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These tech firms don’t observe MLK Day — and Jesse Jackson is calling them on it

Tech companies are notoriously dominated by white men, as we've learned from their various diversity reports in the past year. Many firms have pledged to do better, citing the way inclusion fosters creativity and innovation. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was a key figure last year in pressuring Silicon Valley to reveal its workforce demographics. Now, the civil rights leader […]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Christie scandals U.S. attorney subpoenas Baroni testimony in Christie bridge scandal probe. Top Christie fundraiser linked to Yankees says gov never discussed Port Authority contract bid with him. Jesse Jackson on Christie 2016: "Economic justice should be front and center." Before Bridgegate, Christie used Port Authority as a political weapon. Show More Summary

JESSE JACKSON ON IMMIGRATION AND SILICON VALLEY: Get Rid Of H1 Visas: “We need to get rid of H1B w…

JESSE JACKSON ON IMMIGRATION AND SILICON VALLEY: Get Rid Of H1 Visas: “We need to get rid of H1B workers. There are Americans who can do that work, and H1B workers are cheaper and undercut wages.”

The 20 Most Annoying Liberals of 2014

Honorable Mentions: The ACLU, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, The Freedom From Religion Foundation,  Jesse Jackson, Ezra Klein, Sally Kohn, Sheila Jackson Lee, Mike Malloy, Michelle Obama, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Rock,

Nocera: The Myth of Silicon Valley's 'Meritocracy'

Joe Nocera. New York Times: This summer, Jesse Jackson shamed a number of important Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn, into publishing a breakdown of their employees by race and sex. The numbers are appalling -- something the companies were forced to concede once the figures became public. Show More Summary

'They Can't Breathe': A Salute to NYC's Finest

In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots it seems no cops are safe in America. Black youths are equally endangered as long as racepreneurs like President Obama, Mayor de Blasio, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their cohorts on the Left continue to lead "conversations" on race.

Inmates hear Christmas message in Chicago jail

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Archbishop and Rev. Jess Jackson lead services at one of America's largest lockups

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted, Instagrammed, YouTubed, Snapchated, Etc.

Last week I participated on a panel at the Rainbow Push Telecom conference with Reverend Jesse Jackson on the topic "From Exclusion to Inclusion, Getting to Equal in our Society Economically, Politically and Socially. As you could imagine the conversations quickly turned to Ferguson case and the Garner case. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson Compares Himself, Sharpton to MLK in Response to Race Baiting Charge

Tuesday on NewsMax TV's "MidPoint," Rev. Jesse Jackson addressed accusations of race-baiting by black leaders such as himself and Al Sharpton by comparing them to race baiting allegations from infamous segregationist George Wallace towards civil rights icon Rev. Show More Summary

Amy Pascal Begins ‘Healing Process’ With Jesse Jackson And Al Sharpton

Amy Pascal, the Sony executive engulfed in scandal, is apparently looking for forgiveness from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Critics of both men, however, have accused them of exploiting racially charged situations for their own ends. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson compares tech employment to Jim Crow segregation

J esse Jackson has his eye on some of the largest tech companies in the United States, and he has no intentions of ending the staredown until hiring practices he compares to segregation are ended. Today, Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition...Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson Calls For Better Wages for Contract Workers on Apple’s Campus

Jesse Jackson and a group of 100 protesters battled the rain in Silicon Valley Thursday, as they led a protest on Apple's Cupertino campus, calling for better working conditions for Apple's service workers. The post Jesse Jackson Calls For Better Wages for Contract Workers on Apple’s Campus appeared first on WIRED.

Protesters stage brief but noisy demonstration at Apple Campus in support of contract workers

Around 100 protesters organized by the United Service Workers West union and the Rev. Jesse Jackson yesterday staged a “brief but lively” demonstration at the Apple Campus, calling on the company to create better pay and conditions for low-paid contract workers. Jesse Jackson last month wrote to Tim Cook urging the company to create “world-class working conditions” for […]

Protestors march on Apple campus over labor dispute for contract workers

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and union leaders led a group of 100 demonstrators onto Apple's Cupertino, California campus in an effort to urge the Mac-maker to implement better conditions for contract workers. In addition to...Show More Summary

Contract workers invade Apple campus demanding better pay and working conditions

A group of more than 100 protestors, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, convened at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Thursday to protest treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and deliver a petition calling on the tech giant to set a trend toward reform.

Jesse Jackson Talks Diversity as Silicon Valley Outsources Jobs

Reverend Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow PUSH road show flew into Silicon Valley this week to chastise top tech corporations for being overly white and Asian males. Jackson, who was hosted by Intel Corporation at their Santa Clara campus, lectured representatives from twenty tech giants on the importance of diversity. Show More Summary

Why Jesse Jackson Isn't Happy With Tech Companies

Representatives from more than 20 tech companies are expected to elaborate on their plans to diversify their workforces.

Tim Cook met w/ Rev. Jesse Jackson ahead of income/diversity protest outside Apple HQ this week

USA Today reports that civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday ahead of a rally scheduled for Thursday outside Apple’s headquarters. Apple also issued a statement and said Cook’s meeting with Jackson was “productive” and that it remains “deeply committed to diversity” and human rights issues: In a statement, Apple […]

Tim Cook met with Jesse Jackson to discuss inclusion earlier this week

Tim Cook had met privately with civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson for an hour to discuss diversity and inclusion on Monday. The meeting occurred in the Bay Area while Jackson was in town for a workshop hosted by the Rainbow PUSH coalition at Intel's Santa Clara headquarters to discuss how technology companies could close the racial gap. Show More Summary

Tim Cook meets with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss corporate diversity

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday to talk about a range of topics, including the company's ongoing initiative to create a more diverse tech industry.

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