Tag: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officers at South Florida Airport

‘White Devils’: Muhammad Ali’s Racist Mosque Speeches Revealed

FBI files detailing speeches delivered by heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in American mosques in the 1960s show a different, more racist and radical face of the famed sportsman. The speeches feature Ali calling whites “crackers” and “white devils,” and telling black congregants that blacks want to be segregated from whites.

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Scalpers Look to Cash In Selling Muhammad Ali Funeral Tickets

For those hoping to attend one or both of the two Kentucky memorial services for boxing great Muhammad Ali, tickets were free but had to be picked up in person at the two box offices in Louisville. Naturally ticket scalpers were also standing in those long lines and now hope to make a killing selling the tickets that were originally free on a first come basis.

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Bloomberg: Trump Can’t Win in Muhammad Ali’s America

It’s just a twist of fate, of course, that “the Greatest” should die in the middle of Donald Trump’s misbegotten campaign to Make America Great Again. But humans get a kick out of coincidence, and History indulges us time and again.

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Celebrities Mourn the Passing of Muhammad Ali

Celebrities around the world are taking to social media to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at age 74.

US boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali pictured 11 days before the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight against George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974

Muhammad Ali No Hero, Just a Hypocrite, for Dodging Draft

Ted Williams lost five seasons to World War II and the Korean War. We look at the 521 home runs and .344 lifetime batting average and think: what might have been? Muhammad Ali lost more than three years in his prime to the Vietnam War, and some also ask: what might have been?

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Muhammad Ali Was Bigger Than the Ring

Muhammed Ali overcame 8-1 odds to defeat Sonny Liston in 1964. But the long-suffering boxer couldn’t overcome the odds stacked against him in a Phoenix hospital room last month.

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‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali Dead

Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.

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Muhammad Ali Hospitalized After Being Found Unresponsive

Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali is reported to still be in intensive care awaiting test results after being found asleep and unresponsive by guests at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona last night.