The president can see the injustice in a dead Black man, but not in living Black men like the Central Park Five.
President Donald Trump considers granting Johnson, who was convicted by a Jim Crow court, a posthumous pardon.
A statue built for famed boxer Jack Johnson has sparked controversy in Galveston, Texas. Some homeowners complain it will create too much traffic, although some believe that the controversy only exists because of Johnson’s reputation for dating white women. Other home owners, like Helen Douglas, believe it is Johnson’s history that makes some want to […]
A writer for the New York Times, William C. Rhoden, has an article in which he compares baseball player, Barry Bonds to boxer, Jack Johnson for the animosity both received by the white American public. RELATED: Beyonce hires 200 African dancers for new video In 1913, the government hid behind the Mann Act to prosecute […]
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are going another round in their fight to get a posthumous presidential pardon for the world’s first black heavyweight champion, who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A married pair of top officials in a Maryland county is accused of tampering with evidence after FBI agents said they recorded the husband telling his wife to flush a $100,000 check from a real estate developer down the toilet and to stuff almost $80,000 in cash in her underwear.
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