Discrimination and Inequality Still Exist in the Obama Era
"Michael Jackson, the consummate artist and creative entertainer whom I have known since he was a teenager, is dead.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 8-1 to leave the fundamental constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act intact. It narrowly rules that the specific voting district in Texas that brought the lawsuit can opt out of Section 5 requirements of the Act. Chief Justice Roberts said the larger constitutional question surrounding the Voting Rights Act "is a difficult constitutional question we do not answer today."
Saturday on Upfront with Jesse Jackson, the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was the main focus, and discussion centered on whether or not stimulus money is getting to the people who need it the most.
To celebrate Father's Day at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, Jonathan Jackson, national spokesman for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and son of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., delivered a message of encouragement and appreciation to fathers around the country.
Despite reports that the U.S. economy is showing some signs of recovery, jobs continue to disappear and the number of violent crimes involving firearms seem to be on the rise. On this week's "Upfront with Jesse Jackson" television program, Rev. Jackson and a panel of guests discussed the economy, gun violence, and the state of the auto industry.
Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network, keynoted this week's broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum and strongly urged the audience to attend the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 38th Annual Conference.
Please find below a statement from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, regarding the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
With the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 38th Annual Conference less than a month away, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and a panel of guests discussed the state of the economy and its effects on the African-American community on this week's broadcast of ‘Upfront with Jesse Jackson'.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, and Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College, were special guest speakers during the live international broadcast of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Saturday Morning Forum. The two black college presidents stressed the importance of investing in American students and specifically historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).