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Who knew that Jesse Jackson’s 1988 campaign logo was a seminal piece of graphic design? The presidential run itself was historic. But 30 years later, why has there been a sudden resurgence in popularity for the memorabilia of the first black man to run for president—and why was that interest generated within the Asian…

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Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg had choice words for critics upset over Minister Louis Farrakhan‘s presence at […]

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DETROIT—A stage is a stage, even when it’s a church and the performance is a marathon of a funeral. Clocking in at more than nine hours long for those who showed up at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning to view her body, perhaps Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and daughter of Detroit, wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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Family, fans, and visitors gathered with members of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church to remember Aretha Franklin during a special Sunday service just days after her death. The Queen of Soul died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at age 76. READ MORE: Click here to see all of theGrio’s coverage of the wake of Aretha Franklin’s […]

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The world is still praying for Aretha Franklin and a few of her famous friends have stopped by to see the singer who is reportedly receiving hospice care at her home in Detroit. Stevie Wonder visited the Queen of Soul on Tuesday according to her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed to Us Weekly. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s […]

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Don’t ever let people tell you that people who live in the inner city, don’t organize or advocate for change. Over the weekend, protestors in Chicago shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway to rally against gun violence in their city. Father Michael Pfleger led the march and was joined by civil rights leader Rev Jesse […]

The post The Download | July 9th: People in Chicago rally against gun violence + White male faces no charges for killing a Black man + Michelle Williams lands a reality show on OWN Network appeared first on theGrio.

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  Reverend Jesse Jackson took Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to task about the company’s apparent lack of diversity during the social network’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. The activist got right to the point when he grilled the uber-rich head honcho. “Beyond the board, the C-suites, the top 15 employees are white, and that does […]

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Bernice King is urging the public to boycott Waffle House after a disturbing video of a black man being choked and body slammed at the restaurant surfaced on Facebook. The daughter of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of The King Center posted the story about a North Carolina police officer choking […]

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Happy Friday, kiddos. Hope you’re ready for the weekend, folks, because it’s all downhill from here in terms of the holiday season. This is the last weekend you are reasonably allowed to ignore your relatives. Roses are red Violets are blue They don’t think it be like it is But it do — Nicolae Carpathia […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he could no longer ignore symptoms. […]

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In an interview on NPR, President Barack Obama says he has consistently spoken about race, […]

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo […]

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Cleveland from The Cleveland Show and activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Professor Farnsworth from Futurama and CNN talk […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Family and staffers to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. strongly refuted a New York Post report saying Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is working behind-the-scenes to place his younger son Jonathan in Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat...

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said there is 'no timetable' as his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., recovers from depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic House leaders on Wednesday joined colleagues and constituents in urging Rep. Jesse Jackson of Illinois, who has been on medical leave for a month without disclosing detail...

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