(born 1952 in Colón, Panama
) is a politician, journalist, and radio talk show host. He is the chief editor of The Panama News
, and host of the Wappin' Radio Show
. Both of which are made in Panama City
Jackson was born in Colón, Panama, on December 29, 1952, where he lived with his family in the Panama Canal Zone
until after his father's death, when his family moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
in June 1966.
He became a radical activist, dropping out of high school and joining Motor City SDS Weathermen
in 1969 and later living in Yippie
communes. In 1971, Jackson got into some trouble with the law for destroying a Marine recruiter's literature table in protest against the Vietnam War
. As a result he spent 30 days in jail and was ordered to go back to school by a judge.
As Jackson didn't have a high school diploma
, he was admitted as a special student to Washtenaw Community College
, where he took computer programming and black studies courses. Later he transferred to Eastern Michigan University
and earned a bachelor of science
in Political Science
After graduation, he went on to study law at the Detroit College of Law
, where he received his Juris Doctor
After spending about 28 years in the United States
, he returned to Panama in 1994 to cover that year's Panamanian election campaign, and later that year became the founding editor of The Panama News.
While Jackson was in Michigan, he became involved with the Human......