- Kankakee, Illinois, USA
- March 18
- That One
- Columnist for Kankakee Daily Journal, Host of The Ron Jackson Coffee & Conversation Show Saturdays and News Director of WKAN 1320AM, justrondering.blogspot.com, www.rijaxn.com
Non Profit Director
Public speaker(Youth, women in unhealthy relationships)
Author of " How to Handle Your Man"
MY RECENT POSTS
- Dorner exposed LAPD, not
February 15, 2013 08:09AM
- Racial profiling would reduce
black gun violence/deaths
April 18, 2012 04:37PM
- Kim Kardashian, mayor of
Glendale, theme song:
April 18, 2012 10:53AM
- Violence Card: the New Black
April 11, 2012 12:56PM
- Color of Blacks' Killer More
Important Than Blacks Killed
March 22, 2012 05:30PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
point. Stop Googling
intelligent people to quote
July 10, 2012 10:45PM
- “Again, Mr
I said youth
that I work with and associate
July 10, 2012 10:38PM
- “Dear Francois,
hope your verbosity impressed
I live in
July 10, 2012 03:35PM
- “Mr Ryland. In this case,
the crimes are committed in
May 31, 2012 02:01PM
- “Thanks, John. I'll check
April 18, 2012 03:16PM
- MY LINKS
Disclaimer: Should I ever run for political office, be asked by John McCain to be his running mate, or be requested to participate in anyone's campaign, I will forever deny all or any part of the following.
December 31, 1978, Carlsbad, California. Me, a mere lad of just 21 in… Read full post »
Each year a few local organizations take children from area after school programs Christmas shopping.
This particular organization was a regional liquor association. It's a group of bars, taverns, saloons, pubs, liquor stores, restaurants, diners, etc... They had raised enough money throughout the… Read full post »
I just figured it out, this fascination with OS and its inherent problem.
Most of the great OS writers are stumbled upon by happenstance. Other times you will get an invite to check out someone's prose.
But the problem lies with the inadvertant finds. Just when I think I don't have… Read full post »
This is the actual list of demands of my then 6-year-old grandson for a community performance
(Michael Jackson Impersonator)
Demands for his Thriller performance
Sat, March 1, 2008
Soldiers(semi-pro basketball team) Kickoff Party
At Kankakee… Read full post »
If things had worked out differently, Sarah Palin would be on the verge of running this country in less than a month.
Oh, but it didn't happen that way.
Remember, oh, way back in September/October when John McCain said with full confidence that Sarah Palin was capable of assuming… Read full post »
There was a popular commercial that said, " You can learn a lot from a dummy." It's true. I am so much smarter today.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI today. Early reports are that the governor was conspiring to personally profit from the sale of the open s… Read full post »
Historic, yes. Precedent, yes. Difficult, no.
Much is being made of Barack Obama being the first non-white dude to be president. Unlike all the race barrier breaking heroes before him, Obama's task is much less daunting.
History is on Obama's side.
When Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseba… Read full post »
Think we haven't been Obamanized?
This is my granddaughter's rendition ofThe Pledge of Allegiance.
Just to make sure I heard it correctly, I had her do it a few times.
Obama of a nighted State of America
And to the replug it
Which it stands… Read full post »
This time of year lends itself to a lot of reconciliation. Stories abound about how suddenly siblings that haven't communicated in years choose this season to make amends. Guilt maybe? Or divine inspiration after watching a cryfest of Oprah?
Not me. When I am done with a… Read full post »
My annual elementary school visit.
Oh, the questions they have.
How do you pee in that?
Is a pilgrim wife pretty?
Where is your boat?
Do pilgrims dance?
And the stories I make up.
Yes, we had Jello-o pudding and stuffing.
We played cops… Read full post »
"Mama got a good man now," my oldest sister and the only female
I trusted at this point in my life said to my brother and me.
This was about two years after we had been placed in foster homes because Mama had a drinking problem. OK, it wasn't a problem, it… Read full post »
Now touch your bloody finger to his.
Walking slowly home before it’s dark.
I’m finally a part of something. Someone cares.
There he sits. Watching Hee-Haw.
I sneak past him.
The voice beckons.
“Hey. Read your… Read full post »
Contrary to what you may think, the title was not chosen to attract attention. I found my crown in the toilet is the whole story.
It began June 7th of this year. While eating a delicious pulled-pork sandwich, I swallowed my crown. Once I realized what I had done, I quickly… Read full post »
You may have heard about the South Carolina Catholic priest, Rev. Jay Scott Newman, who tried to start a second crusade by saying parishoners who voted for Barack Obama should be denied communion.
The priest said all those who voted for Obama should repent because of… Read full post »
My grandson is almost seven years old and has been performing with his dad as Michael Jackson impersonators since he was three. Whenever he is not the "Gloved One," he also performs live as a rock-n-roll star.
His favorite song to sing and play… Read full post »
"Yo, yo, yo, Ron. We in da house, my man." the jubilant brother said, as he put up his fist, awaiting my return dap. " Barack did it. You said it wasn't gonna happen."
"Actually, Rico(not his real name), I said I hoped it wouldn't happen because I don't… Read full post »
Actually, only one person suggested I share this, but I have always wanted to say something of mine was requested" by popular demand."
While going to college supported by the G I Bill, I worked for a L.A. Times newspaper distributor to supplement my lifestyle. Okay, I… Read full post »
Gay Marriage reason blacks fail; White man off the hook
It was the day after the world stood still. In other words, it was the 5th of November. A day I'll always remember. I stole that from the Temptations. Barack Obama was annointed the president-elect of the United States of America.
What does that mean? It means discomfort.
Contrary to the… Read full post »
California'a Prop 8 hate ban caused me to return to my achives.
I have long been an advocate of marriage. From Brittany Spears's 55-hour union or marriages of death row inmantes, marriage is marriage is marriage.
This is from July 2003.
Marriage as we know it is a great in… Read full post »
For over ten years, my daily routine has been to buy both Chicago major daily newspapers, The Tribune & The Sun-Times. That's everyday, rain or shine.
Well, President elect Obama has already broken that streak and eliminated a few tax deductions. Novemeber 5th and 9th editions of both papers… Read full post »
Like the kid who cried and screamed, " Leave Brittany alone, " I am offering this send off to Sarah Palin to the tune of Tom Jones's "She's a Lady."
For those too young to remember or know Tom Jones, he was/is the coolest white guy God ever created.… Read full post »
This was written in 2003, but times haven't changed.
said, “Be careful who your friends are.”
I know a couple of people over forty whom I consider friends. One is white, one is black. One is male, one is female. One is racist, o… Read full post »
Now that Barack Obama has been elected the president of the United States, the debate of reparations for slavery can finally be put to rest.
More than 40 acres and a mule, Obama's presidency stamps the 150 year-old debt with interest paid in full.
No longer can America be held… Read full post »
My Election Day nightmare started early. Too early actually, and at the wrong place and the wrong time.
The wrong time was while I was about to take my first sip of coffee at my favorite watering hole.
"Say, Ron. Did you vote? I did. See?" the proud "I Voted" sticker wearer… Read full post »