Jesse Jackson Sr.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jackson's ironic Robertson critique

    A few years ago, the story broke that Jesse Jackson Sr. had fathered an illegitimate daughter, and that for some time he had been misdirecting funds from his organization to support her. If this had been almost anyone else, the latter deed would have been called embezzlement, and the perpetrator would have been facing serious prison time. On a Friday afternoon, Jackson announced that he was taking sabbatical for "a period of contemplation and reflection" (but not repentance or restitution).

  • This undated image released by A&E shows Phil Robertson from the popular series "Duck Dynasty." Robertson was suspended last week for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about gay people. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

    Jesse Jackson Sr.: Duck Dynasty star is worse than Rosa Parks' bus driver

    Jesse Jackson Sr. has a message for suspended "Ducky Dynasty" star Phil Robertson: you're worse than Rosa Park's bus driver.

  • ** FILE ** The Rev, Jesse Jackson (Associated Press)

    Jesse Jackson 'frowns upon' senseless murder of Australian student

    Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. took to Twitter Wednesday morning to tell his 24,000 followers that the "senseless" murder of Christopher Lane by three black teenagers in Oklahoma is "frowned upon."

  • Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (center) leaves a D.C. federal court on Aug. 14, 2013, after being sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing money from his own campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 30 months in prison

    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the prominent civil rights activist, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury personal items such as mink capes and a gold-plated Rolex watch.

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