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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 06.10.2014 | 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 11.30.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — 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 Colo...

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jackson Jr.'s Mayo Clinic Return Confirmed By His Father

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has given no hint of when he'll return to work four months after taking medical leave, will head back to t...

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Birthday By Springing American Captives From Gambian Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Depending on who's telling it, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is either a civil rights icon and trailblazer or a self-serving opportunist and attention-monger...

Michelangelo Signorile

Jesse Jackson On Gay Marriage: 'If You Don't Believe In It, Don't Engage In It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The Rev. Jackson Jackson is urging Maryland voters to vote in favor of a ballot measure this fall that would give marriage equality to gays and lesbia...

Rev. Jesse Jackson: 'No Timetable' On Son's Recovery

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson said there is "no timetable" as his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., recovers from depression and gastrointestinal ...

A New Politics for Black Youth: From Rodney King to the 2012 Elections

Cathy J. Cohen | Posted 09.15.2012 | Black Voices
Cathy J. Cohen

As the 2012 election approaches it is important to realize how young people of color are using new media to amplify their voices in the political realm. Are we prepared to embrace their innovation and support their engagement?

Jennifer Bendery

Rev. Jesse Jackson: It's 'Inappropriate' To Ask About His Son's Medical Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it's been a month since Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) took a medical leave from Congress for unknown reasons, his father said...

Are White Cops Racist?

David Protess | Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

It's a troubling question.I hadn't thought a lot about it because the answer seemed obvious. Sure, some white cops are racist, but most are not. But perhaps the question "Are White Cops Racist?" has nuanced answers.

Jesse Jackson Sets Sights On Oklahoma Gun Laws

AP | KATIE FRETLAND | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his Rainbow PUSH Coalition will organize to change gun laws in Oklahoma, where a shooting spree recently ...

Occupy Chicago Takes the Spring

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."

WATCH: Controversial Priest Demands That 'America Deal With Race' In The Wake Of Trayvon Martin's Death

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Chicagoans took to the streets and church pews over the weekend to express their outrage and sadness over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. ...

Trayvon Martin's Death Hits Close To Home For Many Chicagoans

Posted 03.25.2012 | Chicago

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked conversation and protest nationwide about the way young, black men are perceived -- and...