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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 […]
In a move that goes against the current political grain, the United States Justice Department is refusing to pardon Jack Johnson of his convictions. The legendary fighter was the first Black heavyweight champion of the world; seemingly unstoppable, America looked to a “Great White Hope” to officially dethrone him. When that particular venture failed, the […]
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 […]