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History Making Gubernatorial Candidate, Stacey Abrams, to Keynote Rainbow PUSH Coalition International Women’s Luncheon

June 2, 2018



Stacey Abrams, who made history last month by becoming the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States, will keynote the Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Citizenship Education Fund 47th Annual International Convention

Friday, June 15th

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Upper Wacker Drive


UPDATE: Illinois Family of lynching victim to attend Rainbow PUSH News Conference, calling for federal Anti-Lynching Bill

May 4, 2018




May 4, 2018



Family of Anthony Crawford, prominent black farmer lynched in South Carolina in 1916, will speak at Rainbow PUSH Coalition News Conference calling for passage of federal anti-lynching law after 200 failed attempts.


Rev. Jackson and President Ramaphosa Meet, South Africa to Send Government Delegation to PUSH Convention in June

April 16, 2018



LENASIA, South Africa – A day after attending the state funeral of his longtime friend, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – “the mother of the nation” – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., met privately with the head of the country, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.



Soweto weeps with the rest of South Africa as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – the “mother of the nation”, is laid to rest

April 14, 2018


SOWETO, South Africa – The skies over Soweto waited to rip open and weep with the rest of South Africa until almost the very end of the long and spirited farewell here today for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – the “mother of the nation.”

The state funeral for the 81-year-old freedom fighter was held in a packed soccer stadium, awash in yellow and green, the colors of the African National Congress, or ANC, which she devoted much of her life to. The prayers, speeches and music began in the searing sunshine Saturday morning and stretched well into the afternoon.



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