Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote address Sunday night at a gala to honor U.S. Congressman John Conyers.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was in Detroit today — arguing against the appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager in the city.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for mass demonstrations and court action to oppose the appointment of an emergency manager over Detroit’s finances.
The push is in response to the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of the “Dark Knight Rises.”
After the onslaught of negative press continued, including an outcry from Rev. Jesse Jackson, the shoe company changed its tune.
The Southfield protest was one of many being held around the country by Rainbow Push.
Mayor Dave Bing’s office has given City Council a draft of a financial agreement being negotiated between Detroit and Governor Snyder’s office.
“Everything was moving so fast and so slow at the same time,” the mother said. “He was holding his arm and blood was
coming out. I thought ‘You can’t be shot, if you were shot you wouldn’t still be standing here.'”
“I’m saying pay the city what you owe it,” Jesse Jackson told Charlie Langton. “Can you dismiss your biggest city?” He added if the state wants to help Detroit, they should bring cash.