Tag: Jesse-Jackson

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

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister and politician Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. announced on Twitter Friday afternoon his personal struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Jackson, 76, said in a statement that he and his family started noticing changes about three years ago when he found it difficult to do routine tasks….

Black Mothers are 'Queens who Produce Champions,' Says Rev. Jesse Jackson

At DiversityInc’s fall event in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. addressed President Donald Trump’s comments about NFL players’ protests during the national anthem, and explained the reason why Colin Kaepernick began his protest police brutality. During a rally in Alabama on Friday, Trump referred…

Jackie Robinson: MLB's First Black Player Honored on 70th Anniversary

Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier when he made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Seventy years later, the franchise, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, unveiled a statue on Saturday honoring the trailblazer. Before the Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks,…