Brushing up on a lil’ Jackson history

Posted: July 18, 2008 in Headlines, Question

From Wikipedia

“Jackson was born Jesse Louis Burns in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns. Helen Burns was a 16-year old single mother when he was born. His biological father, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer and a prominent figure in the black community, was married to another woman when Jesse was born. He was not involved in his son’s life.” (more…)

2001

(CNN) — The mother of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 2-year-old daughter says she just wants Jackson “to be a father” to the child who was born after the two had an affair.

In an interview with ABC’s “20/20,” Karin Stanford, 39, the former head of the Washington office of Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition, says her relationship with Jackson has become strained in the last year after she took him to court to formalize child support payments.

“I want Jesse Jackson to be a father to Ashley. I want us to have very clear visitation,” says Stanford in an interview with Connie Chung to be aired Friday at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. “He (Jackson) was born out of wedlock … He understands the hurt and the pain it causes.”

She said Jackson has only visited his daughter once in the last seven months — a far cry from his frequent visits in the first year of her life. (more…)

And here’s a question worth pondering~

According to Jackson, he has received about 50 honorary doctor degrees from various institutions across America. Also his organization Rainbow/PUSH has received millions of dollars over the years from various corporations. Given his historical approach to go after the sponsors of those who make derogatory comments against Blacks, should these institutions and corporations relinquish their support of Jackson in light of his latest gaffe moment of transparency?

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