Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.

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23 September 2015

Washington is girding itself for what will be an historic visit by Pope Francis this week. So many are expected to flock into the city that government...

People gatheted at church for memorial in Charleston
03 July 2015

“It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came after the...

18 June 2015


Last month at the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, a historically black college, first lady Michelle Obama spoke candidly about the...

05 June 2014

 

 

Fifty years later, former President Lyndon Johnson got the tribute he more than earned. Four presidents praised his contribution. The Great...

16 May 2014

 

 

An outrage against decency -- the kidnapping of over 270 young girls in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram -- has...
02 May 2014
"Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on," goes the refrain of a famous song from the civil rights movement. We marched for freedom -- for new laws that would end...

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