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  • Jesse Jackson hits Obama for putting immigrant children first

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized President Obama for putting unaccompanied alien children before Chicago, and argued that the federal government should award the Windy City $2 billion to help combat violence.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, a man raises his hand during at Google offices in New York. People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a search of their own name online, Europe's highest court said Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Google to release diversity data about workforce

    Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

  • Jesse Jackson continues push to diversify tech

    Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to bring diversity advocates to eBay and Google shareholder meetings this week in an ongoing push improve Silicon Valley's poor record of including African Americans and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief


  • FILE - In this June 30, 1971, file photo, Jackie Robinson poses at his home in Stamford, Conn. Baseball holds tributes across the country on Jackie Robinson Day, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the 67th anniversary marking the end of the game's racial barrier. (AP Photo/File)

    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

  • Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.

  • **FILE** The Rev. Jesse Jackson (Associated Press)

    Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley's lack of diversity

    Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

  • Jackson, Holliday set for Selma event

    Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee will feature civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Tony Award-winning entertainer Jennifer Holliday and others.

  •  Juan Williams appearing on the "Fox & Friends" television program in 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Black list: Media shuns African-American achievers

    Critical conversations about ‘where we go from here,’ to paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr., are lost when the ideas of achievement-oriented black conservatives are dismissed in the media.

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