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  • Jesse Jackson Sr. responds to 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments

    Jesse Jackson Sr. responds to 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments
    Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s backwoods reality TV show, “Duck Dynasty.” In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent...
  • Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement

    Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement
    Lois Hill Hale, a longtime congressional aide whose Rolodex of influential contacts and outspoken presence on the school board in Inglewood helped make her a pillar of the local civil rights movement, has died. She was 78. Hill Hale, who also worked...
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first

    Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first
    WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
  • Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison

    Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison
    WASHINGTON --When an attorney for Jesse Jackson Jr. announced a day prematurely that the former congressman had entered prison, she heralded the dignitaries who were poised to visit him, including pastor Rick Warren, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and two...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. paid $200,000 of the $750,000 he owes as a forfeiture

    Jesse Jackson Jr. paid $200,000 of the $750,000 he owes as a forfeiture
    WASHINGTON—Just before entering prison, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. paid $200,000 toward a $750,000 forfeiture he owes the government, a court filing today said. Jackson, 48, now in a federal prison camp in Butner, N.C., gave a check for $200,...
  • Was JJJ trying to cheat the media by ducking into prison early?

     
    This unfolding story of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s surprise early entry into federal prison suggests not just a canny calculation on his part -- the sooner this gets started the sooner it's over -- but a "nuts to you!" gesture to......
  • Review: '12-12-12' doesn't do Sandy relief concert justice

    Review: '12-12-12' doesn't do Sandy relief concert justice
    If your DVR still holds the complete recording of last December's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for Hurricane Sandy victims, the new film "12-12-12" is no reason to hit the delete button yet. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening put...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Hawaii Five-0 As Thanksgiving...
  • Florida woman who got 20 years for warning shot released pending retrial

    A Florida woman who became a cause celebre for civil-rights activists after she received a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot has been released on house arrest this week as she awaits another trial. Marissa Alexander's supporters said...
  • Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report

    Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report
    WASHINGTON — Chicago attorney Vickie Pasley, who was treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee, has been fined $7,150 by the Federal Election Commission, newly released documents show. The fine, made public Friday, stems from the Jackson...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Santa Switch" on Hallmark'

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Santa Switch" on Hallmark'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold)...