Jesse Jackson

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Jesse Jackson calls for affirmative action to tackle white male supremacy in UK
Veteran civil rights leader, on last day of British tour, says women and minorities are being held back

Vikram Dodd

19, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Jesse Jackson released from hospital after falling and hitting head
Civil rights leader, 80, was on campus at Howard University to help students protesting against poor living conditions

Gloria Oladipo and agencies

02, Nov, 2021 @10:12 PM

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Rev Jesse Jackson and wife ‘responding positively’ to Covid treatment, says son
Civil rights leader and Jacqueline Jackson admitted to a Chicago hospital on Saturday

Guardian staff and agencies

23, Aug, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Summer of Soul review – the best concert film ever made?
Questlove’s magnificent documentary features rediscovered footage of Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone et al in their prime

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

18, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The power of touch: I was hugged for the first time at 18. It meant confronting my deepest fears
I had grown up in brutal poverty, and saw touch as a privilege for those with less traumatic backgrounds. Then a friend and mentor changed my life

Kevin Powell

15, Jul, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Jesse Jackson: 'The gated community does not protect you from the pandemic'
After more than 50 years fighting for civil rights, the activist is now watching coronavirus ravage African American communities. But he has a warning for the rich and powerful

David Smith in Washington

18, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Jesse Jackson: 'Hate and violence are raining down on our country'
The civil rights leader discusses the attack on Jussie Smollett and how Trump’s rhetoric is pushing the US towards a ‘crisis’

Eric Lutz

02, Feb, 2019 @2:03 PM

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Seriously ill Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson
Singer’s nephew says family and friends ‘trying to keep her spirits up’ as she receives hospice care at home

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Aug, 2018 @11:58 AM

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Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King's assassination: 'It redefined America'
The civil rights veteran, one of only two surviving witnesses to King’s murder 50 years ago, says his mentor’s response to Trump would have been: ‘We must not surrender our spirits’

David Smith in Washington

31, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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When Margaret Thatcher met Jesse Jackson: 1990 file tells of ‘civil and lucid’ talks despite adviser fears
Files reveal how UK advisers viewed US civil rights leader with suspicion

Jamie Doward

08, Jan, 2017 @12:30 PM

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'An international disgrace': Jesse Jackson calls for Chicago to close Homan Square
The civil rights leader condemned police department for alleged human rights violations at its ‘black site’ where thousands of detainees have been held

Zach Stafford in Chicago and Spencer Ackerman in New York

18, Apr, 2016 @9:38 PM

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What Bernie Sanders needs to learn from Jesse Jackson | Joy-Ann Reid
On the surface, the two men could not be more different. But Jackson’s radical campaigns for the nomination hold valuable lessons for the Vermont senator

Joy-Ann Reid

21, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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