Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on October 3, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an American musician and film/music video actress. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party.
Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. Reportedly close friends with Heath Ledger, she also appeared alongside him in 2003 in The Order, and appeared in music videos for Mick Jagger and KoЯn. Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming.
She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. It's a 'S' with a flower.
Sossamon was dating Dallas Clayton, a kick boxing instructor in 2002/2003 and gave birth to a son on May 29, 2003, named Audio Science Clayton.
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. The call for election reform legislation and voting rights protection nonetheless continued from various citizen groups. Sossamon was dating Dallas Clayton, a kick boxing instructor in 2002/2003 and gave birth to a son on May 29, 2003, named Audio Science Clayton. Many high-ranking Democrats chose to distance themselves from this debate, including John Kerry, despite Jesse Jackson personally asking Kerry for help. It's a 'S' with a flower. This challenge to the Ohio election was rejected by a vote of 1-74 by the Senate and 31-267 in the House. She has 3 tattoos, including one, on her back shoulder. House Committee on the Judiciary Democratic Staff released a 100 page report on the Ohio election.
Sossamon continues to DJ weekly at a Los Angeles club, but spends most of her time filming. On January 6, 2005 U.S. Reportedly close friends with Heath Ledger, she also appeared alongside him in 2003 in The Order, and appeared in music videos for Mick Jagger and KoЯn. When asked for evidence, Jackson did not give facts but replied, "Based on distrusting the system, lack of paper trails, the anomaly of the exit polls." . Her first role was the female lead in A Knight's Tale. John Conyers (D-MI) and discovered during a flawed recount of the Ohio presidential vote called for by Green Party candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik, Jackson suggested the Ohio voting machines were "rigged" and some African-Americans were forced to stand in line for six hours in the rain before voting. In 1999, Sossamon was discovered by casting director Francine Maisler, while helping a friend DJ at Gwyneth Paltrow's birthday party. Based on information obtained in hearings held by Rep.
While she attended Dance Unlimited, Sossamon appeared in television commercials and had DJ gigs in local clubs. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney to deliver Ohio to the Republican Party. After her high school graduation, Sossamon moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in dance. Jackson has called Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell inappropriately partisan and said that Blackwell may have been pressured by President George W. Though born in Hawaii, she grew up in Reno, Nevada. presidential election would not have been certified by the international community. She is of French, Native Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German descent. Jackson compared the voting irregularities of Ohio to that of the recent Ukrainian presidential election, saying if Ohio was Ukraine the U.S.
Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on October 3, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an American musician and film/music video actress. Jackson said he held some hope that the election could be overturned, although he admitted that was very doubtful.. Daft Punk. Jackson called for a congressional debate on the matter, asking for a fair count and national voting standards, saying the elections in the United States each run with different standards by different states, with partisan tricks, racial bias, widespread incompetence, and are an open scandal. Goo Goo Dolls - 'Dizzy' (1999). presidential election controversy, particularly the voting results in Ohio and its recount. Cher - 'Strong Enough' (1999). Jesse Jackson’s most recent project was gathering information and support to investigate the 2004 U.S.
DJ Quik. . Korn - 'Make Me Bad' (1999). They also point out that Yusef and Jonathan Jackson had no prior experience in alcoholic beverage distribution or any other business. Mick Jagger - 'God Gave Me Everything' (2001). Jackson’s critics, such as Chicago Sun-Times reporter Tim Novak, claim that Jackson had in effect blackmailed Anheuser-Busch into selling the distributorship to Jackson’s sons in exchange for Jackson dropping the boycott. Pepsi. Jackson sued the paper for libel but dropped the suit when a judge ruled that the paper could inspect the finances of Jackson as well as his many organizations in order to prove their case.
Oldsmobile. Louis, reported that Jackson had demanded $500 each from local African American businessmen to help support the Anheuser-Busch boycott campaign. Kodak. Louis American, a Black-owned paper in St. Kmart. The St. GAP:Khaki Swing. Shortly after the sale, Jackson dropped his prior support of the Anheuser Busch boycott campaign.
GAP:Denim:Boys Who Scratch (2001). They refuse to publicly disclose how much they paid for the distributor but the business was worth an estimated $25 to $30 million. Trophy presenter. In 1998 the River North distributorship was purchased by two of Jackson’s sons, Yusef and Jonathan Jackson. Mr.Show - Episode "Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice" (1997) ... Shortly thereafter, Anheuser Busch contributed $10,000 to Jackson’s Citizenship Education Fund, contributed over $500,000 to the Rainbow PUSH coalition, and established a $10 million fund to help non-whites buy distributorships. Mr.Show - Episode "Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes" (1997). Jackson came to the aid of the employees in 1997 shortly after the first EEOC blackmail suit was filed.
Law and Order : SVU - Episode "Doubt" (2004) as Myra Denen. After languishing for over a decade, the boycott movement received a boost when Budweiser’s River North distributorship was accused by several of its African American employees that they were being denied promotions. Undiscovered (2005). In 1982, Jackson launched a "this Bud's a dud" boycott of Anheuser Busch because it had only three Black-owned distributors nationwide. I Hate You (2005). Critics of Jackson (including the African American Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of BOND) claim that he has exploited poverty stricken African Americans in order to make money and gain political power. Chasing Ghosts (2005). However, Jesse Jackson has often been the center of controversy.
Devour (2005). Jackson appeared at several anti-war rallies in opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Order (2003). During this time, it was suggested by some commentators that Al Sharpton had usurped Jackson's position as the leading figure in the African-American political movement. Wholey Moses (2003). This seriously damaged Jesse Jackson's credibility even among long-time supporters, and for a brief time prompted Jackson to withdraw from activism. The Rules of Attraction (2002). .
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). Many commentators questioned the legality of these payments and charged that Jackson was paying “hush money” to Stanford. A Knight's Tale (2001). The Rainbow Push Coalition had paid Stanford, $40,000 to relocate her to Southern California, in addition to a continuing $3,000 a month in support, and $365,000 in funds from Rainbow Push were also used to purchase Stanford’s house. She bought all her friends boxer shorts. Shortly afterward, it was revealed that Jackson (married since 1963) had an affair with a young staffer, Karin Stanford, that resulted in the birth of his daughter Ashley. GAP gave her $200 in clothing tokens for doing a Denim ad. During the contested election of 2000, Jackson quickly became involved in pro-Democrat demonstrations in the state of Florida.
Josh Hartnett approved her casting for 40 days & 40 nights. "[Spitting into the food] gave me a psychological gratification," Jackson said. She had 5 auditions for A Knight's Tale, beating Kate Hudson for the role of Jocelyn. In a 1969 Life Magazine interview, Jackson said that when he worked as a waiter in a Greenville, South Carolina restaurant, he would spit into the soups and salads of white customers. Her maternal grandmother is Hawaiian Filipino, and her maternal grandfather is English and German. Timmerman. The 'y' in her name was an adolescent addition in 1995. Some of the allegations are covered in the book Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson by Kenneth R.
Jackson is seen by his critics as using racial politics to advance himself and his family's financial interests. Although Jackson is known mainly for his works in the civil rights arena, many people have alleged that Jackson uses his influence and reputation primarily to extort businesses for his personal gain. Also in early 2005, Jackson visited the parents of Terri Schiavo and their supporters; he supported their unsuccessful bid to keep the disabled Florida woman alive. His work involved giving speeches to ethnic audiences.
In 2005, he was enlisted as part of the United Kingdom's "Operation Black Vote", a campaign to encourage more of Britain's ethnic minorities to vote in political elections ahead of the May 2005 General Election. He also writes for "The Progressive Populist.". Kucinich, Jackson described Kucinich as "assuming the burden of saying 'you make the most sense, but you can't win.'". Although he did not explicitly voice an endorsement of Rep.
Instead, Jackson remained largely silent about his preference in the race until late in the primary season, when he allowed Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, another presidential candidate, to speak at a Rainbow/PUSH forum on March 31, 2004. In 2003, Jackson surprised many observers by declining to endorse the campaigns of either the Reverend Al Sharpton or former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, the two African-American candidates in the race for the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nomination. Jackson is also known as a passionate orator, in the tradition of Southern US and African American Protestant preaching. His son, Jesse Jackson, Jr., also emerged as a political figure, becoming a member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois.
Clinton awarded Jesse Jackson the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor bestowed on civilians. While Jesse Jackson was initially critical of the "third way" or more moderate policies of Bill Clinton, he became a key ally in gaining African American support for Clinton, and eventually became a close advisor and friend of the Clinton family. Reprint of a Washington Post article from 1988. Jackson has adopted an openly pro-choice view, believing the right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy is fundamental and should not be infringed in any way by the government.
However, since then Rev. Jackson once endorsed the pro-life Hyde Amendment and wrote an article in a 1977 National Right to Life Committee News report:. Although Jackson was one of most liberal members of the Democratic Party, his views on abortion were originally more in line with pro-life views. With the exception of a resolution to implement sanctions against South Africa for its Apartheid policies, none of these positions made it into the party's platform in either 1984 or 1988.
Declaring that he wanted to create a "Rainbow Coalition" of various minority groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, the poor and working poor, women, and homosexuals, as well as White progressives who fit into none of those categories, Jackson ran on a platform that included:. In both races, Jackson ran on what many considered to be a very liberal platform. In the end, however, he lost the nomination, coming a close second to Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts, the eventual nominee. Briefly, after he won 55% of the vote in the Michigan primary, he was considered the frontrunner for the nomination, as he surpassed all the other candidates in total number of pledged delegates.
Although most people didn't seem to believe that he had a serious chance at winning, Jackson once again exceeded expectations as he more than doubled his previous results, capturing 6.9 million votes and winning eleven primaries. This time, his successes in the past made him seem a more credible candidate, and he was both better financed and better organized. Four years later, in 1988, Jackson once again offered himself as a candidate for the nomination. Jackson garnered 3.5 million votes and won five primaries, all in the South.
In the primaries, Jackson, who had been written off by pundits as a fringe candidate with little chance at winning the nomination, surprised many when he took third place behind Senator Gary Hart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, who eventually won the nomination. A major controversy erupted during the early stages of the race, when Jackson was reported making remarks in which he referred to Jews as "hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown," remarks for which he later issued a perfunctory apology. In 1984, Jackson became the second African American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for President of the United States, running as a Democrat. During the 1980s, he achieved wide fame as an African American leader and as a politician, as well as becoming a well-known spokesman for civil rights issues.
These two groups merged in 1996. He started two political organizations, PUSH in 1971, and the Rainbow Coalition in 1984. Later that year, he was authorized as a Baptist minister. He was present with Martin Luther King in Memphis when he was assassinated, April 4, 1968, the day after making his famous “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech given to the Mason Temple, Church of God in Christ.
As a graduate student, Jesse studied Divinity at the Chicago Theological Seminary (he did not complete the degree at the time, however, but was later awarded a Master of Divinity in 2000 based on life experience), and he began to organize in the southern Christian Leadership Conference under the auspices of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jesse graduated the university of Illinois and North Carolina A&T University. An athlete, Jesse played football at both of the universities that he attended. At age 21, he married Jacqueline Lavinia Brown on December 31, 1962.
He was born with the name Jesse Louis Burns, in a poor household in Greenville, South Carolina. He is known for being an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. Jesse Jackson was born on October 8th 1941. .
He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. ". Mandela.
Schwarzenegger did not learn that lesson from Mr. And somehow, some way, it seems that now Mr. He didn't seek to revenge his -- having been arrested the way he was. Mandela chose redemption over revenge.
Mandela because, after 27 years in jail, Mr. He was congratulating Mr. Mandela and Governor Schwarzenegger. And there was a huge picture on the wall of Mr.
I was in South Africa about a month ago, meeting with President Nelson Mandela. "I feel pain by the governor's decision to choose revenge over redemption and to use "Tookie" Williams as a trophy in this flawed system. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it.
Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted. 1984 DNC Convention Address. Our mission: to feed the hungry; to clothe the naked; to house the homeless; to teach the illiterate; to provide jobs for the jobless; and to choose the human race over the nuclear race.
Yet, we are called to a perfect mission. We are not a perfect people. This is not a perfect party. 1988 DNC Convention Address.
We are all precious in God's sight -- the real rainbow coalition. When I look out at this convention, I see the face of America: Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White. Tonight, we pause and give praise and honor to God for being good enough to allow us to be at this place at this time. May 1999) (resulting from an extramarital affair).
Daughter: Ashley (b. Daughter: Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson, Jr. Daughter: Sanitita Jackson. Son: Jonathan Jackson.
Son: Yusef DuBois Jackson. March 11, 1965). (b. Son: Jesse Jackson, Jr.
increasing federal funding for lower-level public education and providing free community college to all,. ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment,. creating a single-payer system of universal health care,. giving reparations to descendants of black slaves,.
instituting an immediate nuclear freeze and beginning disarmament negotiations with the Soviet Union,. declaring Apartheid-era South Africa to be a rogue nation,. cutting the budget of the Department of Defense by as much as fifteen percent over the course of his administration,. reversing Reaganomics-inspired tax cuts for the richest ten percent of Americans and using the money to finance social welfare programs,.
reprioritizing the War on Drugs to focus less on mandatory minimum sentences for drug users (which he views as racially biased) and more on harsher punishments for money-laundering bankers and others who are part of the "supply" end of "supply and demand,". creating a WPA-style program to rebuild America's infrastructure and provide jobs to all Americans,. Jackson also met representatives from the Afro Venezuela and indigenous communities. After meeting with Chavez and addressing the Venezuelan Parliament, Jackson said there was no evidence that Venezuela posed a threat to the U.S.
Jackson condemned Robertson's remarks as immoral. In August 2005 Jackson traveled to Venezuela to meet President Hugo Chavez, following controversial remarks by Televangelist Pat Robertson in which he implied that Chavez should be assassinated. He met with the then-Yugoslav president Slobadan Milosevic who later agreed to release the three men. POW's captured on the Macedonia border while patrolling with a UN peacekeeping unit.
In April 1999, during the Kosovo War, Jackson traveled to Belgrade to negotiate the release of three U.S. In 1997 Jackson traveled to Kenya to meet with Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi as President Clinton's special envoy for democracy to promote free and fair elections. In June 1984, Jackson negotiated the release of 22 Americans being held in Cuba after an invitation by Cuban president Fidel Castro. This helped to boost Jackson's popularity as an American patriot and served as a springboard for his 1984 presidential run.
However, after Jackson secured Goodman's release, President Reagan welcomed both Jackson and Goodman at the White House on January 4, 1984 . Initially, the Reagan administration was skeptical about Jackson's trip to Syria. After a dramatic personal appeal that Jackson made to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, Goodman was released. Goodman had been shot down over Lebanon while on a mission to bomb Syrian positions in that country.
Robert Goodman, who was being held by the Syrian government. In 1983 Reverend Jackson traveled to Syria to secure the release of a captured American pilot, Navy Lt.