Some Throwback Swirl: Former Boxer Convicted For Dating And Marrying White Women Is Seeking Pardon From President Obama

- By Bossip Staff

President Obama has made clear he’ll only consider pardons for the living, but two old amateur fighters are trying again to get one for the late Jack Johnson – the first black heavyweight champ.

“They can do it if they want to,” Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) said Monday of the push to erase Johnson’s conviction for dating and marrying white women. King and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who boxed in the Navy, will introduce another resolution to pardon Johnson, similar to the one that passed both houses last year.

But the Justice Department wouldn’t give Johnson a break, saying pardons should be reserved for people “who can benefit” from them – meaning the living. “I don’t care what the policy is,” said Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem, where Johnson once owned a nightclub that became the famed Cotton Club.

“It would be a great thing to do,” Rangel added, to pardon Johnson for his 1913 conviction by an all-white jury for transporting women across state lines for “immoral purposes.”


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  • Nana

    Some negro mess! Smfh

    • RUSerious

      Please do it before he dies..

    • Laura

      NICE NEWS !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      Seriously? I don’t get it. I willing to bet my grannys dentures he wasn’t MADLY in love with her.
      I can’t feel bad for him or his family. It sounds like color-struck madness to me. SMH

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

    those white women were more than happy to get with a black man .. even back then!! mulatto kids…now they are called bi-racial or mixed.. been going on for decades!!

  • jackie develish

    Oh please. Dont make me laugh! Women of all shapes and races loves and want money. And dumb black men are more than willing to give it to a woman whos light skinned. Joke is on them

    • afro british

      @jackie develish
      Well said,the truth hurts,but what you said is so true.

    • Pimpin

      Rose whatup! Any brotha like me that is tall, got muscles, is well spoken, educated and getting white collar money has waaay more beckies trying to “friend” him then anything. Nothing special about the snow, they will holla at any brotha that looks like something and can form a complete sentence do not believe the unattainable hype about them!

    • ll

      Most of the white women who are with black men are not a 10. Most rich white men want a 10. Most of these white women going around with black men can’t get a rich white man for one reason or another. It could be weight, bad reputation, kids out of wed lock, or not coming for the right back ground. Believe me if they could get a rich white man they’d have one.

    • Rob (Forbes CEO)

      White Devil, I dont know about what you are saying, it sounds like some insecurities on your part. Most white women who are into Latinos are usually into white men. Also, black men have more game than white men because they are smoother then white men not because they talk to a lot of women. Any black or white woman will tell you that black men happen to be real smooth with game. You white males are kind of dorky and nerdy and that is why white women tend to fluctuated towards black men. Black men happen to be the antithesis of the dorky white male persona. Black men also tend to be more charismatic with game. I can tell you stores of white women who use to say the craziest things to me and my partners at clubs and at dinners. I literally do not give my home phone number to white women for that reason. White women dating black men tend to be clingy and needy. I had a few white women who got so crazy they would call my house all day long, like some idiots. It is what it is, but at the end of the day game is about charisma and style. A lot of White men tend to lack swagger, so picking up their women for black men can become real easy.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ Rob

      I am just reporting what I have seen. I never heard about this supposed lust for black men until I heard it from black websites such as this one. In real life, I don’t see it. If you have different experiences then good for you. There just seems to be a disconnect between what you are telling me and my own experiences.

    • lemme see ya twitter i can make ustream

      What’s with all the generalizations. People like what they like for different reasons. Some white chicks are only into money, some believe it not aren’t (too) racist and try to give everyone a chance (nice hoe’s), some know about the hardware. I’m sure there are a dozen other reasons. A white chick into black guys may like a black guy for any one or more of these reasons.

      It’s just money and nothing else at least 30% of the time though…just saying

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ Rob (Forbes CEO)

      I will also add that you probably are referring to a different type of white girl than I am used to dealing with. The type of person who would put Forbes CEO in parenthesis behind his name and have a gravatar of that car would be laughed at and ridiculed by the majority of white and black women I know.

    • Curious1 aka 2 My Hata's: My Middle Fingers Salute Ya

      @ COMMENTATOR aka WHITE DEVIL…I really dislike and distrust your User moniker..speaks volumes an hope it’s just your alter ego,lol…BUT…in ths post, I can respect all what you said…

      I sometimes cringe everytime I see some BM poster always revert to posting that “he’s bad” (voice of Michael Jackson)..because he “has game” , “swag” and he;s got that “monsta-D***K…over his Dignity and being suave and debonaire..walkng tall with it and not having to say a word about his “pull”..

      I alwsy wonder deep down if WM see BM as being on their same intellectual level or do ALL MEN, not just some of the dark ones always answer every topic, question with an answer being about their D**Ks….

      D**Ks over Dignity..rules in this Darkness Decade..

  • othello

    Anyone from pre law in here? How is he still not pardoned? Is it still illegal to marry a white women? Once the laws change shouldn’t any one incarcerated under that law be pardoned?

    • Hispanoila Brotherhood

      Unless stated, changes to a law aren’t retroactive.

  • Deep Thinker

    The documentary on Jack Johnson implied that these women he wifed were prostitutes. He was willing to go to jail to be with them-the WT man’s leftovers! So typical!

    • Hispanoila Brotherhood

      I guess your name is supposed to be ironic. How would you like it if the police came and told you that you and your significant other have to break up or go to jail for a ridiculously BS reason? Think deeply about that.

    • Boondock Saint

      Who the hell is the WT man??? You meant YT? SMH.

  • kerry

    Boop. No pardon for him.

  • kerry

    We aren’t jealous of that moon cricket. He looks like a jolly nig*er bank. He is gross.

  • SoUnnecessary

    Pardon this man already and keep it moving.

  • QueenLove

    The last thing that should on Charles Rangel’s mind is this…

    On another note, I’m a fan of Jack, a man who was a pioneer and truly before his time.

  • CAN AM

    He is lucky that he wasn’t lynched for fooling with white women.

  • haha

    pardoning him may set a precedent that we would not want to have to follow.

  • Honut Sinti

    “Love” is a battlefield.

  • ~ChynaPeach~

    If it is worth going to jail for or being killed for I might need to get me a Becky. But on a serious note This black man was willing to risk his freedom for a white woman, imagine if he would of had the same setiments for the black family. Not just him, a lot of others who feel like him. Our community would be in a better state, thats for sure.

    • XO

      The family has some nerves.

  • Ejay

    So you’re telling me that two White Republicans want to pardon a Black Man but the our Black President doesn’t want to do it because of Policy. GTFOH with that and come on Obama, make a Change when it comes to this!

    • Yes Ma'am

      The Department of Justice will not even take the submission of the pardon to give to the President. They have tried before but can’t get it through the front door let alone to the President.

  • UkFunkY

    thats’s what you get for messing with those white girls.

  • therealEjay

    I think some people commenting on this didn’t read the post properly … The Johnson man is dead, personally I agree its sad that things like this happened but the fact is the dude is dead there are more pressing matters to be attended to..

  • afro british

    That will teach them,let him be an example.When he was hooking up with those white girls he had his back turned on his people,typical,now he wants black people to pardon him.PISS OFF!

    • Yeti

      STFU! Jack Johnson’s been dead for over 60 years!

    • afro british

      oops DEAD OR ALIVE it mkes no difference he chose his bed and must lie on it END OFF!

  • dude speaks

    Papa and Granny said they should have hung him for disrespecting black folks that was fighting for freedom “anybody can marry and hump a white hoe”. What idiot wants him pardon! Dig him up and hang him!

  • 7lady

    This some bull. What good it’s gon do? The man dead…he aint gone rise and walk down the street with becky in one hand and the marriage license in the other. It’s stupid.



  • don't ask

    With what President Obama has to deal with these days why should he bother pardoning a dead man who knew damned well what he was doing cohabitating with a white woman and taking her across state lines. Let it rest.


    JJ is dead, this is another trick by the white man to make our prez look bad. JJ chose that life he knew the consequences, but he loved him some beckey. SO IT IS WHAT IT IS. LET DEAD UNPARDON JJ STAY THAT WAY.

  • MacMoon

    Need to focus more on these brothers that are currently WRONGFULLY incarcerated!

  • jag

    It is possible that a blackman can be in love with a white woman so stop acting like he was just colour stuck. Without having any knowledge about him… Although having read a book about him he did only chase white women but that was more to do with pi ssing off yt men. He is a very important figure in african american history and was truly yt mans public enemy number 1. He was a boxer in an age when black fighters had to lose against white opponents, but he refused to go along with the okey dokey.
    If his family where pushin for him name to be cleared I wud be behind it, but other than that I can’t see the point.

  • G.M.

    so, by the sounds of it, he was arrested for being a pimp

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