Muhammad Ali’s Greatness Not Only Shook The World, It Also Created One That Gave Me A Purpose In Life

 

The King is gone, but his greatness will live on forever.

Waking up last Saturday mo(u)rning to the news that Muhammad Ali transitioned to paradise was a hard pill for me to swallow. Ali was the champion’s champion, and will forever be the barometer athletes are measured against when it comes to speaking out on social issues.

During the 1960s Jim Crow South — when one’s life was the price paid for rebelling against the ills of racism — Ali was unapologetically black, Muslim, loud and proud; and used his boxing spotlight as a platform for activism; calling America out on its hypocrisies and ugly truths.

Continue reading Nicole Powell’s The King and I at The Sportstyle.