Former campaign aides, community leaders and family members convened Saturday at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s historic 1984 Democratic National Convention keynote address. The forum is televised live every Saturday morning from Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago.
Please find below a letter written by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Dick Durbin regarding the Thune Amendment.
Nine people -- including a 9-year-old-girl and a 14-year-old boy -- were shot within four hours Sunday night in Chicago's West Side Austin community. Reports show Chicago is home to four of the top 25 most dangerous "neighborhoods" in the country, including a sliver of Washington Park that ranked No. 2.
On July 18, 1984, Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.
A new study from the office of the New York City Comptroller, as reported in the New York Times this week, bears further witness to the disproportionate effect of the nation’s economic crisis on African Americans.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, joined with community leaders at a press conference Saturday to call for a thorough investigation and class action lawsuit in response to the horrific Burr Oak Cemetery crime where workers illegally removed bodies, caskets, vaults and headstones to free up additional space for profits.
Today, Stuart Lockwood has come from the UK and Andy Ramirez from Los Angeles to reunite with Rev. Jackson at the International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Annual Convention at the Hyatt McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Rev. Jackson negotiated their freedom - Stuart from the grips of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Andy from Yugoslavia during Milosevic's reign in 1999.
Discrimination and Inequality Still Exist in the Obama Era
"Michael Jackson, the consummate artist and creative entertainer whom I have known since he was a teenager, is dead.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 8-1 to leave the fundamental constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act intact. It narrowly rules that the specific voting district in Texas that brought the lawsuit can opt out of Section 5 requirements of the Act. Chief Justice Roberts said the larger constitutional question surrounding the Voting Rights Act "is a difficult constitutional question we do not answer today."