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The Choice Is Yours, If You Take It

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Today America will choose those who will lead us over the next years. We will make a choice. Your first choice is to vote. Exercise your power. If you choose not to vote, you cede your power to others. The right to vote has…

Obama Steadied Our Nation in 'Interesting Times'

By Jesse Jackson “May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting times and Americans are hungering for change. Yet, surprisingly, President Obama enjoys increasing popularity as he heads into the final days of…

What's In It for Me to Engage Diversity and Inclusion

Steve Larson is a diversity practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in developing inclusion strategies for major financial institutions. By Steve Larson In my developing years in the world of diversity and inclusion I had the opportunity to be mentored and developed by some of the best minds…

Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump

By Jesse Jackson Race — always a subtext in American politics — has moved center stage in this year’s presidential campaign. Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” Clinton responded by using Trump’s words of racial offense against him. History suggests both parties have fallen short on racial…