Posts tagged "Jesse Jackson"

Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleads guilty, faces prison time and loss of federal pension

Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleads guilty, faces prison time and loss of federal pension
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire and mail fraud, according to news reports. “For years I lived off my campaign,” a tearful Jackson said, according to The New York Times. “I used money I shouldn’t have used for personal purposes.” The guilty plea came after federal... Read more »

South Shore community activist Mia Henry throws her hat into aldermanic ring

South Shore community activist Mia Henry throws her hat into aldermanic ring
Mia Henry says she’s going to do all she can to ensure the 7th Ward gets a good leader. She is even planning on going after the spot herself. Henry was one of the most vocal critics of former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson.  Shortly after Jackson’s Jan. 11 resignation, Henry said she wasn’t planning... Read more »

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: 2nd Congressional District
For the past several days, we’ve asked some politicians from our area how they would help their communities in terms of race and poverty. In this latest installment, we’re featuring the 2nd Congressional District race. The race includes Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Republican challenger Brian Woodsworth and Independent Marcus Lewis. Jackson’s spokesman told us... Read more »
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Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups

Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups
Since plans for the NATO summit in Chicago were announced, advocates working on issues of poverty in Chicago have found increasingly common cause with anti-war protesters. The endorsement of the May 20 march against NATO earlier this month by Rev. Jesse Jackson, along with support from Rev. Phil Blackwell, National Nurses United and members of... Read more »