Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed the discrimination claims against Sesame Place by penning a letter to the CEO in hopes of sparking change.

Jonathan Jackson, the middle son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson, has announced his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st congressional district.

Rev. Jesse Jackson was with all the smoke for attorney Kevin Gough during the latest proceedings in Ahmaud Arbery's murder trial, seated right with Ahmaud's mom, Wanda Cooper-Jones, at the Glynn County Courthouse.

According to a health update from the couple's son Jonathan, Rev. Jesse Jackson is recovering swiftly from his positive coronavirus diagnosis but unfortunately saw his Parkinson's take a drastic turn for the worse. Meanwhile, Mrs. Jackson is unfortunately still in ICU fighting her battle with COVID-19.

Both vaccinated, the couple were hospitalized for breakthrough COVID-19 as the delta variant rages on.

Although he hasn't been free of scandal throughout the years, there is no denying that the Reverend Jesse Jackson has put in plenty of work as a Civil Rights activist and leader for most of his life. France recognizes this, too, and will be awarding Jackson the Legion of Honour, its highest award for a civilian.

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has condemned recent outbursts by President Donald Trump targeting lawmakers of color and inner cities as “dangerous, divisive and diversionary” and says he believes they are fueling white nationalist extremism. In an interview, the longtime civil rights leader called Trump’s vilification of African Americans an attempt to […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z will receive the President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. The NAACP announced Thursday it selected the 49-year-old rapper and entrepreneur for “shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law.” Previous recipients have included Jesse Jackson, […]

For over five decades, the Rev. Jesse Jackson remains on of the civil rights movement’s most notable figures. Today is the activist and organizer’s birthday.   Born Jesse Louis Burns to his teen mother, Helen Burns, and father Noah Robinson who was married to another woman, he was later adopted by his mother’s husband, Charles […]

Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s estranged wife has named a few familiar folks in her divorce proceedings and Jesse, Jr. is not happy about it. One of the people named is former NBC anchor Tamron Hall. The names were submitted by Jesse’s soon to be ex-wife, Sandi Jackson who has asked for Hall to be subpoenaed in […]

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reportedly admitted to other possible crimes committed by him and others as well as offered help in a federal investigation while on home detention in 2015.

Prison time can be rough on a marriage. The woes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson, continue, although both have finished their respective jail sentences. The Chicago Tribune reports that Jackson, Jr. has filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage. Via The Chicago Tribune:   Jackson Jr., 51, cited […]