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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls for BCS Rankings to Take Academic Performance into Account

January 14, 2009

A crucial element is missing from all the recent debate about who truly is the number one team in college football, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., President and founder of the Rainbow PUSH, said today. Academic performance should be a factor in BCS rankings, he said.

Graduation success rates and academic progress rates – both of which are tracked by the NCAA – should be a factor, Rev. Jackson said. “On a scale of 10, at least give two points on that scale. The teams with the best academic performance should be considered for some kind of recognition.”


Political Figures to Discuss Need for U.S. Investment in Africa, Diaspora

January 9, 2009

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will host and moderate a panel discussion Jan. 15 on the importance of U.S. financial investment in Africa, featuring a trio of political leaders from the continent, as part of his 12th annual Wall Street Project conference.


12th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit will Highlight Downturn's Double Whammy

January 8, 2009

NEW YORK (Jan. 8, 2009) The economy's impact on people of color will be explored in the 12th Annual Rainbow Push Wall Street Project Economic Summit. The event will be Jan 13-16 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 7th Ave.