The Other Jackson Five
Jesse Jr. and his siblings have carved out lives both in and out of their father’s long shadow. Here’s what the congressman’s brothers and sisters are up to.
- A former backup singer for Roberta Flack, Santita Jackson, 44, produces her father’s radio show, “Keep Hope Alive,” heard around the country (locally on WGCI–1390 AM).
- As a part owner of a lucrative local Anheuser-Busch distributorship (which he owns with his brother Yusef) and as a wide-ranging entrepreneur, Jonathan Jackson, 39, is putting his Northwestern MBA to good use.
- The president and majority owner of River North Sales & Service (the beer distributorship he owns with his brother Jonathan), Yusef Jackson, 34, earned a law degree from the University of Virginia and formerly worked at Mayer, Brown & Platt.
- Jacqueline Jackson, 29, earned a degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, and is now pursuing graduate studies.