Rev. Jesse Jackson | 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Special Guest

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, addresses attendees during the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Dinner.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.

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Rainbow PUSH Summit Calls for Economic Empowerment, Equity in Corporate America

New initiatives for minority and women-owned business enterprises were announced during the annual summit in New York City.

Karen Hunter, left, is presented a business award by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and DiversityInc COO Carolynn L. Johnson / TYRONE RASHEED

"We choose to come together each year and learn the science of capital," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. said at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund's 21st Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson's Disease

"It's an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease," Jackson said in a statement.

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson's disease.

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Confederate President's Name to be Replaced by Barack Obama's at Mississippi School

Nearly all of the students in the entire Jackson Public School District are Black.


The majority Black school district in Jackson, Miss., is renaming one of its schools, which is currently named after a Confederate president, after the nation's first Black president.

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As Obama Departs, We Owe Him Our Thanks

Commentary by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind.

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Obama Steadied Our Nation in 'Interesting Times'

By Jesse Jackson: Obama came to office facing harsh economic and political tempests. He will leave office handing the baton to a successor with the wind at her or his back.

By Jesse Jackson

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The Perpetual Disconnect Between Trump and the Black Community

Trump has 2 percent of the Black vote, so his campaign conducts a rally in a predominantly Black city. Charles Blow calls outreach "a lie."

Trump has 2 percent of the Black vote, so his campaign conducts a rally in a predominantly Black city. Charles Blow calls outreach "a lie."

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Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim's Estate

"A toxic mix of alcohol, foolishness and unadulterated hatred caused these young people to resurrect the nightmarish specter of lynchings and lynch mobs from the Mississippi we long to forget."

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Four Jackson, Mississippi, men have been ordered to pay $840,000 to the estate of James Craig Anderson, a Black man they murdered on June 26, 2011.

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