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Turning the Page of History, Or Not

Perhaps on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it is appropriate to contemplate the turning page of history encapsulated in the events of this week.  Dr. King stands as a figure of history that every side has attempted to co-opt for their cause.  406 more words

US Politics

EXCERPT: MLK's Legacy on Fighting Hunger in Operation Breadbasket

In celebration Martin Luther King Jr. Day—now commonly known as King’s Day of Service—we are running an excerpt from Martin L. Deppe’s Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966-1971… 4,387 more words

Civil Rights

Hard Pressed

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. 

                                      ~Jesse Jackson

 

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place. 321 more words

Poetry, Original Writing, Devotional, Inspirational

Which Way Forward? It's Time for Organized Labor to Move Left

Now union leaders face a huge, embarrassing question: Why, after unions spent more than $100 million to defeat Donald J. Trump, did Mrs. Clinton win only narrowly among voters from union households, by 51 percent to 43 percent… 2,497 more words

Maywood Aldi Closing A Done Deal, But Officials Have Made Concessions

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Congressman Danny K. Davis, among other community members, outside of the Maywood Aldi on Madison Street. 1,096 more words

Breaking News

Jesse Jackson Jr. And Wife To Divorce

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. 213 more words

Jesse Jackson Jr. And Wife To Divorce

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. 213 more words

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