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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.

Articles by this author

 

Trump's Lies and GOP Cowardice Are Undermining Democracy

We must make those who would once more seek to suppress our votes pay for the insult big time.

Jesse Jackson ·


It's Time for a New Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America

President Biden must resist trying to revive a new Cold War with China and using that to undermine progressive governments in South America and side with the industrial oligarchs.

Jesse Jackson ·


As Poverty Haunts West Virginia, Joe Manchin Has a Chance to Help His State

No more time need be wasted on negotiations that are designed only to fail.

Jesse Jackson ·


At a Time When America Faces Cascading Crises, Republicans Just Say No

The scope of what they won't do is breathtaking.

Jesse Jackson ·


One Hundred Years Later, the Mark of History Still Scars Tulsa Today

No one has been held responsible for the Tulsa massacre that left hundreds of Black people dead and their prosperous community in ruins.

Jesse Jackson ·


Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response

We cannot end the threat in the United States without ending it everywhere.

Jesse Jackson ·


We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19

The pandemic is truly a global threat that requires a global mobilization.

Jesse Jackson ·


The Case for D.C. Statehood Is Clear

Making D.C. a state finally would end the denial of voting representation to more than 700,000 Americans, a majority of whom are Black or Brown.

Jesse Jackson ·

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