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Activists urge Muhammad Ali not to toss pitch

Updated: July 13, 2004, 1:50 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Civil rights activists are urging three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali not to throw the first pitch at the All-Star Game, calling the opening ceremony a hypocritical gesture.

Houston National Black United Front Chairman Kofi Taharka said a decision by Ali not to throw the first pitch for Tuesday's Major League Baseball game could highlight claimed racial inequities in the nation's fourth largest city.

People for Justice, a coalition of Houston advocates and organizations, ...

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