Heavy Weight Boxer Rahman Ali Honored at 2023 Black History Month Event
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On February 24, 2023, Rahman Ali was honored at a Black History Month Ceremony Presented by Global Conscious Initiative and Victory Stadium along with the DMV 48 Men of Power and Lapas for Victory.
Co-Founders of DMV 48 Men of Power Dr. Renee' Starlynn Allen aka: @ThePeoplesEmcee and
Rev. Dr. Bruce Branch
This Black History event took place at the Marriott Bethesda Downtown HQ in Bethesda, MD. Award Winning recording Artist, Sylver Logan Sharp gave a phenomenal performance along with the First Woman of Color Comedic Impressionist in the History of Our Nation, Dr. Sylvia Traymore Morrison, who did a phenomenal job and the audience could not stop laughing!
Born on July 18, 1944, Rudolph Valentino Clay was a 18-Round Heavyweight Boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. Not only does Rahman carry the title of Heavyweight Boxer, but he is also the younger brother to Boxing Champion & Legend Muhammad Ali. Rahman Ali's boxing career spans from 1965 to 1977 and Rahman is the Author of 2 Best Selling Books as well! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahman_Ali)
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Friend and Soul Brother from another Mother, Mr. Atta Amin, says, He met both Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali in September 2015. As quoted by Dr. Renee' Allen who witnessed their friendship and interaction over lunch, while here in Washington, DC , "Atta Amin is truly a brother from another mother to Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali"
(Rahman Ali DMV Alum and Embassy:Front row: Mrs. Caroline Ali, Rahman Ali, Heba Khasogji Embassy of Sausi Arabia and Emin Ohran Dereli Second row: Dr. Renee' Allen, Rev Dr Bruce Branch, Atta Amin, Todd Rogers, Dr. Bruno Mazali, Bishop Billie Saint-James, Dr. Roy Hern (MD), Dr. Lance London)
Mr. Amin says "My Inspiration is the great Champion Muhammad Ali and how he handled everything so beautifully."
This Black History Month Honors event was an exceptional way to end the 2023 Black History Month and it was an honor to have Mr. Rahman Ali and his wife, Mrs. Caroline Ali attend this event.
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Mr. Rahman Ali received a Citation from Senator Chris Van Hollen. Mr. Rahman Ali also received a Proclamation from Prince George's County States Attorney Aisha Braveboy, who has now dedicated February 24th as "Rahman Ali Day"!
Dr. Renee' Starlynn Allen with Mr. Rahman Ali & Mrs. Caroline Ali
The Embassies of Saudi Arabia and Turkey were in attendance for this event and they gave beautiful heart-felt words of respect, honor and celebration for Rahman Ali and Muhammad Ali!
This event could not be complete without boxing tributes, which was made possible by Todd Rogers, President of Logical Technology and Research.
The boxing Tributes included Deputy Commissioner DC Combat Sports Commission, S. Skip Brown and Henry "Discombobulating" Jones, Ring Announcer. Also in attendance was a dear friend to Dr. Allen and Sugar Ray Leonard's Sister, Pastor Sandra Leonard Saint-James and husband Bishop Billy Saint-James, who provided the closing prayer. Undefeated Heavy Hitting Diva Franchon paid her respects as well.
This event could not have taken place without the sponsors. Sponsors for this event included Hart Construction, Global Conscious Initiative, Carolina Kitchen, Victory Grace Center, Victory Stadium, Afro American Newspaper, Tobacco king, Offsite Yacht, Dr. Bruno Mazali Own It! Magazine and Publishing and photographer G. Eddie Patten.