Rev. Jesse Jackson

Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Reactions to the Death of Maya Angelou

Politicians, media figures and fellow artists are paying tribute to Maya Angelou, the author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” who died Wednesday at age 86.

05/28/2014

Choking back tears, Jesse Jackson Jr. apologized to the American people and his family, including his father the civil rights activist, in court Wednesday at a hearing to set sentences for the former Illinois congressman and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on splurges such as a gold-plated Rolex watch, vacations and mounted elk heads. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Sentenced in Campaign Fraud Case

A judge has sentenced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to defraud his campaign.

08/14/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson arrives for a rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rev. Jackson: Voting Rights Act Ruling ‘Devastating Blow’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that part of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced is a “devastating blow.”

06/25/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

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