Lewis R. Gordon

is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician, who was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He is the author of numerous books, including What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought.

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Continues to Rise: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

The­se two aspects of Ali’s life – the ath­lete and the mil­i­tant – can­not be sep­a­rat­ed: his entire box­ing career was ful­ly polit­i­cal, and his great­est match­es, again­st Ernie Ter­rell and George Fore­man, saw him wag­ing the strug­gle again­st white suprema­cy, racism, and col­lab­o­ra­tionism in the box­ing ring itself.