Tag Archives: rev. jesse jackson

  • New Extended Trailer for Idris Elba’s ‘Mandela’ (Watch)

    Jul 19, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

      *On Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for its upcoming biopic of the South African president. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” stars Idris Elba as the famed leader and is directed by Justin Chadwick. The Weinstein Co. screened parts of the film for the United Nations General Assembly […]

  • Jesse Jackson: Paula Deen Shouldn’t be a ‘Sacrificial Lamb’

    Jun 27, 13 by EURpublisher02 29 Comments

    *During her “Today” show confessional on Wednesday, celebrity chef Paula Deen mentioned that she had spoken with Rev. Jesse Jackson. Hours later, the civil rights leader spoke shared his thoughts on her racism scandal, saying shouldn’t become a “sacrificial lamb” over the issue of racial intolerance, and that he’s agreed to help her try to […]

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Detroit Preachers Against State Takeover

    Mar 26, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 3 Comments

    *Detroit’s new emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, hasn’t been the most popular figure of the city since his appointment to take over the finances. The Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to join the fight in kicking him out because he says the appointment by the state is unconstitutional because it totally dismisses local control. The state appointed Orr […]

  • Jesse Jackson Arrested during Bain Capital Protest in Illinois

    Oct 25, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been arrested in a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience in Freeport, Ill. Michael Peery, a spokesman for Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, tells The Associated Press that Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen workers. He is expected to be released later […]

  • Don Cornelius Remembered at Memorial Service

    Feb 17, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *Thursday at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood hills the world paused for a moment to remember Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke highly of the iconic trendsetter as did others. The memorial service was attended by hundreds of celebrities, friends, family and former “Soul Train” dancers. Other speakers included Smokey Robinson […]

  • Photos: Ali Among Mourners at Joe Frazier’s Funeral

    Nov 16, 11 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Muhammad Ali was among the nearly 4,000 people who packed the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia for a two-hour “joyful celebration” of Joe Frazier’s life. The boxer died last week of liver cancer; he was 67. Frazier’s championship belt and a pair of gloves were draped over his casket. The Rev. Jesse Jackson asked […]