Jack Johnson Pardoned

ESPN News Services Jack Johnson, the first black man to become world heavyweight champion, was posthumously pardoned Thursday by President Donald Trump for a 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act. Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone. Previous pleas to presidents by celebrities and lawmakers had failed. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by Stallone and boxers Lennox Lewis and...

That Bill Cosby thin...

as explained by Bucky Balls Well, Cosby was the first major cross over artist into the happy white world. There was Sammy Davis, and Harry Belafonte, Paul Robeson and Jack Johnson, there was Sachmo and Nat King Cole and others, but they were not allowed into the happy white world. Their...

German Myth 10

from About.com Who really snubbed 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens? Although many people know better, the myth of Hitler’s snub of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is persistent. But that’s not where the Olympic myths end. The alleged snub is not even the most important...

Don Cheadle set to p...

Sharon Raiford Bush| Celebrity Examiner Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) is set to portray the late jazz musician and trumpeter Miles Davis in a biopic, titled “Kill the Trumpet Player.” The film project, co-starring Ewan McGregor and Zoe...

Richie Havens Dead: ...

Posted on Apr 22nd 2013 5:00PM by The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Richie Havens, who sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, has died of a heart attack Monday, his family said in a statement. He was 72. Havens, a folk singer and guitarist, was the first performer at the...

Gil Noble Dead: Lege...

Gil Noble, a legendary black journalist, has died at 80. Noble hosted the New York public affairs show “Like It Is” for 33 years. WABC, the station he worked for, said that he created “the largest body of programs and documentaries on African Americans in the country.”...

Vonetta McGee died&#...

Vonetta McGee, an actress who scaled the ranks of Black Hollywood during blaxploitation film era of the 1970s, passed away after experiencing cardiac arrest and being on life support for two days. She was 65, though some have her year of birth listed as 1940. McGee appeared opposite Fred...

NAACP is against the...

Yeah. Like that’s a surprise. At the NAACP’s annual convention in Kansas City, MO, this guy took a big swig of the kool-aide and decided to support the New World Order by condemning the Tea Party. Who needs provocateurs when you have the NAACP???!!! Oh and who is that guy?...

My Feet Are Off The ...

You might have figured out by now that I’m catching up on all the damn email in my inbox. I came across this forward from “aunt” Cynthia and thought I would post it because it was not only inspirational but gave me an excuse to post a picture of cutie-pantz Tyler Perry. Oh...

You won’t see ...

This story was sent to me via email by my “aunt” Cynthia. It’s a story about Tony Hansberry II, who, who at the age of 14, developed a stitching technique that can be used to reduce surgical complications....

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