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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 CyberAnt · 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...