Jesse Jackson Jr.

Roland Martin talks with TJMS about the latest happenings with Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from debilitating depression and even collapsed at his home in Washington two months ago, his wife said in an interview published Saturday that revealed new details about his secretive leave of absence. Sandi Jackson, who is a Chicago City Council member, told the Chicago Sun-Times that […]

Jessie Jackson, Jr. recently took a leave of absence from Congress after being hospitalized for depression. The source of his turmoil hasn’t been revealed just yet, but he was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for gastrointestinal issues as well. “What we thought to be quote-unquote exhaustion was something much deeper, much broader and […]

Roland Martin talks with Terrie Williams on Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and the unwillingness of black people to deal with depression.

Leading protestors – supporting an assault weapons ban outside a movie theater in Chicago on Saturday – the Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The elder Jackson said there is no timetable on his son’s recovery and asked for prayers for their family. The younger Jackson has […]

CHICAGO (AP) — The announcement that Jesse Jackson Jr. had been transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota pinned down his whereabouts for the first time in weeks and gave clear confirmation that the Illinois congressman is suffering from depression. It also was the first mention that he's now being treated for a "gastrointestinal issue," […]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. should take time to heal – and his critics should be patient. With the cacophony of negative noise and the political vultures circling, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has emerged as a voice of reason. She said, simply, that Jackson ought to have “the care and time he needs to get […]

Jacque Reid goes inside her story with Mary Mitchell to discuss the need for Jesse Jackson Jr. to divulge his condition.

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at an inpatient medical facility for "physical and emotional ailments" that are "more serious" than previously believed and will require extended treatment, according to a statement released by his office Thursday. The Chicago Democrat, who faces a House ethics investigation over his ties to […]

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defeated a primary challenge this year despite being the target of a House ethics investigation, has been on a medical leave for two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion, his office announced Monday. In a three-sentence news release, Jackson's office disclosed that the Democrat went […]