Rev. Jesse Jackson

Civil Rights veteran Dr. Joseph Lowery addressed the filled room of advocates observing the "Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act". (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Stand Up For Voter Rights: “When We Were Marching, We Didn’t Have Cellphones. We Used What We Had To Bring About Change.”

The cover of the luncheon program was a tribute to Mrs. Rosa Parks, the seamstress turned Civil Rights lightening rod. The 50th Observance of the Struggle for the 1965 Voting Rights Act luncheon was held […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

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GANG SUMMIT! REALLY?

On PowerTalk with Lorraine Jacques-White today we had an interesting show concerns and opinions took to the air waves when guest, Rev. Gregory Tatum discussed his Chicago Gang Summit. As gang violence continues to take […]

09/25/2013

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Can Be ‘Redeemed’

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial slur, saying she shouldn’t become a “sacrificial lamb” over the issue of racial intolerance.

06/27/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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Jesse Jackson Shows His Support For Occupy Atlanta

Occupy Atlanta is still holding on strong while protesting in different areas of Atlanta. Today, civil rights activist and head of Rainbow PUSH, Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Occupy Atlanta to lend support to the protesters in their fight […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2011

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson talks with Occupy Wall Street participants in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York on Oct. 18, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Rev. Jackson Compares Occupy Atlanta With Civil Rights Struggle

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his support to the Occupy Atlanta movement and says that their efforts are an extension of the struggle for civil rights fought by Jackson, the […]

11/03/2011