"Forty one years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we commemorate his life and legacy and celebrate our accomplishments; but we must be reminded that we still have work to do."
"The firing of Richard G. Wagoner raises concerns that ripple through the heart of our community. Wagoner, who was forced out of leadership, brought knowledge, credibility and sensitivity to the automotive industry with his 30-plus-years of experience.
Leaders and citizens from around the world must join together to fix the world's economy, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said today during the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum broadcast.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition commends Marc Morial and the National Urban League for publishing The State of Black America 2009.
In an emotional reunion here tonight, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. came face-to-face with Stuart Lockwood for the first time since rescuing the young British citizen nearly 19 years ago from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on the eve of the first Gulf War.
The preeminent voice and witness for America's sojourn from slavery to freedom has been silenced physically; but his writings, research, interpretation and legacy will live forever.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. with the Global Diversity Award during a 30-minute meeting today at 10 Downing Street. Past recipients include movie star Jackie Chan, Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton, and Bernie Grant, a former Black MP in Britain.
Quality education for all children and safer communities were the focus of comments by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, during this week's Saturday Morning Forum.
Please click below to find a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition regarding the death of Altovise Gore Davis, dancer, actress and the widow of Sammy Davis Jr.
The call was made at this week's Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum. "These are Baghdad numbers," said Rev. Jackson referring to statistics indicating that 508 Chicago Public School students were shot and killed from September 2007 through December 2008. "This is a state of emergency. Our neighborhoods are under siege."