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Def Jam's Russell Simmons Joins Flint Water Effort: 'The Governor Let Them All Get Poisoned'Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons in Michigan Monday to help distribute water to residents in the city of Flint as part of the ongoing water crisis brought on by a switch from the Detroit water system two years ago.
Jesse Jackson: Flint Is A 'Crime Scene'The civil rights leader told a crowd at a church Sunday in Flint that the full effect of the lead contamination of the city's tap water is not yet known.
Jesse Jackson: Syrian Refugees Should Be Welcomed In USJackson said governors who have spoken out against federal refugee policies following the deadly attacks in Paris "are playing on our fears."
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Event To Highlight 50 Career Of Congressman John ConyersThe Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote address Sunday night at a gala to honor U.S. Congressman John Conyers.
Jesse Jackson: Detroit EFM Sets 'Dangerous Precedent'The Reverend Jesse Jackson was in Detroit today -- arguing against the appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager in the city.
Jesse Jackson Joins Fight Against Detroit Emergency ManagerThe Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for mass demonstrations and court action to oppose the appointment of an emergency manager over Detroit's finances.
Rising Tide Of Violence Leads To Call For Ban On Assault WeaponsThe push is in response to the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of the "Dark Knight Rises."
'Shackle Shoes' Pulled From Production After OutcryAfter the onslaught of negative press continued, including an outcry from Rev. Jesse Jackson, the shoe company changed its tune.
Gun Protest Rallies More Gun Rights AdvocatesThe Southfield protest was one of many being held around the country by Rainbow Push.
Detroit Council Ponders Budget Deal DraftMayor Dave Bing's office has given City Council a draft of a financial agreement being negotiated between Detroit and Governor Snyder's office.
12-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Describes Ordeal: EMS Never Came"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.'"

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