By Ann Brown
Donald Trump seems to be on a pardon roll, especially when it comes to Black Americans. In May, he pardoned late boxing legend Jack Johnson. And after a meeting with Kim Kardashian over prison reform Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a prisoner serving a life sentence for non-violent drug offenses. There is talk that Trump may pardon Muhammad Ali, although according to Ali’s lawyer, Ron Tweel, no pardon would be needed.
“We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971,” Tweel told NBC News. “There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed.”
There is another pardon Trump may be considering. Close Trump associate Roger Stone is now encouraging the president to pardon posthumously the late Black activist Marcus Garvey.
In 1923, Garvey, the pan-African advocate and Black nationalist who pushed forward the “Back to Africa” movement, was convicted on federal charges of mail fraud in connection with the sale of stock in the Universal Negro Click here to read entire article