Articles by Jesse Jackson
- Joe Frazier To Get Philly Statue At Last, Decades After Rocky
September 05 2012 8:33 PM
The late Joe Frazier is going to be honored with a statue, Philly.com reported. Many feel that a statue in Frazier's name is long overdue for the former heavy-weight champion and Philadelphia sports icon.
- Barack Obama: Future Billionaire?
September 05 2012 6:39 AM
I am fascinated by what the future holds for President Barack Obama.
- Whatever Became Of Accents?
August 24 2012 9:28 AM
Regional accents are vanishing across the U.S. and English-speaking world.
- Virginia Business Owner Shuns Biden Over Obama’s 'You Didn't Build That' Remarks
August 16 2012 12:13 PM
Vice President Joe Biden was unwelcome at a Virginia bakery Wednesday, not because he said Republican policies would put middle-class Americans "back in chains" but because of President Barack Obama's "you didn't build that" comments made in July.
- Jesse Jackson Jr. Treated For Bipolar Disorder: What Does The Diagnosis Mean?
August 13 2012 3:22 PM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic. The form of the disorder that he has, called bipolar II depression, is a treatable one that afflicts many Americans who are still able to live successful, fruitful lives despite suffering from the ailment.
- Even Allen West Doesn't Deserve This: Over-The-Top Ad Shows GOP Rep Punching Woman
August 10 2012 4:26 PM
While the advertisement contains legitimate complaints about West's congressional record, the image of him punching women and senior citizens in the face distracts from its message.
- 'Romney Hood' Vs. 'Obamaloney:' Mitt Claims Obama's 'Robin Hood In Reverse' Line Distorts Facts [VIDEOS]
August 08 2012 1:21 PM
President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have stepped up their attacks on each other in recent days, with Obama calling Romney's tax plan "Robin Hood in reverse" and the former Massachusetts governor saying the president's characterization was "Obamaloney."
- Ice-T Calls Rush Limbaugh Racist After Gun Control Comments
July 25 2012 9:27 PM
The conservative talk radio host agreed with Ice-T's stance on gun control but after complementing the rapper on knowing what "tyranny" means Ice-T took to Twitter to call Limbaugh a racist.
- Jesse Jackson Jr. In Treatment For 'Mood Disorder,' Office Says
July 11 2012 9:34 PM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., whose mysterious monthlong leave of absence has perplexed Chicago and Capitol Hill, is at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder, his doctor said in a statement released by the congressman's office Wednesday evening.
- New York City's Minimum Wage Clash An Echo Of National Polemics
June 28 2012 5:48 AM
The New York City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of a bill to require some city employers to pay their workers at least $11.50 an hour, or $10 hourly with benefits. And it's likely to happen.
- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. On Leave For 'Exhaustion'
June 25 2012 10:49 PM
U.S. representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has gone on leave due to exhaustion. The son of the famous civil rights leader has been out medical leave for two weeks.
- Why Do Black Americans Embrace Arabs And Reject Israel?
June 20 2012 1:45 PM
Arab racism against black people is deeply-rooted and stretches back centuries.
- Adidas Shackle Shoes Rouse Fury Over Racist Connotation
June 19 2012 2:02 PM
Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles? reads the caption beneath the Facebook post announcing Adidas' new high-top sneakers. The German sports brand's proposed new sneakers feature orange rubber shackles fixed to the back of the sneaker that can be attached around the ankle. The sneakers have since been dubbed the shackle shoes after rousing fury for its racist connotation.
- US Minimum Wage Hikes - Helping Or Hurting Workers?
June 12 2012 4:07 PM
The debate over minimum wages -- does raising the minimum wage put more money in workers' pockets or just leave more of them jobless? -- is heating up at the state and federal level.
- Democrats Propose Raising Minimum Wage To Catch Up To 1968
June 07 2012 3:40 PM
Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage since 2006, when it increased from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour.
- George Zimmerman Bond Hearing: What To Expect During The Court Appearance
April 16 2012 1:34 PM
George Zimmerman's bond hearing is set for Friday. What can you expect to happen during the court appearance?
- The Exploitation Of Trayvon Martin
March 28 2012 4:47 PM
If President Barack Obama had a Hispanic uncle, he would look a lot like George Zimmerman.
- Trayvon Martin Tribute Songs From Chaka Khan to Jasiri X [VIDEOS]
March 27 2012 6:18 PM
Musical artists from the singer Chaka Khan to the rapper Jasiri X are releasing Trayvon Martin tribute songs to show their solidarity with the family of the 17-year-old Florida teenager who was shot dead on Feb. 26, and to protest the handling of the investigation of his killer, George Zimmerman.
- Trayvon Martin: The Selling And Exploitation Of A Murdered Child
March 27 2012 2:09 PM
This is the real tragedy – blacks are killing other blacks in astounding numbers.
- Trayvon Martin Case: Florida Rally To Feature Ray Lewis, Patrick Ewing
March 26 2012 10:29 AM
Athletes have showed their support in the Trayvon Martin case and look to continue showing it on Monday at a rally in Sanford, Fla. where the 17-year-old was shot and killed.