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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