clip and sound bite have now become part of the American story — Liston quitting his stool before the eighth round, a young Cassius Clay, as Ali was known then, bouncing around the ring, waving his hands, yelling to the reporters at ringside who thought he...
  • German Photographer Shares Memoirs of 'Muhammad Ali'

    10/07/2013 7:00:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | October 2013 Monday
    World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, states he took 'legendary' photos of Ali. World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, stated he took 'legendary' photos of him. Being in Turkey's Bursa city as a guest of "Third International Photography Festival in Bursa" Hoepker told his photography memories with famous boxer Muhammad Ali and said he had the opportunity to take each scene of him during a boxing match. "It was an incredible thing to approach him that...
  • Ali's Trainer Told FBI Of Boxer's Islam Ties: Angelo Dundee met with agents ...

    02/02/2013 9:56:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 1, 2013
    Two weeks before Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, the boxer’s trainer met secretly with FBI agents and identified members of the Nation of Islam who were associates of Ali, according to bureau records. In a "confidential" February 1964 memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a supervisor in the bureau’s Miami office reported on a meeting with “trainer-manager” Angelo Dundee and Dundee’s brother Chris, who was promoting the fight between Liston and Ali (who was then still known as Cassius Clay).
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • Muhammad Ali to receive honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College

    05/03/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 820+ views
    Muhammad Ali, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee inside the boxing ring and became a political and humanitarian force outside of it, will receive an honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College. The former three-time heavyweight champion and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the 20th Century will be honored at the college's 161st commencement May 17 with two others -- Galway Kinnell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and Kathleen A. McGinty, former state environmental secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell. First known as Cassius Clay, he won the boxing Olympic gold medal in 1960 and became heavyweight champion in 1964. The...
  • SUCKER PUNCH - Muhammad Ali's real roots

    02/06/2006 6:53:45 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 141 replies · 13,425+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Jack Cashill
    "Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1942, grandson of a slave, began boxing at the age of 12, and, by 18, had fought 108 amateur bouts." In the very first sentence on Ali's life in her essay, "The Cruelest Sport," noted author Joyce Carol Oates shares with the reader one observation beyond the superficial: Ali was born the "grandson of a slave." Oates apparently sees this as the defining fact of Ali's existence. More influential than Oates or anyone else in interpreting Ali to the world was sportscaster Howard Cosell. In his 1973 book,...
  • Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

    11/29/2005 7:43:12 AM PST · by forty_years · 70 replies · 2,491+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 29, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    George W. Bush honored the boxer, Muhammad Ali, and 13 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, called "the nation's highest civilian award," on November 9 at the White House. The president praised Ali for his sports accomplishments and called him "The Greatest of All Time."Fine, but he then proceeded to laud Ali's character: "The real mystery, I guess, is how he stayed so pretty. It probably had to do with his beautiful soul. He was a fierce fighter and he's a man of peace. … Across the world, billions of people know Muhammad Ali as a brave, compassionate, and...
  • Louie B. Nunn Chose "to Lead, to Matter"

    02/04/2004 7:22:18 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 153+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 02-04-04 | Cross, Al
    <p>GLASGOW, Ky. — After a trip home that retraced the steps of his life and a final ringing endorsement of his style and service, former Gov. Louie Nunn was remembered yesterday as the last of Kentucky's great personal politicians — and one of its more willful.</p>