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Rev. Jesse Jackson Reunites with Former Hostages Stuart Lockwood and Andy Ramirez

June 29, 2009

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.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson states, "The continued vitality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has been.."

June 22, 2009

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."

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Fathers Honored and the Chicago Defender Celebrated at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum

June 20, 2009

To celebrate Father's Day at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and son of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., delivered a message of encouragement and appreciation to fathers around the country.

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The Economy, Gun Violence and the State of the Auto Industry Covered on "Upfront with Jesse Jackson"

June 13, 2009

Despite reports that the U.S. economy is showing some signs of recovery, jobs continue to disappear and the number of violent crimes involving firearms seem to be on the rise. On this week's "Upfront with Jesse Jackson" television program, Rev. Jackson and a panel of guests discussed the economy, gun violence, and the state of the auto industry.

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Rev. Al Sharpton Keynotes Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum Stressing a Continued Focus

June 13, 2009

Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network, keynoted this week's broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum and strongly urged the audience to attend the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 38th Annual Conference.

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The Economy, Education Issues, and Judicial Reform Discussed this Week on Upfront with Jesse Jackson

June 6, 2009

With the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 38th Annual Conference less than a month away, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and a panel of guests discussed the state of the economy and its effects on the African-American community on this week's broadcast of ‘Upfront with Jesse Jackson'.

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