|Paper||Mountain West Minority Reporter and Sentinel|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||M. Artherner Givens|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Mountain West Minority Reporter and Sentinel|
Mountain West Minority Reporter & Sentinel, August 24, 1990 3 News PUSH pushes for boycott of Nike Jackson post to push D.C. statehood Operation PUSH is calling for a boycott of Nike Inc. athletic shoes and sportwear, following the company’s questions about PUSH’s relationship Washington (AP) — Jesse Jackson said Thursday he will run for one of the two district’s two ‘‘shadow senator’ posts in the September primary election. The shadow senators will be unpaid lobbyists for D.C, statehood, with no official with a Nike competitor. The Chicago-based civil rights group called the boycott after receiving a sharply worded letter from Nike president Richard K. Donahue asking for details on PUSH finances and “contributions and support’’ the group got from Reebok Dick Gregory Reebok PUSH Gregory tells court he cant afford to” repay says International Ltd. its support was for was limited to a $6,000 ad it bought in the July issue of a PUSH publication. Last month, loan founder Jesse Jackson announced plans to examine Nike’s minority employment record Dick Gregory has told a federal court he can’t afford to repay an old and its business dealings with blackrun companies and banks. friend $105,000 because he has other -PUSH?’s decision to target Nike was unrelated to the Reebok ad, says the Rev. Tyrone Crider, national ex- debts totaling more than $1 million. U.S. District Judge Edward Harrington in Boston ordered Gregory to submit a financial affidavit by Friday. ecutive director of PUSH. “We're ready for a fight,’’ Gregory, 58, of Plymouth, borrow- says Crider, who criticizes Nike for having no black directors or vice ed $40,000 in 1979 from Frank Nicholas II. Nicholas sued Gregory in 1987 to recover the loan plus interest, bringing the debt to $105,000. Nicholas urged the court. to find Gregory in contempt. However, duties. Jackson, a two-time contender for n, USA TODAY JACKSON: Queries Nike. Nike has refused to divulge details PUSH requested’ about its banking, purchasing, credit limits, and invest- PUSH presidents and not using a black ad agency. Blacks account for $200 million of the company’s $2.2 billion in annual revenue. will run for senatorial ment plans until it receives information on PUSH finances and practices. Crider says PUSH will not comply with Nike’s requests for information. Nike has asked PUSH why it decided to target the company, where it got its information on the athletic-shoe industry, and whether there are any further Reebok-PUSH ties. Nike also wants PUSH to disclose the demographic makeup uof its membership, details on whether it has ever been investigated by federal or state authorities, and documents justifying its tax-exempt status. Crider calls the requests “‘an insult.”’ the Democratic presidential nomination, said that holding the post would allow him to help ‘‘expand democracy’’ in the District of Columbia. ‘*That’s what statehood is_ all about,’’ Jackson said. ‘“More people live here than five states, we pay more taxes than 10 states, we pay more taxes per capita than 49 states, and yet no vote on Capitol Hull. It’s taxation without representation. It’s not fair. We deserve statehood.”’ City voters approved the ‘‘shadow’’ plan in a 1980 referendum. The city’s only representative in Congress is a non-voting delegate in the House. Jackson told reporters before attending a luncheon Thursday at Howard Universitv that statehood would improve the lives of district residents. ‘*The premise is statehood means less taxes and better hope,’’ he said. Jackson’s political plans have been the subject of speculation since he moved to the nanion’ s capital last. year. In February, he announced he would not run for mayor, but he refused to rule out some other political race. Some supporters had encouraged Jackson to run for’ the city’s nonvoting House seat, but candidates must live in the District of Columbia for more than three years to be eligible to enter that race. Other candidates for the ‘“shadow’’ posts include James Foreman, a longtime civil rights activist, and Harry Thomas, Jr., the son of city councilman Harry Thomas. Although voters approved the ‘‘shadow’’ plan in 1980, the city council twice canceled scheduled votes to fill the posts. Under a plan approved by the city council this spring, district voters will select two shadow” senators and one ‘‘shadow’’ representative to lobby fulltime for statehood on Capitol Hill. Gregory said in court Monday that he can’t repay the debt because he also owes more than $1.2 million to the In- Barry changes registration ternal Revenue Service, American Express, banks, and other creditors. First Federal Bank offers affordable housing programs Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry changed his voter registration from Democratic to Independent so he could seek office in November. Barry _—— whose cocaine and perjury trial ended in one conviction, one acquittal, ‘and’a deadlock on'12 counts — is expected to seek’ an at-large * ~ Council. seat. But he didn’t spokesman Rev. Sharpton is The Rev. Al Sharpton was acquitted of all fraud and larceny charges stemming from a civil rights organiza- tion he founded at age 16. He was accused of stealing $250,000 from the National Youth Movement. liveable shelter that will provide a cohesive stable family unit, and a loving, functional environment that City rule Affordable housing carries: many identifications decision Sept. 17. Warned husband he was at risk by Bill Nichols When Washington mayor Marion Barry was caught in an FBI sting with Rasheeda Moore and arrested for smoking crack cocaine, the nation His wife wasn't. In-an interview aired on A Current Affair, Effi Barry said she warned her freewheeling husband — who she describes as a ‘‘street dude’ — that he ‘‘would be set up by a woman.” ‘When his chief of staff called to say my husband had been arrested at a hotel, all I could say was. “Who was she?” My gut feeling was that this would be his downfall.” Mayor Barry is currently on trial on 14 drug and perjury charges. AP De KLERK: White extremists attack his share-power plan By Chris Erasmus Special for USA TODAY CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Cracking down on rightwing extremists, police Sunday held nine people in the wake of increased bombing attacks. Police said they were gearing up for increased attacks by white rightists after bombing Friday in Johannesburg injured 27 black commuters. The attack also prompted fears that such violence could lead to general racial unrest and undermine government peace efforts. Right-wing extremists have declared war on President F.W. de Klerk’s white minority government for announcing it wants to end apartheid and will negotiate a new constitution to from the low By Tim Dillon, USA TODAY SWITCHES PARTY: Marion Barry registers as an independent. Share power with blacks. Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok said Sunday that six more white, right-wing extremists were arrested under terms of the Internal Security Act, which allows indefinite detention without trial. Explosives and weapons were found in police raids on | homes and hideouts of those taken into custody, Viok said. “The people arrested are all supporters of a far-right political ideology, but cannot thus far be connected to any particular organization,” Viok said. The arrests follow those of three right-wingers on Friday — just hours before the Johannesburg bus terminal blast. Re- cent attacks have included ran- dom killings of blacks and attacks on Jewish synagogues. Two of the three held by police are sought in neighboring Namibia for the killing of a security guard at a U.N. base there. Right-wing terrorists have claimed responsibility for most of the blasts, which began. in April. | Recently, they’ve rocked offices of the ruling National Party and the all-black National Union of Mineworkers as well THE AMERICAN HEART A SSGLIATION MEMORIAL PROGRAM: a American Heart Association This space provided as a public service. sive cost. What is affordable to you as a purchaser may hot be affor- dable to me as a purchaser. In any case, however, most purchasers become borrowers, and as a bor- rower you must obtain financing. At First Federal, we believe that financing should not be mysterious or a frightening event. Our experienced loan officers are sensitive to their customers’ requests and questions, and as prospective borrowers, they service their needs with ‘‘the human touch.’’ As a purchaser and borrower, you should be aware of where you might obtain financing. The array of financial institutions that offer home mortgage loans The UHFA has had a major impact of real estate activity. Since housing, cost, moderate cost, to the expen- African rightists arrested Pending — The Utah Housing program is vital to our economy and creates a state and community identification for the participating parties. 1973 the UHFA financing programs have created $1.6 billion in the purchases of new and existing will create a sense of permamency and community identification. said a decision to retry Barry will be up to U.S. Attorney Jay Stephens. He plans to announce his are three counts of tax fraud. His lawyers said the prosecution was a vendetta for his helping Tawana Brawley, a black 16-year-old from ~ Wappingers Falls who said she was raped by a gang of white men. At his urging she didn’t help investigators, who concluded the report was false. was shocked. ‘‘Home is where your heart lies.’ This quote echoes most Americans’ aspiration for a safe, anything out, including a fourth term as mayor. Four more years of city service would earn Barry city retirement benefits. A Justice Department Rey. Al Sharpton, New York activist acquitted of fraud and larceny charges. acquitted of fraud, larceny charges by Gordon Oettli Senior Vice President, First Federal Bank includes banks (such as First Federal), savings and loans, credit unions, finance companies, and mortgage and interest rates have ranged from 1%% to 2% lower than normal interest rates. These figures represent 23,000 loans. 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