Tag: jesse jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

| October 30, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the German automaker, for refusing to reply to the survey for the group’s annual diversity scorecard. Not only did BMW refuse to complete the survey, the German automaker also refused […]

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East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

East Chestnut Street Church of Christ accepting items for disaster victims

| October 8, 2017

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ is accepting donations, such as household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items, for the victims who are affected by the hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that have been occurring across the United States. Items needed include: • Household cleaner; • Water; • Bleach wipes; • Toothpaste and toothbrushes; […]

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Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

| February 22, 2017

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition) Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate […]

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As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

| January 18, 2017

By Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. (President and Founder/Rainbow PUSH Coalition) The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Obama came to office facing the worst […]

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The day the Rev. Jesse Jackson took Fidel Castro to church

The day the Rev. Jesse Jackson took Fidel Castro to church

| December 12, 2016

By Don Terry (NNPA Newswire Guest Contributor) HAVANA—On the evening of Dec. 1, six days after Fidel Castro’s death at age 90, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., stood in the pulpit of the packed First Presbyterian Church of Havana. Applause washed over him and moonlight danced on the warm waters of the nearby Caribbean. […]

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

| January 25, 2016

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority minority. It’s been in fiscal crisis since 2011, with the state taking over budgetary control and a state-appointed “emergency manager” driving […]

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Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

| November 21, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price. What was that cost? Well, President Johnson said it best at […]

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Charters, heavy testing hurt our schools

Charters, heavy testing hurt our schools

| November 9, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA Contributor Across the country, parents have been in revolt against high-stakes standardized testing, with kids tested over and over again while creativity is cut out of classroom curricula. Parents—particularly in targeted urban schools from Chicago to Boston—are also marching against the forced closing of neighborhood schools, displacing kids […]

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Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

Salute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his 75th birthday

| October 15, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Seventy-five years ago a freedom fighter was born in Greenville, South Carolina. His name is Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. and I need to say something about this brother that I have known and worked with for decades in the ongoing Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and in […]

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