Jia Shan of Goldman Sachs working to increase inclusion on Wall Street

NEW YORK — During the 25th annual summit of the Wall Street Project founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, many renowned financial service institutions assembled together to discuss increasing diversity and inclusion in this all-important business sector. Major Fortune 500 companies and organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank Securities, BlackRock Alternative Investments and New […]

BlackRock’s Stephanie Smith details why the Wall Street Project is so critical

NEW YORK – Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project (WSP) has contributed greatly to Blacks’ substantial and incremental advancements in the world of finance and big business. The WSP has not only aided in the process of creating intergenerational wealth but also teaches others how to navigate successfully within this highly profitable, albeit complex, sector. […]

Cynthia DiBartolo, Wall Street Project chair, shares how to increase diversity

NEW YORK – During the Wall Street Project’s silver anniversary conference, power brokers from the world of finance convened at the Sheraton New York hotel in Midtown Manhattan to celebrate the many successes but also strategize about how to manifest greater levels of inclusion and diversity. The Wall Street Project, founded and spearheaded by civil […]

Judge denies request to have Jesse Jackson removed from Ahmaud Arbery trial

The Rev. Jesse Jackson sat with Ahmaud Arbery’s parents, Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery Sr., as the trial proceeded on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, against Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., who are accused of chasing and killing 25-year-old Arbery as he ran through a Brunswick, […]

Tuskegee University band protest leads to director being replaced

Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities are making sure their voices are heard and their protests are making national news. Last month, students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. started voicing their demands and called for the school to address its problem with mold. Rev. Jesse Jackson even joined the students at one of […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson hospitalized again

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was taken to the hospital after taking a tumble while supporting student protesters at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Jackson was reportedly meeting with students and Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick regarding the reported unsanitary and substandard conditions that students have been living in, including roaches, mice, mold and other […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson returns home after monthlong COVID-19 battle

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was discharged from a rehabilitation facility on Wednesday, Sept. 23, following a bout with COVID-19. Rev. Jackson and his wife Jacqueline were both admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the virus in August and Mrs. Jackson returned home earlier this month after recovering. Rev. Jackson was later taken to the Shirley […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife Jacqueline released from hospital after COVID-19 bout

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife Jacqueline were hospitalized last month after testing positive for COVID-19 but things are looking better for the couple. Mrs. Jackson was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and sent home after battling the virus. Last week, she was transferred to the intensive care unit after spending two […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife Jacqueline has been moved to ICU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been moved to a rehabilitation facility in the next phase of his recovery from the deadly coronavirus. Conversely, Jackson’s wife Jacqueline has been transferred to the intensive care unit after the two spent a week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. According to a statement from Jacksons’ son, Jonathan, that […]

Former boxing champ Leon Spinks dies after lengthy cancer battle

Former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks died on Friday, Feb. 5, after battling prostate cancer for the past five years. According to TMZ, the 67-year-old retired fighter was surrounded by his wife Brenda and several other close friends and family when he made his transition. Spinks first rose to prominence after winning a gold medal […]

African-American trailblazer and grocery store magnate Greg Calhoun dies at 66

Greg Calhoun was a pioneer and a trailblazing magnate in the grocery store business. He worked his way up from being a bag boy to becoming the first African-American to own a major grocery store in the South. His empire expanded to 15 grocery stores before the last store was closed in 2015. Ironically, the […]

Angela Rye, Wanda Durant talk diversity in Silicon Valley at PUSH Tech 2020

Rev. Jesse Jackson continues to fight for civil rights and opportunities for all. One of the biggest issues of today’s generation is the lack of diversity when it comes to the tech industry. Silicon Valley, California is the home of a multitude of billion-dollar tech companies. However, it’s also a place where there is a […]

Detroit lets freedom ring for MLK Day with Jesse Jackson, Anthony Hamilton

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Grammy Award-winning singer Anthony Hamilton and songstress Melanie Fiona were among those who gathered in Detroit to celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual Let Freedom Ring Awards ceremony. The event was held at Cobo Center on Monday, Jan. 15. The presence of Black excellence filled the […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Civil Rights giant Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., whose connection to the fight for equality extends all the way back to the early 1960’s and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has admitted that he has been diagnosed with the major medical malady known as Parkinson’s disease. Jackson, 76, said the diagnosis came after he began finding […]

Sounds of Blackness performs at PUSH gospel concert

The Sounds of Blackness inspirational choir sang at the Rev. Clay Evans gospel concert presented by Rainbow Push. They sang their classic “Optimistic” along with a few other songs from their catalog. The concert took place at Pastor Eric Thomas’ Greater Harvest Church. [jwplatform meG0lalH]

PUSH Excel hosts 26th annual MLK Breakfast

A host of politicians, business executives, influencers and dignitaries descended upon the Hyatt Regency hotel for the 26th annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The annual breakfast is an opportunity for PUSH Excel staff to share their annual program agenda, as well as award young scholars and change agents who they […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s tireless PUSH, promoting MLK’s dream decades later

After he witnessed his friend and mentor’s assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968, Jesse Louis Jackson became a minister. Today, Rev. Jackson, 74, is one of the foremost American civil rights activists, a community servant and a Baptist minister. The founder of Rainbow/PUSH has worked tirelessly in the past […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson shuts down State Street during justice protest for Laquan McDonald

Rev. Jesse Jackson, PUSH and community leaders gathered on Sunday, Dec. 6 to continue to protest the killing of Laquan McDonald, who died in October 2014 after being shot 16 times by a police officer. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but the public feels that two more people need to be held accountable and step […]