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Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass calls Rev. Jackson the King of Beers. (2001 in Review).

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass calls Rev. Jackson the "King of Beers." In 1995, Jackson asked his friend Ron Burkle to help his sons get a "lucrative" Budweiser distributorship on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago, reports the Tribune. A year later, Yusef Jackson, Jesse Jackson's son, met with Budweiser Brands Vice President August A. Busch IV, a friend of Burkle's. And in 1998 Yusef Jackson became the majority owner of the River North distributorship. Rev. Jackson, who in the 1980s charged Anheuser-Busch with racial discrimination and led a national boycott against the firm, denies involvement in the deal.
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Author:Mister, Chloe
Publication:The Chicago Reporter
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2002
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