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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 | 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...

An 'Education Apartheid'?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to close, phaseout or otherwise overhaul 17 Chicago Public Schools following hours of impas...

My Friend Rev. Jesse Jackson on Whitney Houston

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women
Lonna Saunders

Her death is a wake up call for all of us to reach out to those we know and love, whether they seek our help or not.

Company Apologizes For Racist Behavior After Mayor Steps In

Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

A top official at a German manufacturing company issued an apology Tuesday after African American employees at its suburban Chicago office said they w...

Occupy: Resurrecting Rev. King's Final Dream

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

What Rev. King preached and what many Occupiers seem to believe is that paramount in a republic is job creation, not wealth creation. The duty of government is not to ensure that the rich get richer but to establish equal opportunity.

Is The 'Race Card' Overused? | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

Race indelibly colors America's tapestry. Caring citizens of every hue are heartbroken by persistent problems plaguing many black communities. Like ev...

Police Raid Home Of Popular Civil Rights Lawyer | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

A civil rights lawyer said she is outraged and is sharing her story with the media, after her Maryland home was raided by police shortly before Thanks...

Dr. King's Volcanic Mountaintop Seductively Explosive

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

This is not a play for the faint-hearted, but it is a celebration of life, love, and country.

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

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...

Why Mistresses Are Essential To Marriages

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 11.01.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

Mistresses are not always ruinous to their lovers' marriages. Some people believe that love affairs enrich and enliven marriage.

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Bin Laden's Death 'Huge Psychological Victory' | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

Originally posted at BlackVoices Osama bin Laden didn't discriminate when it came to the bloody work of terrorism. He was an equal opportunity kill...

Gay Man Accuses Rev. Jesse Jackson Of Harassment, Discrimination

Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Story by Andrew Davis, Courtesy of the Windy City Times In a document filled with stunning allegations, Tommy R. Bennett has filed a complaint with t...

Madigan Wants Burge Pension Terminated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last month, Chicago's Police Pension Board voted to allow convicted police lieutenant Jon Burge to keep his $3,000-a-month pension. The news outraged ...

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barrow Looks Back

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As her goddaughter, I don't think of civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow as "The Little Warrior" so much as "The Little Engine that Could."

Three Jacksons Consider Bid For Chicago Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before Mayor Daley announced that he would not be seeking a seventh term, there was speculation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. would run some day. N...

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Lichtman

Q: How many egos does it take to screw things up? A: In the case LeBron James' recent decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and play for the Mia...

The Chicago Tribune Questions My "Failure to Disclose" On Previous Blog About Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Today, I received a call from the Chicago Tribune's writer, Ameet Sachdev. He wanted to know why I didn't disclose my relationship to Rev. Jesse Jack...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Discusses the Current Political Landscape (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and p...