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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.

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There Is Little Doubt the Climate Crisis Is Here—Now What Do We Do About It?

We can't undo what we have done, but we can alter how bad the future becomes.

Jesse Jackson ·


The Texas Taliban Wing of the Republican Party

In total control of the state, Republicans have a free hand that they’ve used to enforce extremism.

Jesse Jackson ·


Any Delay to Save Democracy Is a Loser's Game

It is time for Democrats to act, and for Sens. Manchin and Sinema to face reality—and get in line.

Jesse Jackson ·


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 ·

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