At this week’s Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, community members and Rainbow PUSH Coalition leaders vowed to continue fighting for 16 Chicago public schools in the area that have been slated for closure at the end of the 2009 school year.
President Barack Obama presented a plan last week that will withdraw most of the 142,000 troops now in Iraq by the summer of next year, leaving 35,000 to 50,000 to train and advise Iraqi security forces and protect American civilian and military personnel.
With the presidential signature finalizing the $787 billion economic recovery bill, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talked about what is needed for the bill to be effective and successful at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum.
With the the $787 billion economic recovery bill awaiting the president’s signature, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, urged his audience at the international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum to ask the question “Will the money get down to the needy?”
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn addressed the issues of poverty, education, and President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan during an afternoon policy meeting at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition call for Congress to ensure that “TARP and future economic stimulus programs” serve the “least of these,” including student loan borrowers, minority and women business owners and minority auto industry dealers and suppliers
Saturday, February 7, 2009, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and on Saturday’s national telecast of ‘Up Front’ with Jesse Jackson, Rev. Jackson and a panel of guests discussed the impact of HIV/AIDS on the black community.
While Congress prepares to launch yet another multi-billion dollar stimulus package in hopes of reviving the suffering economy, Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, keynoted the live, international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Saturday Morning Forum suggesting that US financial institutions take a lesson from the National Football League.
"The man who managed busses and trains and the 911 emergency dispatch center is now in charge of managing our children," said Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown referring to the appointment of Ron Huberman as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. "This is not personal but it is critical that Illinois has an educated workforce. Huberman is not qualified for this position."
Lt. Gen. Russell Honore', U.S. Army (retired), who led the Army's respnse to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, was the special guest this week on Upfront with Jesse Jackson. After dealing with the lack of preparedness for these disasters, Honore' said at his retirement that he wants to spend the rest of this life creating a "culture of preparedness" to prevent another post-disaster disaster. The program focused on what preparedness means and how to achieve it.