February 20, 2020         
U.S. Flunks Reproductive Health and Rights Report Card   •   2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition: Ultimate Track-Focused Type R Coming to America   •   7,000 Bacardi Employees Turn on Their ‘Out of Office’ to Visit Hundreds of Bars Across the Globe to Spark Conversati   •   VHS Learning Opens 2020 Summer School Registration   •   iPhone 11 Pro doubles radiation exposure deemed safe for consumers, according to new test   •   The CBA National Apprenticeship Program Gets Approved by Department of Labor   •   The Author Incubator Launches New Program for Spanish Speaking Entrepreneurs   •   Cortica Opens Center For Autism Evaluations And Therapies In Westlake Village   •   Hemp Depot Redefines U.S. CBD Farming Economics With 70% Reduction in Feminized Seed Pricing   •   To Honor World Cancer Day, The WISDOM Study Seeks Support from Women to Modernize Breast Screening Guidelines   •   Contigo Reannounces Recall of 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Additional Incidents with Replacement Lids P   •   New ESA ‘Game Generation’ Campaign Shows Video Game Play Brings Benefits Beyond Fun   •   Fulton Mortgage Company Honored With First Annual Community Revitalization Award in Philadelphia   •   Comcast Celebrates the Year of the Rat With Continued Sponsorship of San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Festival & Parad   •   Learning Ally is Giving Students a Chance to Meet Popular Children's Book Author, Dan Gutman ...Register Today for this Exciting   •   2020 Honda Civic Type R Arriving Soon with Upgraded Performance, Honda Sensing® and new LogR™ Datalogging Smartphone A   •   Lovers, Sub a Sandwich for a Ring This Leap Day and Quiznos May Cater Your Wedding – Assuming They Say “Yes”!   •   All-New Honda LogR™ Datalogging App Helps Type R Drivers Improve Their Skills with Exclusive In-Depth Driving Data   •   To Honor World Cancer Day, The WISDOM Study Seeks Support from Women to Modernize Breast Screening Guidelines   •   CER recommends approval for NGTL 2021 System Expansion Project
Bookmark and Share

Rod Blagojevich Apologizes for "Blacker Than Barak" Comments In 'Esquire'

 PRNewsChannel) / January 11, 2010 / Chicago, Ill. / Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is apologizing for comments he made in this month's Esquire magazine. Blagojevich calls his remarks in the February issue of the popular men's magazine "stupid."

"The metaphor was stupid.  I was expressing real frustration and the frustration is directed toward Washington for bailing out the big banks and the Wall Street firms and it's not being used to help people.  

"What's so wrong with what I said, what's so stupid about it is, I don't think any white man could begin to presume to walk in the shoes of an African American. What I said clearly doesn't properly express where my heart is, and that's with the African American community. My comments are surely regrettable, and I just want to apologize.

"We've elected the first African American president, and that's a great step forward for this country.  We've made great progress in many places across America when it comes to race and that progress must continue."  

The former governor will compete on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, which premieres March 14th on NBC, to raise money for the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa.  

A version of the 'Esquire' article on Blagojevich is online.

Media Contacts:
Glenn Selig
PR Firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: (813) 708-1220 x7777 or cell: (813) 300-5454
Email: 
glenn@thepublicityagency.com (Blackberry)

Patrick Flanary
PR Firm: The Publicity Agency
Email:  
pflanary@seligmultimedia.com
Phone: (813) 708-1220 x7781

Source: thepublicityagency.com



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News