German sports apparel maker Adidas has withdrawn its plans to sell a controversial sneaker featuring affixed rubber shackles after the company generated significant criticism when advertising the shoe on its Facebook page.
Rev. Jesse Jackson says that Whitney Houston accomplished a great deal in her 48 years.
People are turning. The misery is too widespread. The privileged are too brazen. The injustice too apparent.
U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has challenged the UK to do more to tackle racism following the conviction of two men for a notorious racist murder more than 18 years ago.
The recent disclosure of test altering practices across Atlanta's public school system has turned the spotlight on a national crisis. Instances of grade changing and test tampering have also been reported across the country in cities such as Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington.
The queen of soul is "doing well" and is "very prayerful," says Jackson
Below is an excerpt from Soledad O'Brien's memoir "The Next Big Story," published November 2 by Penguin Books. The story begins in 2006, just after she has obtained exclusive access to Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers and has reported on them for CNN's American Morning.
My faith tradition has always been inextricably bound with the tradition of the civil rights movement. The blood, sweat and tears of "the movement" have run through my life; they touched and entangled me with an indelible spirit of never giving up, always trying to serve.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson defends accusing Cleveland's owner of treating LeBron James like a "runaway slave."
Rev. Jesse Jackson gets fired up over Dan Gilbert's comments about LeBron James' move.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says U.S policies are partially responsible for Haiti's economic problems.
Civil rights leaders discuss proposals to ensure African-Americans are not overlooked or undercounted in 2010.
Civil rights leaders Wednesday lobbied Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and top Census Bureau officials to press for a better count of African-Americans in the 2010 census.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a trip to the Ivory Coast on Friday, after he spoke to leaders from the nation's political parties and was honored as a prince by a tribe in the West African nation.
Michael Jackson's father says he is concerned about the last moments of his son's life and about the personal physician who found the pop icon unconscious at the singer's estate.
The patriarch of the Jackson clan speaks publicly for the first time since his son's death to CNN's Don Lemon.
Authorities say bodies at a Illinois cemetery were dug up and dumped in a scheme to resell burial plots.
The family friend tells PEOPLE that Michael's kids are "secure and happy" with their grandparents, though concerns exist
Two days after the death of Michael Jackson, the family of the pop superstar thanked his fans for their condolences and support in "one of the darkest moments of our lives."
Sister Janet arrives at the family home, as Michael's children play outside
An Iranian human-rights activist and Nobel laureate has joined the legal team of an Iranian-American journalist convicted of spying and jailed in Iran.
President Obama's new world order and how to deal with the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has offered to travel to Iran to help release a jailed Iranian-American journalist who was recently convicted of spying.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the pursuit of unity between the Clintons and Barack Obama.
If Sen. Hillary Clinton's name is placed in nomination in Denver, Colorado, this year, it wouldn't be the first time that a candidate was beaten in the primaries and still formally contested the nomination at the convention.
When Nas said he didn't name his album "Nigger" because there might be problems getting it into stores, it was no surprise. But when he said pressure from black leaders played a role, it seemed out of character.
Sen. Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the black leadership in the civil rights battles of the '60s and '70s, but reminded members of the NAACP that those leaders "were not much older than many of you when they made their mark on history."
Roland Martin responds to John McLaughlin's depiction of Sen. Barack Obama.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is under fire after accusing Sen. Barack Obama of "talking down to black people,' and making what he has called a "crude and hurtful" remark about the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Watch Rev. Jesse Jackson's controversial remarks about Sen. Barack Obama.
Former President Bill Clinton denied Tuesday he had accused Sen. Barack Obama's campaign of "playing the race card" during an interview Monday.
Former president Bill Clinton responds to a reporter's question about his 'race card' comments.
On the 40th anniversary of his assassination, TIME talks with the four surviving aides who were with him that fateful day
For the Democrats, Super Tuesday may settle nothing. The reason lies in new party rules that were never road-tested
Even as voters in South Carolina headed to the polls Saturday to deliver a beat down to Sen. Hillary Clinton for Sen. Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton continued to stoke the racial fire, hoping an ember would ignite his wife's campaign and lead it to victory.
Sen. Barack Obama asks his supporters not to attack his opponents.
Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the fact he is viewed as a legitimate presidential candidate is testament to the progress America has made on race relations.
CNN contributor Roland Martin sits down and talks with presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
A day after the Jena 6 rallies, have things improved or gotten worse? CNN's David Mattingly reports.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday over his reaction to the arrest of six black juveniles in Jena, Louisiana, on murder charges, accusing the Illinois senator of "acting like he's white," according to a South Carolina newspaper.
CNN's Bill Schneider takes a look at why and how the 2008 White House hopefuls are weighing in on the Jena 6 case.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that a South Carolina newspaper misinterpreted his comments when it reported he said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is "acting like he's white."
SAN FRANCISCO -- Johan Santana looks like a natural as he effortlessly swings for the fences. His smile grows with every ball he hits out of the park. "This is the easiest thing to do," he says after blasting his ninth homer. "I don't know what the big deal is."
No one would have thought that when Rosa Parks opted not to give up her seat to a white man in 1955, a dozen years later blacks would have the full right to vote, the ability to eat in hotels and restaurants and see Jim Crow destroyed.
All charges have been dropped in the sexual assault case against three former Duke University lacrosse players due to "insufficient evidence to proceed on any of the charges," North Carolina's attorney general announced Wednesday.
Talk radio host Don Imus has been suspended by CBS and MSNBC for two weeks after he referred to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos."
Sen. Joe Biden planned to spend Wednesday focusing on his official announcement that he was running for president, but the Delaware Democrat instead found himself defending remarks he made to the New York Observer about his Democratic opponents.
Jesse Jackson says that as he shares fond memories of his 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns with Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, he also passes along memories of the ugly side.
Hundreds of protesters led by the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rallied Saturday, saying the city's election plans will disenfranchise voters displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Thousands of mourners packed a Detroit church Wednesday for an emotional tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed the country 50 years ago when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
You've heard several people on our show, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and others, admonish us not to use the term "refugee" when describing the New Orleans citizens who've had to flee their homes. Jackson and others, including President Bush, have said or implied that term is racially insensitive.
The eight women and four men deciding Michael Jackson's fate worked for two and half hours Thursday before adjourning for the day without a decision on the 10 felony counts against the pop star.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday criticized Mexican President Vicente Fox's comment that Mexican immigrants to the United States take jobs "that not even blacks want to do."
The mother of Terri Schiavo made an impassioned plea to her daughter's husband Tuesday night, calling on him to "give my child back to me."
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he hopes to use his role as a religious leader to help secure the release of American hostage Roy Hallums, who was kidnapped three months ago in Iraq, the civil rights leader announced Tuesday.
A recount has confirmed that George W. Bush won in Ohio, though Jesse Jackson last week lent his support to a lawsuit challenging the results because of irregularities. But it isn't the only place where ballots were being scrutinized:
Tens of thousands of demonstrators carrying signs and chanting "No More Bush" marched Sunday past Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National Convention, which opened Monday.
U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has met AIDS-infected children in the Libyan city of Bengasi, which Libyan authorities say were intentionally infected by international medical workers.
U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson is waiting in Tripoli for a meeting with Libyan officials to discuss the north African nation's role in the crisis in Sudan.
A unified party, a harmonious convention, a powerful message -- what more do you want?
Day three of tracking blogs surrounding the activities of the Democratic National Convention focused on former presidential candidates, including John Edwards, as well as delegate doings, media coverage and, of course, Barack Obama.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in the 1984 and 1988 elections, spoke Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. This is a transcript of his remarks.
Okay, we were wrong.
Civil rights activists gathered in Washington on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, but warned that America has not done nearly enough to fulfill the ruling's promise.
American civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday that he has "had prayer" with the wife of Thomas Hamill, an American contractor abducted in Iraq, and promised his family he would try to win his freedom.
A multinational team will travel to Haiti Saturday to discuss a plan to calm the turbulence there, a senior State Department official announced Thursday as Americans were urged to leave Haiti as soon as possible.
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THE ECONOMIC AGENDA of the Democratic Party's presidential nominee is becoming clear. Quick, you say, forget the agenda, what's his name? Sorry, that's still a mystery after 18 primaries. But a clo...
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