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Jesse Jackson

A Biden/Warren Ticket: Announcing a Running Mate Would Be a Risky Endeavor

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

On paper, a Biden/Warren ticket appears to be a dream ticket in the Democratic primaries. However, history shows that when a candidate announces his running mate before the nomination is decided, there is a good chance that deleterious consequences will follow.

Police Shootings Are About Class As Well As Race

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Excessive force puts white lives at risk, as well as those of blacks and Hispanics. But the silence of the white community and of the white church is deafening. We need people of conscience in the white community to join with the growing movement grounded in the African-American community to demand reform.

Restless Insurrectionist Syndrome Strikes in the 2016 Presidential Election

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Rich Rubino

A year ago, few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Presidential Primary, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary.

Why the Black Lives Matter Campaign Matters to Bernie Sanders

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Bernie Sanders is unlikely to be the Democratic nominee, but he is having an impact on the primary race in several ways.

Post Trump, What Is the GOP's Best Path to Presidential Victory?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.

Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and Africa

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

Many people want to know more about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' foreign policy agenda. Yes, they say, we like what Sanders is saying about reducing extreme inequality, about reducing the political power of the billionaire class. But what about U.S. foreign policy?

GOP Presidential Candidates Blow Their 'Sister Souljah' Opportunity to Denounce Right-wing Extremism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Republican candidates' unwillingness to repudiate those promoting conspiracy theories about martial law and Jade Helm 15 makes clear that the extremist wing of their party is far, far more powerful than the nonexistent Sister Souljah wing of the Democratic Party ever was. Even the more serious candidates like Rubio, Walker, and Bush were afraid to denounce them.

Natalie Jackson

Why Carson And Fiorina Won't Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

There’s something different about a couple of this week’s entrants into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. In the mix of gove...

RIP, Leon Bass

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.07.2015 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

No matter how glorious a life we live, how dizzying the heights we scale, death comes to us all. On Saturday, it came to Dr. Leon Bass, a man whom I was honored to call my friend since 1997. Leon was so many things to so many people during his 90 years of life.

Jesse Jackson in Southern Morocco

Ahmed Charai | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

Widely circulating in Morocco via YouTube at the moment is the following video of American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition.

Black, Male, Mad As Hell

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

We must listen to each other and we must be willing to hear the difference within each other and seek common ground. We must stop the finger pointing because it gets us nowhere. If we want the change we seek we must all be willing to have and open and honest conversation.

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in...

'Unintelligent Blacks': Why Apple's Tim Cook and Charles Barkley Should Talk Inclusion

George Alexander | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
George Alexander

Just last week it was reported that Barkley chose to unleash to the airwaves on a Philadelphia radio station a declaration about what he deems as "successful" blacks' biggest problem -- "unintelligent" black people. Check it out.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the "R" word.

Blacks and Whites Aren't Having the Same Conversation on Race

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.

Ferguson

Martin Marty | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Nationally, church leaders wrote eloquently about the need for local churches of all sorts to step up to the awesome challenges of racial prejudice, and to note that 86.3% of local churches in America failed to have at least 20% "diversity" in their membership.

Protesting to Prosecution

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The history of the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of violence against African American victims brought about with heavy public and political pressure hasn't been good for the alleged victims and those who conducted the prosecution.

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Vigils Arounds America Honor Slain Teen

USA Today | Trevor Hughes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In cities large and small, people across America came together to silently remember Michael Brown, a teen none knew in life but whose death Satu...

It's Time for an Inclusion Revolution

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

From voter suppression laws being passed in the light of day in state houses around the country and the political assault on women's reproductive rights to the racial wealth gap, there are disturbing signs that our nation's baby steps towards political, social and economic inclusion could be stalling.

A Visit With Former Tonight Show Producer Dave Berg

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Q: Why write a book now? A: Now that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has run its course, I thought a memoir about this iconic American institution wo...

Racial Discrimination Continues at the Development Banks Hobbling Efforts to Meet the MDGs in 2015

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Bea Edwards

While no one is claiming that the goals have actually been reached, indications are that the reported progress is significantly overstated. This sleight of hand is accomplished statistically by making the truly vulnerable and poor populations disappear into a larger pool of data collected on a macro scale from the better-off.

Jesse Jackson: Chicago Needs A 'Reconstruction Plan'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

Amid reports of yet another young life lost to gun violence in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the surge of shootings in the city over the Four...

Pattern Matching, the New Jim Crow

Eric Hamilton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Hamilton

The pattern of men who start billion-dollar tech companies happen to be young, white drop-outs of really good schools (i.e., Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg). Therefore, investors look to this pattern when looking to invest.