Jesse Jackson

You can write to the Rev. Jesse Jackson care of this newspaper or by e-mail at jjackson@rainbowpush.org.



Recent Stories

Tease photo

We Must Hold Officials Responsible for Black Man's Death

This week I attended the funeral service for a 21-year-old young man, Emantic eE.J.i Bradford Jr.

Tease photo

Hope Must Drive Turnout in Mississippi Race

Now Mississippi must decide - between the future or the past, between coming together or dividing even more. The special election for the U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday is reportedly a very close race. Much will depend on who turns out to vote.

Tease photo

Obama vs. Trump: A Story of Decline and Hope for Renewal

Donald Trump began his presidency with an inaugural address that denounced the "carnage" that had preceded him. He vowed to Make America Great Again, and set about systematically trying to deep-six virtually everything that his predecessor Barack Obama had accomplished.

Tease photo

House Democrats Need to Lay Down Agenda for Change

With majority control in the House of Representatives, Democrats have an enormous opportunity -- and face a distinct peril.

Tease photo

Time to Strike a Blow Against Hate

Now Americans get to decide. Our democracy is corrupted by big money, scarred by efforts to suppress the vote or to gerrymander districts and stained by scurrilous campaigning, led in this instance from the president himself.

Tease photo

We Must Not Be Bystanders When Darkness Descends

Thirteen pipe bombs were sent to two former presidents and other political and cultural leaders. In Kentucky, a white man shot and killed two elderly African-Americans at random in a Kroger grocery store, after failing to force his way into a black church. In Pittsburgh, in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue and massacred 11 during Sabbath services.

Tease photo

Trump Has No Coherent Plan to Make Health Care Affordable

What is this year's midterm election about? President Trump wants it to be about him, stumping the country saying that he's on the ballot. Or that it's about immigrants, or Justice Brett Kavanaugh, or tax cuts, or about hurricanes, droughts and catastrophic climate change, or about an economy featuring low unemployment and stagnant wages. In fact, what is notable about the election amid all the mudslinging and name-calling is that voters are making it increasingly about health care.

Tease photo

Georgia's Gubernatorial Race Soiled By Conflict of Interest

What if Georgia played Alabama in football and the lead referee was playing quarterback for Alabama? Would we assume that the rules would be enforced equally? Would Georgians worry that the fix was in?

Tease photo

Kavanaugh Showed Us Exactly Who He Is

Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice of the Supreme Court. He is there only because he is what he showed himself to be in the Senate hearings: a vicious, partisan operative utterly committed to a right-wing judicial activism that will inevitably lead to a constitutional crisis.

Tease photo

The New NAFTA Gets a Few Things Right, and Falls Short Elsewhere

Donald Trump announced a new NAFTA draft treaty -- renamed for showtime as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

More stories