Poker, wife stealing and smoking with Willie Nelson

(15 Jan 2019) Musicians including Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Jason Isbell and Jack Johnson share stories about their friendship with Willie Nelson at a tribute concert to the country legend. (Jan. 15)

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Jack Johnson’s Descendant Reflects on His Legacy

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. Johnson’s great-great niece reflected on his legacy. (May 24)

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Trump Pardons Late Boxing Champ Jack Johnson

President Trump granted a posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what many claim was a racially motivated injustice. Trump was joined by Sylvester Stallone and world boxing champ Deontay Wilder. (May 24)

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Jack Johnson Descendant Hopes for Pardon

Jack Johnson was once the most despised man in Jim Crow-era America after becoming the first African-American boxing heavyweight champion of the world, the most coveted athletic title of the time. (Feb. 8)

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Black Athletes Have Long History of Speaking Out

Today’s black athletes are part of a tradition of the intertwining of race, sports and society in America. From boxer Jack Johnson to Serena Williams, each generation has had to reckon with their era’s racial climate to help move the US forward. (Feb. 1)

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Big Boi’s New Music Corner Ep. 2: VICE News Tonight (HBO)

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