On Saturday's "Upfront with Jesse Jackson" television program, panelists discussed a range of topics that made headlines last week, including the completion of President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office and the ongoing swine flu pandemic.
On July 20 2006, I had the privilege of witnessing the historic vote of the U.S. Senate for the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act, which passed 98 to 0. It is rare but gratifying to find such unanimous and bipartisan agreement, given our nation's long struggle to achieve equality.
During the live international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, Rev. Jesse Jackson highlighted his recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and discussed ways to improve the global economy.
Hosted by the International Peace Foundation, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will keynote its "Bridges: Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace" program in Malaysia and Thailand April 19-24, 2009.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, welcomed back 120 -high school students on Saturday who participated in the 11th Annual PUSH EXCEL HBCU tour.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., president and founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, issued the following statement after the recent shootings in Binghamton, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.
One hundred-twenty high school students left Chicago Saturday on the PUSH for Excellence 11th Annual HBCU Tour. They will spend spring break traveling to more than a dozen historically black colleges and universities to get a sense of what college life is like and where they will feel most comfortable as a student.
"Forty one years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we commemorate his life and legacy and celebrate our accomplishments; but we must be reminded that we still have work to do."
"The firing of Richard G. Wagoner raises concerns that ripple through the heart of our community. Wagoner, who was forced out of leadership, brought knowledge, credibility and sensitivity to the automotive industry with his 30-plus-years of experience.
Leaders and citizens from around the world must join together to fix the world's economy, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said today during the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum broadcast.