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  • Fiorina draws ire of right with praise for Rev. Jesse Jackson push for more women in politics (2010)

    09/23/2015 2:21:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/22/10 | Mike Zapler
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina found herself in political hot water Friday after speaking warmly of Jesse Jackson and saying democracy won't be "truly representative" until "at least" half of elected officials are women. In a speech that became public Friday, Fiorina fondly recalled the Rev. Jesse Jackson — a controversial figure across the political spectrum but anathema to many on the right — "very graciously" visiting her at HP years ago, when the two worked together to boost diversity among Silicon Valley's work force. -snip- As HP CEO in the early 2000s, Fiorina worked closely...
  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • Jesse Jackson Arrested for Sensata Protest

    10/24/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    WIFR, CBS 23, Rockford/Freeport IL ^ | Wed 5:57 PM, Oct 24, 2012
    Today at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies plant, civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson returned to rally with with soon-to-be out of work employees. Jackson spent most of the afternoon in "Bainport”, the makeshift campsite that's been home to Sensata employees and their supporters for the last 40 days. Things took a turn around 4:00 p.m. when Jackson and about a dozen workers decided to march onto company property, before being arrested by police. You may remember the plant is scheduled to close the day before the election, because around 170 jobs are being relocated to China. …
  • Justice Dept. Fights Bias in Lending

    01/14/2010 5:47:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 578+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Charlie Savage
    The Justice Department is beginning a major campaign against banks and mortgage brokers suspected of discriminating against minority applicants in lending, opening a new front in the Obama administration’s response to the foreclosure crisis. Tom Perez, the assistant attorney general for the department’s Civil Rights Division, is expected to announce Thursday in New York that the administration is creating a new unit that will focus exclusively on unfair lending practices. “We are looking at any and every practice in the industry,” Mr. Perez said in a recent interview. As part of an expansion of the Civil Rights Division approved by...
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit ("Reverend" in Sex Tryst with FNC Pundit Tamara Holder)

    05/16/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    AIM ^ | May 16, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in...
  • Local FOX Insider: Martin Shot In Back of Head

    03/26/2012 2:45:50 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 156 replies · 89+ views
    Big Government ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to sources in the Memphis, Tennessee area, local FOX 13 insider Joseph Kyles reported from Sanford, Florida that Martin was shot in the back of the head. As the anchor, Greg Coy, tweeted, “This could change invest[igation].” Who is Joseph Kyles? Kyles is a local board member of Rainbow Push, Jessie Jackson’s...
  • Gay Ex-Staffer Makes Lurid Claims in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Jesse Jackson

    09/21/2011 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/21/11 | Madelin Morgernstern
    A former staffer to Rev. Jesse Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, claiming he was sexually harassed and discriminated against because he is gay. ~snip~ He claims that he was instructed to do a number of “humiliating tasks,“ including ”escort women to [Jackson's] room after work hours and clean up his room after sexual intercourse with women,” arrange a massage for Jackson, and bring Jackson Cialis from his room.
  • Gay Man Charges Jesse Jackson With Harassment and Discrimination: Most Media Mum

    05/01/2011 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/1/11 | Mike Bates
    On April 15, The Chicago Sun-Times reported on its Web site, "Jesse Jackson denies gay worker’s harassment, discrimination claims." The article began: A spokesman for the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday denied a claim from a man who says he was fired from the civil rights leader’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition because he is gay.Tommy R. Bennett filed a complaint with the city of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations last year, alleging Jackson fired him unjustly and that the civil rights leader forced him to perform “uncomfortable” tasks, including escorting various women to hotel rooms to meet Jackson for sex.The piece...
  • Jesse Jackson declares federal budget fight the American Civil War all over again

    04/08/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-8-11 | Jeff Poor
    An estimated 700,000 Americans died in the Civil War, one of the bloodiest times in our nation’s history. It’s hard to imagine anything quite measuring up in this day and age — but Jesse Jackson can. On Thursday’s “Martin Bashir” on MSNBC, Jackson, the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said the budget battle on the Republican side represents an effort to make the federal government “dysfunctional.” “[T]his really is a Civil War fight,” Jackson said. “This is making the federal government dysfunctional on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These guys will support three wars. They’ll...

    09/24/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 838+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | staff
    You can't make up stuff better than this! Isn't politics grand? HURRAH FOR THE DEMOCRATS! Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate...won clemency from a...
  • Gun Opponents Rally on MLK Anniversary (Freep Mention)

    08/29/2007 6:08:57 AM PDT · by CNS · 25 replies · 498+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 08/29/2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - Opponents of gun rights on Tuesday, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream speech," rallied against gun stores in cities across the nation and urged more government action against firearms dealers. The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence partnered with local organizations in at least 16 cities to stage demonstrations "to focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking," according to the Brady Campaign. "We can't achieve Dr. King's 'dream' of what America can be when we lose 32 people every day to gun murders," Brady Campaign President...
  • Media Advisory: Jackson Leads March of Militant Communists. Press conference at DC Rainbow/PUSH

    01/29/2007 3:54:02 PM PST · by blueman4 · 7 replies · 411+ views
    Media Advisory: Jesse Jackson Leads March of Militant Communists PDF of Press Release here: The American Conservative Student Union to hold a press conference in front of Rainbow/Push Coalition's DC Office tomorrow at 2:30PM EST. Funny YouTube Video - "The Twelve Hours of Marching" Additional picture and video at
  • Chris Rock Alert? Jesse Jackson Will Fight To 'Prohibit' Public Use of N-Word

    11/25/2006 5:29:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 156 replies · 4,017+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Anyone who tunes into late-night comedy shows knows that black comedians utter the n-word with rapid-fire frequency. Perhaps Michael Richards mistakenly thought that what was sauce for the goose was sauce for the white gander. In any case, in a Today show appearance this morning, Jesse Jackson declared that he would be working to "prohibit" the use of the word. He didn't offer specifics, but one question naturally arises. Would Jackson's n-word ban begin where the word is most frequently in use - the black community itself?Interviewed by weekend host Lester Holt [one of my MSM favorites for his level-headedness,...
  • This protest brought to you by Miller beer

    09/04/2006 9:24:36 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 25 replies · 956+ views
    American Public Media ^ | 1-09-06 | Mike Rhee
    In Chicago today, hundreds of people set out on a 50-mile, four-day march for immigration rights. Their final destination is the district offices of House Speaker Dennis Hastert in Batavia, Illiniois. The protestors don't like the House immigration bill that would criminalize undocumented workers. There've been a lot of these protests this summer. So nothing too surprising here. Except that this political demonstration is being brought to you by Miller Brewing Company. From WBEZ in Chicago, Mike Rhee tells us what's brewing.
  • Yusef Jackson invests in first media venture ( Burke buying another paper ? )

    06/30/2006 6:50:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 328+ views
    Chicago Business ^ | June 29, 2006 | Gregory Meyer
    Beer distributor Yusef Jackson has finally added a coveted title: publisher... Son of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition leader Rev. Jesse Jackson is attempting to resuscitate Radar, a saucy New York culture magazine that folded last year. He also said he’s hungry for other media properties, including the Chicago Sun-Times, for which he was an unsuccessful suitor in 2004, and possibly properties Tribune Co. sells off as it pares $500 million in assets amid a corporate restructuring. Mr. Jackson declined to say who his co-investors are in Radar. In 2004 he sought to buy the Sun-Times with California billionaire Ron Burkle, but he...
  • Shareholder shove comes to PUSH ( Jesse Jackson Alert )

    05/04/2006 8:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | CHERYL V. JACKSON
    A shareholder group is gaining momentum in its efforts to pressure companies to disclose charitable giving -- with donations linked to the Rev. Jesse Jackson... The National Legal and Policy Center has stepped up efforts to require corporations to disclose more details about their donations... The Rainbow/PUSH Citizen Education Fund, which in 2001 provided payments to Jackson's former mistress. The Church Falls, Va.-based non-profit group hit two shareholders meetings this week -- Boeing on Monday and PepsiCo Inc. on Wednesday. "Many shareholders would certainly object to their money going to a controversial and divisive figure like Jesse Jackson," said Peter...
  • Ill. hate crime commission head wants Nation of Islam member on panel

    03/05/2006 10:33:43 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | March 4, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    The Rev. Willie Barrow is the chair or the Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes. That's the group, with little fanfare, which saw Nation of Islam Minister of Protocol Claudette Marie Muhammad join its ranks last August. Since her prominent role in Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam--an organization that can rightly be referred to as a hate group--became public, four Jewish members have resigned the hate crimes panel. This morning, the Reverend Willie Barrow, the chair of the commission, spoke publicly for the first time on what is the top news story in the Land of Lincoln. In a CBS...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson v. Jesse Jackson, Assault Trial To Start This Tuesday (1/17/06)!!!

    01/13/2006 5:44:13 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 42 replies · 1,143+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2006 Contact: Jill Farrell of Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188 Jesse Jackson to Face Civil Trial on January 17 for Assault and Civil Rights Violations Judicial Watch represents Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson in claims against Jackson (Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced it has received confirmation from the Los Angeles County Superior Court that Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial as scheduled on January 17, 2006. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son...
  • Teacher's Pet

    01/03/2006 2:26:19 PM PST · by The Final Harvest · 13 replies · 1,182+ views
    WJS - Opinion Journal ^ | January 3, 2006 | Editorial
    The NEA gave $65 million in its members' dues to left-liberal groups last year. If we told you that an organization gave away more than $65 million last year to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Amnesty International, AIDS Walk Washington and dozens of other such advocacy groups, you'd probably assume we were describing a liberal philanthropy. In fact, those expenditures have all turned up on the financial disclosure report of the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union. Under new federal rules pushed through by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, large unions...
  • Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for Assault and Civil Rights Violations

    09/21/2005 3:16:38 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 116 replies · 8,200+ views
    Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for Assault and Civil Rights Violations Judicial Watch represents Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson in claims against Jackson (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim...
  • NYT: Nielsen, Long a Gauge of Popularity, Fights to Preserve Its Own - Turning to Lobbyists

    08/08/2005 6:23:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 370+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2005 | LORNE MANLY and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    ...Since... spring 2004, the company has spent more than $4 million to hire some of the nation's premier lobbyists to counter a savvy campaign conducted by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, a team of longtime Clinton strategists hired by the media conglomerate, and a coalition of black and Hispanic community leaders. Before 2004, Nielsen had not spent a dime on lobbying. Nielsen has also sprinkled more than $200,000 among minority organizations.... The technology, called local people meters, replaced set-top boxes and paper diaries, and offered advertisers and TV networks something they had never had before: detailed local demographic data every day...
  • Liberals perceive pick as divisive; Jackson says Roberts will roll back rights

    07/21/2005 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 36 replies · 787+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/20/2005 | Frank James and Mike Dorning
    Liberal groups moved immediately Tuesday night to portray President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts Jr., as a divisive choice whose past advocacy for limitations on individual rights demanded a thorough examination of his judicial record and legal philosophy. Some liberal advocates called for an all-out war to stop the nomination, while others offered a more measured initial response. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, said confirmation of Roberts would set "the court back half a century. . . . He will roll back workers' rights, women's rights and civil rights." Shortly after Bush made his announcement, the abortion...
  • Senator Reid Launches Faith Web Site

    07/19/2005 7:13:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 70 replies · 1,218+ views
    Reid ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2005 | Reid
    Washington, DC - Democratic Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today announcing the launch of his new website - A Word to the Faithful: ”As Democratic Leader, I’ve made outreach to the faith community a top priority and have had the great privilege of meeting with leaders of many faiths. I’ve talked with Protestant ministers about the immorality of a budget that cuts programs for the neediest among us while rewarding those with the most. I’ve discussed immigration and poverty with Catholic Bishops, and I’ve met with Jewish leaders to discuss ways we can help hardworking families across this...
  • Toyota Says it Didn't Know Farrakhan Would Speak at Chicago Event

    07/18/2005 10:24:38 AM PDT · by J. Carlisle · 14 replies · 747+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | July 18, 2005 | Peter Flaherty
    Toyota Says it Didn’t Know Farrakhan Would Speak at Chicago Event But Does Not Repudiate Nation of Islam Leader Date: July 18, 2005 Contact: Peter Flaherty 703-237-1970 Website: Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today criticized Toyota’s claim that it did not know that Louis Farrakhan would be present and speak at a June 16 luncheon at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund annual conference that took place in Chicago. According to the official conference program, Toyota sponsored the luncheon and was a “Platinum” ($100,000) sponsor of the conference. On July 13, Flaherty...
  • Toned-down Dean finds friendly audience at PUSH (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/13/2005 9:31:43 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 23 replies · 898+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 13, 2005 | LYNN SWEET WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean paid homage to the House of Jackson on Sunday, making not one but TWO visits to friendly audiences at the Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, trying to tone down the rhetoric that has landed him in so much hot water lately. Dean's newfound message discipline did not preclude a personal snipe at his counterpart, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. More on that in a few paragraphs, including the insult Vice President Dick Cheney lobbed at Dean -- suggesting only his mother loved him. Why a vice president would throw out juvenile taunts that are so beneath...
  • Toned-down Dean finds friendly audience at PUSH

    06/13/2005 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 449+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 06/13/05 | LYNN SWEET
    Toned-down Dean finds friendly audience at PUSH June 13, 2005 BY LYNN SWEET WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean paid homage to the House of Jackson on Sunday, making not one but TWO visits to friendly audiences at the Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, trying to tone down the rhetoric that has landed him in so much hot water lately. Dean's newfound message discipline did not preclude a personal snipe at his counterpart, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman. More on that in a few paragraphs, including the insult Vice President Dick Cheney lobbed at Dean -- suggesting only his...
  • Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. challenges Mayor Daley (Might, might not, run for mayor of Chicago

    06/10/2005 8:08:02 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 533+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 10, 2005 | Andy Shaw
    Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is making a political power play in his fight to get a new airport for Peotone. Jackson says if Mayor Daley will back the Peotone plan he may not run against Daley in the race for mayor. Congressman Jackson is in the mayor's face every time another City Hall corruption scandal breaks, and Jackson is definitely considering a challenge to Daley in 2007. But Jackson says his top priority is to get a new airport built near south suburban Peotone, and he considers Daley an impediment. So, the congressman is offering the mayor a strategy...
  • Jackson: More Senators Back Bid to Save Terri

    03/29/2005 2:48:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 340 replies · 6,459+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 2005 | Wires
    Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday afternoon that he has persuaded two Florida state senators to change their votes on a bill to save Terri Schiavo, leaving the measure just one vote shy of the majority necessary for passage. "Two of them have committed to meeting with Gov. Jeb Bush. They say that they're flexible if they can find acceptable emergency language," Jackson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. Targeting members of the state senate's black caucus in a bid to save Schiavo, Jackson explained: "While we didn't have the specific language today, if I could just get them to shift...
  • Big Voter Registration Drive Planned (Jesse Jr. Getting ready for Chicago Mayor Run?)

    02/20/2005 4:39:24 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 14 replies · 417+ views
    WBBM Newsradio 780 ^ | February 20, 2005 | Bob Roberts
    - CHICAGO -- Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior says if a massive voter registration drive worked for Harold Washington in his 1983 run for mayor, it can work in 2006 and beyond for the Democrats. Jackson Jr. and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition will work to register new voters. But Jackson won't say if it is a prelude to a run for mayor of Chicago. Jackson (D-Ill.) stressed that his goal was to help all Democrats. Nonetheless, he announced the registration drive moments after drawing comparisons between today's political landscape and the landscape in 1983, when Harold Washington was first elected mayor of...
  • Jackson Jr.: 'I have no plans to run for mayor'

    02/13/2005 12:17:49 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2005 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reiterated Saturday he has no desire to run against Mayor Daley in 2006 (my note, the next mayoral election is in 2007) but didn't rule out the possibility in the future. "I have no plans to run for mayor. I only have plans to run for Congress again in 2006," Jackson said in a speech at the Rainbow/PUSH headquarters focusing on the legacy of the late Mayor Harold Washington. Afterward, Jackson said, "I have not authorized any voter registration drives in my name. I have not set up any exploratory committees. . . .so you'll...
  • Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition LOSES Discrimination Case in Federal Court

    02/04/2005 2:52:36 PM PST · by Thanatos · 62 replies · 2,233+ views
    United States Court of Appeals ^ | 2-4-2005 | United States Court of Appeals
                United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT       Argued December 2, 2004                   Decided February 4, 2005     No. 01-1072   RAINBOW/PUSH COALITION, APPELLANT     v.   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, APPELLEE   CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, INTERVENOR       No. 04-1084   RAINBOW/PUSH COALITION, APPELLANT     v.   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, APPELLEE   CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, INTERVENOR             2   Appeals of Orders of the Federal Communications Commission       William L. Lowery...
  • Jesse Jackson Column Draws Heat from Ohio Sec. of State's Office

    12/03/2004 2:20:00 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 64 replies · 5,337+ views
    Copyright 2004 Editor & Publisher ^ | December 01, 2004 6:00 PM ET | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK A syndicated newspaper column by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, which slammed Ohio's handling of the recent presidential election, is being accused of "blatant inaccuracies" by the Ohio Secretary of State's office. Carlo Lo Paro, press secretary for Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, claims that Jackson's column, distributed earlier this week through Tribune Media Services, contains numerous inaccuracies that hint at improper behavior by Blackwell's office. "We expect someone writing an op-ed and a syndicate distributing that op-ed would fact-check information and have a responsibility to the facts," Lo Paro told E&P Wednesday. "We believe someone can have...
  • Kerry/Edwards officially are now part of the Ohio Recount. Papers Filed.

    11/30/2004 7:28:20 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 200 replies · 13,828+ views
    Ohio — Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National Voting Rights Institute, who are seeking a recount of all votes cast for president in the Ohio 2004 general election.
  • Family With 22 Children Needs A Home (Operation PUSH Reneged on Offer to Build House)

    11/15/2004 7:26:09 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 28 replies · 1,960+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Nov 15, 2004 | Joanie Lum
    COUNTRY CLUB HILLS (CBS 2) A family in the south suburbs has 17 children at home and is still waiting for help that was promised almost a year ago. Now time is running out. The Lemons could be homeless within weeks, and to make matters even worse, the dad just lost his job. The Lemons gained national attention just before last Christmas. A sister's dying wish led to two family's becoming one. Now the family's breadwinner just lost his job, and they are forced to move from their rented home in Country Club Hills. Many offers for help have gone...
  • Jackson, Farrakhan appear on live radio show

    11/05/2004 7:14:18 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 1,574+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | November 5, 2004 | Charles Thomas
    November 5, 2004 — A rare political summit took place this morning on a Chicago radio station. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Minister Louis Farrakhan were on the air discussing what African Americans can expect the next four years. It was the first time the two prominent black leaders had appeared on the same, live radio program on Chicago's WVON. The show was picked up by fifty other stations around the country and streamed on the internet. Both men agreed that after the Kerry loss, there is a greater than ever need for African-American unity. "All of us need to come...
  • Poll watchers aim to ensure minorities can cast ballots (Jesse Jackson plays the race card, again)

    10/24/2004 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 18 replies · 488+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 24, 2004 | MARK J. KONKOL
    Lawyers from around the nation gathered in Chicago on Saturday to gear up for attempts to suppress minority voter turnout during the Nov. 2 presidential election. At Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters on the South Side, voter advocacy groups -- including the League of Women Voters and the National Bar Association -- stressed at a news conference that voters must know their rights. The strategy session was called to mobilize poll-watcher teams in key states for the showdown between Republican President Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. While much of that effort will send attorneys to observe voting in swing...
  • Thousands line up to buy Clinton book, get autograph (Chicago)

    07/01/2004 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 24 replies · 329+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | July 1, 2004 | Andy Shaw
    By Andy Shaw July 1, 2004 — Thousands of people lined up on the streets outside Barbara's Books to meet former President Bill Clinton-and buy his book. Clinton signed more than 1,000 copies before leaving for fundraisers. Congressman Danny Davis reminisced with Bill Clinton about their boyhoods in rural Arkansas at the former president's book signing in Chicago. "Hope was a big town. We lived in the suburbs," said U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, (D) Chicago. "I tell you, it's great. I think the response that people are continuing to have all over America just simply represents how much he has...
  • More Backbiting in Kerry Camp

    06/30/2004 12:02:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Something to Yak About – More Backbiting in Kerry CampJohn Kerry wails and gnashes his teeth over partisan politics, but he can’t even get along with a lot of his fellow Democrats. The latest twist involves the Gentleman from Massachusetts and Tom Menino, mayor of Boston, the host city of the Democrat convention next month. After Kerry blew-off the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Boston earlier this week, Menino was quoted as saying of Kerry’s refusal to appear and subsequent actions, ”This is typical of small-minded individuals who have to create controversy.” Ouch! John Kerry’s Party Readying to ‘Take...
  • Protestors Call Jesse Jackson 'Worst Nightmare' for Black Community

    06/30/2004 4:02:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 26 replies · 435+ views ^ | 6/30/04 | Marc Morano
    Chicago ( - As Democrat John F. Kerry addressed Jesse Jackson's 33rd annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference on Tuesday, about 100 African-American religious and community leaders protested Jackson for being the black community's "worst nightmare." "Jesse is an immoral person. He has a history of being on the wrong side of history," said Pastor Anthony Williams of Chicago's St. Stephens Lutheran Church. "The media -- the American media -- has invented our worst nightmare in the black community. He has never done anything beneficial for our people," Williams told "We are letting the Democratic Party know -- from a state,...
  • Protestors overshadow Kerry at Rainbow/PUSH convention

    06/29/2004 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 72 replies · 991+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2004 | Andy Shaw
    While Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry addressed education during a speech at Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, critics of Daimler-Chrysler picketed outside the building. Reverend Jackson is trying to help Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry connect with African American voters and this year's Rainbow PUSH conference provided a perfect venue. But Kerry's appearance this morning was overshadowed by a crowd of black activists. They're angry at Jackson for allowing an allegedly racist auto company to underwrite a portion of the rain be bow push conference. "The black vote is not for sale. The black vote is not for sale," chanted the demonstrators. Nearly...

    06/29/2004 10:20:19 AM PDT · by soozla · 82 replies · 336+ views
    WLS AM890 RADIO | June 29, 2004 | Self
    Hmmmmmmmm..........unusual for Mayor Daley to forego appearance with a Democratic candidate (for such a high office). Kerry spoke to a group including Je$$e Jack$on/Rainbow Push, in Chicago!?? This just reported via WLS radio here in Chicago, and the reporter who covered Kerry's speaking engagement also thought it was weird that Daley was a "no-show". The report went on to say that Daley DID issue a statement today, IN PRAISE of President Bush, saying that his accomplishments in Iraq cannot go unrecognized and that Bush has done a very admirable job, in Daley's opinion. The report said that Bush has been...
  • Jackson, fans reflect on legacy of '84, '88 bids

    06/27/2004 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 409+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 27, 2004 | H. Gregory Meyer and Hal Dardick
    Butch Wing recalled the moment 20 years ago when Rev. Jesse Jackson showed up in Portsmouth Square in San Francisco's Chinatown. "I remember seeing 60-, 70- and 80-year-old Chinese men and women who speak very little English saying, `Run, Jesse, run. Win, Jesse, win,'" said Wing, a Chinese-American peace activist from Berkeley, Calif., who first met Jackson in 1983, when Jackson launched his first presidential bid. Jackson's "ability and desire to reach out to us" and other once-marginalized activist groups changed politics in America, Wing said Saturday at a reunion of members of Jackson's election team. That get-together came on...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls for Troop Withdrawal

    05/09/2004 5:27:41 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 58 replies · 224+ views
    Arab News ^ | May 10, 2004 | Khaled M. Batarfi
    ATHENS, 10 May 2004 — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has urged the Bush administration to withdraw American troops from Iraq and carry out a thorough investigation of human rights violations in the war-torn country. During the opening session of a conference on religions and cultures in Greece, Jackson said Bush must “end the occupation of Iraq and return sovereignty to the Iraqis as quickly as possible in cooperation with the United Nations and Europe.” “The US bias toward Israel and its support for (Ariel) Sharon’s aggressive policies have obstructed peace and triggered violence and hate in the region,” he said....
  • Family Blames Rev. Jackson For Problems

    05/04/2004 5:45:23 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 130+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | May 3, 2004 | Jon Duncanson
    CHICAGO (CBS 2) A Country Club Hills family of 23 fears it may soon be homeless, and they claim Reverend Jesse Jackson is to blame. Debra and Lamont Lemon were already raising a large family, when they agreed to take in 13 nieces and nephews after the children's mother died. Last December, their story was reported in Chicago and across the country. The Lemons say that's when Reverend Jackson promised to help them find adequate housing. But now, Jackson's Rainbow Push organization says it won't help with housing unless the Lemon's adopt all 13 children, saying that would prevent legal...
  • Jesse Jackson calls for assault weapons ban to honor Martin Luther King

    04/04/2004 7:29:14 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 84 replies · 558+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | April 4, 2004 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday one way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to renew the federal ban on assault weapons. ``A shot rang out from a high-powered rifle and Father King was killed,'' Jackson said during a vigil and rally in downtown Chicago. The federal ban on manufacturing and importing at least 19 types of military-style assault weapons expires Sept. 13. Congress must renew it and President Bush must sign it if it is to remain in effect. Jackson and several gun violence victims used the 36th anniversary of King's assassination...
  • Reynolds' motto: 'Never Give Up'

    03/08/2004 6:07:49 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 8, 2004 | CURTIS LAWRENCE
    The former congressman heads down 79th Street just east of Jeffery, wearing a baseball cap from his college alma mater and flashing the gap-toothed grin that first charmed voters more than a decade ago. Back then, former Rep. Mel Reynolds was a rising Democratic star and congressman from the 2nd District, which es-covers much of the South Side and south suburbs. That was before 1995, when a sexual misconduct conviction stemming from an affair with an underage campaign worker sent him to prison and destroyed his political career. On a recent Monday morning, most remember the face, even if they...
  • Jan. 26 Jesse Jackson Press Release: "Dismay" over New Jersey Nets' Firing Byron Scott

    02/14/2004 6:02:44 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 13 replies · 181+ views
    Rainbow ^ | January 26, 2004 | Keiana Peyton-Barrett
    (CHICAGO, IL) Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. today said he was dismayed over the dismissal of New Jersey Nets coach Byron Scott. “To fire the winningest coach in the history of the team, a coach who has led them to two conference titles, seems absurd,” Jackson said. “But, this is a business, and Byron knew the risks. The fact that the Nets wouldn’t give him a contract extension was a warning sign. Hopefully, he will bounce back next year with another team. He certainly deserves it.” Jackson said he had followed Scott’s career since he was in college. “This was...
  • Jackson under fire for questionable petition (Jesse, Jr).

    01/13/2004 5:53:40 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 165+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | January 13, 2004 | Charles Thomas
    Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is under fire again from longtime political rival William Shaw. Shaw wants Jackson left off the March primary ballot because Jackson used homeless people to gather questionable signatures for his petition. The state board hearing officer said he will recommend Shaw's complaint be dismissed so that Jackson's name will appear on the primary ballot. Shaw, an attorney argued that because of irregularities in his nominating petitions, Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior should be thrown off the March primary ballot. " The remedy for noncompliance is in the statute. It's the only remedy that's in the statute," said...
  • Protesters turn on Jesse Jackson during rally

    11/25/2003 6:22:26 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 77 replies · 624+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | November 25, 2003 | Rob Johnson
    A Loop rally demanding more jobs for young black men turned into a protest against the leadership of Reverend Jesse Jackson. With roughly 100,000 Chicagoans between 16 and 24 out of work or not in school, Rainbow Push was hoping to call to action disenfranchised young people, but a group of people disenchanted with Jesse Jackson led a spirited protest that sometimes drowned out the message of more jobs. Hundreds converged upon a frigid Federal Plaza today to hear politicians and political candidates talk passionately about creating more jobs. "Since this is a union working town the unions need to...