Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sharpton setting up a shop in Chicago
The Rev. Al Sharpton is setting up an office in Chicago, which since the late 1960s has been the home base of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting this morning.
The paper is reporting that the Rev. Jackson will work with Sharpton on civil rights issues in the nation's third largest city, especially police brutality--a hot issue among Chicagoans of late.
Sharpton's choice to lead his Chicago office is an interesting one: Jeri Wright. She's the daughter of Barack Obama's controversial pastor, the Jeremiah Wright.
To be fair to the Rev. Wright, it's not a reach by any means to apply the label "controversial" to Jackson and Sharpton.
Obama rescinded invitation to his pastor for invocation at his presidential announcement
Obama's pastor pretty radical
Thanks for the link:
It's My Mind
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