President Donald Trump considers granting Johnson, who was convicted by a Jim Crow court, a posthumous pardon.
A statue built for famed boxer Jack Johnson has sparked controversy in Galveston, Texas. Some homeowners complain it will create too much traffic, although some believe that the controversy only exists because of Johnson’s reputation for dating white women. Other home owners, like Helen Douglas, believe it is Johnson’s history that makes some want to […]
Nine people, including three Prince George’s County police officers, were arrested Monday on charges involving drugs, guns, and black-market alcohol and cigarettes as authorities ratcheted up a sprawling corruption probe in the county. Federal agents conducted numerous searches across the county and moved to seize more than 30 homes, businesses and vehicles as part of […]
Federal agents arrested Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, county councilmember-elect Leslie Johnson, after raiding Johnson’s home and offices on Friday. Federal agents executed 13 search warrants today as part of a far-ranging, two-year investigation into corruption in Prince George’s County government related to land and housing deals, according to a federal […]
VIA THE DC EXAMINER: Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson held a press conference yesterday, updating residents on the county’s snow removal efforts thus far. “First of all, I want to say that all of our plow drivers are doing an excellent job,” Johnson said. “They have been working 12-hour shifts, around the clock, since […]
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is not supporting a bid to pardon Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman. The department’s pardon attorney, Ronald L. Rodgers, tells Rep. Peter King in a letter that DOJ general policy is not […]