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Jesse Jackson, Sr. has set his eyes on addressing economic inequality for black Americans. He joined Roland Martin and NewsOne New Tuesday to discuss the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s upcoming 17th annual Wall Street Project, a summit to address the declining state of the economy for blacks and develop solutions. From the Rainbow PUSH Coalition:

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund will host the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, February 11 – February 13, 2014 at The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10019. This year’s summit, “50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: The Unfinished Agenda for Economic Justice” will focus on the decline in black businesses, home foreclosures and unemployment.

The Wall Street Economic Summit brings together the nation’s leaders in political, corporate, entrepreneurial and other industries to WALL STREET – all to discuss the economic congruity and concerns distinctive to men and women of African-American, Hispanic and diverse cultures. The U.S. Agriculture secretary and agriculture secretaries from several African countries will discuss investment opportunities and hunger in Africa.

Registration for the event is open and available at

Check out a bit Roland Martin’s interview with Rev. Jackson

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