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  • All-gender restroom at Democratic convention a hit with delegates

    07/29/2016 5:57:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    An all-gender bathroom at the Democratic national convention was seeing plenty of visitors on Thursday. Even some famous ones. "When both of us walked in," said Nikki Nice, referring to a friend who was hurriedly walking away from this reporter, "Reverend Jesse Jackson was coming out of the stalls." "We were like: 'Ahhh'," Nice said. "Just experiencing Reverend Jesse Jackson coming out of a stall – that just speaks everything about what an all-gender restroom really is about. So I'll take that any day."
  • Democrats must confront hard truths

    07/24/2016 3:25:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 23, july, 2016 | STEVE SEBELIUS
    As the party prepares to convene in the birthplace of democracy, it faces dangers from within and without that threaten to destroy its chances to govern at a time of uncertainty, upheaval and unpredictability. The nation’s attention has just been focused on four days of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, capped by a speech in which Donald Trump told us we were unsafe and could only be saved by a strong leader unbound by political correctness, unafraid to confront the world. Democrats have already begun focusing on the excesses of that convention but they risk missing the very important...
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Muhammad and Mrs. Jones - Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia Muslim Enclave

    01/03/2008 9:41:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 410+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | January 1, 2008 | Beila Rabinowitz
    Kenny Gamble is best known for being "the architect of the Philly Soul Sound."...But Gamble is also the architect of a planned stealth Islamist enclave in Philadelphia where he is better known in Muslim circles as Brother Luqman Abdul Haqq. Gamble has admitted that he intends to bring about the Muslim community in South Philadelphia through his "Universal Companies" and proclaims that his state and federally subsidized funded building endeavors are part of an Islamist blueprint, "We are not down here just for Universal-we are down here for Islam." In 1975 after a personal crisis Gamble converted to Islam and...
  • Vanity: Does Jesse "High Jackson eat marbles?

    07/08/2016 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 46 replies
    07-08-2016 | Me
    Just saw him on FOX NEWS talking to Megyn Kelly and I kid you not, I didn't understand a word he was saying. Then, after his segment, Sheriff Clark came on and pretty much called Jackson a stupid ass.
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • [Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

    04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 799+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for...
  • City records 300th homicide with 13 over Father's Day weekend

    06/22/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 June 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Peter Nickeas•
    he city recorded its 300th homicide this weekend and went on to record six others over a 60-hour period that saw 59 people shot, 13 fatally, from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning. So far this year, about 1,800 people have been shot across the city and more than 200 of those wounded have died of their wounds, according to records kept by the Chicago Tribune. A total of 306 people have been killed this year by shooting, stabbing or other means, Tribune records show. A 3-year-old boy was among the wounded who survived the weekend shootings. Police said he’s...
  • Third Annual Nat'l Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson - 1/21/02

    01/25/2002 12:59:55 AM PST · by Mercuria · 100 replies · 1,288+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | M. Hollenbeck
    Having a night job and playing simple yet multiple games of juggling with what life throws at you during the conscious part of one's daylight hours normally impedes on one's abilities to wake up relatively early to do what I call "active business for a cause". (Not all of us have had our metal completely forged and perfected in the fire - heck, some of us don't even come close. But at least we're trying.) But it wasn't quite so difficult on Monday. Because of Jesse Lee Peterson's recent legal action against Jesse Jackson and Rainbow/PUSH due to a ...
  • Jesse Jackson endorses Hillary Clinton

    06/11/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | June 11, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)-The Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, continuing a recent string of high-profile endorsements for the presumptive Democratic nominee. Jackson, speaking in Chicago, said he trusts that Clinton will look out for the interests of marginalized communities including refugees, immigrants and the poor. "We trust her to work on health care, to fight for the poor ... for the willingness to fight for civil rights," Jackson said. Jackson, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1984 and 1988, endorsed Clinton at the site of a memorial recognizing the hundreds of children killed in the city...
  • Hillary Clinton picks up another big endorsement (Jesse Jackson)

    06/11/2016 6:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his support for Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a Saturday afternoon news conference with reporters in Chicago and called for "reconciliation" between her and her rival, Bernie Sanders.
  • Jesse Jackson: Americans often see Cuba upside down

    03/21/2016 3:30:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | 3-21-2016 | Jesse Jackson
    First, in many ways, the president’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba isn’t so much ending their isolation as ending ours. Cuba has enjoyed good and growing relations with our neighbors across the hemisphere for years. In recent years, those countries have threatened to exclude the U.S. from hemispheric meetings if we continued to demand that Cuba’s exclusion. We have sought to isolate Cuba for over 50 years; we ended up isolating ourselves. Second, for many across the world, Cuba, not the U.S., has been on the right side of history. Cuba stood with Nelson Mandela and the African National...
  • Jesse Jackson Weighs In On SCOTUS Fight & If A Black Woman Should Be Nominated To The High Court

    02/20/2016 8:48:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    NEWSONE ^ | Feb 19, 2016 | NewsOne Now
    He went on to blast the decision to appoint Justice Clarence Thomas to the High Court saying, "It is a holy insult to history to replace Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas, people of the same race but whose points are antithetical." Jackson believes "we should have another Supreme Court [Justice] before Christmas,"
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Star Wars’ Record-Breaking Box Office Success Due to Racially Diverse Cast

    02/01/2016 2:30:47 PM PST · by drewh · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | feb 1 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Rev. Jesse Jackson partially credits the casting of black British actor John Boyega for the financial success of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in an op-ed piece about “Hollywood apartheid.” “For the second year in a row, no actor or actress of color has been nominated for an Academy Award. That is a shameful streak,” Jackson wrote in USA TODAY on Monday. “But the growing outcry over the whitewashing of the prestigious golden statue and the industry it celebrates is a sign of at least some progress.” Jackson wrote that minority performers are the future of the industry. “By midcentury,...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr: In A Class of His Own

    01/18/2016 6:06:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from Crystal Wright's new book, "Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division."When was the last time anyone heard the "Reverend" Al Sharpton give a sermon? I mean a real one, not a rant that incites racial unrest. Ever since Sharpton came to the defense of Tawana Brawley in 1987, knowing she HAD lied in accusing white men of raping her, he's been a professional race profiteer. Not only did Tawana lie, she lied big time: spreading dog feces on herself then hiding in a trash can...
  • [Sheriff David] Clarke: Jesse Jackson’s Chicago March Selfish, ‘Exploitation of a Situation’

    11/28/2015 3:00:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/27/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) criticized Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Chicago protests as “exploitation of situation” on Friday’s “Varney & Co” on the Fox Business Network.Clarke stated that the rally in Chicago headed by Jackson “highlights, I believe, the self-centeredness and the selfishness, and it’s the nature of this group. The people who are going to participate in the tradition of the Magnificent Mile, the retail that goes on in that area, had nothing to do with the Chicago police shooting. Many of those people are from out of town, they’re not even from the state of Illinois, the city...
  • Jackson and Sharpton Now Hustling For Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 7:22:46 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 11/21/2015 | Brian Anderson
    The Black Lives Matter movement has absolutely stolen Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton's race hustling thunder. They can hardly get their faces on TV any more and that sure as shit doesn't put money in the bank. So what is a couple of irrelevant race baiting hucksters supposed to do? Rally to flood our country with potential terrorist, of course. Duh. In separate but equally insane schemes, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are working to become the jihadi's best friend by championing a tidal wave of Syrian refugees. As reported by The Chicago Tribune, Jackson held a prayer meeting to...
  • Police: Two teens arrested in murder of Missouri woman

    11/07/2015 1:18:32 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 5, 2015, 9:36 AM | By Crimesider Staff CBS News
    LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. -- Two teenagers have been arrested in the stabbing death of a 43-year-old Missouri woman, reports CBS affiliate KCTV. The body of Tanya L. Chamberlain was discovered after police tried to stop the driver of a vehicle around 1:15 a.m. Sunday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the station. The car was pulled into a nearby parking lot and two suspects allegedly fled, apparently leaving the body behind. After a short foot pursuit, an officer discovered the victim in the passenger seat and investigators determined that Chamberlain had been murdered. Officers would later conduct a...
  • 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...
  • Fiorina Approvingly Cites Her Work With Jesse Jackson (Flashback)

    09/20/2015 8:33:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/22/10 | Philip Klein
    Via Red State, I find disturbing audio of California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, speaking in glowing terms about Jesse Jackson, who she did work with while at Hewlett Packard. Here's what she had to say: "And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, 'You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.' And I thought it was such a...
  • Fiorina Approvingly Cites Her Work With Jesse Jackson

    09/17/2015 9:55:49 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/17/2015 | Philip Klein
    Via Red State, I find disturbing audio of California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, speaking in glowing terms about Jesse Jackson... "And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, 'You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.' And I thought it was such a great way of describing why everything is better when all people, regardless of color or...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing “diversity reports” to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • Twitter Has Just 49 Black Employees And Jesse Jackson Is Mad

    07/27/2015 10:48:52 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Out of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. employees, only 49 (1.7 percent) are black, and that fact has black activists led by Rev. Jesse Jackson racing to condemn the company. Jackson, who has been pressuring tech companies for years to hire more blacks, told The Guardian black Americans are “becoming intolerant” of Twitter’s slow growth in diversity.
  • “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obama’s voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political system’s inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Bernie Sanders Despised Dems In 1980s, Said JFK Speech Once Made Him Sick (Kennedy's anti-communism)

    07/17/2015 12:59:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ilan Ben-Meir, News Reporter
    “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal, but I think at that point, seeing through Kennedy, and what liberalism was, was probably a significant step for me to understand that conventional politics or liberalism was not what was relevant.” Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once said that he was “physically nauseated” by a speech made by President John F. Kennedy when Sanders was a young man, because Kennedy’s “hatred for the Cuban Revolution […] was so strong.” “Kennedy was young and appealing and ostensibly liberal,” Sanders reminisced in a 1987 interview with The Gadfly, a student...
  • Reddit Revolt Flares Again as ‘AMA’ Moderator Sacked the Day After a Disastrous Jesse Jackson Q&A

    07/03/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    Breibart | 2 Jul 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The hugely popular link-sharing site is in a state of virtual lockdown after the volunteers who run some of the site’s biggest communities (known as “subreddits”) went on the digital equivalent of a general strike. This followed the sacking of Victoria Taylor, a popular site admin, after a Reddit Q&A with the Rev. Jesse Jackson went badly for the activist preacher. High-traffic subreddits dedicated to movies, gaming, videos, history, science and art have been voluntarily locked by their moderators as an act of protest against the decision, which they saw as a symptom of an increasingly overbearing management that takes...
  • Jesse Jackson Accidentally Says "Al Capone would be Jealous" of his Business Model

    07/03/2015 10:31:52 AM PDT · by rightistight · 10 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/3/15 | Aurelius
    Jesse Jackson held an extremely disastrous interview on Reddit, which hosts events in which its users ask celebrities questions. These are called "AMAs," or "Ask Me Anything." Jackson no doubts regrets the entire AMA, which was met with derision from Reddit's users. However, he might regret the answer to one of the questions the most. At one point in the AMA, Jackson was asked (emphasis mine): Mr. Jackson, You are an immoral, hate-filled race baiter that has figured out how to manipulate the political system for your own gain. You've personally set back race relations year after year and continue...
  • Jesse Jackson in Charleston calls for ‘Southern Civil Rights Manifesto’

    06/26/2015 8:13:38 AM PDT · by Robe · 21 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 6/26/2015 | Adam Parker
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday credited the civil rights movement for breaking down barriers and bringing the South into the modern world. Thanks to the efforts of activists, the South renewed itself and became attractive to investors and others. And now, in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Jackson sees an opportunity to address the systemic problems that have persisted since the 1960s.
  • WWJS...What Would Jesse Say! Historic Honesty

    06/25/2015 9:24:08 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 24, 2015 | Self
    One of America's Premier Race Baiters..Revrunt Jesse Jacksome... ONCE..... told...it like it is!!
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Black Males Open Fire on 5 Year-Old White Girl. Where’s Sharpton and Jackson?

    05/12/2015 6:34:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | May 11, 2015
    May 11, 2015 By Staff Writer A five year old girl who had done nothing wrong was wantonly murdered as she sat on the lap of her grandfather. You haven’t heard about it? That’s not surprising; while the Al Sharptons and the Jesse Jacksons of the world posture and bloviate about violence and a lack of respect for human life that permeates communities, they routinely keep quiet about attacks that happen every single day in America unless the victim was a person of color and there are television cameras pointed at them. You see, the left isn’t interested in telling...
  • Int'l reparations conference ends on high note

    05/06/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | April 15, 2015
    (From left) Reverend Jesse Jackson, US actor Danny Glover, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, were among the speakers at the event.NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — An international conference on reparations has ended here with a call for Caribbean governments to proceed urgently with the recommendation that the slave-owning and slave-trading European nations be invited to attend an inter-governmental reparatory justice summit in 2015. In addition, delegates also agreed to organise two global reparations summits, the first in 2016 to be held in the Caribbean and another in 2017 in Europe. Don Rojas, the...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

    04/27/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 23, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday urged the people of Baltimore to continue their peaceful protest and expressed his faith in the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "People have shown great restraint. I hope they maintain that restraint," Jackson said. "The worst thing that could happen is people are indifferent to this killing, and do nothing. ... The police wagon became a tomb."
  • Jesse Jackson 2016. Would the Democrats Dare take this route?

    04/02/2015 5:23:23 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    Self ^ | April 2, 2015 | Self
    Given the seemingly deadbeat field of likely Democrat Presidential Candidates would that party dare reach back into the past...and nominate Revrunt Jesse Marblemouth Jackson?
  • Jesse Jackson backs Garcia over Emanuel for Chicago mayor

    03/10/2015 8:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2015, 2:37 PM | Juan Perez, Jr.
    Mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” Garcia got the endorsement of the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday as both the challenger and Mayor Rahm Emanuel compete for the crucial African-American vote ahead of next month’s runoff election. Jackson cited Garcia’s “consistent track record of service” including his work with Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African-American mayor. Jackson also said his support of President Barack Obama, who has endorsed Emanuel, had no bearing on endorsing Garcia.“This is not about President Obama and me; it’s about Chuy and Rahm Emanuel. It’s about whether there’s a plan for reconstruction,” said Jackson, who did not directly criticize...
  • FEC not letting Jesse Jackson Jr. off the hook just because he’s in jail

    02/22/2015 3:21:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    **SNIP** So Thursday, the FEC sent Jackson’s campaign committee its eighth consecutive failure-to-file notice. It must file its end-of-the year report for 2014 or face a penalty. (Perhaps that threat rings a bit hollow when you’re already in jail?) In August 2014, the FEC fined Jackson for nearly $18,000 for not filing reports in 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. He must formally terminate his committee to get the FEC off his back, but his treasurer quit in September 2013, and so it seems there’s no person responsible for doing the necessary paperwork. Since his last report in November 2012,...
  • Jesse Jackson: Jackie Robinson West’s Punishment Is Inappropriate And Racist

    02/12/2015 3:57:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2015
    Little League Baseball vacated all of Chicago-area Jackie Robinson West’s wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament on Wednesday. After investigating allegations that several players on JRW do not reside within the team’s district borders, LLB stripped the team of both it’s Great Lakes Regional and U.S. national titles. Despite the open and shut nature of the case, several of the team’s supporters — including Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger — stated at a Wednesday press conference that JRW’s punishment had nothing to do with any possible recruiting infractions and was born purely through…
  • Don't sugarcoat it: Jackie Robinson West is not the champion

    02/12/2015 9:41:54 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 56 replies
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/ ^ | 02-11-2015 | Rex Huppke
    If you care at all about the players on the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, don’t call them champions. They aren’t. Wednesday’s announcement by Little League International that the team has been stripped of its U.S. title and all its wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament is all the proof you need. These are not champions. To say otherwise is a disservice to these kids, and they’ve already been handed a disservice big enough to last a lifetime. So don’t say, “It’s OK, kids, you’re still champions in our eyes.” Don’t say, “We don’t care, you...
  • Jesse Jackson threatens lawsuit in Little League World Series scandal

    02/12/2015 9:17:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2015 | Mike Oz
    Rev. Jesse Jackson, the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the U.S. championship to the 12-year-olds from Jackie Robinson West, mere hours after Little League stripped the team of its title. And if that doesn't happen, Jackson said Wednesday afternoon, he may take legal action. Jackie Robinson West — consumed in a vortex of allegations involving ineligible players and illegally redrawing its league boundaries — became a feel-good story in Chicago and across the country on its run to the Little League World Series. An all-black team that was supported by MLB players, Jackie...
  • U.S. Little League champs stripped of title thanks to coach they beat, 43-2

    02/12/2015 9:08:59 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 02/11/2015 | Marc Normandin
    Little League officials announced Wednesday morning that Jackie Robinson West, the 2014 U.S. Little League World Series champions, have vacated their wins and been stripped of their title thanks to the use of ineligible players. In essence, they attempted to build a Little League all-star team by bringing aboard players from Chicago districts outside of their own, and a neighboring league caught on and reported as much to Little League officials.According to Evergreen Park officials -- the neighboring league which caught on to the illegal roster -- Jackie Robinson West spent their 2014 "manipulating, bending and blatantly breaking the rules for...
  • JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

    02/12/2015 6:45:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb 11, 2015
    JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated February 11, 2015 2:58 PM (CBS) – There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team. “We know that we’re champions, our parents know that we’re champions and the team’s parents know we’re champions and Chicago knows we’re champions,” said JRW catcher Brandon Green. Green said the players did nothing wrong as he stood with his mother, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger at the headquarters...
  • Jesse Jackson hopes Las Vegas team refuses to accept title

    02/11/2015 12:10:56 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 98 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 2/11/2015 | Sun Times Staff Fran Spielmann
    Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday he is planning to celebrate Jackie Robinson West at a “Reaffirmation of Championship” celebration on Saturday. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St. ”I was upset to the point of tears this morning,” Jackson said, adding that he already had spoken to some of the parents of the players and was distressed to learn they had heard the news through the media. Their children already have been harassed over the controversy, Jackson said, and “it’s not like the children are cheating.” Violating a boundary line when...
  • Jesse Jackson: States Are ‘Undermining the Right to Vote' With For-Profit Prisons

    01/27/2015 5:46:30 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/27/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the states are “undermining the right to vote" by locking up people in for-profit prisons. Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) at a press conference in Washington last Thursday where they introduced a constitutional amendment that would put elections under federal control to guarantee the right to vote to every American, including those in prison. "Most of these states now, they're using privatized jails for two purposes: one, to disenfranchise voters, because once you’ve been to jail it’s more difficult to vote. And two, it’s a profit-making industry. So...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • These tech firms don’t observe MLK Day — and Jesse Jackson is calling them on it

    01/19/2015 12:28:57 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Brian Fung
    Tech companies are notoriously dominated by white men, as we've learned from their various diversity reports in the past year. Many firms have pledged to do better, citing the way inclusion fosters creativity and innovation. "This Monday only a handful of technology companies will close their doors and honor the King Holiday," Jackson said in an open letter to the tech industry. "It does not make sense to tout diversity and inclusion, to promote change and innovation and not recognize the King Holiday."
  • Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony

    01/05/2015 7:33:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Navy veteran, 100, cheered for standing up to protesters at medal ceremony Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran drew cheers from a crowd in Oregon Saturday after telling protesters shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" to stop interrupting his medal ceremony and to “show a little respect.” Dario Raschio was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus to be honored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, at a public town hall meeting. But shortly after Wyden began speaking, more than 100 demonstrators in the back of the room started shouting, The Oregonian reports. After 15 minutes of chanting against the...
  • RFK, Jr: 'We have so much to learn from Cuba'

    01/05/2015 7:38:36 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/5/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    No, apparently this is not a spoof, the scion of the man who was responsible for the Cuban blockade is full of awe for the Cuban dictatorship. Sure, it’s a dictatorship, but other than that, it’s just ducky, apparently. Writing in the South American news agency MercoPress, Robert F. Kennedy avers, after admitting the dictatorship and lack of a free press: Despite its poverty, Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere. Cuba claims its citizens enjoy universal access to health care and more doctors per...
  • RFK, Jr.: We have so much to learn from Cuba (Ike's fault!)

    01/05/2015 1:56:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Merco Press ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. The move has raised hopes in many quarters – not only in the United States but around the world – that the embargo itself is now destined to disappear. This does not detract from the fact that Cuba is still a dictatorship. The...