Tuesday, March 02, 2021

R.I.P. Vernon Jordan


Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, has died...
 
From CNN
Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85.
A cause of death was not immediately released.
The former president of the National Urban League rose to prominence as a civil rights activist with close connections in all corners of American politics, though he was closest with Democrats, including presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama. He also worked with Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, may he rest in peace

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

RIP.

Anonymous said...

Very smart man.

Anonymous said...

This is what a true civil rights Icon looks like.

Anonymous said...

We're losing all of our great and talented Black elders. I hate this damn pandemic.

Anonymous said...

@12:22 You are so right! The clowns of today are self serving and not educated.

Anonymous said...

Rest Up My Man, Vern looks liked he smelled good, took no shit, talked straight, enjoyed a good stiff drink, good music and was a lover at heart.

Damn at what we left with.

The King Of The Real said...

I really respected him

Unknown said...

1:39 PM.....Very well said!! He was truly a Gentleman!!
Young brothers need to take notes and read his books!!

Anon said...

Yall don't know what you're talking about. Vernin benefitted from being the Token black guy.
When there was a need for diversity..he got the position. He profitted from it.

Vernon caught flack for driving the golf cart while Clintin had his legs propped up.

Vernon also had a reputation for chasing buxom white women around despite being married.

sq said...

Loved Vernon but he was a wing man for Clinton. fACTS

Ramon said...

Homie died with some secrets....

Anonymous said...

My mom gave me a copy of his book "Vernon can Read" and it was very good. Worth the read.

Anonymous said...

If Token Black was his role around Culture Vulture Clinton I imagine it was a wild night out on the town or..or on one of dem islands. I dont see Vernon there but him being the one who know how to get your name off the log.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon...he also took a bullet in the back while fighting for civil rights. I would like to ask "What you have done for black ppl besides cowardly sit behind a computer and bring up negative comments?

Anonymous said...

He was the inspiratio for the Father of the man character in the show Scandal that was a succesful TV series in the 2000 and teens ....... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm never could understand why he was so close to bith parties and was almost assasinated but survived obviously he lived a very interesting life. Rest Eternally condolences to those he loved and those who loved him.

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