Ethics Group Targets General Electric over Jesse Jackson’s Support of Slick Rick

slick-rick.jpgPeter Flaherty, President of an ethics group called the National Legal and Policy Center, plans to speak in support of a shareholder proposal asking that General Electric disclose details of its charitable giving at the company’s annual meeting tomorrow (April 25) in Greenville, SC. The NLPC seeks to find out just how much money GE is donating in support of Jackson. According to a press release from the NLPC, Flaherty claims that Jackson’s recent stance on obscene lyrical content in rap music is hypocritical and does not reflect his past actions. Flaherty points out in 2002 Jackson refused to cancel an invitation to rapper Slick Rick, who appeared at his Wall Street conference, after the NLPC requested that he do so. At the time, the group cited Rick’s song “Treat Her Like A Prostitute” as evidence of his vulgar and offensive content. “Not only was Slick Rick allowed to speak, but a member of my staff asked Jackson to condemn Slick Rick’s lyrics at a press conference, which he declined to do,” Flaherty claims in his press release. In the past, the NLPC has filed similar charitable giving resolutions on behalf of shareholders to such companies as Wal-Mart and Verizon. In 2004, the NLPC targeted Sean “Diddy Combs” and his Citizen Change organization, claiming that they violated the Federal Election Campaign Act by masquerading as a neutral voter registration group, but supporting candidate John Kerry over President Bush.

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  • http://www.oopf.org Dear LORD baby Jesus!!!

    This is crazy. What will they think of next!!! Slick Rick, Jesse Jackson, KIDS OUT OF WED LOCK!!!

  • http://www.oopf.org Dear LORD baby Jesus!!!

    Boy I tell you, people are always tryna come out of the ass with somethin’. He’s a rapper and Jesse Jackson wanted to entice the younger generation with a figure that they once knew. I don’t think using Slick Rick as the poster ADULT for his marketing campaign. HAHAHA

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Polotics is a mofo. I didn’t know Jesse “king of BS” Jackson was taking money from GE as charity…did I read that right…if so woooooooowwwwwww…maybe i need to go out and buy a soap box in hopes that the media pays attention then run wild with it from there…that is all these tired azz jive turkeys are doing…

  • http://myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Despite their lyrics, these dudes are goodwill ambassadors, and decent humans, contributors of decent charities, and all they wanna do is chide a muphucka for some dayum lyrics, nobody chides movie writers for writing profanity laced screenplays, askin’ muphuckas 2 denounce shyt!!! It’s just a bandwangon thing, they fired Don Imus, so crackety ass feel like maybe we(Black folks) won something so they wanna get us back, and they want us to ‘get over racism’ please!!! How can we git over whut we’re always under???

  • black kong

    um… they wanna ridicule jesse for not condeming slick rick!! rick the ruler of all rappers!! they really pulling shit out they ass now. dont take this the wrong way, jesse could eat a dick but if you gonna ridicule somebody for they lirics you could get someone better than slick rick to go after. Yeah he made ‘Treat her like a prostitute’ but he also made ‘hey young world’ and ‘childrens story’ rick did more positive and uplifting storytelling songs than he did negative songs. and even treat her like a prostitute was in some views positive because he was saying if you treating a hoe like a housewife and you true to her then you gonna get fucked in the end. thats what that song was about. these motherfuckers need to do they homework before they talk out they ass cuz only shit coming out now. real talk.

  • ray

    bullshit

  • http://xxl q-buro

    i luv it….

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    These muthafukka’s brought out “treat her like a prostitute” … that song is 20 years old ..

    what the fuck is next, are they gonna go back to 1979 and pull up every rap song that ever said something degrading .. fuck outta here!

    they need to supena UTFO for going at Roxanne …

    Old rappers be afraid … be very afraid

  • Mr. Smith

    Hey young world…the world is yours
    Hey young world…the world is yours

    This rap here…it may cause concern it’s Broad and deep…why don’t you listen and learn
    Love mean happiness…that once was strong
    But due to society…even that’s turned wrong
    Times have changed…and it’s cool to look bummy and be a dumb dummy and disrespect your mummy
    Have you forgotten..who put you on this earth?
    who brought you up right…and who loved you since your birth?
    Don’t be a fool like those that don’t go to school get ahead…and accomplish things you’ll see the wonder and joy life brings
    Don’tadmire thieves…hey they don’t admire you thier time’s limited, hardrocks too so listen, be strong scream, whoopee-doo go for yours, cause dreams come true and you’ll make your mummy proud…so proud of you too.and this is a message…that the ruler Rick threw and it’s true.
    That’s why Jesse Jackson refused to cancel Slick Rick invitation. We know Slick Rick better than theme #%$#*#!%*!.

  • GHOST

    ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS AND RAPPERS OF ALL TIME. PERIOD.

    THE ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK.
    CLASSY HIPHOP BEFORE KANYE AND BIGGIE DID IT.

  • R.L.W.

    Once upon a time not too long ago, when people wore adidas and lived life slow, where laws were stern and justice stood, and people were behaving like they aught to good …

  • Tre

    Man JESSE JACKSON BEEN FULL OF SHIT!!! HEY REVEREND JACKSON, GO MARRY YA BABY MOMS………..OH!!!!!!!!!!! THATS RIGHT!!!!!! YOU CAN’T CAUSE YOUR’e ALREADY MARRIED!!!!!!!! THIS DUDE IS SO FULL OF SHIT

  • http://myspace.com/playarabbitnet Playa Rabbit

    Are they all uncle Tom’s patting us on the back but when it’s time to be political they turn snitch I think our Black leaders need to watch a stop snitchin DVD