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45 years after King, struggle goes on
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson NNPA Columnist 05 April 2013
April 4 marked the 45th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King, 39, at the time, has now been gone from us longer than he was with us. A monument ... read more >>
Bain sends Illinois jobs to China
Written by BY JESSE JACKSON (Columnist) 11 October 2012
  Rev. Jesse Jackson Mrs. Dot Turner has worked at what is now Sensata Technologies in Downstate Freeport for 43 years. The company does sophisticated work creating sensors for automobiles. It enjoyed ... read more >>
Ignore debate zingers, focus on issues
Written by BY JESSE JACKSON 03 October 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson As Wednesday's presidential debate approaches, the political junkies are gearing up for a shoot-out. If history is any guide, much attention will be paid to the political horse race. ... read more >>
Counter GOP by telling the truth at Dem convention
Written by Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 12 September 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson Inevitably, the Democratic Party fest in Charlotte, N.C., will be compared to last week's Republican gathering in Tampa, Fla. The speeches by the vice president and president will ... read more >>
Romney's agenda: Class warfare
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson 24 August 2012
Raise taxes on the rich? "Class warfare" the Republicans rail. Any discussion of inequality, says Mitt Romney, should be held privately "in quiet rooms." Yet the Romney agenda for the country opens a ... read more >>
We need smarter kids, not more smart bombs
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 24 May 2012
 Rev. Jesse JacksonChicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, marches, events and counter-summits. Security ... read more >>
Time to revive national civil rights commission
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 April 2012
Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case--Trayvon was the young African American shot to death on the streets in Sanford, Fla., by a self-appointed community watch volunteer--have decided not to send the ... read more >>
Renew the movement to fight for civil rights
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 20 April 2012
We mourn Trayvon Martin, the young African American who, armed only with candy and a soft drink, was shot dead for the offense of "walking while black."George Zimmerman, the vigilante who shot him, has ... read more >>
We have to choose what kind of a people we are
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 March 2012
Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County, one of the largest New York counties, has declared a financial ... read more >>
South Carolina shows how far we have to go
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 January 2012
The Republican presidential primary in South Carolina captures the news, but too little attention has been paid to the state itself. South Carolina reflects the triumph of Dr. Martin Luther King and the ... read more >>
Electorate suffers from a PAC attack
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 January 2012
'Newt Gingrich has more baggage than the airlines." Romney is akin to "big spending liberals." Beware of "smooth talking politicians." In Iowa, after a breather for Christmas, voters are once more being ... read more >>
To gain workers' votes, Gingrich slanders poor
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 December 2011
Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich appeals to working Americans by slandering the poor. Gingrich recently denounced child labor laws as "truly stupid," suggesting that schools should fire janitors and ... read more >>
Cost of broken health care system is killing us
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 December 2011
I suffer from a harsh case of gout that requires constant treatment. Suddenly this year, I discovered that the generic drug I was using that cost about 3 cents a pill had been banned and replaced by a ... read more >>
We salute our soldiers, but we fail them at home
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 09 December 2011
America honors the men and women who fight for their nation. Ads beckon the young to join the armed forces and see the world. We provide training, decent pay, benefits, the best in uniforms and equipment. ... read more >>
Lesson of White House strafing: Limit guns now
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 December 2011
Protest has returned to Egypt's Tahrir Square; the Bears won their fifth in a row; a man stands accused of strafing the White House; China warns of a long recession.Wait a minute. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez ... read more >>
U.S. can't stand by while racism ravages Libya
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 November 2011
Before leaving the G-20 meetings in Cannes, France, President Obama joined with French President Sarkozy to pay tribute to the two countries' alliance and celebrate the successful intervention in Libya ... read more >>
As Obama finally acts, he exposes GOP strategy
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 November 2011
 'We can't wait." Finally, President Obama has had enough of what he rightly calls an "increasingly dysfunctional Congress." Over the past week, he has begun to use his own authority to issue executive ... read more >>
To rescue our economy, bail out the homeowners
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 31 October 2011
When I was growing up in South Carolina among hard-pressed families, food would often be short. Mothers with two lamb chops and five children wouldn't give the lamb chops to the biggest child and cut off ... read more >>
We ignore poverty, but it is on the rise
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Poor people are invisible in our nation's capital. Republicans defend the affluent, calling them "job creators," Democrats champion the middle class and those boldest stand with "working families." The ... read more >>
They hate government--until they need it
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 02 September 2011
Irene has hit, leaving destruction in its wake. We could track Irene and prepare for it; we could not stop it. And now, states and localities, despite the secessionist mumblings of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, ... read more >>
King's monument to unfinished work
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 August 2011
The memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King opened Monday on the Mall in Washington. Dr. King will take his place with Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and FDR. The monument features a 30-foot figure of Dr. King, ... read more >>
America can't be saved from the top
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 August 2011
Poverty is spreading in America.One in five children are being raised in poverty. Millions of Americans depend on food stamps. Some 25 million are in need of full-time work. Veterans are coming home from ... read more >>
Fix is in against working Americans
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Don't fall for the con. The fix is in. Working Americans are about to get fleeced--unless someone stands up for them.Standard & Poor's, the rating company, contributed directly to the mess we are in ... read more >>
A bold step--in wrong direction
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 August 2011
To paraphrase conservative icon Barry Goldwater, "extremism in defense of injustice is no virtue." The deal that went down in Washington on the debt ceiling proves that. It is a bold step in the wrong ... read more >>
Fake crisis on debt hides real problems
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 July 2011
Something is terribly amiss in America. In Washington, we witness around-the-clock meetings on a fake crisis ginned up by politicians over how to raise the debt ceiling. Yet no attention is devoted to ... read more >>

 

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