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Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson's Comments Are "More Offensive" Than Rosa Parks Incident

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Phil Robertson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has requested a meeting with A&E brass over Duck Dynasty starPhil Robertson's recent comments in GQ, which Jackson says are "more offensive" than the Rosa Parks bus incident.

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Star Wars’ George Lucas Marries in Star-Studded Celebration

George Lucas, Melody Hobsen

George Lucas celebrated his recent nuptials to Mellody Hobson with a star-studded party, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last weekend, Lucas and Hobson wed at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., with Ron Howard, Oprah and Steven Spielberg in attendance. On Saturday, the newlyweds held their second reception in Hobson's native Chicago. read more

The View Discuss Jesse Jackson N-Word Use

Talk about an intense day on The View. Today's Thursday hot topic concerned the recent reports of the Rev. Jesse Jackson using a racial slur in the same tirade he made his crude comment about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. According to the AP, Jackson referred to African Americans by using the N-word when he said Barack was telling them "how to behave." The emotionally charged debate encompassed everything from speaking in privacy to perpetuating stereotypes and ended with Elizabeth Hasselbeck crying. Watch the heated argument below:Related:• Jesse Jackson Wants to Chop Off Barack's What?! read more

Jesse Jackson Wants to Chop Off Barack's What?!

We've all heard some slips of the tongue when mics are left on, unbeknownst to certain politicians, but Jesse Jackson really dug himself into a hole with a comment he made Sunday on to a Fox News correspondent. Ready for it? "See, Barack's been talking down to black people," whispered Jackson. "I want to cut his ___ off," (we'll let you fill in the blank). Good luck talkin' your way outta that one! read more

Jesse Jackson Begs Celebs to Nix N-Word

A day after having sullied Seinfeld vet Michael Richards on his syndicated radio program, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other African-American leaders called on the entertainment industry — rappers included — to cease using the racial slur repeatedly uttered during Richards' on-stage tirade. "We want to give our ancestors a present: dignity over degradation," Jackson said at a Monday news conference, contending that the N-word is "unprotected" by free-speech issues. (The N, however, is, so keep on with your sapphic selves, Ashley and Spencer!) read more

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