Press Releases

Rev. Jesse Jackson takes Covid-19 Vaccine

Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine

On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

From Dr. Corbett’s post at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she led the team that performed the scientific miracle of developing and testing the Moderna vaccine in record time. Now she is working to overcome the widespread hesitancy in the black community about vaccination. Vaccination is imperative to save lives, particularly for African Americans, disproportionately the greatest victims of the virus.


Rev. Jesse Jackson takes Covid-19 Vaccine

Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine

On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

From Dr. Corbett’s post at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she led the team that performed the scientific miracle of developing and testing the Moderna vaccine in record time. Now she is working to overcome the widespread hesitancy in the black community about vaccination. Vaccination is imperative to save lives, particularly for African Americans, disproportionately the greatest victims of the virus.


What Happened On January 6, 2021

What Happened On January 6, 2021

By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in the 2020 presidential election and replace them with their own Electoral College Votes. They rejected the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and tried to keep Donald Trump in office for a second term.


Post Election Statement for November 3

REV. JESSE L. JACKSON SR.
PRESS STATEMENT
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 4, 2020

I am cautiously optimistic about the political victory with a house so divided creates great discomfort. Biden and Kamala Harris ran a principled campaign against COVID-19  against growing violence the brandishing of guns in our streets, threatening to kidnap Governors of Michigan and Virginia. Economic growth realizes life put poor livelihood. at the end global isolation.


The Killing of Black People By Police is Americas Human Rights Crisis

THE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE BY POLICE IS AMERICA’S HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS and MUST BE ADDRESSED BY THE UNITED NATIONS
Statement By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Thursday, October 28, 2020

We must appeal to collective sense of justice before the appropriate Commissions at the United Nations to address the killing of unarmed Black and Brown people in the streets of America. As party to the various human and political rights treaties, the United States must stand before its peer sovereign nations and justify how she can continue to allow and endorse the excessive uses of force and the inhumane use of deadly force against Black people. We intend to take and press our case of political oppression and civic genocide at the hands of police in the United States, and we will lay them before the United Nation Commission on Human Rights.


A Public Health Manifesto

Rainbow PUSH Coalition and National Medical Association
Joint Statement on the Response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Public Health Manifesto
April 15, 2020

Just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, COVID-19 has emerged as a global threat. In the United States the effects of the disease have disproportionately impacted African Americans and other communities of color. According to state data currently available (and that includes demographic information), rates of infection and death amongst the African American population far exceeds the representation of African Americans in the overall population (in some instances by a multiple of more than 5). This global pandemic has amplified the effects of pre-existing health disparities, structural impediments, and the ongoing harm done by inadequate strategies to address the dangers of COVID-19 in the African American community specifically, and communities of color overall. This joint public health strategy proposed by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition1 and the National Medical Association2 addresses these concerns, and proposes viable, actionable steps that can be immediately implemented to reduce the possibility of irreparable harm due to COVID-19 on these at-risk communities.