Author Archives: Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

  • Change Comes when Change is Demanded

    The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of a war on poverty brought long overdue attention to his commitment. Today, with one in five children in America still raised in poverty, an accounting is vital as part of a renewed commitment. But largely absent from the debate around ...

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  • The Joy of the Gospel

    Pope Francis is displaying an extraordinary style and passion that demands our attention. He addresses the needs of the poor, embraces the outcasts, and loves those on the margins of society. In this recent “apostolic exhortation,” The Joy of the Gospel, he raises a moral challenge ...

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  • Obama Should Lead Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act

    President Barack Obama should lead a forceful drive to revive the Voting Rights Act, which was effectively disemboweled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision. All celebrate the 1965act as the most consequential civil rights legislation of the past century. Its passage was central to the ...

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