Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will meet this week with other civil rights leaders to make sure the rising cost of higher education does not get beyond the reach of students who need college the most.
"When Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's first African-American president, many viewed that moment as the culmination of the modern civil rights movement," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson on this week's Upfront with Jesse Jackson television program. "This has been a transcendent and intergenerational moment in American history."
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 Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
It is fitting that President Barack Obama assumed the nation's highest office one day after Dr. King's birthday was celebrated as a national holiday,” said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “Many will view America’s first black president as the culmination of the modern Civil Rights Movement, a struggle most often identified with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Commemorating the life and achievements of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrating the historic election of President Barack Obama, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will host a job fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at the organization's headquarters, 930 E. 50th Street.
During the 12th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. emphasized that those receiving student loans should be entitled to the same 1% interest rate the Federal Reserve has made available to banks.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, unveiled a 10-point plan Thursday to address problems created by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
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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.”
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.