In an emotional reunion here tonight, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. came face-to-face with Stuart Lockwood for the first time since rescuing the young British citizen nearly 19 years ago from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on the eve of the first Gulf War.
The preeminent voice and witness for America's sojourn from slavery to freedom has been silenced physically; but his writings, research, interpretation and legacy will live forever.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. with the Global Diversity Award during a 30-minute meeting today at 10 Downing Street. Past recipients include movie star Jackie Chan, Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton, and Bernie Grant, a former Black MP in Britain.
Quality education for all children and safer communities were the focus of comments by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, during this week's Saturday Morning Forum.
Please click below to find a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition regarding the death of Altovise Gore Davis, dancer, actress and the widow of Sammy Davis Jr.
The call was made at this week's Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum. "These are Baghdad numbers," said Rev. Jackson referring to statistics indicating that 508 Chicago Public School students were shot and killed from September 2007 through December 2008. "This is a state of emergency. Our neighborhoods are under siege."
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called on students from across the nation to help launch the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's campaign to reduce the interest rate on student loans at the weekly Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum.
At this week’s Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, community members and Rainbow PUSH Coalition leaders vowed to continue fighting for 16 Chicago public schools in the area that have been slated for closure at the end of the 2009 school year.
President Barack Obama presented a plan last week that will withdraw most of the 142,000 troops now in Iraq by the summer of next year, leaving 35,000 to 50,000 to train and advise Iraqi security forces and protect American civilian and military personnel.
With the presidential signature finalizing the $787 billion economic recovery bill, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talked about what is needed for the bill to be effective and successful at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum.