Jesse Jackson

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.


Donald Sterling. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Donald Sterling Apologists

After insensitive racially-charged remarks, Donald Sterling is in danger of losing his Clippers.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Nelson Mandela with Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago in 1993. Mandela's former wife, Winnie, is standing next to Jackson. (Credit: Rev. Jesse Jackson)

Jesse Jackson: Nelson Mandela Created New World Standard for Justice

Nelson Mandela, who died today, is being remembered as a humble but determined leader who became a symbol of freedom and justice for millions of South Africans and people around the world.


Protesters shut down Monroe Street downtown to protest the ALEX meeting. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Demonstrators Shut Down Monroe Street Outside ALEC Meeting

About 500 demonstrators have shut down Monroe Street in front of the Palmer House Hilton – protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting at the hotel.


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‘We Will Not Retreat,’ Teachers Union Rep Tells PUSH

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a Chicago Teachers Union representative said on Saturday that work will be done to fight back against the recent layoffs of more than 2,100 Chicago Public Schools employees


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Noncommittal On Potential Run For Governor

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the women’s luncheon of the Rainbow/PUSH international convention today – where she was seated at the right hand of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.


Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the South Shore neighborhood Monday. (CBS)

Farrakhan: Time To Support Jackson Family

In recent weeks, several dignitaries have written letters to the judge on Jackson’s behalf. Today, Minister Louis Farrakhan publicly called on support for the entire Jackson family.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: School Closings Undemocratic

Opponents of Chicago school closures are vowing to fight on, but they appear to have little chance of reversing the mayor’s agenda… unless a federal judge steps in, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Jackson Jr. Remembered At Rainbow PUSH Meeting

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior was remembered at the weekly meeting of his father’s Rainbow-PUSH Coalition.


Community members held a march to remember Hadiya Pendleton. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Leads March For Slain Teen

There are calls for witness protection and presidential intervention to deal with the epidemic of youth violence in Chicago. They came during a march to honor the memory of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton.


Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s opponents: Marcus Lewis, left, independent; Brian Woodworth, a Republican. (CBS)

Jackson’s Opponents Try To Turn Up The Heat On Absent Congressman

Jackson’s challengers in the 2nd Congressional District are finding it’s hard to hit what you can’t see. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


The Rev. Jesse Jackson met with both sides as the Chicago teachers' strike dragged into a third day. (CBS)

Jesse Jackson: No Sense Of Urgency In Teacher Talks

On Day 3 of the Chicago teachers’ strike, Rev. Jesse Jackson paid a visit to both sides and acknowledged that the city could be in for a drawn-out conflict.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants To Raise Minimum Wage To $10

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.


Carol Moseley Braun, Danny Davis and James Meeks at Rainbow/PUSH rally

Black Pols Make Show Of Unity For Braun

Many of Chicago’s African-American political leaders gathered at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters on Saturday to show support for Carol Moseley Braun, the one major black candidate left in the race for Chicago mayor.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson Takes Anti-Profiling Message To Britain

Civil rights activist and Chicago legend Rev. Jesse Jackson is starting a group in the United Kingdom to oppose what he calls the abuse of police powers to stop and search people.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2010