Tag Archives: Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

NPR reports: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms “about three years ago.” Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update “on my health and the future.” The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Three

The third day of the Democratic National Convention will be gaveled to order at 4PM by chairperson Rep. Marcia Fudge. Watch below. The first half the program is quite busy, with speeches by Gavin Newsom, Bill De Blasio, Jesse Jackson, and Harry Reid among many others. Later I’ll start a second thread for tonight’s headliners, who include President Obama, Tim …

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr To Resign

The family of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr announced today that he will resign from Congress. Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe. …

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Jesse Jackson “N” For More Trouble

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has campaigned against the usage of the N-word by rappers and the film industry, apparently used the word himself in that now-famous whispered conversation caught by Fox News. The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday. The longtime civil …

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Jesse Jackson Gelds Himself

Rumors about this gaffe and the other whispered comments that Fox isn’t showing us have been flying all day. What else could Jackson have said that could be so bad that even Fox won’t show it? Jackson’s own son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. even blasted his dad: “I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Rev. Jackson’s reckless statements about Sen. Barack …

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