Tag Archives: jesse jackson

  • South Carolina Senate Votes to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse

    Jul 6, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *The South Carolina Senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate flag from the pole on Statehouse grounds. …Now, it’s up to the House. The bill to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies must pass a two-thirds vote in the General Assembly before it reaches Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The House vote […]

  • Jesse Jackson Blasts Twitter for Lack of Black and Minority Employees

    Jul 3, 15 by Qwest7 2 Comments

    *Twitter may be a popular social media outlet for black America, but according to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the micro-blogging site’s 2,910 employees is not a true representation of those who regularly utilize it. In an interview with The Guardian, Jackson put Twitter on blast for its lack of diversity, saying the black community is […]

  • Jesse on Sharpton’s Influence: ‘He’s the Liaison to the White House’

    May 2, 15 by Qwest7 6 Comments

    *Despite being rivals at times, there is respect among the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Chatting with Politco magazine’s Glenn Thrush on the MSNBC talk show host and his influence among those in the oval office, Jackson referenced Sharpton’s evolution from street preacher to civil rights icon. “I’ve known Al since he was 12 […]

  • Fox News Shifts Blame for Baltimore Drama on Al Sharpton

    Apr 29, 15 by Qwest7 4 Comments

    *Whenever there is racial unrest, leave it to Fox News to put the blame on it all on the Rev. Al Sharpton, whether he’s directly doing something about the situation or not. The Daily Beast reports that Sharpton’s name came up for the blaming Monday (April 27) during the channel’s coverage of the unrest happening […]

  • Over! Michael Eric Dyson Details End Friendship with of Cornel West (Listen)

    Apr 21, 15 by Qwest7 8 Comments

    *Although he still regards Cornel West as one of the most intelligent guys around, Michael Eric Dyson believes his mentor has let his personal feelings on President Barack Obama dominate his current mind state. In his story, “The Ghost of Cornel West,” Dyson goes in on West, writing that their 35-year friendship ended as West’s […]

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released From Prison Today

    Mar 26, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments

    *After serving a two and half year prison sentence, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy says former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from federal prison today (March 26). Kennedy, a mental health advocate, spoke to USA Today and confirmed that Jackson will spend the rest of his sentence in a halfway house in Washington D.C. […]