Muhammad Ali Center http://wfpl.org en 'Rumble in the Jungle' Anniversary to be Celebrated in Louisville and Africa http://wfpl.org/post/rumble-jungle-anniversary-be-celebrated-louisville-and-africa <p>Muhammad Ali is renewing his ties with the African country where he won his epic "Rumble in the Jungle" fight &nbsp;40 years ago. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.alicenter.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Muhammad Ali Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced plans for a Sept. 20 benefit concert marking the anniversary of the bout.&nbsp; The show will feature Grammy winning singer Bruno Mars.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:42:39 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9541 at http://wfpl.org 'Rumble in the Jungle' Anniversary to be Celebrated in Louisville and Africa Ali Center Offers Free Screening Of 'Girl Rising' http://wfpl.org/post/ali-center-offers-free-screening-girl-rising <p>"Educating girls will change the world." That’s the message of a film to be screened at the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday.</p><p>“Girl Rising” features stories from girls around the world who struggle to compete in countries that oppress their education.</p><p>Ingrid Johnson helped bring the film to Louisville. She says the United States doesn’t experience the same problems as other countries, but the film can be used to inspire participation in the community.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:41:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7775 at http://wfpl.org Ali Center Offers Free Screening Of 'Girl Rising' One Hundred Louisvillians Sought for Project Exploring Structural Racism http://wfpl.org/post/one-hundred-louisvillians-sought-project-exploring-structural-racism <p>Louisville’s<a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health/equity/"> Center for Health Equity </a>is looking for 100 volunteers age 18 and older to take part in monthly discussions about structural, or institutional, racism in the community.</p><p>Participants in the project, called the Healing Possible Quorum—100 Louisvillians for Change, will meet over the next nine months, with the goal of identifying and helping reduce structural racism in areas such as employment, education, transportation, environmental quality and criminal justice.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:55:29 +0000 Rick Howlett 7366 at http://wfpl.org One Hundred Louisvillians Sought for Project Exploring Structural Racism First Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Handed Out in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/first-muhammad-ali-humanitarian-awards-handed-out-louisville <p style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 15px; font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(51, 50, 51);">Tonight was big night for Muhammad Ali. Actually, tonight was about everyone<em> but</em> the man himself, because for the first time the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards and Six Core Principal awards were presented to nine others working to make the world a better place.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7087 at http://wfpl.org First Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Handed Out in Louisville Jimmy Carter and Others to Receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/jimmy-carter-and-others-receive-muhammad-ali-humanitarian-award-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Jimmy Carter and singer Christina Aguilera will be among the first recipients of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.</span></p><p>The awards will be handed out &nbsp;Thursday evening at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville.&nbsp;</p><p>Carter will be recognized with the Muhammad Ali Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts in humanitarian rights. Others include singer Christina Aguilera, who&rsquo;ll receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her efforts to end world hunger.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7007 at http://wfpl.org Jimmy Carter and Others to Receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award in Louisville Ali Center Hosts Exhibit of Iconic Motown Images http://wfpl.org/post/ali-center-hosts-exhibit-iconic-motown-images <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. hired fellow Detroit native Al Abrams in 1959 to serve as publicist for his fledgling record label. Abrams was 18 at the time, and Motown’s first employee.</span></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 6671 at http://wfpl.org Ali Center Hosts Exhibit of Iconic Motown Images Muhammad Ali Center to Present Humanitarian Awards http://wfpl.org/post/muhammad-ali-center-present-humanitarian-awards <p>The first annual <a href="http://alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards </a>will be given out later this year in Louisville.</p><p>Six people age 35 and under will receive awards for their contributions to peace and justice.</p><p>Ali Center spokesperson Jeanie Kahnke&nbsp;says the awards are based on Muhammad Ali’s six core principles.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:10:16 +0000 Brandon Girdley 6626 at http://wfpl.org Muhammad Ali Center to Present Humanitarian Awards Free Admission to More Than 20 Kentucky Museums for Military Families http://wfpl.org/post/free-admission-more-20-kentucky-museums-military-families <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Institutions participating in the Blue Star Museums program are opening their doors free of charge to&nbsp;</span>active duty military personnel and their families<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;through Labor Day.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:14:09 +0000 Erin Keane 5980 at http://wfpl.org Free Admission to More Than 20 Kentucky Museums for Military Families Shoes From Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Pope Emeritus Benedict on Display at Ali Center http://wfpl.org/post/shoes-jennifer-lawrence-oprah-winfrey-pope-emeritus-benedict-display-ali-center <p>Oprah Winfrey once explained this way her outlook on life after rising from a difficult childhood to a status of wealth and influence:</p><p>"Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am," she said in her magazine. "My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes."</p><p>Which brings the (maybe not obvious) question: What do those shoes look like?</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 10:44:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 5358 at http://wfpl.org Shoes From Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Pope Emeritus Benedict on Display at Ali Center Art Exhibit Honors 'The Greatest' at Ali Center http://wfpl.org/post/art-exhibit-honors-greatest-ali-center <p>A new art exhibit honoring Muhammad Ali is open at <a href="http://alicenter.org/">The Muhammad Ali Center</a>. “Ali: the Greatest” is a fine art tribute curated by Evolve The Gallery in Sacramento, Calif. Gallery co-owners Brady and A. Michelle Blakeley challenged 19 artists from across the country to create works inspired by the boxing legend.</p><p>Though the artists all share the same subject, their work is anything but uniform.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 3491 at http://wfpl.org Art Exhibit Honors 'The Greatest' at Ali Center