Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate No. 5” whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
Dag, LIL Jesse! First your dad gets caught on Fox discussing castration and now this. This Jackson Family is making the other Jackson Family look better and better every day.
“Senate Candidate No. 5” played a key role in the governor’s efforts to obtain something of value in exchange for the Senate appointment, according to the FBI affidavit.
According to the affidavit, Blagojevich threatened to appoint Senate Candidate No. 5 if President-elect Obama refused to help get his wife on “paid corporate boards right now.”
“If they feel like they can do this and not f– give me anything then I’ll f– go [Senate Candidate 5].”
Click here to read the full affidavit at ABC NEWS
Keep it real, Dollar Bill.
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Financial compensation for slavery, Yall! The Reparations Act of 2008 (H.R. 4108) might actually make it. Black people could get 2 checks from the government this year!!! Well, this story hasn’t gotten that much attention in the media (blame it on the Presidential elections) but it seems that Congressman… Continue reading
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Update 6/26/09: The King is Dead. Michael Jackson aka “Your favorite artist’s favorite artist” died yesterday, 6/25/09, in Los Angeles, CA. A Legend. An Icon. The KING of Pop. We love you Michael. Never can say goodbye…
Now, that being said…please post kind words and tributes to Michael in the comment box in the future. Let’s end this discussion on his children and pray for them instead.
Update 4/24/09: I almost closed this post because there have been so many comments on it. Damn, you guys have been posting since 2/13/08. Why hasn’t one of you developed a blog around this? I just might have to. I’m sure the Google Ad revenue would be huge. Maybe I’ll call it “Is Michael Black?” Sigh, ok I’m going to leave the comments open for now…I guess. Carry on.
Maybe I was supposed to know this, given the fact that Michael Jackson has been in the news a lot lately with the 25th Anniversary of Thriller…but I’ve been busy living life. I understand that he may face foreclosure on his Neverland Ranch for $23 million secured by Fortress Investments. Lot’s going on in Michael’s world too, huh? If it wasn’t for the Floacist’s Blog, I would never know of MJ’s former Black nanny (Floacist hit me with an update, below), Grace Rwaramba, a Rwandan native.
Allegedy, those 2 white children in the photo are supposed to be MJ’s. I don’t mean to be rude but I don’t think that Vitiligo has an effect on one’s sperm. Continue reading
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I just don’t see how R. Kelly is still going strong, touring and such. Do we customarily let possible child molesters roam free like this. When they are caught with video, photos, or computer records…I thought they went to jail. I thought they were given speedy trials…I mean put on trail at least within the year, or a good year and a half. Dayum!! The singer won’t be heading to trial until May on 14 charges of child pornography. 14!!! What is going on! He was indicted almost five years ago. Maybe if they had caught this Negro on Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator” in front of television cameras, he would have faced trail by now. Oh wait, did I mention he’s up for 2 Grammies? Uh, yep!
What has Kelly on the road so early in 2008 is a new album called Double Up. The 40 year (oops, no 41…Today is his birthday!) old crooner has got to make that money before he faces lock up…hell I can understand that. The brother has kids…a wife. Don’t hate the player, hate the game, I guess.
Here’s a review of the tour…the writer is not impressed with his opening act Keyshia “Lil Mary J” Cole. He makes note her awkward dancing.
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A group of Black radio talk-show hosts believe that Black folks – with an estimated purchasing power near $1 trillion – could force the U.S. government to take a more aggressive stand against theseeming deluge of racial injustices, from the flurry of nooses and hurry to jail Black youths, to racial profiling and predatory mortgage lenders. They say that Black folks can show their power by refusing to buy anything on Friday, November 2,. Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,endorsed the National Black Out Day, but urged that participants use the day to repent and pray. Raleigh, N.C., Attorney and radio show host Warren Ballentine says that if African Americans keep their money in their pockets on Friday, they will send a clear message that the Black community is nothing to mess with. He says he got the idea after joining numerous protest marches this year. “After Jena, [the Louisiana march that drew tens of thousands of people] I decided there’s so many things going on in this country as far as [injustices within] the justice system,” Ballentine, who calls himself “The People’s Attorney,” told The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Michael Baisden and the Rev. Al Sharpton have joined them. “It’s showing togetherness and unity, and it’s one thing we haven’t shown the federal government in a long time,” Ballentine said. “I know this is working because I’m getting death threats and advertisers are starting to worry that they’re going to lose money on this day.” Do you think this is a good idea? Will you participate in the economic boycott on Nov. 2? (Source: BET)
Here’s another question…will you go see American Gangster on Friday. Black people love to see movies when “they first come out”. Does it even matter. Black Folk who protest on Friday can give their money to “the man” on Saturday! LOL. Continue reading
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