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Time For Old Black Leadership To Resign

AFRICANGLOBE - Jesse Jackson and every other media appointed "Black Leader" should resign, because the current condition of Black African Americans is a direct result of their poor leadership. Those unwilling to lead, must learn to follow, get out the way or be removed by “Any Means Necessary“. The suffering of Black African Americans will no longer be acceptable and ignored by politicians, preachers, teachers, social worker, administrators and police.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Now Behind Bars

AFRICANGLOBE - Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. began his first day of a 30-month sentence in a North Carolina federal prison on Tuesday, a day after he had attempted to report early and was turned away.

Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea Party is the Resurrection of the Confederacy’

AFRICANGLOBE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets 2 1/2 Years in Prison

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Illinois lawmaker Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

Former Ill. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Sentenced

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, will learn their fates Wednesday when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from a gold-plated Rolex watch and mink capes to vacations and mounted elk heads.

Post-Trayvon Martin Environment In Florida Is ‘Toxic’ – Jesse Jackson

AFRICANGLOBE - Civil-rights leader Jesse Jackson commented on the Trayvon Martin-inspired protesters occupying the Florida Capitol Tuesday, labeling Florida's political environment "toxic" and likening Gov. Rick Scott to the late segregationist George Wallace.

Acquittal In Trayvon Martin Murder Trial A Wake-up Call

AFRICANGLOBE - The Trayvon Martin murder should be a true wake-up call for Black America — for a lot of folks who thought they were free, and thought that everything is great. Our children are targeted. Our community is targeted.

Which Leaders Really Speak for Black America?

AFRICANGLOBE - Is there a leadership crisis in Black America? A new poll suggests African-Americans think so. The poll was commissioned by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, also the chairman of The RLJ Companies, and was released by Zogby Analytics. And the results are shocking.

U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Campaign...

AFRICANGLOBE - Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, January 20 to criminal charges stemming from the personal appropriation of $750,000 from his political campaign fund. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of former civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors. Widely published reports of extravagant spending on luxury items and frivolities by the Jacksons—until recently darlings of the pseudo-left layers in and around the Democratic Party—has shattered any remaining illusions as to their “progressive” credentials.

Trouble Not Over for Jesse Jackson Jr.

AFRICANGLOBE - Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn't mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon's son. Just two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth full term, Jesse Jackson Jr. on Wednesday sent his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner, citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder.

A New Low: Jesse Jackson Likens Gay Marriage Push To Slavery...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday praised President Obama's decision to support gay marriage, comparing the battle for such unions to the fight against slavery and anti-miscegenation laws intended to keep Blacks and other ethnicities from mingling and marrying with Whites.

Florida Police Attempting to Demonize Treyvon Martin

Trayvon Martin's family lashed out at Florida authorities on Monday, claiming officials are attempting to smear Trayvon in an effort to bolster George Zimmerman's...

Tea Party Republicans Attempting To Re-Fight the Civil War Says Jesse...

"The first Sunday in March, 1965, we marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. That movement to...

Black Leaders Tells S.C. Governor: You are a Minority, Too

Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. "She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.

New Anti-Abortion Billboard Points Fingers at Black Leaders

In an attempt to capture of the attention of the African-American public on the issue of abortion, yet another controversial billboard targeting Blacks has sprung up — this time in Atlanta.