Laila Ali, daughter of the legendary Muhammad Ali, shared an Instagram photo of West 33rd Street, which was renamed “Muhammad Ali Way” on Tuesday. “New York City temporarily named a street after my father,” she said in the caption. “Such an honor for the G.O.A.T. I’m sending love and positive vibes to all of […]
The book Blood Brothers describes the unique friendship between two of Black America’s icons, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Though Ali’s conversion to Islam was a defining moment for the former heavyweight boxing champion, it was his friendship with El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) that played a major role in forming the champ’s views and who he was. From Amazon […]
Will Smith, Lennox Lewis and six other friends/family of the late great Muhammed Ali will serve as pallbearers at his funeral this Friday, ESPN reports. Ali and Smith formed a genuine friendship during the filming of the iconic biopic Ali, for which Smith landed an Academy Award nomination. According to ESPN, Ali died from septic […]
The death of Muhammad Ali has left many of us with a void in our hearts. The 74-year-old passed away Friday at a Phoenix area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications. During Monday’s special edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a select panel of guests reflected […]
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” It’s deemed his best quote, given at the age of 22. But what would you expect from a man who is… was… “The Greatest?” Not only quick with his hand, he had quick wit. His ability to out […]
“All of his organs failed but his HEART wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes...his heart just keep beating," his daughter revealed.
The 74-year-old was considered one of boxing's greatest athletes —not just for his impeccable record— but for his activism, strength, and resilience.