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Jesse Jackson Jr. sent to solitary then transferred to new prison for helping other inmates

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. — son of civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson — was sent to solitary confinement earlier this year for helping other inmates understand and assert their rights, then transferred to a different prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Jackson was segregated from the inmate…

Jesse Jackson mediates in Colombian hostage negotiation

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson told CNN that the release of an American held by Colombian rebels for more than three months is imminent, despite the reservations of Colombia’s President about a media spectacle during negotiations. Jackson met with representatives of Colombian rebel group FARC in Havana to seek the…

Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

Jesse Jackson Jr. — former congressman and son of civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson — was sentenced to 30 months behind bars on Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his own campaign fund and using that money to fund a lavish, high-flying lifestyle. According to the…

Rev. Jesse Jackson prays for improved U.S.-Venezuelan relationship at Chavez funeral

Hollywood star Sean Penn, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and a pair of US politicians joined mourners at Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, with the reverend praying for better US-Venezuelan relations. A somber-looking Penn, wearing a black suit and tie, sat among the crowd of foreign dignitaries who paid…

These Are An Honest Man’s Cheekbones

After a while, it had to have become obvious to everyone in Illinois that talking to Rod Blagojevich about anything involving his office was like talking to a pedophile about the location of the nearest Toys R Us. It’s why this idea that Jesse Jackson, Jr. was participating in some…

Clueless White People On Display

Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan are grilling Jesse Jackson, Jr. on why the Democratic Party gets so many African-American votes yet has so few black senators, and will have none if Obama becomes President. I’m trying to imagine worse people to have a dumber conversation, and utterly failing. I’m seeing…

The Era Of Us Is Just Beginning

Although this George Will quote is getting a bunch of attention because it joins the ever-expanding train of comments theorizing that the only reason one black person supports another is because of race, while white people join together in book clubs and farmer’s markets and whatever else it is white…

Every Black Man Is Conservative When He Dies

Bernie Mac died yesterday. Ergo, he was a conservative hero. I mean, he owned guns and acted like a grown-ass man! It’s becoming a routine part of being black and semi-respectable to conservatives – you must be one of them. You don’t have dreadlocks, you don’t hang out with Jesse…

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