Posted on January 14, 2005

N.Y. Stock Exchange Bans Jesse Jackson

NewsMax, Jan. 14

The New York Stock Exchange refused this week to allow the Rev. Jesse Jackson to hold his annual Wall Street Project fund-raising event on the Exchange floor, and is also rebuffing the one-time civil rights leader’s annual demand for $100,000.

In years past, business leaders and top government officials came out in droves to support the Jackson event, especially during the Clinton era — with many of them ponying up six-figure sums in the name of “minority business outreach.”

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But as Investor’s Business Daily noted earlier this week, with Jackson friend Richard Grasso no longer running the Big Board, the Wall Street Project gravy train has chugged to a halt.

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