Wall Street Project Economic Summit

“We’re free, but not equal," the Rev. Jesse Jackson told NewsOne last week.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thursday, “NewsOne Now'”with Roland Martin covered the 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, which kicked off Tuesday in New York City. Day one began with a youth summit event and career symposium, and ended with a session that honored former New York City mayor David Dinkins and a tribute to black media. The […]

Jesse Jackson, Sr. appeared on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin again Tuesday to promote his initiative for economic justice for black Americans, the 17th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit. Via satellite and live from the event, he filled Martin in on the summit’s agenda and reiterated its mission. Also See: Register Now […]

Jesse Jackson, Sr. is planning to hold New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio to his campaign promise of a fairer city. It was reported that the civil rights icon met Thursday with de Blasio regarding the mayor’s attendance at his 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, to be held Feb. […]

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 […]

CHICAGO — During the opening of the 40th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition conference, Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed his vexation with a photo ID law that he says disenfranchises minority groups such as African Americans, Latinos and college students, who are less likely to bring photo identification cards to the polls. The requirement is currently upheld […]