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Jesse Jackson

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  • Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again

    Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again
    Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
  • Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture

    Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture
    A man with salt-and-pepper hair stood recently in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, glaring at an oversized poster promoting a reading Monday night by the cultural critic Touré from his new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?" "Post-blackness?"...
  • Iowa, 2011: Here they come a-courting

    Iowa, 2011: Here they come a-courting
    In Iowan Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Marian, the River City librarian, spends a lot of time looking for love, while pretending not to. In the end she does, in fact, find it, with a huckster — a man who may be slightly less than sincere. We...
  • NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?

    NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?
    There was a quake last week, but you likely didn't feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you...
  • Where is liberal outrage over NBC's George Zimmerman deception?

    The once venerable and respected NBC was exposed by Fox News to have edited the tape of the telephone call between George Zimmerman and the police by eliminating pertinent portions of the conversation to make it appear that the unfortunate killing was...
  • Sun's racial hypocrisy is showing again

    The recent editorial "Baltimore and bigotry" *May 18) regarding Del. Pat McDonough was by far the most hypocritical thing I have ever encountered in The Sun. When it's black youth in a mob scene in downtown Baltimore, "race isn't pertinent." But when its...
  • McDonough has the guts to tell the truth

    I agree with Del Pat McDonough for telling it like it is ("Baltimore and bigotry," May 22). He is the only delegate who has the guts to tell the truth. He was just calling it as it was. You have no right to get on him for that. Delegate McDonough didn'...
  • Do blacks owe Obama their votes?

    Do blacks owe Obama their votes?
    At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America." Those were welcome and commendable words....
  • Earth Day weekend: Not just another marketing opportunity

    Earth Day weekend: Not just another marketing opportunity
    Earth Day weekend is upon us.  I can tell because my email inbox is jammed with pitches for "green" products and corporate campaigns: Clothing made from recycled plastic bottles; natural skin care products; hybrid auto accessories, even pet waste...
  • Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP

    Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP
    Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns. Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
  • A new twist to an intriguing family history

    Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate 's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned...
  • 'American Idol' updates

     
    American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino sang at the funeral of Jennifer Hudson's dead family members last week in Chicago. The two competed against each other on the show. Jesse Jackson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley spoke at the service. American...