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.”
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!!!
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!!!