Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained At Airport, Asked ‘Are You Muslim?’

The son of the late boxing great Muhammad Ali was detained at a Florida airport this month and asked about his religious preferences, a family friend says. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, was returning to the U.S. from Jamaica with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, when customs pulled them aside at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 for […]

FBI Monitored Muhammad Ali Over Muslim Ties

(Reuters) – The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency. The release of the documents, recently posted on the website of the Federal Bureau […]

This Is Muhammad Ali’s Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — They flocked to Louisville from all over the world to pay last respects to Muhammad Ali a week after The Champ had died. A Nigerian from Venice Beach who spent a two-hour flight telling everyone around him how much Ali meant to him and the people of Africa. A woman from Ohio […]

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

In 1997, a little more than a year after Muhammad Ali, visibly shaking due to his Parkinson’s Syndrome, lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission to bring food and medical supplies to […]

Muhammad Ali To Be Buried In Louisville After Public Funeral

Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville will honor the former boxing champion on Friday with a procession through the Kentucky city and public funeral at a sports arena, a tribute befitting a local hero who achieved global stature as a humanitarian. The public service for Ali, one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century […]

Watch Muhammad Ali Explain Why He Feels More Free In Africa Than The U.S.

Footage of Muhammad Ali from the 2009 documentary “Soul Power” captures intimate moments when the legendary boxer expressed his pride in Africa while visiting Zaire in 1974. Ali was in Kinshasa, the capital of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, weeks ahead of a heavyweight world championship fight with George Foreman — an […]

Liam Neeson Shares Heartfelt Story About Meeting Muhammad Ali

Liam Neeson is the latest star to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at the age of 74. In an interview with Irish Central, Neeson, who was once an aspiring boxer, spoke about his love and admiration for “The Greatest,” calling him “a giant of humanity.” “He was my hero from when I […]

Celebrities Remember Muhammad Ali With Heartfelt Tributes

Celebrities remembered sporting legend Muhammad Ali as “the greatest of all time,” as they rushed to pay tribute on social media over Friday night. The 74-year-old died at a Phoenix hospital on Friday, a family spokesman and Ali’s official website confirmed. The heavyweight boxing great had long suffered from Parkinson’s disease and spent his last few […]

Report: Muhammad Ali In ‘Grave’ Condition

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was close to death in a Phoenix-area hospital on Friday, a source close to the family said. Ali, 74, one of the world’s most celebrated athletes, was hospitalized this week for a respiratory ailment. The family spokesman has said he was in fair condition, […]