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Revive U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
April 13, 2016
Even where there is consensus, there is no authoritative, independent voice able to challenge both Congress and the president when needed ... read more »
Make election about economic justice
April 7, 2016
This year’s presidential primaries have highlighted the importance of people of color to the Democratic Party coalition. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the party’s nomination race comes almost entirely from her strength among African-Americans and Latino voters. When people of color favor one candidate by large margins, they make the difference. ... read more »
Wall Street Project Seeks to Close Opportunity Gaps in Business
February 17, 2016
For Chicago-based investor and philanthropist John Rogers, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s annual Wall Street Project in New York City is a must-attend event. The three days of seminars and speeches in the Big Apple every winter is a chance for Rogers, the son of a Tuskegee Airman, and other African American businessmen and women to share notes and strategies on how to break into, survive and ultimately thrive in the largely White world of Wall Street by gaining access to capital. ... read more »
The Legendary Natalie Cole Laid to Rest in Los Angeles
January 13, 2016
Natalie Maria Cole was laid to rest on Monday, January 11, 2016. Cole was celebrated by some of the biggest names in the music industry and hundreds of family, friends, and fans paid tribute to the singer during a three-hour service at the West Angeles Church of God. ... read more »
Gun control alone can’t curb violence
January 13, 2016
As President Barack Obama announces new executive action on gun control, U.S. gun manufacturing is a growth industry, almost doubling since the beginning of Obama Administration (5.6 million in 2009; 10.9 million in 2013). From 2001 to 2013, according to a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report, 406,496 Americans were killed with firearms on U.S. soil. In contrast, the number of U.S. citizens killed by terrorists at home or abroad over the same years number 3,380. Chicago suffered a spike in gun homicides in 2015 with 470 homicides and 2,939 shooting victims, the worst of all U.S. cities. ... read more »
It’s time for answers in Laquan McDonald case
December 10, 2015
There will be no justice for Laquan McDonald. He is dead, shot 16 times point blank by a Chicago police officer. Now, after over a year, ... read more »
Jackson Celebrates 74th, Focuses on Economic Justice
October 8, 2015
The significance of the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.’s birthday celebration this year has to do with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s ongoing work toward economic justice, he said. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (October 8)
October 7, 2015
This Week In Black History ... read more »
James Bell appointed as first African American to serve on Apple’s Board of Directors
October 7, 2015
At Apple's shareholder meeting in March, Rev. Jesse Jackson appealed to Tim Cook and his team to re-double their commitment to diversity and inclusion by bringing qualified women and people of color on to their Board of Directors. ... read more »
Helen Burns Jackson, mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, dies at 92 in South Carolina
September 9, 2015
Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, has died. She was 92. The Rev. Jesse Jackson told The Associated Press his mother died Monday morning in her longtime hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. She had been in failing health for some time, he said. ... read more »
Saddened by Death of Julian Bond
August 20, 2015
The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice. President Obama, ... read more »
Rainbow Coalition & Google Present: #PUSHTECH2020
August 4, 2015
Rainbow Push Coalition And Google Present: "Dream Makers, Risk Takers And Money Makers: Diversity And Inclusion In Tech Forum" In Los Angeles ... read more / watch video »
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