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May 29, 1995 | The Washington Post
While opposition to the Republican congressional agenda dominated the National Rainbow Coalition meeting here over the weekend, growing disappointment with the Democratic Party produced intensified talk of a third party for the 1996 election. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, complaining of a lack of recognition from Democrats, told the organization: "We delivered. Then they ignored us. We do not intend to be ignored, taken for granted, pushed off and exploited any longer."
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September 4, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If there was any doubt about whom Democrats are aiming at during their convention, one had only to see the portion of the program Tuesday night where two dozen women who are either in Congress or seeking to be appeared together onstage. Wearing colorful suits and dresses, they looked like a sartorial version of the rainbow coalition as they clustered around the microphone. Eight spoke briefly about progress made under President Obama in areas such as fair pay, healthcare, domestic violence and help for military families, and about the challenges still facing American women.
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NEWS
January 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A day after admitting he fathered a child outside his marriage, the Rev. Jesse Jackson won a unanimous vote of confidence Friday from the executive board of his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, which granted him a leave of absence to "reconnect" with his family but insisted that he return when he is ready. Rainbow/PUSH Executive Vice President James T. Meeks, named acting president, said the board agreed "not to accept any thought of resignation or pullback on the part of Rev. Jackson."
NATIONAL
September 4, 2005 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
Peter Berkowitz came to New Orleans from Puerto Rico last weekend to enroll his son in college. Classes were to begin at Loyola University on Monday, the day Hurricane Katrina changed forever what it meant to live in -- or even visit -- New Orleans. Berkowitz, his wife and son rode out the storm in their hotel, but were forced to leave Tuesday. They made their way to the city's Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, but found it locked.
SPORTS
January 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jesse Jackson's civil rights group criticized the firing of Green Bay Packer coach Ray Rhodes as a setback in the NFL's efforts toward racial equality. Rainbow Sports director Charles Farrell, who promotes sports opportunities for minorities for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, intends to outline his concerns in a letter to the Packers next week. Jackson is the coalition's president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1989 | STEVEN P. ERIE, Steven P. Erie, a professor of political science at UC San Diego, teaches urban and ethnic politics. He is the author of "Rainbow's End: Irish-Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics, 1840-1985" (University of California Press, 1988)
Los Angeles, which once was touted by city leaders as the "white spot of the nation" for its squeaky clean politics, now has earned the dubious distinction as the nation's "white-out" spot. Last week's allegation of a bungled cover-up by the city treasurer's office (the gang that couldn't white-out straight) to conceal Mayor Tom Bradley's alleged role in a controversial city bank deposit is only the latest in a litany of financial scandals rocking City Hall.
NEWS
February 13, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
It is "Captain" Jesse Jackson, clad in a bright yellow slicker and piloting a 75-foot sports fishing boat seaward to dramatize the plight of North Carolina fishermen thrown out of work by "red tide"--a toxic algae that has closed 230 miles of coastal shellfish beds in this state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1994 | TAMMY HYUNJOO KRESTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the Rainbow Coalition were outnumbered and without their leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, as they picketed a Saturn Corp. event Saturday for what they charge is the car company's poor record of awarding franchises to African Americans.
NEWS
January 8, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thin young woman, her voice shaking with emotion, arose Friday near the end of a forum on violence in the black community. Previous speakers had put the blame on many things--childhood neglect, entrenched racism, poor education and leadership failure--for the explosive fratricide in African American neighborhoods. "I've heard it all before," sobbed Tyrene Wilson, a 20-year-old resident of a crime-ridden Washington neighborhood. "I'm scared to go out of my door.
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May 20, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Like Pat Robertson's in his surprise showing in Iowa's 1988 presidential caucus, Rep. William E. Dannemeyer's strategy in next year's Republican Senate primary is to counter the big bucks and big names behind U.S. Sen. John Seymour with a massive grass-roots effort by California's "hard-core" conservatives.
NEWS
August 10, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
According to their credo, Cheetah Girls are created equal, but they are not alike. They come in different sizes, shapes and colors, and they don't pass judgment on others by the color of their spots. They refuse to spend more time on their hair than their homework. They don't run with wolves or hang with hyenas. They follow their own dreams and admit when they are wrong. And even though they know grown-ups aren't always right, they give them respect and, in turn, receive respect from adults.
NATIONAL
June 23, 2003 | Eric Slater, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential hopefuls seeking the support of black voters largely put aside their differences at a forum here Sunday and united around the theme that the Bush administration has been a nightmare for minorities, the poor and the working class.
NEWS
March 3, 2002 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How does a Hindu talk to a Buddhist about life after death? How can a Christian pray with a Muslim? Such questions define the lives of students in UCLA Medical Center's Spiritual Care Unit. Pills and diagnoses seem like cheery conversation starters compared with the topics they handle. Father Abraham Jacob, a Catholic priest in his early 50s, was raised Hindu. He is one of 14 students in the hospital's chaplaincy training program.
NEWS
January 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A day after admitting he fathered a child outside his marriage, the Rev. Jesse Jackson won a unanimous vote of confidence Friday from the executive board of his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, which granted him a leave of absence to "reconnect" with his family but insisted that he return when he is ready. Rainbow/PUSH Executive Vice President James T. Meeks, named acting president, said the board agreed "not to accept any thought of resignation or pullback on the part of Rev. Jackson."
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December 19, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a group of more than 40 Los Angeles religious and labor leaders Monday called for a week of "moral outrage and indignation" in response to what they said was the disenfranchisement of thousands of Florida voters during the presidential election's aftermath. "The issue now transcends Bush or Gore. Every American who is eligible to vote and who votes should be counted.
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March 4, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Usually when inmates watch a movie at the Pitchess Detention Center, it is on 19-inch television screens, said inmate Daniel Kilcoyne. And sheriff's deputies pick the films, which are not recent releases, he said. But that changed Friday, when about 120 inmates gathered to listen to Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and to watch the movie based on his life. This time, the film was shown on a large screen in the maximum security center's library. The Rev.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's National Rainbow Coalition chose not to endorse any of the Democratic presidential candidates who appeared before the group Saturday, deciding instead to solicit a promise from each contender to campaign in urban and depressed areas with Jackson and other coalition leaders.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2005 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
Peter Berkowitz came to New Orleans from Puerto Rico last weekend to enroll his son in college. Classes were to begin at Loyola University on Monday, the day Hurricane Katrina changed forever what it meant to live in -- or even visit -- New Orleans. Berkowitz, his wife and son rode out the storm in their hotel, but were forced to leave Tuesday. They made their way to the city's Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, but found it locked.
SPORTS
January 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jesse Jackson's civil rights group criticized the firing of Green Bay Packer coach Ray Rhodes as a setback in the NFL's efforts toward racial equality. Rainbow Sports director Charles Farrell, who promotes sports opportunities for minorities for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, intends to outline his concerns in a letter to the Packers next week. Jackson is the coalition's president.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | SANDY BANKS
"I feel for those students you wrote about who didn't get in UC Berkeley. . . . But I would feel sorry for them if they were white too. The real issue of unfairness is their underprivileged background, not the fact that they are black or Hispanic or Filipino. "I don't understand why everything has to become an issue of your race or ethnic group. Whenever something bad happens to me, I don't assume it's because I'm white. It's so tiresome. . . . Why does it always have to be about race?"
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