With the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 38th Annual Conference less than a month away, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and a panel of guests discussed the state of the economy and its effects on the African-American community on this week's broadcast of ‘Upfront with Jesse Jackson'.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, and Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College, were special guest speakers during the live international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Saturday Morning Forum. The two black college presidents stressed the importance of investing in American students and specifically historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).
Please find below a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, regarding the death of legendary blues singer KoKo Taylor.
"President Barack Obama's speech today in Cairo is a global classic. It was profound, bold, courageous, timely, enlightening and substantive. He asserted bold leadership and a new direction, a shift from battleground to common ground.
Please find below a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition regarding President Barack Obama's choice for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will be attending the ExxonMobil annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.
During the live broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Saturday Morning Forum and at a press conference following the forum, Dr. Kenneth Alexander, Associate Professor and Chief, Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, shared with the audience ways to prevent the spread of swine flu.
On Saturday's "Upfront with Jesse Jackson" television program, panelists discussed a range of topics that made headlines last week, including the completion of President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office and the ongoing swine flu pandemic.
On July 20 2006, I had the privilege of witnessing the historic vote of the U.S. Senate for the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act, which passed 98 to 0. It is rare but gratifying to find such unanimous and bipartisan agreement, given our nation's long struggle to achieve equality.
During the live international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, Rev. Jesse Jackson highlighted his recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and discussed ways to improve the global economy.