Latest Jesse Jackson Stories

2014-04-15 12:28:41

Don Jackson, Chairman and CEO Central City Production will be presented with the Trailblazer Award at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the Small Business Revolution as BLACK ENTERPRISE holds its 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Wednesday, May 14 through Saturday, May 17, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, with a powerhouse line-up of some of the nation's most accomplished...

2011-02-05 00:00:39

The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council announces a series of major events throughout New England. Corporations, minority business leaders and political and civic leaders are invited to participate in all of these events. The highlight for the next three months is the GNEMSDC Annual Awards Gala on April 28 at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. the renowned civil and human rights leader will be the keyonte speaker. All of our events are open to...

2010-07-14 06:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition of African American Owned Media (NCAAOM) denounces Comcast's promise of four (4) African American controlled networks to its digital tier (not widely distributed) and a $20 million pledge to assist minority entrepreneurs as "extremely insulting." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100628/LA27343LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100628/LA27343LOGO) Stanley E. Washington, NCAAOM President & CEO stated,...

2010-04-20 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has announced that it will honor the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and one of America's foremost religious, political and civil rights leaders, with the 2010 Louis E. Martin Great American Award at its 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner, April 27, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. Reverend Jackson will be recognized for more than a...

2009-08-05 10:17:25

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says former Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick should be allowed to return to the NFL immediately because he has paid his debt to society. Vick was recently released from federal prison after serving nearly two years for his role in financing a dog fighting ring. However, the National Football League says it won't decide until six weeks into the 2009 season if he can play again. The former starting quarterback was released by the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson told The...

2009-01-15 08:57:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A crucial element is missing from all the recent debate about who truly is the number one team in college football, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., President and founder of the Rainbow PUSH, said today. Academic performance should be a factor in BCS rankings, he said. Graduation success rates and academic progress rates - both of which are tracked by the NCAA - should be a factor, Rev. Jackson said. "On a scale of 10, at least give two points on that scale. The...

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