A Few Words – Muhammad Ali

As most of you know Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was one of my heroes and I admired and respected him immensely   He was a champion and simply “The Greatest Of All Time.”ali2

Mr. Ali was more than a champion in the ring.  He was a man who stood up for himself and his people.  He was a man of conviction and decency.  He refused to fight in a war for a country that treated him as a second class citizen.  It cost him his title but he didn’t care. He stood tall, proud and determined.  He believed in himself.  He was a man who decided to be a man, he had to stand in his truth and handle the consequences which is something you don’t see often today!!!

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He continued to make a difference, stand up for people and fight the battle of Parkinson’s. He was an outspoken advocate and a source of strength for those who were also battling the disease.  He will be missed by all who loved him and by me.  He is one of many reasons I am so proud to be black!!!! RIP Mr. Ali, you fought the battles, now it’s time to rest!!!

 

22nd December 1971:  Muhammad Ali trains for his fight against the West German Jurgen Blin, with his daughters in tow.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

22nd December 1971: Muhammad Ali trains for his fight against the West German Jurgen Blin, with his daughters in tow. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

 

 

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