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Ryan J. Reilly

'Charming' Jesse Jackson Jr. Deserves Break, Says Politician | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) wrote a letter last month asking a federal judge to go easy on former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. when he's senten...

Criticisms of Obama Cabinet's Lack of Diversity are Rooted in Inaccurate Identity Politics

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

The president's cabinet should be judged for their ideology, experience, and character, not because of what boxes they check off on their census form.

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s 'Bipolar Disorder' Should Be Evaluated by Prosecutors

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

The latest news on the Jesse Jackson Jr. front is that the former Illinois Congressman's attorneys may attempt to bar federal prosecutors from having their own medical experts evaluate Jackson.

Moving Trucks Spotted At Jackson Jr.'s Chicago Home

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

Moving trucks seen hauling boxes out of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Chicago home on Wednesday raised questions concerning whether the ex-congressman, awaiting...

Which Leaders Speak For Black America? | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

There is one optimistic and one despairing way to spin the Zogby analytics poll commissioned by BET founder and mega-businessman Robert L. Johnson on ...

WATCH: Jesse Jackson Calls For Mass Demonstrations

Posted 03.23.2013 | Detroit

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a "major mass nonviolent demonstration" to resist the state of Michigan's appointment of an emergency financial mana...

Homeschool Advocates in Texas Co-opting Civil Rights Movement

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Kids who are homeschooled or who go to private and parochial schools want access to the state's public school sports leagues. Where is Dr. King when we need him?

Robin Kelly Winning Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Seat Is a Textbook Case for Women Politicians

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

We benefit when women win. Women make good public officials: They care, they collaborate, and they fight for their communities. Congratulations, second district, for making a good decision for all of us.

Jesse Jackson Jr.: Can't Buy a Break

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He spent how much money?! He spent it on what?! ...

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...

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...

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — When Ed Koch was mayor, it seemed as if all of New York was being run by a deli counterman. Koch was funny, irritable, opinionated, o...

The State of Jerry Brown's Status: After the State of the State

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

There is no shortage of kudos now for Governor Jerry Brown, who with his State of the State address last Thursday tied the late Governor-turned-Chief Justice Earl Warren for the most such addresses in California's history. Does he have things sewn up politically in the battered but brightening Golden State?

Behind the Scenes at Inauguration '13 (VIDEO)

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.

Michael McAuliff

Tuskegee Airmen See Obama Winning Battles They Fought | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s still a battle. It’s still a fight. But for the surviving Tuskegee Airmen and other black World War II veterans who journeyed ...

PHOTOS: MLK Honored By Activists, Celebrities And Leaders

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dignitaries and celebrities participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The R...

Taylor Branch Wrote 2,300 Pages On Martin Luther King Jr. Now He's Boiled Them Down to 190 Pages.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

In 200 words, complete this thought: "If Martin Luther King Jr. came back to life and saw the United States today, he'd ....." My response would be a...

Rahm Accepting Online Applications For Sandi Jackson's Successor

Posted 01.17.2013 | Chicago

One day after former Ald. Sandi Jackson's resignation from Chicago's City Council went into effect, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he would soon be...

Obama, Again, References Chicago Tragedies In Gun Control Address

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

Just as he did when he addressed the nation after the Newtown, Conn. massacre last month, President Barack Obama again name-dropped the streets of his...

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...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

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...

15 Famous Historically Black College and University Alumni (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

Many of pop culture's biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and kno...

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...