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July 4th 2010 marks the centennial celebration of when the first Black Heavyweight Champion of the World defiantly turned back the challenge of the initial ‘great white hope’ in ‘The Fight Of The Century’ at Reno, Nevada. While most of ‘white’ Amerikkka celebrated their ‘independence’, Jack Johnson crashed their parade by knocking out their latest […]
Jack Johnson, the Black boxer whose defeat of the “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries in 1910 was dubbed the “fight of the century, has fans more than 100 years later that are still fighting to clear his name. Jackson who died in a 1948 car crash was convicted of “transporting a woman across state lines […]
A resolution was approved by Congress on Wednesday that is urging to give a pardon to Jack Johnson for being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for having romantic ties with a Caucasian woman. To school young thundercats out there that are unaware, Johnson was the first Black heavyweight boxing champion. In 1913, Johnson was the victim […]