Tonight on HBO comes a new sports documentary, “Joe Louis: America’s Hero... Betrayed.” In the East, it’ll be on at 8 o’clock. In the West, it starts after the Wladimir Klitschko fight.
Check out DeAngelo Starnes’ review at EbonyJet.com.
DeAngelo writes: “Most interesting is the documentary’s emphasis on Louis being the anti-Jack Johnson. In that role, Louis’ path to the championship was saddled with conditions. He couldn’t publicly rejoice in victory, he couldn’t stand over his opponent with a raised fist if he knocked him down, and most of all, he couldn’t be seen in public with white women.
“This last condition was one that was probably more beneficial to Black America as it probably saved a few brothas from being the victim of the rope, even though Joe’s left hooks and right crosses probably sent a few to the trees anyway.”