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The 2 Percent Problem And What I'm Doing About It

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.12.2017 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The data doesn't lie. Silicon Valley and the tech industry have a diversity/inclusion problem. When it comes to access to capital, most investment firms and teams, and the companies that receive investment, are led by Whites.

Demystifying Financial Literacy for African Americans

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 10.30.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

The Rainbow Push Coalition has partnered with Chevrolet and created Money Matters, a new workshop series created specifically to help African American consumers demystify the complexities of financial literacy and improve their financial grade.

Remembering the Little Warrior

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Reverend Willie Taplin Barrow was a powerhouse. She stood only 4'11", but she was a giant. She was a fighter, thus her title "The Little Warrior." Barrow fought injustice and spoke for equality on all fronts -- race, women, and gays.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Diversity Problem

Ray Leach | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

As I stepped to the stage at the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit to be part of a panel discussion about the need for more diversity in the venture capital industry, it was not lost on me that I am a middle-aged white male and that everyone else on the panel was white as well.

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.

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Director On Paula Deen: This Is Opportunity For Redemption

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Current and former employees of Paula Deen reportedly told an attorney representing the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition that the famous chef discriminated agai...

The Linguistic Legacy of American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

For all the legacies that American politics has bequeathed to the world, one that rarely gets acclaim is its linguistic legacy. Many words that originated from American politics have permeated our general lexicon.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.15.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Joseph Erbentraut

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Say To Obama? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 84th birthday, political and faith leaders gathered on the University of Illinois-Chicago ...

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Medical Records: A Slippery Slope

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.17.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

No one should be forced to reveal medical information about themselves to get a job or keep a job unless it directly affects job safety.

Black Advocacy Groups Must Push Anti-HBCU Media Coverage to Top of Social Justice Agenda

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.22.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It's time for black advocacy organizations with built-to-last influence in advancing the Black American agenda to include HBCUs at the top of their priorities, and to increase the call for an immediate end to unbalanced reporting on these institutions.

Pelosi Slams Republicans for Not Living Up to Gospel of Matthew

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.06.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Pelosi said President Barack Obama, in providing food through the food stamp program, is doing what the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-40 asks us to do -- to take care of the least of our brethren.

Academy Award Voters Need Diversity in Script

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Hollywood sets styles, captures imaginations, touches dreams. Worldwide, movies provide people with much of what they think about America. Yet, the 5,765 voting members of the Academy are far from representative of the moviegoing public.

David Sands

Jesse Jackson Attacks Law That Lets Manager Fire Elected Officials | David Sands | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Thursday to urge opposition to Michigan's emergency manager law. Jac...

Gay Former Employee Accuses Jesse Jackson Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A gay former employee of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Rev. Jesse Jackson, accusing the leader of the civil rights group of s...

Pregnant Woman, Infant Wounded In Separate Chicago Shootings

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week after a pregnant teen was fatally shot, another pregnant woman and an infant were wounded in gun violence on Chicago's South Side. ...

Chicago Teen Shot Dead On Same Day As Anti-Violence March

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Though violent crime in Chicago is down this summer, young people have been particularly vulnerable to gun violence in recent months. This weekend, th...

Post-Race Fallout? Melting Pot Leads to Economic Meltdown for Blacks

Zondra Hughes | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Post-race progress, where race is not considered a factor in our buying habits, business pursuits, or self-identity, is wreaking havoc on the Black niche industry.

Make No Mistake, Color of Change Does Not Represent Black Interests

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

The Internet advocacy organization Color of Change is not as focused on the needs and interests of African Americans and communities of color as they ...

Education Reform and the Children Still Left Behind

David Chura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Chura

Students should be held to rigorous academic standards. However, teachers should be allowed some flexibility to evaluate their students' readiness and plan accordingly.