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Keeping Hope Alive

Sermons and Speeches of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

For over fifty years, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., a Baptist minister, activist, and organizer, has worked for civil rights, peace, and the promise of true democracy. From his years in the Civil Rights movement, his work as founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and as an international ambassador for human rights, he has left an indelible impression on the history of our time.

These speeches and sermons, delivered both to the downtrodden and the powerful, from Senegal and Bangkok to Chicago include the famous speeches he delivered at the Democratic Party conventions of 1984 and 1988...
Recommended by Ro Khanna, and 1 others.

Ro KhannaOne of my great honors flying to SC for ⁦@BernieSanders⁩ was having ⁦@RevJJackson⁩ ask me to sit next to him. He gave me his latest book: Keeping Hope Alive: A compilation of his sermons and speeches. Read the 84 & 88 speeches. He is a man ahead of his times! (Source)

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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Recommended by Ro Khanna, and 1 others.

Ro Khanna.⁦@KeeangaYamahtta⁩ is one of the leading scholars in our nation. Her book on redlining and predatory inclusion is a must read. She captures the broad coalition behind ⁦@SenSanders⁩ campaign. (Source)

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Award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems.
It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the...
Recommended by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Ro Khanna, and 2 others.

Ezekiel J. EmanuelThrough vivid, heart wrenching stories and trenchant analysis, Libby Rosenthal unveils the irrationality, indifference, harmfulness, and downright unfairness of the American health care system that can often seem more driven by profit than caring and compassion. She also offers tremendously helpful advice to patients on how to navigate the system to ensure they get the best outcomes. (Source)

Ro Khanna.⁦@RosenthalHealth⁩ is 100% correct to go after large hospitals for their excessive fees & executive pay. I represent a district with Sutter & Kaiser, but we need to “rein in hospital excesses.” Her book American Sickness is a must read. (Source)

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The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.

The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves. Corporations and investors are disproportionately developing technologies that benefit the wealthiest Americans in the most prosperous areas--and destroying middle class jobs elsewhere. To turn this tide, we must look to a brilliant and all-but-forgotten American success...

Bob DuffyWe love Jonathan Gruber’s book/the fact that he ranked Rochester #1. ⁦⁦@melindagates⁩ Jump-Starting America: New book by MIT's Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson argues that public investment in science is key to revving up the U.S. growth engine (Source)

Gene SperlingJump-Starting America is an important book by Simon Johnson @baselinescene & Jon Gruber. Combines 2 powerful ideas: importance of BIG public research and regional strategies for middle-class job creation strategy. Big idea here that deserves attention. (Source)

Ro Khanna@Noahpinion Love the book (Source)

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