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Rev. Jesse Jackson r crowned as African king

Rev. Jesse Jackson, the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has been crowned as an African king. And African king from Ghana crowned Jackson himself. Saturday night's event highlighted traditions within the African, Carribbean and African American communities.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., on candlelight service: “It’s so sad”

Rabbi Serotta: “Healing will take a long time”. After attending a late-night prayer vigil held Wednesday, July 13, in Highland Park honoring the seven victims and 40 residents wounded admittedly by Robert “Bobby” Crimo, III, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., said the candlelight ceremony was sad and yet another manifestation of hatred of Jews, Blacks, Latinos and Asians.

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Mass Shootings Have Become As American as Apple Pie

In Highland Park, an upper-middle-class suburb of Chicago, the parade to celebrate the Fourth of July turned into a mass shooting, as Robert E. Crimo III, 21, emptied three full 30-round magazines into the crowd – killing seven and wounding more than 47 others. A dozen other mass shootings took place elsewhere over the holiday weekend, part of the more than 300 mass shootings that have occurred in America this year alone, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Jesse Jackson tries to mediate disputes role of Black contractors involved in Sherwin-Williams projects

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson met with community leaders in Cleveland Wednesday over their concerns for how to bring more diversity to massive construction projects underway by Sherwin-Williams in downtown Cleveland and in Brecksville. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Black Contractors Group have...

Rev. Jesse Jackson lends support to civil rights group seeking Black-owned firm as key partner in Sherwin-Williams global headquarters construction

CLEVELAND — One of the most prominent civil rights leaders in America was in Cleveland on Wednesday to lend his support to the Black Contractors Group (BCG) and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in their ongoing dispute with Sherwin-Williams. Rev. Jesse Jackson called on Sherwin-Williams to meet with the...

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Son Jonathan Jackson Wins Democratic Congressional Primary

Jonathan Jackson, the son of Reverend Jesse Jackson, fended off 16 contenders to win the Democratic primary for the vacant seat in Illinois’s 1st Congressional District. CBS 5 Chicago reportedJackson was among a crowded field of candidates that included Karin Norington-Reaves, who was endorsed by Representative Bobby Rush, a former Black Panther, who announced in January he would not seek reelection.

Tavin Barrett, 29, Arrested For The Murder Of Jesse Jackson, 35

On Friday, July 30, 2021, at approximately 1858 hours, police responded to a call of an assault at 808 E. 227th Street, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. Upon arrival, officers observed a 35-year-old male with multiple stab wounds to his body, lying unconscious and unresponsive in front of the location.

With another son of Rev. Jesse Jackson likely headed to Congress, a storied and complicated political dynasty adds a new chapter

Jonathan Jackson is poised to head to Congress, the latest chapter in his family’s long, sometimes rocky political history in Chicago. Emerging from a field of 17 Democrats in Tuesday’s primary, Jackson will be the prohibitive favorite to win the historic 1st Congressional District seat in the fall general election and keep it for years beyond that. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is retiring after 30 ...