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Offline y04185

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Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:35:34 AM »
CBS This Morning host Gayle King reported he died this morning.
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 09:43:12 AM »
May Vernon Jordan rest in peace.
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 09:55:58 AM »
May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 01:05:37 PM »
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 01:23:08 PM »
Maybe someone at the ABC affiliate in Atlanta should read his bio...I was sitting in my office today and the noon news came on; they made a brief mention right off the top, then went to their next story...(really?) I was curious, so I read up on Mr. Jordan, and didn't know he was born in Atlanta, represented Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter Gault, who broke the color barrier at the University of Georgia, among many of his major contributions. 

Vernon Jordan has much, much more to his credit as a humble, yet driven and accomplished professional; why he was not given a full video report on today's news baffles me.  If Gayle King stated the news this morning on CBS, clearly all of the Atlanta local stations had time to prepare a piece for noon.  Maybe someone did run a package...but I was just watching Channel 2, and they didn't.  Needless to say...I'm disappointed in them. :shrug:

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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 03:32:17 PM »
May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.

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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 03:43:45 PM »
You are definitely the king of all Koons


May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2021, 03:44:44 PM »
Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2021, 04:22:35 PM »
Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.

Deflect as you might. But the truth is the truth. He was a high price enabler.

https://www.economist.com/united-states/1998/01/29/vernon-jordan-gliding-through

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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2021, 04:23:17 PM »
Trump is a racist and you are a raccoon 🦝

Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.

Deflect as you might. But the truth is the truth. He was a high price enabler.

https://www.economist.com/united-states/1998/01/29/vernon-jordan-gliding-through
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2021, 04:27:17 PM »
Trump is a racist and you are a raccoon 🦝

Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.

Deflect as you might. But the truth is the truth. He was a high price enabler.

https://www.economist.com/united-states/1998/01/29/vernon-jordan-gliding-through

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: May Jordan RIP....

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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2021, 04:31:07 PM »
May Rush Limbaugh rest in hell

Trump is a racist and you are a raccoon 🦝

Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

May he rest in peace.

Saw him at several Howard Charter Day Dinner events. Dignified and full of stories very approachable.
 This man was a huge force in official Washington DC. He mentored many government officials, lawyers and business men.

He will be missed.

He was an enabler for the elites.

Deflect as you might. But the truth is the truth. He was a high price enabler.

https://www.economist.com/united-states/1998/01/29/vernon-jordan-gliding-through

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: May Jordan RIP....
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2021, 04:33:03 PM »
Jordan and Clinton were tight.



Rest In Peace Vernon Jordan

Lawyer and Washington power broker Vernon Jordan was born on August 15, 1935, in Atlanta. Graduating with honors from David T. Howard High School in 1953, he went on to attend DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he was the only African American student in his class. At DePauw, Jordan participated in the student senate, won statewide honors in speaking competitions, played basketball and graduated in 1957. He then entered Howard University School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1960.

Jordan returned to Atlanta starting his legal career working with the civil rights movement. In 1961, he helped organize the integration of the University of Georgia and personally escorted student Charlayne Hunter through a hostile white crowd. Over the next ten years, Jordan held various positions as a civil rights advocate. He served as the Georgia field secretary for the NAACP; director of the Voter Education Project for the Southern Regional Council; head of the United Negro College Fund; and as a delegate to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House Conference on Civil Rights.

In 1971, Jordan was appointed president and CEO of the National Urban League, where he spearheaded the organization’s growth. On May 29, 1980, a white supremacist attempted to kill Jordan. After a successful recuperation, in 1981 Jordan resigned from the National Urban League to take a position as legal council with the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld. His active practice includes corporate, legislative and international clients. Jordan's close friend is former President Bill Clinton and during Clinton's presidency, Jordan became one of Washington’s most influential power brokers. Currently he is a partner in the investment firm of Lazard Frere & Company in New York.

https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/vernon-e-jordan-jr
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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2021, 04:40:48 AM »
Rush Limbaugh died in black history month.  :snicker

 :lol: cee, step away from the keyboard.


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Re: Vernon Jordan Dead at 85
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2021, 06:24:09 AM »
RIP Frat!!!

 

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