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Jesse Jackson Joins Calls For Resignations After Laquan McDonald Shooting

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday joined a chorus calling for Chicago's police superintendent and a top ...

Why Social Conditions Matter to the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.28.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In his statements and actions, Pope Francis reveals a commitment to emulate the earthly ministry of Jesus. This is particularly clear in the Pope's focus not only on the condition of humanity's inner selves, but even more so on the conditions in which so much of humanity lives.

The Confederate Flag and the Fight to End Racism

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the wake of the devastating terrorist attack on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina it has become apparent that this nation needs to deal with the pervasive issues of malicious racism and white privilege.

Rev. Willie Barrow: A Goddaughter Remembers

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.12.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In what would be her last Christmas in 2014, I asked my godmother how she came to meet Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Her answer, "In the streets, marching."

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes on Silicon Valley

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.21.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Advent Hope: The Joy of Meeting Kenneth Bae

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the life of the church, Advent is a season of waiting -- waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Advent is also a season of hope as the church lives in the hope that Jesus brings. Throughout our lives, we experience seasons of waiting of differing time periods and intensities.

Freedom for Kenneth Bae! His Family's Enduring Faith

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We are grateful to have been able to help in the release efforts of Kenneth Bae. As we worked with the Bae family during this past year, their hard work, dedication, and love were punctuated by Bae's release this past weekend.

Mascotism and the Redskins

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.

Living in Hope: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we celebrate the release of Jeffrey Fowle, we remain deeply concerned for Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae, the two other Americans still in prison in North Korea.

Ebola and Thomas Eric Duncan: Compassion for All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When Thomas Eric Duncan, a visitor from Liberia, became ill in Dallas on September 24, he went, as many people do, to the local hospital emergency room. However, serious questions must be raised about what happened when he did.

Ebola Outbreak and Outcry: Saving Thomas Eric Duncan

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The use of ZMapp raises the question of privilege. Is it only those with better connections to positions of power who will get a fighting chance to receive this experimental drug?

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...

Kenneth Bae: When One Hurts, All Hurt

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

May is AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islander) Heritage month. During this month, we need to remember the case of Kenneth Bae. We need to make a moral appeal for his release and put the spotlight back on his case.

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Jesse Jackson Opens Up On The Legacy Of Jacob Lawrence

Christie's | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly two years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., TIME magazine published a cover story for its April 6, 19...

Rev. Jackson Hopes To Mediate Release Of American Held By Colombian Rebels

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday he intends to press on with a bid to mediate the retrieval of a former U.S. soldier captured by Colombian rebels th...

Rev. Jesse Jackson In Cuba, Hopes To See Jailed American

AP | Posted 11.28.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Cuba and says he hopes to meet with jailed American government subcontractor Alan Gross. Jackson says he ...

My Week at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Headquarters

Robert Hoggard | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices
Robert Hoggard

We are inching close to the 50th Anniversary of March On Washington and we live in a country that seems like no progress has been made.

Speak Up, Speak Out Against Rick Ross and Date Rape

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Rick Ross has the right to be an idiot and express himself as such in his music. Conversely, we also have the right to not allow it in our homes, or in our lives.

Rev. Jackson Says Son Under Strict Medical Supervision

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounde...

Why Are U.S. Gun Owners Beholden to America's Cities?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This was on the heels of the death of Hadiya Pendleton, the young girl who performed at the president's inauguration, only to be killed just days later by gunfire back home in Chicago. So what is life really like in the inner city?

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 ...

Jesse Jackson Calls For Federal Gun Legislation

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader and former Democratic candidate for president, pushed for federal gun legislation on Monday, labeling gun viol...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Struggles Weigh Heavily On His Father

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the cluttered office where he's met with some of the nation's top politicians and preachers, penned rousing speeches and planned ci...

Rev. Jackson Arrested In Protest With Workers

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices

FREEPORT, Ill. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been arrested in a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience...