Post Tagged with: "Rev. Jesse Jackson"

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Seek “Best Humanitarian Relief” US Has to Offer Thomas Eric Duncan

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Seek “Best Humanitarian Relief” US Has to Offer Thomas Eric Duncan

Rev. Jesse Jackson is in Dallas to make sure Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is getting the best medical care possible. He tweeted that Duncan’s family had appealed to him for help because they “feel he has been shunned,” Fox 4 reports. Jackson said he plans to offer the family […]

by · October 7, 2014 · Ebola Outbreak, Ebola Outbreak
Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is being challenged in a federal lawsuit, seeking to declare the controversial law unconstitutional. The complaint was filed Monday in Atlanta by The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which was founded by Rev. Jesse Jackson. The lawsuit alleges the 2006 law is applied unevenly and allows people to […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Ronald Reagan Wanted to Ban Blacks from Playing Football with Whites in South

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Ronald Reagan Wanted to Ban Blacks from Playing Football with Whites in South

Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaking at Furman University in South Carolina, said former president Ronald Reagan wanted to permanently ban blacks from playing both college and professional football with whites in the South. In the same speech he also alleged that the modern Tea Party was born from efforts to sustain segregation. “Goldwater and Reagan […]

by · November 2, 2013 · Race in America, Today's Headlines
Gov. Rick Scott Demands Apology From Jesse Jackson for Calling Florida ‘the Selma of Our Time’

Gov. Rick Scott Demands Apology From Jesse Jackson for Calling Florida ‘the Selma of Our Time’

Gov. Rick Scott is demanding an apology from Rev. Jesse Jackson for calling Florida an “Apartheid state” and “the Selma of our time.” While I think Jesse Jackson’s comments were over the top, Rick Scott has a lot to apologize to black Floridians for as well, starting with the mess […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Likens Florida Gov. Rick Scott to Segregationist George Wallace

Rev. Jesse Jackson Likens Florida Gov. Rick Scott to Segregationist George Wallace

Rev. Jesse Jackson labeled Florida’s political environment as ‘toxic’ and likened Gov. Rick Scott to late segregationist George Wallace. Jackson planned to spend the night with the protesters who are in the midst of their third week of sitting in Scott’s office, demanding that he call a special session to […]

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Caught Up in 1950s and 1960s

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Caught Up in 1950s and 1960s

Fox News commentator says civil rights leaders like Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are still ‘caught up in the 1950s and ’60s and have made race a business.’ He believes the focus should be on the breakdown of the black family and the need for better schools, saying, “I […]

by · July 22, 2013 · Race in America

Sen. Orrin Hatch Questions “Propaganda Posters” Featuring Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson at Labor Department HQ

Trouble for Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Sen. Orrin Hatch is calling for an investigation into Labor Department “propaganda” posters featuring the two so-called civil rights leaders. Um, really? He wants to know if Secretary Hilda Solis broke the law when she placed posters in elevators throughout the Labor […]

by · May 15, 2012 · Politics

Rev. Jesse Jackson Says Blacks are Under Attack, But Domestic Violence Against Women Continues to Rise in U.S.

If you think blacks are “under attack” as Rev. Jesse Jackson said of the Trayvon Martin murder by George Zimmerman, then how do you explain the numerous instances of women being injured or killed in acts of domestic violence? I have read about at least three instances, in the last […]

by · March 25, 2012 · Domestic Violence
Rev. Jesse Jackson on Trayvon Martin Murder: “Blacks are Under Attack” and Obama Victory “Triggered Tremendous Backlash”

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Trayvon Martin Murder: “Blacks are Under Attack” and Obama Victory “Triggered Tremendous Backlash”

Rev. Jesse Jackson has entered the uproar over the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin at the  hands of a wannabe cop George Zimmerman and that is never a good thing. Jesse Jackson said “blacks are under attack in America.” Um, really? That’s such an ugly and divisive thing […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson: "Poverty Is Bad For Your Health"

In the words of Rev. Jesse Jackson, poverty is bad for your health. I sat in an audience at a recently concluded “State Of The Black Family” summit, organized by The Word Network, and hosted by Greater Grace Temple of Detroit, MI. A panel including Rev. Jackson discussed the state […]

by · September 13, 2011 · Financial News