Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U. S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997, he is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U. S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson hosted Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000. Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old high school student, her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson; the family has some Cherokee roots. Robinson was a former professional boxer, an employee of a textile brokerage and a well-known figure in the black community. One year after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker who adopted the boy. Jesse was given his stepfather's name in the adoption, but as he grew up, he maintained a close relationship with Robinson.

He considered both men to be his fathers. As a young child, Jackson was taunted by other children about his out-of-wedlock birth, has said these experiences helped motivate him to succeed. Living under Jim Crow segregation laws, Jackson was taught to go to the back of the bus and use separate water fountains—practices he accepted until the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955, he attended the racially segregated Sterling High School in Greenville, where he was elected student class president, finished tenth in his class, earned letters in baseball and basketball. Upon graduating from high school in 1959, he rejected a contract from a minor league professional baseball team so that he could attend the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. After his second semester at that predominantly white school, Jackson transferred to North Carolina A&T, a black university in Greensboro, North Carolina. Accounts of the reasons for this transfer differ. Jackson has claimed that he changed schools because racial prejudice prevented him from playing quarterback and limited his participation on a competitive public-speaking team.

Writing on in 2002, sociologist Harry Edwards noted that the University of Illinois had had a black quarterback, but noted that black athletes attending traditionally white colleges during the 1950s and 1960s encountered a "combination of culture shock and discrimination". Edwards suggested that Jackson had left the University of Illinois in 1960 because he had been placed on academic probation, but the school's president reported in 1987 that Jackson's 1960 freshman year transcript was clean, said he would have been eligible to re-enroll at any time. At A&T, Jackson was elected student body president, he became active in local civil rights protests against segregated libraries and restaurants. He graduated with a B. S. in sociology in 1964 attended the Chicago Theological Seminary on a scholarship. He dropped out in 1966, three classes short of earning his master's degree, to focus full-time on the civil rights movement, he was ordained a minister in 1968, in 2000 was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree based on his previous credits earned plus his life experience and subsequent work.

On July 16, 1960, while home from college, Jackson joined seven other African Americans in a sit-in at the Greenville Public Library in Greenville, South Carolina, which only allowed white people. The group was arrested for "disorderly conduct". Jackson's pastor paid their bond, the Greenville News said. DeeDee Wright, another member of the group said they wanted to be arrested "so it could be a test case.” The Greenville City Council closed both the branch black people used. The possibility of a lawsuit led to the reopening of both libraries September 19 the day after the News printed a letter written by Wright. Jackson has been known for commanding public attention since he first started working for Martin Luther King Jr. In 1965 he participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by James Bevel and other civil rights leaders in Alabama. Impressed by Jackson's drive and organizational abilities, King soon began giving Jackson a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, though he was concerned about Jackson's apparent ambition and attention-seeking.

When Jackson returned from Selma, he was charged with establishing a frontline office for the SCLC in Chicago. In 1966 King and Bevel selected Jackson to head the Chicago branch of the SCLC's economic arm, Operation Breadbasket and he was promoted to national director in 1967. Operation Breadbasket had been started by the Atlanta leadership of the SCLC as a job placement agency for blacks. Under Jackson's leadership, a key goal was to encourage massive boycotts by black consumers as a means to pressure white-owned businesses to hire blacks and to purchase goods and services from black-owned firms. T. R. M. Howard, a 1950s proponent of the consumer boycott tactic, soon became a major supporter of Jackson's efforts – donating and raising funds, introducing Jackson to prominent members of the black business community in Chicago. Under Jackson's direction, Operation Breadbasket held popular weekly workshops on Chicago's South Side featuring white and black political and economic leaders, religious services complete with a jazz band and choir.

Jackson became involved in SCLC leadership disputes following King's assassination on April 4, 1968. When King was shot, Jackson was in the parking lot one floor below. Jackson told reporters he was the last person to speak to King, that King died in his arms – an account that several King aides disputed. In the wake of King's death, Jackson work

Ken Mellons

Kenneth Edward Mellons is an American country music artist who released his self-titled debut album in 1994. This album produced a Top Ten hit on the Hot Country Songs charts. Mellons followed up his debut album with three more albums — 1995's Where Forever Begins, 2001's The Best of Ken Mellons and 2004's Sweet — in addition to charting six more singles on the country charts. Mellons was born in Tennessee, he has been a native of Tennessee since the age of three. He entered in many talent shows in high school, played at various clubs around Nashville to help perfect his skill, while working day jobs to pay the bills. In 1989, Ken earned a spot at a show called Country Music USA at Opryland USA, a theme park in Nashville, he was signed to Epic Records in 1993. His debut, self-titled album produced a Top 10 single in "Jukebox Junkie", a song which received ASCAP and BMI awards for surpassing one million spins on radio, his second album, Where Forever Begins, failed to produce any successful singles, by 1997, Mellons left Epic Records.

Shortly after leaving Epic, Mellons signed to Curb Records. He released one album during his six-year tenure with Curb, he became frustrated with the label and asked out of his record deal with them in 2003. Mellons moved to the independent Home Records, releasing the album Sweet in 2004; the album featured "Paint Me a Birmingham", which became a Top 5 country hit for Tracy Lawrence in the first half of 2004. Mellons co-wrote the songs "Honk If You Honky Tonk" on George Strait's "Honkytonkville" album and "I Bought The Shoes" on Dierks Bentley's self-titled debut album. Mellons continues to perform throughout the US and recorded Rural Route in 2009

Lost luggage

Lost luggage is luggage conveyed by a public carrier such as an airline, seafaring cruise ship, shipping company, or railway which fails to arrive at the correct destination with the passenger. In the United States, an average of 1 in 150 people have their checked baggage misdirected or left behind each year. Luggage is more to be lost or misdirected if the journey has several legs, as each transfer between different vehicles increases the chance that bags will be mishandled. There are many causes of lost luggage. If a passenger arrives late for a flight, there may not be time for their luggage to be loaded onto the plane. If tags are accidentally torn off, the airport may not know. Human error is common: tags may be misread or luggage may be sent to the wrong place. A plane may lack sufficient space or have reached its maximum takeoff weight. Security delays can cause bags to arrive on a flight than their owner. Luggage is taken through customs. Most lost luggage is sent by the airline to the correct destination.

Airlines will reimburse passengers for toiletries and other essentials if the arrival airport is away from the passenger's home area. In most cases, when delayed luggage arrives, a courier service will deliver it to the passenger's home or hotel; the airline pays for this. In case of lost luggage, travelers are advised to carry all essentials in a carry-on bag, including a change of clothes and anything they would be troubled to lose because of its monetary or emotional value. Luggage is lost and cannot be recovered; the airline will normally compensate the owner. The passenger must list the contents of their baggage and file a claim. Bags can be damaged during travel, but most damage is not covered under the airlines' contract of carriage; some airlines, will still repair such damage as a good faith gesture, or offer a discount voucher for a future flight. In general airlines regard the purpose of luggage to be the protection of its contents during transit. If the luggage is damaged severely, but the contents are unharmed airlines regard the luggage as having fulfilled its purpose and will not compensate owners.

Compensation for lost luggage is governed by the Montreal Convention and its predecessor the Warsaw Convention. Per the Montreal Convention, the maximum liability of an airline per lost checked item is 1131 special drawing rights, while under the Warsaw Convention the maximum liability is 17 SDR per kilogram. Most airlines maintain stores where they sell the contents of abandoned luggage. If a baggage is never recovered, it is because it has been mistaken by another passenger as his or her own baggage. Alternatively it could have been stolen either by an airport employee. In 2004, a baggage handler at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was arrested for the theft of mail sent by airplane, including credit cards; the majority of unclaimed baggage in the United States, whether by being lost or misdirected, or forgotten by travelers, is handled by the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, which has contracts with most major airlines. The luggage sent to UBC is resold for a profit; the U.

S. Department of Transportation maintains air travel consumer reports, which include statistics on mishandled baggage. For the first quarter of 2017, Virgin America was ranked first for reports of lost luggage with 1.45 reports per 1,000 passengers. Rates for lost luggage decreases year after year, due to the constant efforts made by the airlines; the handling market is $2.74 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow by 2.1% until 2023. After a significant decrease in the first decade of 2000, number of lost luggage cannot drop much more again, or at the margin only. There is now under 3‰ luggage lost per 1,000 passengers carried on US domestic flights. Media related to Lost and found at Wikimedia Commons