JESSE JACKSON'S STATEMENT ABOUT HIS CONDITION OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE "On July 17, 1960, I was arrested, along with seven other college students, for advocating for the right to use a public library in my hometown of Greenville, S.C. I remember it like it was yesterday, for that day changed my life forever. Show More Summary
Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. Show More Summary
NPR reports: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms “about three years ago.” Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update “on my health...Show More Summary
Rev. Jesse Jackson has revealed he has Parkinson's disease... but plans to dedicate himself to treatment in hopes of fighting the disease's progression for as long as possible. The 76-year-old civil rights icon says he and his family began to…
The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
Rev. Jesse Jackson is going through a health crisis. Continue reading…
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Image via Francois G. Durand/Getty Images Jesse Jackson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease According to CNN, Jesse Jackson Sr. has released a statement revealing that he has been diagnosed with the neurologically debilitating Parkinson’s disease. The disease is ultimately lead
Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 76. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement this Friday, according to CNN. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.” Read More
Civil rights leader and politician Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that causes tremors and other movement issues and typically affects people over 60 years old....
Rev. Jesse Jackson has revealed in a letter that he has been seeking care for Parkinson's disease for the last two years. He says he has used the diagnosis to make "lifestyle changes" to slow the onset of further symptoms. Jackson was...Show More Summary
Rev. Jesse Jackson announced he has Parkinson’s disease in a statement on Twitter Friday. Read more...
Parkinson's disease can be treated, but it cannot be cured.
The civil rights activist said he will be making "lifestyle changes" to slow the disease's progression.
(Steven Hayward) I suppose it was inevitable that the Great Liberal Sexual Harassment Purge would snare the Very Rev. Jesse Jackson: After Jackson’s riveting and inspiring speech about the responsibility of black journalists, we all lined up to take a photo with him. Show More Summary
Journalist Danielle Young is accusing Rev. Jesse Jackson of sexual harassment, alleging the civil rights activist made crude comments as he grabbed her thigh. Below is a photo of Young and Jackson together. “don’t let the smile fool you. Show More Summary
It turns out that Hollywood superstars aren’t the only people who are being accused of sexual misconduct. Now Jesse Jackson (yes, THAT Jesse Jackson) is being accused of sexual harassment.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on black Americans to stop buying BMWs, saying blacks are underrepresented throughout the company's management structure.