Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass calls Rev. Jackson the King of Beers. (2001 in Review).
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Daily newspaper published in Chicago. The Tribune is one of the leading U.S. newspapers and long has been the dominant voice of the Midwest. Founded in 1847, it was bought in 1855 by six partners, including Joseph Medill (1823–99), who made the paper columnist John Kass John Kass is a Chicago Tribune columnist.
The son of a Greek immigrant grocer, Kass was born June 23, 1956, on the South Side of Chicago and grew up there and in Oak Lawn, IL. 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, Jesse (Louis)
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(born Oct. 8, 1941, Greenville, S.C., U.S.) U.S. civil rights leader. He became involved with the civil rights movement as a college student. In 1965 he went to Selma, Ala., to march with Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 boycott, concerted economic or social ostracism of an individual, group, or nation to express disapproval or coerce change. The practice was named (1880) after Capt. against the firm, denies involvement in the deal.