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President Habitat Company President While overseeing the company that managed these housing facilities, Jarrett also worked with long-time Obama friend and convicted felon Tony Rezko in raising money for Obama's political career. Valerie Jarrett Reference 2008 Jarrett named one of 10 most corrupt politicians by Judicial Watch Judicial Watch
A matter of historical fact, that Valerie Jarrett and her family, William Ayers and his family, Bernadine Dohrn have been very close friends for at least two generations. Relationships
Jarrett was Michelle Obama's mentor. An aide to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the 1990s, she hired Michelle away from her law firm to work for the city and University of Chicago Medical Center
PROF. BARBARA TAYLOR BOWMAN (Valerie's Mother)
Bowman is married to Dr. James E. Bowman, renown pathologist and geneticist of African American descent,
Professor Barbara Bowman is one of three faculty founders of Erikson Institute and served as president of the institute from 1994 to 2001 Bowman and her onetime Lab Schools colleagues Maria Piers and Lorraine Wallach, AB'50, AM'70, joined this elite group in 1966 when they established the Erikson Institute, a graduate school and research center in Chicago that specializes in early childhood education. Its mission is simply stated: "Knowledge in the service of children." Bio Bowman
Barbara taught social sciences in the medical school and at the Nemazee School of Nursing Iran
ROBERT TAYLOR (Barbara Bowman's Father)
Robert Taylor, was a pioneering Chicago Housing Authority chairman for whom the infamous high-rise projects were later named
Her father, who chaired the Chicago Housing Authority from 1943 to 1950 and for whom the Robert Taylor Homes—built in the 1960s and now, ironically, a national symbol of public housing's failures. ( Taylor Housing Failure)
VERNON JARRETT (Valerie's' Father-in-law)
Her former father-in-law is the late Vernon Jarrett, who was a venerated Chicago Sun-Times columnist, one of the few highly visible African Americans in the Chicago media establishment.
Vernon Jarrett worked in the South Side Community Art Center and on the black run Chicago Defender newspaper.
The Communist Party had several cadre in both organizations, including a covert member, the black poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis. Jarrett and Davis Relationship
THOMAS AYERS (Father of William)
Tom Ayers: President and CEO of Commonwealth Edison from 1973 to 1980, Thomas Ayers was a lifelong liberal and a prominent Chicago businessman.
Referred to as the Godfather of Chicago politics and power, Ayers served on the boards of G.D. Searle, Chicago Pacific Corporation, Zenith Corporation, Northwest Industries, First National Bank of Chicago and the Tribune Company (which owned the Chicago Tribune), and worked with many nonprofit organizations including Chicago United, Community Renewal Society, the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Urban League that were designed to help inner city blacks. Thomas Ayers
Even the Northern Trust management has personal connections to Obama, including current Exelon (Commonwealth Edison) Chairman and CEO John Rowe – a later successor of Bill Ayers' father, Tom Ayers, who has been a member of the bank's board of directors since 2004. (See Sweetheart Mortgage)
Founder of Weather Underground along with Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones is now Apollo Alliance and responsible for writing stimulus bill.
Bombed buildings as a political statement''I don't regret setting bombs,'' Bill Ayers said. ''I feel we didn't do enough.'' 1995 wife Bernadine Dohrn hosts party to launch Obamas career.
From 1999 To 2002, Obama Served With Ayers On The Board Of Directors For Woods Fund Of Chicago Is now a neighbor of Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett's Family
Obama's children attended the same school as the Ayers children
MICHELLE ROBINSON OBAMA
Worked at same law firm as Bernadine Dohrn
Barck Obama went to work at the same firm where he met Michelle.
Michelle worked for the City of Chicago and University of Chicago Medical Center Hired by Valerie Jarrett
FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS
Frank Marshall Davis was active in the Chicago Communist Party until he moved to Hawaii in late 1948.
Frank Marshall Davis, purportedly a Communist who worked on behalf of the Soviet Union; a pedophile who wrote a book entitled "Sex Rebel: Black," an alcoholic, a racist, and a misogynist. Frank Marshall Davis
Obama's grandfather Stanley introduced Barack to Davis to be an African American Mentor.
Barack Obama was linked to the Hawaiian Communist Party network through his boyhood/teenage mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
Both Vernon Jarrett and Davis worked in the communist dominated South Side Community Art Center and on the communist influenced Chicago Defender newspaper, in late 1940s Chicago. Vernon Jarrett - Davis
A story told by Gerald Horne, contributing editor of Political Affairs, a magazine published by the Communist Party, USA. Speaking March 28, 2007 at the dedication of the Communist Party, USA archive at New York University Tamiment Library,
"...in Hawaii was an African-American poet and journalist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, who was certainly in the orbit of the CP (Communist Party) -- if not a member -- and who was born in Kansas and spent a good deal of his adult life in Chicago, before decamping to Honolulu in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend (and Communist Party member) Paul Robeson. Eventually, he befriended another family -- a Euro-American family -- that had migrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago. In his best selling memoir ‘Dreams of my Father', the author speaks warmly of an older black poet, he identifies simply as "Frank" as being a decisive influence in helping him to find his present identity as an African-American...." Communist Address Gerald Horne
RUMOR ABOUT FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS
In doing research I came upon an article which alleges that Davis was the real father of Barack Obama. It is impossible to substantiate since records are not available. I have no opinion whether it is fact or fiction.
Here is a link to the article for your review. See picture
OBAMA'S SWEETHEART MORTGAGE
Yes, Bill Ayers was just a guy in the neighborhood.
Did his father's bank affiliation have anything to do with that sweetheart mortgage Barack Obama received on the Hyde Park home that Tony Rezko helped him get?
Barack Obama received a below prime rate from Northern Trust Bank the kind of loan that isn't available to the "middle America". Sweetheart Mortgage
JOURNEY TO THE PRESIDENCY
Obama did not leave Hawaii bound for Chicago by accident. He had ties to Chicago through him mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
Every body knows everyone else. Everyone is in bed politically with everone else. Valerie Jarrett is Obama's right hand person and adviser. One does not need a road map to connect the dots.
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