The Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project will host the 16th Annual Wall Street Economic Summit in New York City this Wednesday through Friday. This year's summit – "Wall Street to Main Street" – focuses on access to capital, career development and labor. In this interview, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and The Wall Street Project, talks about the Annual Economic Summit.
Kam Williams: Hi Rev. Jackson, thanks for the interview.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Thank you, Kam.
President Barack Obama said Hillary Clinton will go down "as one of the finest secretaries of state" as he sat next to her in their first joint interview Sunday night on CBS's "60 Minutes."
"The main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say 'thank you,'" he said when asked why he wanted to do the interview with his former political foe.
"It has been a great collaboration over the last four years," he continued. "I'm going to miss her, wish she was sticking around, but she has logged in so many miles I can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit."
The NAACP's New York State chapter surprised some in the health community last week when the group filed a joint petition to block New York City's upcoming soda ban.
In partnership with the Latino Federation, American Beverage Association, New York Korean-American Grocers Association and the Association of Theater Owners of New York State, the civil rights organization filed a petition arguing that banning sugary drinks in New York City will negatively affect minority small-business owners.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Just when things were looking up for journalist Kevin Weston – he had just been offered a prestigious Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University and he and his partner, Lateefah Simon, had less than a year earlier become parents of a baby girl – he was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of blood cancer.
That was last August. The disease had compromised his immune system and became compounded by an infection to his throat.
Doctors gave Weston, 44, two weeks to live.
Rosa Parks, the late legendary civil rights activist, is receiving a special honor this year to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday.
According to USA Today, the U.S. postal service will be unveiling a stamp that features her image.
Parks became a household name when her act of civil disobedience (refusing to sit in the back of a bus during the segregation era) helped spawn the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C. wore a morning chill as an estimated one million people gathered to be a part of the 2013 Presidential inauguration and parade on Monday.
I was among them, layered with the necessary clothing to keep warm. I drew very little comfort from the fact that the temperature was twice as high as it had been for the historic first inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009.
The metro transportation system, city streets and security check points were congested with spectators eager for the day's events – all a part of Obama II.
President Barack Obama on Monday delivered a progressive and stunning second inaugural speech centered around the notion of equality.
The historic address on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before thousands of onlookers came exactly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, on the day the nation celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, and in the 50th year since the civil rights turning-point known as the "March on Washington."