Cassius Clay

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 […]

Muhammad Ali, known as a civil rights champion, humanitarian, The People’s Champion and who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” has died. The champ who was known around the world as the man who “floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee” died Friday at a Phoenix hospital, where he spent his most recent days being […]

Over the past year or so, professional and college athletes alike have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This activism can be traced back to when Malcolm X pushed Muhammad Ali to change the way Black athletes engaged in civil rights politics. Their friendship was short-lived, powerful, and complex. Their bond is explored in […]