Muhammad Ali Is Dead. 2016 Can Go To Hell.

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Perhaps, later today or two days or a week or a month from now, I'll have more to say about the life and the impact of Muhammad Ali. Right now, however, I have nothing besides shock and sadness. Not so much that he's dead. But that his death leaves humanity with such a gaping and reverberant void that I fear we'll never be able to fill it.


Muhammad Ali was alive for 74 years. He was the greatest. Is the greatest. Will continue to be the greatest.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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2016 is trash. His whole family is trash. Everything he stands for is trash and frankly 2016, you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a sorry excuse for a year and you should really consider sitting the fuck down somewhere. I think I speak for everyone when I say you can kiss our collective black behinds and the sooner you are over, the happier said black behinds will be. You are trash 2016. Go fuck yourself.