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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senatorDistrict of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. In an AP-AOL "Black Voices" poll in February 2006, Jackson was voted "the most important black leader" with 15% of the vote. for the

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LA Skippers Raised Silent Protest after Racist Comment from Team Owner

By IBTimes AU

The LA Skippers players made a silent protest after the racist remarks from team owner Davis Sterling (Apr 28)

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April 3 in History: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last Speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

By IBTimes IN

Here is a full text version of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King on 3rd April 1968. (Apr 03)

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South Africa Buries 'Greatest Son' Mandela

By Reuters

South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA, UNEMPLOYMENT, ELECTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS, JACOB ZUMA

Mandela Comes Home to Final Resting Place; 4500 Guests Attend Xhosa-Style Funeral in Qunu [Photos]

By IBTimes IN

Around 4,500 guests, including foreign dignitaries, are in attendance at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in a grand Xhosa-style ceremony in his ancestral home of Qunu. (Dec 15)

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Has Martin Luther King's Dream Turned to Nightmare for Poor US Black People?

By IBTimes UK

Republican Bob Woodson says black people at back of the bus behind gays, immigrants, women and environmentalists. (Aug 28, 2013)

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Obama: Trayvon Martin 'Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

By IBTimes UK

US President intervenes on vexed issue of race, telling voters that everyday experience has affected African-American perception of the verdict. (Jul 20, 2013)

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Trayvon Killing: Fury at Not Guilty Verdict Sparks Rallies in US Cities

By IBTimes UK

From New York to San Francisco, Boston to Chicago, angry protesters stage rallies denouncing acquittal. (Jul 15, 2013)

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US President Obama in Pilgrimage to African Slave House in Senegal

By IBTimes UK

Michelle Obama and daughters are also to land on Goree Island in Dakar harbour. (Jun 27, 2013)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Laid To Rest; World Leaders Bid Farewell

By Reuters

From Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Oscar-winner Sean Penn, an eclectic mix of mourners bid farewell on Friday to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez at a state funeral, and the charismatic but divisive leader's deputy called for a snap election to pick his successor. (Mar 09, 2013)

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Joe Frazier To Get Philly Statue At Last, Decades After Rocky

By IBTimes

The late Joe Frazier is going to be honored with a statue, Philly.com reported. Many feel that a statue in Frazier's name is long overdue for the former heavy-weight champion and Philadelphia sports icon. (Sep 06, 2012)

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