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Tag Archives: Muhammad Ali

BET honor Prince, Muhammad Ali – Politically charged event

LOS ANGELES, June 27, (AP): A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday’s awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. …

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Muted celebration here of Muhammad Ali’s life

I WAS greatly saddened by the news of Muhammad Ali’s passing. I am not particularly a fan of boxing and I was never privileged to meet him personally, but I recognize greatness and sincere goodness when I see it. Ali fought all his life. Growing up in the segregated south …

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Jay Z, Eminem remember Muhammad Ali – ‘He was hip-hop … strong poet’

NEW YORK, June 10, (AP): Muhammad Ali was not a rapper, but to many of the genre’s best lyricists, he was influential in paving the way for hip-hop stars to succeed and had a lasting impact on the art form. Ali was hip-hop: He was boastful, he trash-talked, he was …

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Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye – Erdogan cuts short US trip after disagreement with organizers

LOUISVILLE, June 10, (AFP): Thousands of people on Friday cheered and threw roses in the streets of Muhammad Ali’s hometown Louisville as they bade farewell to the boxing legend and civil rights hero known as “The Greatest.” A mass funeral procession, a private burial and public memorial service will wrap …

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Thousands bidding farewell to boxing legend Muhammad Ali – Boxer to share cemetery with Col Sanders

LOUISVILLE, June 9, (AFP): Two days of funeral ceremonies bidding farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday with a Muslim prayer service in the Kentucky hometown of the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero. Thousands of people stood in the cavernous Freedom Hall arena in remembrance of one of …

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Louisville plans Ali funeral, his ‘last statement’ to world – My father isn’t suffering anymore: Laila; Erdogan to attend Friday ceremonies

LOUISVILLE, June 6, (AFP): The family of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the city of Louisville on Monday prepared for his public funeral later this week, which organizers said “The Greatest” helped plan himself as a “last statement” to the world. Former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal …

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Ali remembered in Muslim world as champ, voice of change – Lasting political achievements of sports superstar hailed

CAIRO, June 5, (AP): Of all Muhammad Ali’s travels, his 1964 trip to Egypt was perhaps the most symbolic, bringing him face to face with President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who had punched above his own weight as a champion of Third World struggles. Nasser was viewed with suspicion by the …

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Muhammad Ali, boxing legend dies at 74 – Obama hails ‘man who fought for us’

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, June 4, (RTRS): Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight champion whose boxing feats, showmanship and political activism made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired his speech and made the …

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