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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at UCLA in 1972

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Rev. Jesse Jackson is speaking at UCLA and he’s only 32 -years old.  The funny thing is that he sounds a lot like he does now. Check it out.  First, some background, thanks to wikipedia: Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old high school student, and her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer who was an employee of a textile brokerage and…

“Jesus and Moses Wouldn’t Have Been Born If Abortion Was Legal”: Facts About Jesse Jackson, Sr. You Probably Never Knew

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By Britt L Now 72 years of age, Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. has been knee-deep in African-American civil rights and politics since our grandparents were alive. Once a presidential nomination candidate and shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia, the Rainbow PUSH coalition founder has traveled all over the nation spreading awareness of black social and economical power to multiple ethic groups. The democratic liberal has been successful in…

Awesome Pictures of Jesse Jackson with Nelson Mandela

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Jesse Jackson and Nelson Mandela have both been fighting for freedom for years.  Rev. Jackson was a close friend of Mandela’s and stood among those who mourned the leader’s passing earlier this week. The Jackson team sent us a few pictures of the two icons together, and we thought we’d share them.  Please enjoy.

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

Showtime’s ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’ Documentary Set To Debut In May

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Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic,” a documentary about the comedian’s life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, and make its TV debut on Showtime on Friday, May 31. The documentary is directed by Marina Zenovich, written by P.G. Morgan and executive produced by the comic’s widow Jennifer Pryor. It’s the second in Showtime’s new docu…

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

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The U.S. Census Bureau may drop the term Negro from its questionnaire by 2020. The Census Bureau may also change some other minor aspects of the form regarding racial classification, because advocacy groups pushed for more updated categories to reflect cultural trends. The term Negro is listed alongside black and African-American. As first reported by theGrio, many in the African-American community were shocked to learn that the term was going…

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on Pastors to Support Obama’s Backing of Gay Marriage

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Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama’s call for support behind gay marriage.   Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites. “This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. Jackson then…

Chicago Dedicates Street To Late Comedian Bernie Mac

Chicago Dedicates Street To Late Comedian Bernie Mac

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    A sign bearing the name of the late comedian Bernie Mac has been raised over a street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. About 200 people, including his widow Rhoda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, gathered Tuesday on a corner near the home where he grew up. Je’Niece McCullough says she hopes renaming the street Bernie Mac Street reminds people “they can do whatever they want…

Chicago To Name Street After Bernie Mac

Chicago To Name Street After Bernie Mac

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  A sign bearing the name of the late comedian Bernie Mac has been raised over a street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. About 200 people, including his widow Rhoda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough and civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, gathered Tuesday on a corner near the home where he grew up. Je’Niece McCullough says she hopes renaming the street Bernie Mac Street reminds people “they can do whatever they…

Amazing…Ten Children Who Were Adopted and Grew Up To Become Famous

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After Steve Jobs passed everyone was amazed at the fact that this adoptee had been able to achieve so much. People think if you’re adopted you’re at a disadvantage. These celebrities have proven that this is not always true. Check out this surprising list at BlackEnterprise.com. Read More.

Al Sharpton Responds To Bill O’Reilly’s Claim He Has Been Quiet On Cain

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  As Herman Cain‘s sexual harassment scandal unfolded last week, Bill O’Reilly wondered why, despite Cain arguing that race was a factor in how he was being treated, civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton had not come to his aid. Today, the Washington Times caught up with Sharpton, who replied that, yes, he had commented on it, just not in the way O’Reilly wanted him to. via Al…

Bill O’Reilly Asks Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: Why are Jackson and Sharpton Not Defending Herman Cain?

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As the Herman Cain potential sexual harassment scandal continues to unfold, Bill O’Reilly has begun to question where civil rights leaders are standing on this issue, particularly Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. On his program last night, O’Reilly inquired as to was keeping them quiet, particularly since Cain had himself noted he believed race was a factor in the scrutiny. In a passionate but friendly exchange, O’Reilly challenged Dr. Marc…

Jesse Jackson Joins Human Barricade during Occupy Wallstreet Protest

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A heated confrontation Monday night between Occupy Wall Street protesters and the NYPD was defused through the help of some civil rights star power: Rev. Jesse Jackson. As described by Animal New York, a “big commotion” broke out minutes before midnight on the south side of Zuccotti Park, as police closed in to remove the green-and-white “medical tent” that functioned as a first-aid station. “Out of nowhere,” they write, Jackson…