Tag: Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson: Hillary Won the 2016 Election — ‘It Was Stolen’

Thursday in Chicago at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition convention, Rev. Jesse Jackson said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election only to have it “stolen” by President Donald Trump. While introducing Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, Jackson said, “To

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Video of White Officer’s Takedown of Black Student Goes Viral

Videos of a white deputy roughly pulling a non-compliant black high school student out of her chair and then dragging her on the floor went viral Monday night, just hours after the incident occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Over half of Spring Valley High’s students are black.

Al Sharpton to New Black Panthers: Get Out of Charleston

The National Action Network (NAN)—Al Sharpton’s civil rights group that has close ties to the Obama administration—has called on the New Black Panther Party to get out of Charleston, South Carolina. Local NAN leaders held a press conference Wednesday night in Marion Square, where the Panther rally had been held the night before and said they “will not allow hate” in the wake of the slaughter of nine black churchgoers, allegedly at the hands of a white racist.

Tufts Prof: Obama Needs To Invite Jesse Jackson to White House

Tufts University History professor Peniel Joseph declared that President Obama “has a lot of soul-searching to do” because he won’t allow Jesse Jackson into the White House on Thurday’s “HuffPost Live.” Joseph began by talking about Erin Burnett’s interview with Baltimore

Jackson: Subprime, Predatory Lenders the Real Thugs in Baltimore

Tuesday on “Democracy Now!” activist Jesse Jackson discussed the rioting in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. He said the conditions of poverty caused by “bankers who engaged in subprime and predatory lending and took people’s

Silicon Valley: Ground Zero for Diversity Lawsuits after Ellen Pao

The five-week-long and very salacious trail against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for alleged sexual discrimination against Ellen Pao went to the jury Wednesday. The former junior partner is demanding $16 million for sexual discrimination and up to $144 million for punitive damages. Her suit has paved the way for a coming tsunami of diversity litigation across Silicon Valley.

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Union Slams Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Campaign Ad

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unexpectedly found himself in the political battle of his life with a whole host of important sectors of the electorate lining up against his re-election. Now, a powerful union has launched a brutal ad slamming the mayor over his record.