Jesse Jackson’s open letter: ‘Shutdown is really a shutdown’

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder or Rainbow PUSH offers his perspective on Government Shutdown 2013. Read for yourself: Did you happen to see Jimmy Kimmel’s interesting skit last week, where he asked people on the street whether they preferred “Obamacare” or the “Affordable Care Act”? Far too many people chose the “Affordable Care Act” over […]

Jesse Jackson’s Automotive Summit attacks racial inequity in industry

DETROIT — The Rev. Jesse Jackson boxed the auto industry leaders into a corner during the 14th annual Global Automotive Summit at the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel with irrefutable numbers of rampant inequality and lack of reciprocity that blared before the throng of attendees like neon signs. Despite the hard  showing minority loyalty to many […]

Rapper T.I., Greg Street, Demetria McKinney Highlight Rainbow PUSH Conference (Photos)

Rev. Jesse Jackson celebrated his 71st birthday (it was actually on Oct. 8) in high style at the Atlanta Hyatt hotel on Friday, Oct. 12, inviting celebrities, dignitaries and civil rights stalwarts for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund’s 13th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference. Hip hop heavyweight T.I. and wife Tiny came to […]

Voter Registration Campaign in Full Swing With Detroit Minister D. Bullock

D. Alexander Bullock, a renowned minister, activist and educator, is an accomplished and much-respected figure in Detroit’s  political arena. The ardent advocate with a number of significant political and social victories to his credit, acknowledges grassroots organizing is key and will be critical in determining the outcome of this historic presidential election. “Every person must […]

Jesse L. Jackson to Speak at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College and Rainbow PUSH present Reverend Jesse L. Jackson on Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon. The event is part of the Atlanta Technical College Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public.

Mrs. Jackson Asks Public to Keep Son, Jesse Jackson Jr., in Prayers

The least public of Chicago’s famed Jackson family,and the mother of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) spoke openly regarding her son’s treatment for a mood disorder while speaking at the Rainbow PUSH coalition conference in Chicago. Jackie Jackson told reporters that her son had experienced severe disappointment — some of it politically related — […]

DRIVEN: A Tribute to Black Achievement in Automotive Industry During Detroit Auto Show

A sea of African American automotive executives poured into the COBO Riverview Ballroom for the DRIVEN gala during the Detroit auto show to pay homage and celebrate the frequently mind-blowing, if often overlooked, contributions of African Americans to the auto industry. Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson, the brainchild behind the 2nd annual “DRIVEN: A […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Slams Voter ID Laws at 40th Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention

CHICAGO — Rev. Jesse Jackson says civil rights are under vicious attack by state governments who are, one by one, instituting voter ID laws that mostly impact disenfranchised minorities. During the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 40th annual conference, Jackson blasted the states that have enacted the laws, saying they knowingly did so, most likely, to negatively […]