Muhammad Ali

Chris Rock Said the Academy Asked Him to Host the 2022 Oscars

While performing stand-up at a show in Phoenix, Chris Rock addressed 'the slap,' revealing that he was asked to host… Read More

August 30, 2022

A New Netflix Documentary Explores The Complicated Bond Between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali

Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary, Blood Brothers. The relationship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali is… Read More

August 19, 2021

Bill Withers On Songwriting, Sampling & Legendary Concerts From Zaire To Carnegie Hall

On April 3, 2020, the family of the incomparable Bill Withers announced to the AP that he died at the… Read More

April 3, 2020

Trump Is Considering Pardoning Muhammad Ali Even Though He Doesn’t Need One

Trump, maybe you should consider pardoning Cyntoia Brown instead? After granting a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black… Read More

June 8, 2018

Colin Kaepernick Will Receive The Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

After being declared GQ Magazine's "Citizen of the Year," Colin Kaepernick has received another honor. READ: J. Cole, Harry Belafonte,… Read More

November 30, 2017

BBC One To Release New Muhammad Ali Documentary This Year

Muhammad Ali will be the focus of a forthcoming documentary being commissioned by BBC One. Titled, Frank Skinner on Muhammad… Read More

May 5, 2017

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement Launches “Ali Prose” Poetry Contest In Honor Of Muhammad Ali

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of the month, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement is holding their own… Read More

April 8, 2017

Ken Burns Readies “Comprehensive” 4-Hour Muhammad Ali Documentary

"Beyond the astonishing athletic gifts and mountain of charisma, there’s a very complex, dynamic man whose life story has yet… Read More

March 29, 2017

In Memoriam: Okayplayer Pays Tribute To The Stars We Lost In 2016

The end of the year brings the opportunity—someone might argue obligation—to reflect and try and make sense out of what… Read More

December 26, 2016

LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua Team Up For Muhammad Ali Doc

LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua have teamed up for a multi-part documentary on the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali. The series… Read More

December 12, 2016

LeBron James Donates $2.5M To Muhammad Ali Smithsonian Exhibit

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has donated $2.5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the… Read More

November 17, 2016

Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble In The Jungle” Belt Sold For $358,500 At Auction

In 1974 Muhammad Ali was an unlikely underdog against George Foreman, the reigning heavyweight champ of the world, as they descended upon… Read More

September 20, 2016

Spike Lee Compares Kaepernick Protest To Muhammad Ali

Several days later, and Colin Kaepernick is still getting talked about for refusing to stand during the singing of the national… Read More

September 1, 2016

Bill Withers Pens Touching Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was the greatest there ever was. The iconic boxer, who passed away earlier this month, was not just an… Read More

July 1, 2016

Willie D of Geto Boys Pays Homage to Muhammad Ali

Celebrities and leaders from various walks of life have used their visibility to pay their respects to Muhammad Ali in… Read More

June 11, 2016

Will Smith’s Muhammad Ali Biopic Will Be Back In Theaters This Weekend

This past Friday the world lost another legend. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 after battling with Parkinson's… Read More

June 9, 2016