Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X: Inside Their Brief But Impactful Relationship

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X: Inside Their Brief But Impactful Relationship

In late spring 1962, Muhammad Ali was a brash 20-year-old boxer who’d already won two national Golden Glove titles and claimed an Olympic gold medal. Still known as Cassius Clay (he would change his name two years later), he was already working his way into contention for the sport’s heavyweight championship. As a Black man raised in the […]

Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X’s Boundary-Breaking Friendship

Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X's Boundary-Breaking Friendship

On paper, Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X made an unexpected pair — a Japanese American mother of six and a firebrand Muslim minister and Black nationalist. But their brief friendship, interrupted by his assassination in 1965, sheds light on the multi-racial cooperation of the civil rights movement and the broader fight against racial injustice around the […]