Press Releases

August 03, 2012

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition Celebrates the Work and Accomplishments of Stella Foster

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will welcome and celebrate the work and accomplishments of dynamic Chicago-Sun-Times columnist Stella Foster during this week’s live, international broadcast of Saturday Morning Forum.

Forster recently announced that she is retiring and that her last column will run Monday, August 6th.

Born in Chicago and raised in the Englewood community, she attended Chicago’s public schools. In August 1969, Foster’s sister, Jamie Foster Brown, told her that the legendary Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was looking for a new secretary. She interviewed for the job and got it.

For 34 years, Stella was Kup’s assistant as well as his confidante, she has said. As his health deteriorated, she took over the bulk of the writing duties and was given a byline at the end of the column. Since his death in 2003, she has penned “Stella’s Column,” which she frequently signed off with “Well, that’s Stella in the City!”

In 2011, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition presented Stella with the Media Trailblazer award during the organization’s annual Women’s Day Luncheon.

Saturday Morning Forum airs live on the WORD Network and WVON 1690 AM The Talk of Chicago at 11:00 AM EST/10:00 AM CST. The program can also be streamed live at http://www.rainbowpush.org.

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a progressive organization devoted to protecting, defending and expanding civil rights to improve economic and educational opportunity. The organization is headquartered at 930 E. 50th St. in Chicago. To learn more, please visit http://www.rainbowpush.org or call (773) 373-3366. To arrange an interview with Rev. Jackson, please call the numbers listed above.

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