Author: Ishmael Reed

  • Ishmael Reed on Muhammad Ali

    Ishmael Reed on Muhammad Ali: “You Really Didn’t Know How Great I Was” In the films Mandingo and Drum former World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton plays a slave boxer, his flesh handled by people who have such intense feelings for him they wish to stab him or boil him in a pot. The […]

  • In the Line of Fire

    Though the disenfranchisement of black Americans might have been the main issue in Florida during the recent presidential election, Brill’s Content reports that few black commentators were invited by the networks to talk about it. This was also true during the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center. What we got was analyzing […]