A new study from the office of the New York City Comptroller, as reported in the New York Times this week, bears further witness to the disproportionate effect of the nation’s economic crisis on African Americans.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, joined with community leaders at a press conference Saturday to call for a thorough investigation and class action lawsuit in response to the horrific Burr Oak Cemetery crime where workers illegally removed bodies, caskets, vaults and headstones to free up additional space for profits.
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.
Discrimination and Inequality Still Exist in the Obama Era
"Michael Jackson, the consummate artist and creative entertainer whom I have known since he was a teenager, is dead.
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."
Saturday on Upfront with Jesse Jackson, the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was the main focus, and discussion centered on whether or not stimulus money is getting to the people who need it the most.
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.
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.
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.