Longtime civil rights activist Rev. Willie Barrow was an organizer for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She marched on Washington and Selma in the ‘60s — and for decades, worked to stem gun violence in Chicago.
“When we met some weeks ago, he felt the need to get medical supervision,” Jackson Sr. said. “He was very weakened and we got that. He's now under medical supervision. He is regaining his strength and that part will be left to him and the doctors to describe at the appropriate time.”
Organizers of a protest march during next month’s NATO summit in Chicago are adding a powerful voice to their ranks. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., is backing the walk to McCormick Place, where some 50 heads of state will hold their two-day meeting.
As President Obama gears up for a Thursday speech before Congress about his jobs agenda, a civil rights leader in his hometown is urging him to focus on proposing massive investment in construction projects.With official unemployment hovering above 9 percent, the president is expected to propose tra