Skip to comments.Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Possible Saudi support for Hussein)
Posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT by libstripper
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Next time you walk by them start taking photos of them. Then watch what they do!
Percy Sutton (Malcom X’s Lawyer) Says Barack Obama Knows And Was Financed By The Racist Radical
Percy Sutton Khalid al Mansour videos
donald warden prince al-waleed
donald warden opec arabs blacks
Khalid al Mansour Rashid Khalidi (former PLO spokesman, anti-semite, Obama comrade)
Maybe all he had to do was use his “international status,” muslimbo background and family, say he would engage in muslim studies, and apply, and his radical, anti-American momma and grandma would’ve been more than happy to help facilitate free college:
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
This is a scholarship for Muslims in Non-member countries. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need. Covered in the award is full tuition, medical and vision insurance, a monthly allowance, and miscellaneous college expenses, to name a few.
They do try and place recipients in the country of application, however if you enroll outside of the county, the do offer as a bonus air fare home between semesters.
The United States is not a member of the IDB, although they do place students in American Universities from other countries. The website has a listing of member countries.
Islamic Scholarship Fund
The ISF awards $1,000 to $10,000 annually to:
Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Currently attending a four-year university in the U.S.
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community
Of Junior standing or above
Maintaining a minimum 3.4 Grade Point Average
Majoring in the humanities, social sciences, liberal arts, or law
This is a graduate scholarship available to Muslims studying in science, medicine or engineering. The scholarship can be used at U.S. colleges and the applicant must be a practicing Muslim of high academic merit.
This is a full scholarship award, paying all tuition fees, a monthly allowance, and they will give you a ticket home once during the 2-3 years you are a scholarship recipient.
IT’S BEYOND LIKELY AT THIS POINT THAT THERE’S A SERIOUS REASON HIS COLLEGE DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT THEREOF ARE PURPOSELY SEALED.
I wouldn’t disagree with that stridently. I think there’s a good deal of truth to it. I do always hold out hope for the impossible though. Sometimes you get surprised.
That doesn’t mean you expose yourself based on hopes.
There’s another connection. According to the most recent biography of Frank Marshall Davis, Davis was a close friend of and close Communist collaborator with none other than Vernon Jarrett, thereby making an effective, close connection for the Illegal with Jarrett through Davis. Thus, the connection pretty clearly seems to start with Davis who plugged him into Jarrett, who then plugged him into the rest of the Chicago radical community, including Valery, Moochelle, and the Ayres, both father and son.
Seems to me a link to this article should be tweeted/sent to folks at FOX, Breitbart, drudge etc.
What say you?
This is nothing new. Glenn Beck has been talking about the marriage of the radical left with jihadist moslems for 2-3 years at least, when he was still at Fox. The problem is that nobody listened to such “wacko” ideas, as everyone seemed to enjoy calling them. Truth be told, he was well ahead of the curve on this one.
IsSlime will have to be eradicated for that to ever happen.
“An absolutely vital post. This squares the circle.”
Yes it does. Add Derrick Bell & Charles Ogletree to the mix.
Frank Marshall Davis
William Ayers / Bernardine Dohrn
Donald Warden - Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour.
It’ll be a cold day as I avoid UT and its creepy treehuggers like the plague.
St. Petersburg Independent Tuesday, November 6, 1979 [19-A]
|The question of
financial aid from the
Arabs could raise a few
questions booth inside and
outside the black
Will Arabs Back
Ties To Blacks
What about those rumored billions of dollars the oil-
rich Arab nations are supposed to unload on American
black leaders and minority institutions? Its not just a
rumor. Aid will come from some of the Arab states, pre-
dicted a black San Francisco lawyer who has close ties to
officials of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
The first indications of Arab help to American blacks
may be announced December, said Khalid Abdullah
Tariq Al-Mansour, formerly known as Donald Warden, of
the Holmes and Warden law firm.
Al-Mansour is the lawyer who filed a friend-of-the-
court brief in support of OPEC last winter when the Inter-
national Association of Machinists and Aerospace Work-
ers (IAM) field an antitrust suit against the 13 OPEC
countries in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
The OPEC countries did not answer the price-fixing
charges on the g rounds that a U.S. court did not have ju-
risdiction over a foreign country. However, Al-Mansour
argued for OPEC as chairman of the Concerned Black
Americans in Support of Africa and the Middle East. The
suit was dismissed on Aug. 22.
Al-Mansour, 39, for several years has urged the rich
Arab kingdoms to cultivate stronger ties to Americas
blacks by supporting black businesses and black colleges
and giving financial help to disadvantaged students.
In September, Al-Mansour said, he presented a pro-
posed special aid program to OPEC Secretary-General
Rene Ortiz when he visited OPEC headquarters in Vien-
na. Al-Mansour urged the establishment of a fund that
would provide $20-million per year for 10 years to aid 10,-
000 minority students each year, including blacks, Arabs,
Hispanics, Asians, and native Americans.
The idea was fully endorsed by Ortiz and other
OPEC administrators, Al-Mansour said by telephone
from San Francisco last week. He said the decision on his
educational fund will be made by the OPEC ministers
when they meet in Caracas, Venezuela, in December.
I also spoke with a representative of the information
center for the League of Arab Nations in Chicago concern-
ing rumors of heavy Arab contributions and invest-
ments in black communities in the wake of Andrew
Youngs resignation as United Nations ambassador this
It is quite possible, an Arab spokesman said. How-
ever, I dont think any money will be given to individu-
als. But he said he also had heard that Moammar Khad-
afy, the leader of Libya, is planning to support black
organizations or institutions. The spokesman did not
name any individuals or institutions.
The question of financial aid from the Arabs could
raise a few extremely interesting questions both inside
and outside the black community. If such contributions
are large and sustained, the money angle may become sec-
ondary to the sociology and politics of such an occurrence.
What will be the response in white America to the rec-
ognition that Americans blacks have influential support-
ers in foreign lands?
Several of my media colleagues argue that such mas-
sive support will not come from the Arabs. But suppose it
does? How many black colleges could afford to announce
they are rejecting several million dollars annually in aid
not only to their students but to the tottering colleges
And what will happen if those college boards that do
accept Arab aid are threatened with the loss of domestic
Of course, there is another question that focuses on
how the black citizen is viewed by the American majority.
Can the average American live with the thought of blacks
being anything other than helpless a people without
any other resources than domestic tolerance and chari-
ty and their own bootstraps?
Im not about to hazard a guess as to what the Arabs
are going to do now that they have discovered that blacks
do have an interest in the Middle East. But I strongly sus-
pect their advisers have made it clear that they must do
something to support those rumors.
The new black advocacy of a homeland for the Pales-
tinians and recognition of the Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) has put the Arabs as well as certain
black leaders on the spot. Suppose those black leaders
who openly embraced Yasser Arafat suffer extreme short-
ages in financial contributions because of their pro-Arab
stands. And suppose the Arabs do not come to their res-
Such a failure could cause American blacks to adopt a
slogan made famous by the Jews: Never Again.
Vernon Jarrett is a distinguished journalist, histori-
an, sociologist, televisiom producer and host of a TV
Yes, I understand every bit of that (and the "Arabs are bankrolling the environmentalists" claim has been around for a long time). But you left out the most important point. Where does the social/sexual radicalism of the Western Left fit in on islam's plans for a world "theocracy?"
I've said this so many times that I'm sure FReepers are getting tired of it, but it's like old-time professional wrestling. Two angles are running at one time, one against one set of "heels" and another against another set of "heels." Each heel claims to be the greatest of all time. If one heel team is foreign, the American heels never get mad or even notice it. If both heel teams are foreigners but come from different places (each boasting that wherever he comes from is "the best"), then they ignore each others boast and don't get offended. They confine themselves only to their feud with the "faces." The heels never feud among themselves, even though logically they should be feuding among themselves all the time.
One minute we are facing in "angle" where homosexuals are about to destroy religious expression. Conservatives fight back with defenses of religion and attacks on secularism. The next minute we shift to the other "angle," where radical moslems want to impose "theocracy" and outlaw criticisms of religion. Conservatives do a complete 180, suddenly defending enlightenment secularism even to the point of defending homosexuals, and scream bloody murder about how any law muzzling criticism of religion violates the First Amendment.
These two angles go on constantly. Their coexistence makes no sense. Moslems and homosexuals should not be even quasi-allies, yet they are. The homosexuals and moslems advance along each front against their enemies, yet never at any time seem to quarrel with each other.
Does my question make sense now?
Interestingly, the article you link to calls it "a false and baseless claim." Is there any real connection between al-Mansour and Norquist? Or is it just a wild guilt-by-association claim.
This column strikes me as a thinly veiled threat to the Arabs to pay up or else. Kind of a Jesse Jackson style shake down. We know who you are...
'Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,' drawing on previously unavailable archival sources, offers new details into the life of Malcolm X, shown above with King Faisal in Saudi Arabia in 1964.
Can you clarify that Jarrett link?
You left one out.
Malcolm Little. Malik Shabbazz, who converted to sunni islam in April 1964.
Percy Sutton on your list was his lawyer.
The link goes to a google of the original newspaper article. You have to scroll through the entire paper to find the column I posted.
Good to see you :) Thanks for the ping- this is fascinating.
I am baffled why some enterprising reporter or group hasn’t really gone after Obama’s college records. There must be something there or he wouldn’t have gone to such lengths to keep them under wraps.
Is NO ONE in the media even a little bit curious? Has anyone ever had the temerity to ask him? The most aggressive questioning of him I’ve ever seen was last week by Univision, and that had nothing to do with his background.
Saul Alinsky/Jerry Kellman/Michael Kruglick
Alinsky, you know. Kellman and Kruglick were both trained as community organizers by Alinsky. Kellman hired Obama; Kruglick trained and supervised him. Let's not forget the Midwest Insitute, the academic extension of Alinsky's organization.
And, then, of course, there was William Ayers' daddy, Thomas Ayers, Chairman of Chicago Edison. If not an active member of the network, he was at least an influential "fellow traveler".
Which brings us to Sidley & Austin, the corporate law firm for Chicago Edison. Sidley & Austin hired William Ayers' wife, Bernadine Dohrn -- even though she was barred from practicing law. And they hired Michelle Robinson, who worked closely with Dohrn. And they hired Michelle's husband-to-be, young Barack -- who interned at the firm. I believe the firm has also served David Axelrod's interests.
And let's not forget Axelrod himself -- a member of the same Chicago circle.
All of this is coming into focus -- we have a network composed of white commies and black commies, sustained by Arab money once the Soviet Union stopped writing the checks for infiltration and subversion in the USA.
Tom Fife joined FR and posted his story:
Posted on Monday, 3 November 2008 6:15:25 AM by thefife
The First Time I Heard of Barack
Interesting. Valaarie Jarrett is married to the author's son. Amazing coincidence.
The link takes you to the 1979 article that the writer is talking about. It was written by Vernon Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett’s father.
Michael, thanks for that link.
I have tried to summarize all here:
Obama's ConnectionsIn late 1988 Obama entered Harvard Law, upon the recommendation of Percy Sutton, a powerful New York politician. Why did Sutton pull strings for Obama? In an interview from "Inside City Hall, (youtube clip Obama and Khalid Mansour) Percy Sutton says he was introduced to Obama by Khalid Al-Mansour of Texas, "principle advisor to one of the world's richest men". Mansour talked to Sutton about Obama and asked Sutton to write a recommendation to Harvard, using Sutton's contacts. Percy Sutton wrote the letter to Harvard calling Obama a "genius".
Now who is this Khalid Al-Mansour, and who is this rich man he represents? Looking further, we have Africa Venture Partners announcement:AVP WELCOMES DR.KHALID ABDULLAH TARIO AL-MANSOUR TO IT'S BOARD.
Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour is an internationally acknowledged advisor to Heads of State and business leaders in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has been actively involved in structuring investments and joint ventures worldwide for over 35 years. Dr. Al-Mansour was also responsible for the Africa investment activities of Kingdom Holdings, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's investment company. During his distinguished career, Dr. Al-Mansour has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Bombay University, Columbia University, UCLA, University of Kenya, London School of Economics and the University of Ghana.
In addition to Africa Venture Partners, Dr. Al-Mansour sits on the Boards of: Saudi African Bank; Kingdom Holdings, Africa; Multimedia Super Corridor (Malaysia); Space Tech Inc.; AmNet Corp. International; New Avenues Fund Ltd; United Bank for Africa; United Networks; and Landmark Entertainment
Dr. Al-Mansour has authored 24 books and is listed in Who's Who in the World; International Who's Who in the Arab World; Two Thousand Men of Achievement; Royal Blue Book of London; World's Who's Who of Intellectuals and American Hall of Fame.
Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California at Berkeley.
So now it gets interesting. Obama got his push behind the scenes from an advisor to a Saudi Prince. And not just any Saudi Prince. Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has an estimated net worth of US$29.5 billion, is the 19th richest person in the world, and is the second richest man in royalty next to the Sultan of Brunei.
So this Saudi Prince's advisor somehow or other takes an interest in Obama when Obama is an unknown. Why?
More to the point, would Mansour be likely to spend time and effort giving aid to an apostate from Islam?
More good stuff on Khalid al-Mansour at Newsmax: (1) Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age, and Who is Khalid al-Mansour?
One especially interesting tidbit is that Khalid al-Mansour was originally named Donald Warden. As Donald Warden, he mentored Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, founders of the Black Panthers.
In the Congressional Record (page E824, April 23, 2007), Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California intoduced a bill honoring him for his work, and mentioning his prior name and connection to the Panthers:Ms. LEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the African American Association. Throughout its extraordinary history, the Association has been known for promoting equality, diversity, social justice, and African American community empowerment. This year the Association celebrates the 45th anniversary of its founding.We now have a link (Mansour) between Obama, black radicals, and the Saudi royals
The African American Association was first organized in the early 1960s by African American students at the University of California, Berkeley. Among the founding members were community leaders such as Khalid Al-Mansour (known then as Don Warden); future Judges Henry Ramsey and Thelton Henderson; future Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums; and future Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
The Associations founding occurred in the midst of a turbulent time for African Americans and for our country. Malcolm X was fearlessly expressing his views on race relations. Many African nations were being liberated after years of colonial rule and oppression. The civil rights movement was gaining national momentum, and many young African Americans were feeling a newfound source of pride in their African heritage. A primary impetus for the groups establishment was an interest in learning the real history of Africa and slavery in the United States. Not having the resources for a mass media campaign, group members took their message to where the people were: they took their message to the streets.
William Ayers and his father Tom AyersDavid Horowitz talked about Bill Ayers father getting Barack his job at Sidley/Austin. Also talked about Barack Obama planning his presidential run, at the Ayers/Dorn kitchen table.
Bill Ayers' father was VERY big in Chicago politics. The Ayers and Daleys are very close
We know that Ayers started Obama's political career, and is very influential in Chicago politics. What hasn't been really examined is HOW and WHY he's influential
The HOW and WHY is his dad Thomas G Ayers (1915-2007). Tom Ayers was President of Commonwealth Edison from 1964, and was chairman and CEO from 1973 to 1980. Besides that:"He had a great social conscience and believed in breaking down the barriers that confronted so many people, particularly minorities and women," said James O'Connor, who succeeded Mr. Ayers as ComEd chairman. "Beyond what he did at Commonwealth Edison, he really set an example for other leaders in the Chicagoland business community to follow."Bill Ayers' dad was a primary mover and shaker in Chicago politics, with strong ties to the Daley machine. Besides all the above:
Mr. Ayers also served on boards of nonprofit initiatives and chaired those of the Chicago Urban League, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Erikson Institute, Bank Street College of Education in New York, Community Renewal Society and the Chicago Community Trust.
While chairing the Northwestern University Board of Trustees, he helped start Chicago United, dedicated to racial minority group access to jobs and education. The project that made him most proud, son John Ayers said, was Dearborn Park, an integrated South Loop housing project, which he conceived and for which he raised funds.
With his sons deep in protest of the Vietnam War (one, Bill Ayers, was a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society who went underground for about 11 years) the businessman supported his children and their campaign. "Our father always stood by us," John Ayers said. "He was an establishment guy, but he believed in us. He believed in change."
After the Board of Education's financial collapse of 1979, Mayor Jane M. Byrne named Mr. Ayers as her choice for president of the new board.He was the Chicago establishment, serving on the boards of Sears, G.D. Searle, Chicago Pacific Corp., Zenith Corp., Northwest Industries, General Dynamics Corp. of St. Louis, First National Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Cubs and the Tribune Co.And how exactly was Obama connected up the the Ayers in Chicago? I'm suspecting that his long association with Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii had a lot to do with his decision to settle in Chicago. Per Davis's wiki entry:
Mr. Ayers also was an agent for change, negotiating between Mayor Richard J. Daley's administration and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s open housing campaign in the mid-1960s, and developing the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities to fight racial discrimination in housing.In 1927, Davis moved to Chicago, where he worked variously for the Chicago Evening Bulletin, the Chicago Whip and the Gary American, all African-American newspapers. He also wrote free-lance articles and short stories for African-American magazines. It was also during this time that Davis began a serious effort to write poetry, including his first long poem, entitled Chicagos Congo, Sonata for an Orchestra.I think Obama chose to move to Chicago to take advantage of the network of connections that Davis still had with the Chicago Left.
In 1935, Davis moved back to Chicago to take the position of managing editor of the Associated Negro Press, a news service for black newspapers, which had begun in 1919. Eventually, Davis was named executive editor for the ANP. He held the position until 1947.
During the Depression, Davis participated in the federal Works Progress Administration Writers' Project. In 1937, he received a Julius Rosenwald Fellowship.
While in Chicago, Davis also started a photography club, worked for numerous political parties, and participated in the League of American Writers. With the encouragement of authors such as Richard Wright and Margaret Walker, Davis published in 1948 his most ambitious collection of poems, entitled 47th Street: Poems, which chronicles the varied life on Chicago's South Side.
Sometime during the period 1943-1945, Davis joined the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA), although he never publicly admitted his party membership. Davis published pieces in CPUSA-supported publications.
Davis used his newspaper platform to call for integration of the sports world, and he began to engage himself with community organizing efforts, starting a Chicago labor newspaper, The Star, toward the end of World War II. In 1945, he taught one of the first jazz history courses in the United States, at the Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago.
Does anybody here doubt that there would be a connection between Davis and Ayers, given the connections between the Communist Party and the Weather Underground, particularly between black radicals like Davis and the Weather Underground coming from the Chicago Eight trial?
Of course, it makes sense that jihadis and the domestic radicals should form an alliance.
The Arab expression is "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." The corresponding communist expression is "the end justifies the means."
The focus of both sides' animus is the US of A. Why wouldn't they cooperate -- against the interests of America?
Long-term, the jihadis doubtless view the left as candidates for beheading practice. The left, naively, views the jihadis as candidates for, at best, conversion or, at worst, employment as useful idiots.
In this context, it is also important to note that, nowadays, the commies are probably less "pro-communist" than they are virulently "anti-American". There is an unmistakable strain of nihilism in today's left.
As you point out, this does leave the religious right in the paradoxical position of appearing to defend the "seculars" against the "theocratics", then turn around and have to line up with the "theocratics" vs the "seculars". It would probably be more appropriate philosophically to simply stand squarely against both sides, without resorting to the defense of either.
That YouTube video is a knockout! Percy Sutton was a Big Deal in NYC, and he seems sharp enough to me, even at 88!
Somehow, it always results in no more than two degrees of separation from Valerie Jarrett, the Martin Bormann of the Obamanation.
I have often referred to the article in posts and I wish that our politicians would not run away from what was being set up. I am thankful that there still are people in this Nation who see through what really goes with Obama and his international cabal. I think it ironic that two places of note in USA history i.e. Chicago and Hawaii are so significant as to that cabal.
...The book spends time sketching out his two trips to the Middle East and Africa before he was killed, illustrating the extensive network of contacts he built. Malcolm developed political connections with heads of state, like President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. He visited and gave lectures in Beirut, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Lagos, Egypt, Kuwait, Zanzibar, Tanzania and other locations, where he also wrote articles about US racism in newspapers and developed an international network of relationships with students, intellectuals, and leaders.
This meant that when Malcolm began to mobilize foreign governments to charge the US before the United Nations for violating African Americans human rights, he actually began to have the clout to pull it off. Marable also describes how he built a strong affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, first establishing contacts with their Beirut branches and then engaging with their Cairo center. Malcolm studied Arabic for several months in Cairo, and received religious instruction from the Brotherhood...
Note that the article appears in “FOREIGN AFFAIRS”, the offical journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which some consider a sponsor of one-world socialism.
“The media is only covering Romney’s gaffes, not Obamas college financing, character, ss #, etc. “
Easy to understand why. If they got into the Illegal’s grades, sponsorship, and funding, they’d discover he was, at best, a mediocre student who probably couldn’t even compete on an AA basis with other AA candidates and that he got all the way through school, from Occidental, to Columbia, through Harvard because he was sponsored and financed by an evil combination of U.S. communists and radicals and foreign, mostly Saudi, radical Islamists, to all of whom, not America and Americans, he remains totally beholden up to and including today.
What the woman in the Moscow dinner party was telling had roots going back many years. The international financial cabal led by the Rothchilds that gave aid to the Russian revolutionaries have for years seen the USA as a political exception to be brought under control. This goes from the days of Wilson and bringing in and implanting a ‘Federal/foreign’ monetary goliath through WWII and the chicanery of Stalin to the latest episode where a person with a known communist and questionable personal history out of Hawaii and Chicago could beguile very many citizens towards becoming POTUSA. This should have been laid out on the public table but was kept cold in the pot in the kitchen.
So that's what the logo in the article (shown in the image in #53) meant. I suspected it meant something, but didn't know what. So I didn't attempt to reproduce it in my retyped version. Interesting!
Obama a “genius”? God help us.
The connection to the Russian woman and the story told by Tom Fife was probably ALICE PALMER.
Valerie Bowman Jarrett's uncle (mother's [Barbara Taylor Bowman] sister's [Lauranita Taylor Dugas] husband):
Lester J. Dugas Jr., 74, Businessman, Civic Leader
September 03, 1999|By Margaret O'Brien, Tribune Staff Writer.
Lester J. Dugas Jr., 74, a retired businessman and a pioneer in many social, civic and professional causes, died Monday in Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.
He was the first African-American senior manager for Commonwealth Edison, where he worked for 35 years and paved the way for other minorities in the company. At the time of his retirement, he was the division vice president for Chicago South.
Beyond Commonwealth Edison, Mr. Dugas also opened the door at the Economic Club of Chicago as its first African-American member.
He was well-known for his professional accomplishments, but even better known for his committed support of friends and civic causes.
“He and his family were very much a part of the civic fabric of this city,” said Edward Horner, executive vice president for development and public affairs at the Art Institute of Chicago. “He was a major presence and will be sorely missed.”
At the Art Institute, Mr. Dugas was chairman of the Leadership Advisory Committee and worked to make the museum's collection more appealing and available to an increasingly diverse audience.
He was also dedicated to health care. He was a board member at Children's Memorial Hospital for 30 years, past president of the board at Provident Hospital, chairman of the Foundation for Critical Care Medicine and an active member of the Illinois Hospital Association.
As a retired professional, he served as a board member of the Kenwood Group Inc., chairman of the executive committee of Hyde Park Bank, senior director and distributor for NSA Inc. and trustee for the Kenwood Growth and Income mutual fund.
Mr. Dugas served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Afterward, he earned a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, he was one of the founding members of the Beta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Mr. Dugas was a senior warden at the Church of St. Paul the Redeemer in Hyde Park. He was chairman of the building and grounds committee and spearheaded the restoration of the church bell tower in memory of his mother-in-law, Dorothy J. Taylor.
TRIBUTE TO LATE MR. LESTER JOSEPH DUGAS, JR.
ALDERMAN HAIRSTON (5TH Ward) And
ALDERMAN PRECKWINKLE (4th Ward):
Dugas, one of the founding members of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, graduated from the college with a degree in electrical engineering in 1949. He met his future wife, Lauranita Taylor, while they were both students at UW-Madison. The couple moved to Chicago, where Dugas worked with the electric utility company Commonwealth Edison. He worked for the company for 35 years, and retired as a division vice president.
He became the first African-American senior manager there and began to hone his own management skills, focusing on promoting and rewarding competence without regard to race and gender. Dugas recruited talented African-American students for internships and employment with Commonwealth Edison. He also promoted a woman to division engineer for the first time in the company's history.
Commonwealth Edison employees were encouraged to share their talents through a forum Dugas created. Dugas’s commitment to interpersonal relationships is illustrated in his 1977 trip to Russia as part of a U.S. Department of Energy exchange program. The following year he reciprocated the invitation by hosting Russian engineers at his home in Chicago. He was one of only a few asked to return for the completion of the program a year later.
The Dugases played a major role in the university's efforts to reach out to traditionally under-represented alumni and recruited students in the Chicago area. Often, they opened their home to host events that encouraged others to become involved in the university. Beyond the Chicago area, they helped identify alumni across the country and maintained contact with them, strongly advocating for the support of students and educational programs.
Lifetime educator Lauranita Taylor Dugas was born on December 2, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy and Robert Taylor. Her father was the first black commissioner of the Chicago Housing Authority, an organization he worked with for eleven years. In 1944, Dugas graduated from Parker High School and moved to Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her B.A. degree in sociology. In 1949, Dugas married Lester J. Dugas Jr., an electrical engineering student at the time who then became the first black senior manager of Commonwealth Edison in Chicago.
Dugas lived (50th and S. Woodlawn Ave.) doors down from Bill Ayers, Valerie Bowman Jarrett, Vernon Jarrett, Cass Sunstein, et al. (ZabaSearch)
In a lovely Hyde Park apartment, Dorothy Taylor was discussing the times and legacy of her late husband, Robert Rochon Taylor. Chicagoans, and students of urban misadventures, know the name, if not a thing about him.
He's the Robert Taylor after whom the 28-building mess called the Robert Taylor Homes-the world's largest public housing project-is named. He died in 1957, four years before the project went up, but suffers in absentia the ignominy of his name being synonymous for a disaster.
Taylor is the worldly matriarch of a sprawling and prestigious black family. Its members include granddaughter Valerie Jarrett, the Chicago Planning and Economic Development Commissioner, and grandniece Antoinette Cook Bush (”I consider her like my granddaughter”), expected to be named by President Clinton as the first black and first woman to head the Federal Communications Commission. Valerie was married to a son of columnist Vernon Jarrett; Cook's stepfather is Vernon Jordan, the Washington insider and civil rights leader.
...Taylor and Dorothy moved into them that same year, soon after the birth of Valerie's mom, Chicagoan Barbara Bowman. Their second daughter, and Gail Dugas’ mother, is Chicagoan Lauranita Dugas.
wiki: To one reporter's e-mailed question about her divorce, she replied, “Married in (Dr. William Robert Jarrett) 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.” In a Vogue profile, she further explained “We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.”
THOMAS G. AYERS & BARACK OBAMA
Vernon Jarrett was also a fan of Barack Obama. He watched his career from its early stages and became an influential supporter.
In 1992 Obama worked for the ACORN offshoot, Project Vote to register black voters in aid of the Senate Campaign of Carol Moseley Braun-who had strong Communist Party USA ties and was Harold Washington's legislative floor leader.
Obama helped Carol Moseley Braun win her Senate seat, then took it over himself in 2004-backed by the same communist/socialist alliance that had elected Washington and Moseley Braun.
Commenting on the 1992 race, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992;
Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip...If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program's executive director...
Valerie Jarrett daughter wedding: Besides Obama, who was there
By Lynn Sweet on June 17, 2012
(Valerie Jarrett's) timing couldnt have been better. Harold Washington had become the citys first African-American mayor and Jarrett wanted to be part of his administration. Judd Miner, then Washingtons Corporation Counsel, recruited Jarrett to the citys law department.
A few years later, after hed returned to his law firm, Miner would make another hiring coup, recruiting the president of the Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama. Miner, in fact, was one of Obamas earliest connections to an assortment of wealthy Jewish and African-American Chicago Democrats who would assist him at every stage of his political career.
Significantly, it was Judd Miner, who formed a law firm with Allison DavisDavis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallandwho personally says that he recruited Valerie to the citys Law Department, getting her initially involved with the Washington administration. Jarrett wasnt happy with private practice, Miner told the Chicago Sun-Times, and she wanted to get involved in the Washington administration. The firm represented a number of groups that partnered with private developers to build and manage affordable housing. Speaking of whom, the firms partners were familiar with Chicago businessman Tony Rezko. (More on this momentarily.)
Vernon Jarrett also played a major role in the election of Chicago's first black Mayor Harold Washington.
According to aWashington Postobituary May 25th 2004;
Mr. Jarrett continually shone a light on African American history and pertinent issues in Chicago and throughout the country. He stoked the political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the city's first African American mayor, Harold Washington.
Vernon Jarrett was a key influence in Washington's decision to run for the Chicago mayoralty and remained a key supporter through his four year tenure.
One of the first examples I found of Frank Marshall Davis getting noticed by Congress was a 1944 Congressional report listing his involvement in the American Peace Mobilization. That same report also cited the involvement of a fellow Chicagoan named Robert Taylor. Taylor was the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.The whole Obama collection of mentors, associates, and friends -- all connected with the Chicago communists.
Taylor also served with Davis on another communist front, the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, whose members masqueraded as civil-rights crusading "progressives." The two served on the board together.
Both Taylor and Davis would have frequently encountered another politically active Chicagoan, Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis worked together on the small publicity team of the communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union, which Frank Marshall Davis publicly called for nationalizing. Vernon Jarrett would one day become Valerie Jarrett's father-in-law.
So, here we have Obama's mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, working with the literal relatives of Valerie Jarrett -- all serving together in Chicago's Communist Party circles in the 1940s.
And Michelle introduced Barry to Ms Jarrett when Valerie worked for Chicagos Mayor Daley and Michelle Robinson (and Barry) worked for the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. And the Daley family and the Ayers family were very close.
I remember the Iranian students at my college in ‘79 and the arguments they had in class.
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