Jesse Jackson

FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2013, file photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks as he takes part in a panel discussion during the National Urban League's annual conference, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Jesse Jackson to take on tech’s lack of diversity

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos […]

03/18/2014

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

After ‘snafu,’ Jackson reports to federal prison

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a North Carolina prison Tuesday to begin serving a 2 1/2-year term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to […]

10/29/2013

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Jackson ends Cuba trip without Gross meeting

HAVANA (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson is ending a four-day visit to Cuba without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor imprisoned in the island nation. The civil rights activist said Monday he […]

09/30/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Auction begins of Jackson Jr.’s capes, memorabilia

CHICAGO (AP) — Bidding has begun for a guitar autographed by Michael Jackson, fur capes and about a dozen other items forfeited by prison-bound former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. The online auction by the U.S. […]

09/17/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.: a 2 ½-year sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed […]

08/14/2013

Protestors hold hands as they form a circle in the rotunda outside Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Fla. gov. criticizes Jesse Jackson over comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes […]

07/31/2013

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Leno, other celebs oppose Calif. prison practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities including Jay Leno and Gloria Steinem have condemned the isolation of inmates to control gang violence at California prisons — a practice that sparked a hunger strike by hundreds of […]

07/30/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Rallies against Zimmerman verdict being held in US

NEW YORK (AP) — From New York to California, demonstrators are rallying against a Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Protests are planned in cities including Boston, […]

07/14/2013

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Ex says LA ex-cop was disturbed, self-obsessed

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show an ex-girlfriend of a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders called him “severely emotionally and mentally disturbed” after the two split in 2006.

02/08/2013

Police respond to scene of shooting where police officers were shot while searching for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner. (AP Photo)

A look at Dorner’s background

As all of Southern California is gripped with the drama and the tension of the hunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, we explore his background to better understand why he is considered so dangerous. Click to listen to this report:

02/08/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

CHICAGO (AP) – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned after a months-long leave for mental illness, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel confirmed his office had received a […]

11/21/2012

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