Rev. Fredrick Douglass Haynes III, the next president of Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is the civil rights icon's protégé who said he's "honored" to be lead the social justice organization.

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Award-winning journalist and Howard University professor Stacey Patton will be honored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.


The conversation about the need to fully include people of color in America’s economic growth has shifted, in many ways, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. That shift is reflected in the theme of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 18th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, which is “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge.” The […]

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  While some civil rights groups argue that President Barack Obama’s call for strict regulation of Internet access would be harmful to minority communities, others disagree, the New York Times reports. SEE ALSO: Eric Holder Curbs Racial Profiling By Federal Agents The New York Times reports: WASHINGTON — When President Obama laid out his vision for […]

Thirteen organizations — which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition — sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding  a “comprehensive federal review” of excessive use of force and racial profiling by police across the country. “As we all mourn the loss […]

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During this year’s Annual Rainbow Push Coalition Conference, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. reminded attendees and members of the black press that black stories matter. He stressed that, if the black press does not adequately cover black issues, blacks can’t be upset if other media outlets like CNN and MSNBC won’t. Watch! Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST […]

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What does the Super Bowl have to do with the struggle for civil rights? Let Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. break it down for your real quick. During this year’s Rainbow Push Coalition Conference, Rev. Jackson explained the NFL’s super Sunday would not be what it is today without accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement. Jackson […]


The Rainbow PUSH Coalition held their 17th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, featuring the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cathy Hughes, George E. Curry, among others, to discuss the economic concerns that are growing in the African American community. The summit, which occurred February 11-13, 2014, touched on topics such as the business of […]


Last year, Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent topped Forbes’ list of Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists. Although all five men have undoubtedly had a huge influence on music, most of their earnings weren’t generated from what they were spitting in the booth. A bulk of the revenue that the artists brought in were […]


The Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Economic Summit hosted a session titled “Business of Sports,” which explored the struggle for racial parity in sports ownership. The panel was moderated by Chris Broussard, sports analyst at ESPN and featured NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; NBA legend Isaiah Thomas; attorney and co-chair Rainbow PUSH Coalition-Sports, Barbara Arnwine; Rushia […]


Hundreds gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan to honor Cathy Hughes, a woman who has blazed a trail for Black media in America. The Equity and Parity luncheon, which was a part of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, was moderated by Sharon Epperson, correspondent for CNBC, […]


Members of the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project convened at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel Wednesday to discuss a report they recently published, documenting struggles minority businesses face in dealing with major corporations today. RELATED: Register Now for the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit Moderator Julianne Malveaux (pictured right of Don Graves at the […]