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Former Social Secretary Desiree Rogers Now A CEO + Rep. Maxine Waters In Hot Water With Congress

You can't keep a FAB woman down.  After what many saw as an embarassing and unnecessary exit from the White House, Desiree Rogers has bounced back in a big way.  She's now the CEO of a legendary company.  Find out which one and why Maxine Waters is in hot water when you read on......

 

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (JPC),
announced today that Desirée Rogers has been named chief executive officer of JPC. Rice will
continue as chairman.
 

In a statement released to The YBF Linda Johnson Rice said:

”Desirée has a proven track record of successful business leadership.  She is a longstanding confidant and a savvy businesswoman who is committed to the strategic growth of Johnson Publishing Company. I look forward to working side by side with her as we embark upon this next phase for the company.”

Rogers will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. She will be responsible for aligning
core business strategies for all brands.
 

About her new job Rogers said, “I am humbled to have such an incredible opportunity. I consider it an honor to help continue the 68-year legacy of such a phenomenal company and its iconic brands.” 

I'm excited about this.  EBONY and JET will always be fab icons in my world, but with the Rogers touch, I see them crossing cultural boundaries and really taking it to the next level.

 

 

California Rep. Maxine Waters must be a real ride or die chick cause she put herself on the line for her husband and now it's coming back to bite her.  Waters is accused of helping OneUnited Bank obtain federal bailout funds in late 2008. The issue is that her husband, Sidney Williams, was on OneUnited's board of directors for four years and owns stock in the bank.  Yesterday, the House ethics committee charged her with three violations.

So let's rewind that.  She is being accused of watching out for her hubby's paper flow in a bad economy.  I mean was she supposed to just watch the dollars disappear and do nothing?   

Rep. Waters, a 10-term representative from LA, has denied any wrongdoing. She had urged the committee to come forth with details of the charges so she can defend herself at trial.

Good luck with that Maxine...those people play brutal and it looks like they really want to take you and Charles Rangel down.

Let's all put them in our prayer circle. 

 

 

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So, has anyone looked into how Bush and Cheney are making huge amounts of money because they are investors in Halliburton, which provides a lot of the equipment for the war and rebuilding in the Middle East.
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starless Fame's picture

Black people (especially

Black people (especially black polititians) sometimes forget that we have to be twice as smart and 5 times as careful to make it in America.
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Black people (especially

Black people (especially black polititians) sometimes forget that we have to be twice as smart and 5 times as careful to make it in America.
Anonymous's picture

On Maxine Waters....conflict

On Maxine Waters....conflict of interest. She knows that. Comes with the job. Congratulations to Desiree.
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Agree. But these are 2

Agree. But these are 2 powerful Black people (Waters & Rangel) being bought up on charges after all these years. Its sounds like someone got a team of investigators together and their goal is to bring down every democratic Black political leader we have.
Anonymous's picture

It is their goal, but you

It is their goal, but you know what? When the black folk give them the tools to help them do it, that is their stupidity. They know that they are being watched. Keep you nose clean and cover you ass. They are not doing any more than some of the others, but wrong is wrong I don't care what your color is. They should know better.
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Agree. But these are 2

Agree. But these are 2 powerful Black people (Waters & Rangel) being bought up on charges after all these years. Its sounds like someone got a team of investigators together and their goal is to bring down every democratic Black political leader we have.
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Crossing cultural boundaries?? For what? Ebony and Jet is FUBU and I hope it stays that way. Hell, we have sold out enough. That statement was ignorant.
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Kerri, unfortunately both

Kerri, unfortunately both Waters and Rangel are in safe districts so they'll most likely be re-elected. The House needs to discipline them both though, if they are found guilty then they both need to lose their influential positions on the powerful committee's they both sit on. Rangel is on the Ways and Means committee, which means he helps write the nations tax laws and this man is facing charges for massive tax evasion, amongst other things. If he's found guilty he will likely be pressured by fellow Dems to resign, not sure about Waters. Today he tells us that's he's not guilty of corruption, just of being an idiot. If it makes you feel any better, Charlie, America is just about up to here with Washington’s stupidity and negligence as much as they are with corruption. Even Obama has commented "on the record" saying he thinks its time Rangel ended his career with dignity. I don't know when the trial's are scheduled but i do know Republicans will take back the House this year and the odds of them getting control of the Senate are looking better and better. Rangel's collegues in the House have been circling the wagons for him for two years now and dragging on this investigation. It's looking like that's going to end very soon. Island Gyal, Cheney took a lot of criticism over his ties to Haliburton but he had already retired from the company before the 2000 presidential election.
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Good for Desiree, she is a

Good for Desiree, she is a fabulous woman indeed. www.citizette.com
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Desiree Rogers, as fly as she

Desiree Rogers, as fly as she may be, forgot her place. She wasn't planning parties for her friends in Chicago...and I'm sure she planned some grand events back in the day. Pres. Obama should never have hired her. She didn't know what she was in for. Luckily, she's a smart woman, and landed on her feet as smart women do. Now, Maxine Waters was wrong, but do we really think her constituents will vote her out of office over this? She, like Rangel (sp), can't get get kicked out of the House. They have to be voted out, and I don't think that will happen. I could be wrong.
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In fairness, the government

In fairness, the government doesn't just go after black politians. The governor of New York was arrested in a prostitution sting and had to resign. He was white. The governor of Illinois was accused of bribery, trying to sell Obama's old senate seat, and trying to pull strings to get get his wife a 6-figure job. He was white. Democrats are always going to go over Republicans and highlight their dirt and vice versa. If you get caught - you get caught. I don't necessarily see a race issue with Maxine Waters. I don't know the facts but if she's guilty she should be forced to face the consequences like anyone else.
Anonymous's picture

typo correction....Democrats

typo correction....Democrats are always going to go "AFTER" Republicans and highlight their dirt and vice versa.
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I am not sure who authored

I am not sure who authored this post - and I do NOT care - I hope YBF continues to post stuff like this at least once a day, it's important to showcase black business/political elites - every post cannot be on riri's haircolor / lil' wayne's latest babymomma
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Maxcine Waters was looking

Maxcine Waters was looking out for the BLACK BANKS, and so her husband just happen to be one of the board of directors. Why didn't they go after Dick Cheney for his companies he had over in Iraq taking all of our hard earned money and making him filthy rich????? Wouldn't this be a conflict of interest, he was the VP.
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Amen Sis!
Anonymous's picture

now if no one commented on

now if no one commented on this story, the knowitalls of the blog world would STILL have something to say about black people not caring about current events and anything other than gossip. You just can't please some people.
Anonymous's picture

A mess! CEO?! First, she

A mess! CEO?! First, she messed up at the White House now she's a CEO?! Foolishness! She is the new captain to a sinking ship! They're just using her as a pawn because both magazines are losing readership by the dozens. Foolish! If she can't keep the White House guestlist in order; how can she build up a magazine back to the forefront of Black Media?!
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Maxine Waters is an

Maxine Waters is an incredible woman...I hope she gets through this. Desiree Rogers is another incredible woman and I'm glad she was put in this fantastic postion!
MW09's picture

WOW .... the REPUBLICANS

WOW .... the REPUBLICANS strike again - I wonder why the Democrats never try to get them this way whenever they are in control of Congress & the Presidency .... they always seem to get away with stuff & they always seem to come at Presidents & other members of Congress using the same ammunition whenever Democrats are in power. Racism & Prejudice Sky High towards Democrats - these republicans are a trip - people need to get at them the same way when they are in power & control of the country.
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Great move for Desiree

Great move for Desiree Rogers! She'll be a true asset to Johnson Publishing.
BlackVesper's picture

I have enjoyed reading the

I have enjoyed reading the comments on this post. Some are a little ignorant and lack information, But I am excited to see that some of us actually keep up with relevant new instead of just celebrity gossip. I didnt know much about this story, but I have read up on it and its fascinating.
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I can not believe that this

I can not believe that this post is appealing for sympathy for these individuals, who were entrusted by the public , who are in the position of power, who are suppose to be role models for our community but have instead betrayed that trust and abused the power and trust of the public for their own personal gain. Really!! Should we have sympathy for the gun man who shots down an innocent victim after he is caught because he was given the gun after a campaign or because he is black. Give me a break, right is right and wrong is wrong. I hope that both Mrs. Water and Mr. Rangel get what's coming to them and that the American people get justice.
Anonymous's picture

I love that you are judge and

I love that you are judge and jury before all the facts have come out. They have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion. We have the ability to know the difference between right and wrong regardless of their skin color. I am offended by you insinuating differently. Let's wait for the outcome before snap judgements are made.
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Bush and Congress including

Bush and Congress including Obama and McCain supported the first bank bailout against the will of the American people. For those who think White Politicians are never touched by ethics charges and investigations have no political memory or aren't very informed. Remember Newt Gingrich in 1997?
Brat's picture

I guess when the Bushes were

I guess when the Bushes were bailing out their Savings & Loans to the tune of $1B there was no harm in that, but when Black folks do it the pitchforks and torches come out. Rangel and Waters' biggest mistakes was forgetting that they are still Black folks. You can't do what White politicians do for too long because your career will be destroyed.
SweetDivaT's picture

I find it interesting that

I find it interesting that BOTH Maxine Waters and Charlie Rengel were early Clinton supporters during the Democratic primaries. All these silly Blacks thought their allegiance to Whites would keep them "safe" when it's actually the opposite effect. Wake up!!
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This is one UNattractive woman....damn!
Anonymous 's picture

This is what you have to say

This is what you have to say about the subjects discussed in this post. Wow...
Nina's picture

Referring to Desiree Rogers.

Referring to Desiree Rogers.
Anonymous 's picture

Star, the post defended

Star, the post defended Maxine as "helping out her man" (at the taxpayer's expense of course) and said nothing of why as a member of the U.S. House of Reps her behavior was unethical and wrong. The post insinuated that because this dirty politician is now being held to account she's a victim. My post gave specifics and facts, something the blog's version was lacking.
Brat's picture

OK Brat, point accepted. I

OK Brat, point accepted. I appreciate your reply and actually your insight and definition of the facts.
Star  's picture

And William, whoever posted

And William, whoever posted this story put NO facts forward, can you understand my incredulity after reading this post?
Brat's picture

Maxine Waters did what ANYONE

Maxine Waters did what ANYONE would do- - she protected her assets. Was it right? Probably not. They may want to make an example out of her like Martha Stewart
Shreveport Shawty's picture

No disrespect to Natasha, i

No disrespect to Natasha, i just can't believe she would do zero research. Just because Waters is black she's fab and we must blindly defend her?
Brat's picture

I really don't think Natasha

I really don't think Natasha is writing. After years of reading this blog, I've never noticed her making ignorant statements as the one that was posted today. I actually think she's on vacation. And if I was her, I'd be very pissed with the people who I left in charge of my blog, because in the past few days they've been doing a disservice to this site. Besides, she normally has her name up top when it's her blogging, not just YBF.
Glasses On's picture

EXACTLY! I can't believe the

EXACTLY! I can't believe the comments in this post, you see a somewhat elderly looking black female in a position of power and you automatically go to bat for her, not understanding the very complicated situation that she has gotten herself into, and considering the economic times and the issues surrounding these "bailouts" I would imagine that people would be more wary of who they stick up for!
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word.

word.
Anonymous's picture

OneUnited Bank was left with

OneUnited Bank was left with NEGATIVE $7.0 million in equity, according to to this spreadsheet, which was mailed by OneUnited bank officials to the U.S. Treasury. Yet, despite knowing that OneUnited had negative equity, and thus did not meet even the minimum capital requirements to be open for business, the U.S. Treasury invested $12.1 million of taxpayers’ dollars in this zombie bank on December 19, 2008. Ms. Waters’ alleged use of her position to enrich herself at taxpayer expense is troubling. So is the U.S. Treasury’s ultimate investment in OneUnited Bank based in House Financial Services Committee Chairman’s, Barney Frank’s (D-MA), district. OneUnited has missed five straight dividends. If it misses its sixth dividend, the U.S. Treasury will have the right to appoint two new directors to the banks’ board. Taxpayers representatives probably will soon be holding a board seat at OneUnited like Ms. Waters husband once held.
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