President Donald Trump has granted a pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion long after his death. Trump’s action comes more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.   Johnson was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act. This act made it illegal to […]

Tom Joyner

  Legendary boxer Jack Johnson is best known to many as the first Black heavyweight champion in the sport. In 1913, Johnson’s arrest for a…