Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jack Johnson....

I read recently where President Trump (still weird saying that) is considering a pardon for the first black world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. Not sure why he hasn’t been pardoned yet, especially after the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, in a rare show of unanimity, urged for a full pardon in 2016. Additionally, Senator John McCain, a huge boxing fan, constantly implored President Barrack Obama to reverse the Mann Act conviction from 2013. This is long overdue and here’s hoping Mr. Trump does what is right soon….

If I can gather enough interest, I will start an online petition to support this symbolic act of justice. Until then, please reach out to your elected officials in support of this action.

“An individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change.” – Jack Johnson




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