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Jesse Jackson

'This Is A State Of Emergency'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to a wave of teen violence and the brutal killing of honor student Derrion Albert, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopped on a school bus to escort ...

Targeted Stimulus: Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Ann West

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Jackson's 1960 arrest for the unmitigated audacity of trying to enter a public library in a segregated state.

Contessa Brewer Calls Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer had an embarrassing slip-up Wednesday afternoon when she introduced Jesse Jackson by calling him Al Sharpton. "Joining me now...

"Showdown In Chicago": Thousands Of Protesters Gather, Jesse Jackson, Labor Leaders Speak (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(UPDATE: Scroll down for more original video from the protests) Thousands of people gathered in Chicago today in front of the American Bankers Associ...

HuffPost Reviews: Hall & Oates, Baez & Dylan, Simon & Ondrasik, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filled to the brim with radio staples like "Sara Smile," "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and about 25 other significant charters, Hall and Oates' new 74-track assembly truly is one of the best box sets ever released.

Tiger Woods, C.S. Lewis, & The Faux Moralists Among Us

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mark Joseph

The only thing worse than Tiger Woods' bad behavior with icky women is the faux outrage led by a) women who never understood men to begin with and b) ...

Rush Limbaugh Reveals His St. Louis Rams Uniform Design

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

As you have most likely heard, the head of the Republican party, Rush Limbaugh, is attempting to purchase the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise. Needles...

Jackson Sr. Denies Being 'Emissary' To Blagojevich

ABC | Thomas Giusto and Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson says he played no role and was not "an emissary" in alleged efforts to make a deal with Governor Rod Blagojevich for the appointm...

Obama Can't Talk About Race Even If He Wants To

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The bitter truth is that President Obama can't talk about race even if he wants to. This has absolutely nothing to do with his mixed racial upbringing, or his straddling of many worlds. It has everything to do with politics

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.

City Colleges Chief Had School PBS Station Produce Free Political Videos For Clouted Friends

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under orders from then-Chancellor Wayne Watson, the PBS television station at City Colleges of Chicago used its budget to produce free videos of power...

Jackson: Black Leaders Want To Engage More With Obama

CNN Political Ticker | Mark Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime civil rights leader called Sunday for the nation's first African-American president to be more engaged with the black community and for gre...

July 17, 1984: Carrying the Baton from King to Obama

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cobble

It takes nothing away from the absolutely brilliant campaign that Obama and Axelrod and Plouffe ran last year to point out that because of Jackson's two incredible campaigns, they started closer to the finish line.

"The Jacksons:" The Ultimate Reality Show

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Let's face it, if you're into train wrecks, it doesn't get much better than this. In the age of reality television, this is the ultimate real-life family freak show.

Demonizing Joe Jackson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Jackson got his final revenge on his alleged, tyrannical, abusive, and unfeeling father, Joe. He didn't leave him a red cent in his will.

Frank DiLeo, Jackson's Manager, Says His Mother Likely To Get Custody Of Kids (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There has been much speculation as to what will happen to Michael Jackson's three young children, all of whom are under the age of 13. The mother of ...

Ryan Grim

Jesse Jackson: Students Gouged On Loans While Banks Get Free Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is launching a campaign to pressure the federal government and student lending institutions to reduce loan rates in an effo...

Mason is an Honorary Schwartza

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Yiddish/German term schwartza or schwarze is not in itself a racially demeaning and insulting term. But it's a totally different thing when the word drips out of the mouth of comic Jackie Mason.

Human Faces of Housing

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The process of winning economic influence may well follow the painful route used by African Americans to gain voting rights. Change must be driven by peaceful mass action from below.


Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

In the "plural" morons are those who are so dedicated to the failure of a Democratic President that they hope he fails even though it means that everyone of our countrymen will suffer.

Interview with Jesse Jackson

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

Recently, I held an interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson in which we discussed a wide variety of issues including economics, civil rights, and the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Jesse Jackson Slams Choice Of Huberman As New CPS Chief

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under fire for what critics said was a "unilateral, closed-door" selection process that bypassed a black woman, Mayor Daley on Tuesday defended his de...

The Tunnel of Doom on 3rd Street

Keely Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keely Field

I was one of the thousands of purple ticket holders who survived "The Tunnel of Doom on 3rd Street," as it's known to those of us who suffered through the most disappointing day of our lives.

Media Time on the Potomac: Waiting for Obama, Pt. 2

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

The Obama campaign built a ten million person email list with millions of phone numbers that can be texted. What a potentially powerful political resource if put to use.

Civil Rights Progress: Taking Stock Before the Inauguration

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

In this time of struggle for many LGBT Americans, I can't help wondering why those who are passionate about some civil rights aren't interested in all civil rights.