She has largely spent her life peacefully and quietly all her life while her son rose to prominence.   GREENVILLE, SC. — The mother of Reverend Jesse Jackson has died, according to his Twitter page. Helen Burns Jackson had been in hospice care for the past few weeks after years of declining health. Rev. Jackson […]

We are emotionally devastated following the horrific terrorist act against the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine dead and the Black community reeling. In the wake of the tragedy, civil rights activist Al Sharpton released this statement: “I am shocked and outraged about the killing of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –Rev. Al Sharpton is speaking out following Cleveland Judge Adrine’s decision in the Tamir Rice case. “The National Action Network praises Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine for finding probable cause Thursday to charge Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. We […]

Many have said then-Senator Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election as a result of his campaign’s social media engagement, but Rev. Jesse Jackson begs to differ. During this year’s annual Rainbow Push Coalition Conference, Rev. Jackson said Pres. Obama’s win in 2008 was a result of his 1988 run for the White House. Jackson explained Obama […]

  UPDATED 4/29/14, 2:54 p.m. EST: At the news of the NBA deciding to ban Donald Sterling for life, after he admitted to making the statements that recently aired, the Rev. Al Sharpton (pictured) released the following statement:   “The lifetime banning of Donald Sterling is a bold and appropriate action in this matter. This […]

  HUDSON, OH (WOIO) – A Hudson pastor freed last week from a Philippines jail was back at his northeast Ohio church Sunday. Rev. Tom Randall spoke to the congregation at Christ Community Chapel, sharing his experience in the Philippines; including 22 days imprisoned. Rev. Randall was accused in a human trafficking case when a […]

  *Jesse Jackson has weighed in the “Duck Dynasty” drama, comparing comments made by the show star Phil Robertson to GQ to those made by the Alabama bus driver who demanded that Rosa Parks give up her seat to a white passenger and had her arrested when she didn’t. In Robertson’s statements, which got him […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A Reverend was sentenced to prison on more than 80 counts of child porn. Reverend Mark Griggs was sentenced to six years behind bars after pleading guilty last month. The 48-year-old Reverend traded child porn over the Internet from his house and church between July 2008 and November 2010. He downloaded […]

GREEN, Ohio – Evangelist Ernest Angley’s jet made a “hard” landing at the Akron-Canton Airport on Tuesday. CAK spokeswoman Kristie Van Auken said the rough landing happened around noon. The Boeing 747 has 22 tires and may have blown a few, said Van Auken. Five people were onboard, but Angley was not one of them. […]