Will Smith, Lennox Lewis and six other friends/family of the late great Muhammed Ali will serve as pallbearers at his funeral this Friday, ESPN reports. Ali and Smith formed a genuine friendship during the filming of the iconic biopic Ali, for which Smith landed an Academy Award nomination. According to ESPN, Ali died from septic […]

The death of Muhammad Ali has left many of us with a void in our hearts. The 74-year-old passed away Friday at a Phoenix area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications. During Monday’s special edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a select panel of guests reflected […]


As the world continues to mourn the loss of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, his loved ones are making plans to honor his legacy. According to a family spokesman, there will be memorial ceremonies held in his hometown of Kentucky on Thursday and Friday. The public memorial, which will be held on Friday, will take place […]

CBS News Special Correspondent, James ‘JB’ Brown talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the legacy and life of Muhammad Ali. “Folks respected him, even if they disagreed with him. No disrespect to Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan but Ali was known for five decades around the globe, and this was before Twitter and […]

Legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Muhammad Ali‘s legacy and how he single-handledly changed the game of sports. “We talk about poetry and rap, but he brought that to sports. Ali was his own promoter in a way. If it wasn’t for Ali I wouldn’t have the same controversy, […]

Famed boxer Roy Jones Jr. talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the memory of Muhammad Ali and how influential he was to his career. “I learned that mentally boxing is no about assaulting or bullying. When I realized that he took his mind an defeated Joe Frazier, I said I can do that. […]

Roland Martin talks to Spike Lee about the legacy of Muhammad Ali. “It wasn’t a surprise because you know with Parkinsons it’s eventually, but still, it’s a big lost. He was the most reviled American. He was kind and gentle but you forget all the hate he faced. We’ve got to really start appreciating our […]

Ambassador Andrew Young talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the legacy of Muhammad Ali and the relationship between The Champ and Martin Luther King Jr. and more. “Muhammad Ali was prob the first athlete that took America global. There is more money outside the US than inside the US. Muhammad Ali recognized that […]

6/06/16- The Tom Joyner Morning Show honors the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali with an incredible tribute. Listen above. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.


As the world continues to mourn the great Muhammad Ali, many are reflecting on the champ’s stellar boxing career. In his second to last fight, Ali fought Larry Holmes. Ali and Holmes, former training and sparring partners, met in the ring on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas. It was reported that Holmes didn’t want […]

Even though Howard Cosell once publicly referred to me as a “hanger on,” my days as part of the Champ’s camp were some of the most memorable. You can’t be that close to Ali without learning something about confidence, independence, diligence and excellence. Earning his respect, trust and friendship meant a lot to me. I […]

“All of his organs failed but his HEART wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes...his heart just keep beating," his daughter revealed.