We Still Need Muhammad’s Voice

By Lonnie Ali Today marks the fourth anniversary of Muhammad’s passing. The pain of losing him is still as fresh now and it was then. Knowing and feeling that pain makes me understand on a visceral level the pain that is being felt by the families of Breonna Taylor, George

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Muhammad Ali Center to Participate in NCBMP’s Online Event: “Be Inspired Speaker Series: “A Night at the Museum”

To include stories of courage and resiliency during the coronavirus pandemic From five museum and cultural centers around the country, all week long (Alexandra, Virginia – May 8, 2020) – Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, will participate in The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’

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Radical Love and Remarkable Acts of Service During COVID-19

Nothing prepared us for the unexpected historic moment that we find ourselves in today. Social distancing precautions for the coronavirus, Covid-19, has sent so many of us to our homes to shelter in place, care for our children and do our best to continue their education, while also attempting to

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Using Muhammad Ali’s Legacy as a Pathfinder

By: Tabatha McNulty Sure, growing up I was familiar with the name Muhammad Ali, and knew he was labeled as “The Greatest”, but I was wrong in thinking he held that prestigious title only because he was an incredible athlete. It wasn’t until I moved to Louisville for college that

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“Don’t count the days — make the days count” with small acts of kindness

The world is changing fast — every day seems to bring another seismic shift during the COVID-19 crisis. In our “new normal,” with social distancing policies in place, an avalanche of daily news updates and uncertainty about the future, one can feel isolated and powerless. One important thing, however, has

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Becoming a Champion: Courage Matters

I was a few weeks from participating in my third Olympic Games when I received a phone call from Billy Payne, the Chairman of the Atlanta Organizing Committee for the 1996 Games.  I had been looking forward to swimming in Atlanta, mostly because it was an opportunity to defend my

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MESSAGE FROM LONNIE ALI RAMADAN, REFLECTION, AND FAITH

Dear Friends, I pray that you are staying safe and maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul during these challenging and uncertain times. Today is a special day because it marks the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims around the globe. Normally, I would not make mention

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Muhammad Ali’s Impact on Me

By Patrick McDowell Communications Intern, Muhammad Ali Center This year I was lucky enough to be hired on as a communications Intern at the Muhammad Ali Center. This was my first glimpse into what it looks like to be in an office environment in a real world workplace. It is

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Muhammad Ali and The Coronavirus

Muhammad Ali and The Coronavirus by Thomas Hauser Someone asked me recently what I thought Muhammad Ali would make of the burgeoning coronavirus crisis. Let's start by noting what Ali was not. He was a not a doctor. He was not a scientist. He was not socio-economic planner. He was

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Muhammad Ali Center to Temporarily Close Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Critical Measure to Secure Safety and Health of Employees, Visitors, and the Community at Large; Interim Operations Plan in Place The Muhammad Ali Center announced today that it will close temporarily in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Center takes seriously the health and safety of the global and local

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