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Jesse Jackson

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  • In hyperpartisan America, there's no room for compassion

    A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
  • Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe
    Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe. The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
  • Boys hoops | Curie supporters rally for Public League title reinstatement

    Boys hoops | Curie supporters rally for Public League title reinstatement
    Supporters of Curie Metro High School basketball players say stripping the team of its Chicago Public League title punishes students when adults dropped the ball. A day after Chicago Public Schools officials said the team must forfeit all of its...
  • Feds expand probe of N. Chicago cops in 2011 death

    Feds expand probe of N. Chicago cops in 2011 death
    The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said Tuesday it is delving more deeply into the case of a man who died one week after he was beaten by North Chicago police in 2011, an incident that prompted protests over police brutality. Federal prosecutors...
  • Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis

    Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis
    Dempsey Travis' "An Autobiography of Black Chicago," published in 1981, is getting a second life in an abridged reissue that narrows the focus of Travis' landmark panoramic work to his own inspiring success story. Travis, who died in 2009 at age 89, was...
  • Labor and the pulpit: A relationship with a long history

    Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers'...
  • Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'

    Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'
    An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Guardian of the Republic   I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart. —Supreme...
  • Kyrie Irving leads the East to a 163-155 win in the NBA All-Star Game

    Kyrie Irving leads the East to a 163-155 win in the NBA All-Star Game
    NEW ORLEANS — The Cleveland Cavaliers have suffered through a rotten season, with point guard and franchise cornerstone Kyrie Irving in the middle of the mess. What happened Sunday night should ease Irving’s pain. Irving won MVP honors...
  • Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
    Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
  • Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement

    Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement
    Lois Hill Hale, a longtime congressional aide whose Rolodex of influential contacts and outspoken presence on the school board in Inglewood helped make her a pillar of the local civil rights movement, has died. She was 78. Hill Hale, who also worked...
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first

    Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first
    WASHINGTON – The end of the Jackson family political dynasty arrived Wednesday as a Chicago power couple ready-made for the cameras learned the next few years of their lives will be spent taking turns in prison. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
  • Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison

    Jackson Jr. assigned to minimum security section of prison
    WASHINGTON --When an attorney for Jesse Jackson Jr. announced a day prematurely that the former congressman had entered prison, she heralded the dignitaries who were poised to visit him, including pastor Rick Warren, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and two...