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We can free a generation from burden of college loan debt

May 27, 2019

The reaction — shock, joy, disbelief, euphoria — revealed the importance of Robert F. Smith’s stunning gift, when he announced, unexpectedly, that he would pay off all the college debts of Morehouse College students graduating this year.

His gift literally changed the prospects and the lives of the vast majority of those 396 graduates.


Extremist laws will make it harder for poor women to end pregnancies

May 21, 2019

Alabama — led by utterly clueless male legislators — just passed the most restrictive ban on abortion in the country, with Georgia and Missouri piling on. Other states dominated by right-wing Republican politicians are jockeying to join in.

Their aim is to get the courts, newly packed with right-wing judges appointed by Trump, to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark precedent that established a woman’s right to choose in the early months of pregnancy.


Rev. Jackson and “Coalition of Conscience” to Hold Peace Vigil at Venezuelan Embassy

May 18, 2019




Saturday, May 18, 2019


Rev. Jackson and “Coalition of Conscience” to Hold Peace Vigil at Venezuelan Embassy


Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and a “coalition of conscience” – Code Pink, religious leaders and other anti-war activists – will hold a vigil for peace at the contested Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.:


Sunday, May 19, 2019


Washington Post: Rev. Jesse Jackson delivers food to activists occupying Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.

May 15, 2019

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is embraced by a demonstrators outside the Venezuelan Embassy
in Washington on May 15, 2019. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)


By Marissa J. Lang

The Rev. Jesse Jackson walked past a line of uniformed police officers Wednesday outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to deliver food and water to four activists living inside, part of a new effort to bring supplies to the protesters each day.


65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, we risk going backward

May 13, 2019

This week marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the unanimous Supreme Court decision that outlawed apartheid in America, declaring segregated schools “inherently unequal” and unconstitutional.

Today, the common sense of the Brown decision is under attack. For nearly three decades, our schools have been re-segregating, reversing the progress made under Brown, reflecting the deep racial and economic segregation of our communities. Worse, several of Donald Trump’s nominees to the federal courts refuse even to endorse Brown as unassailable law.