In Silicon Valley and around the nation, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has fought for economic justice, fairness and workers’ right to organize. From bus drivers to security officers, working people are rallying, and winning in Silicon Valley.
For the past few years, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has been at the forefront of the battle against income inequality in Silicon Valley. The technological innovations coming out of the Bay Area have changed the way we live and communicate.
CHICAGO SUN * TIMES
Messages of hope resonate in Cook County Jail on Christmas
December 25, 2019 by Nader Issa
Music was playing, hands were clapping and feet were moving. With ministers preaching and smiles wide all around, this Christmas service could be heard outside and was a festive affair. It would have been easy to forget the religious revival was being held in the Division 4 gymnasium of Cook County Jail. It’s been nearly five decades since the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. started the Christmas tradition at the jail. And Wednesday, after receiving a standing ovation, Jackson, 78, had a distinct message for the 250 detainees in the gym — one that he had them all repeat after him. “I am ... somebody. ... I don’t ... belong here,” Jackson said, and the crowd answered. READ MORE
2019 SPORTSTEQ TOUR
THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING & BASKETBALL CAMP
Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition SPORTSTECH Program in collaboration with Hip Hop TV will partner with members of BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players to expose young people to the power of Sports and Technology.
During the Summer of 2019, THE SPORTSTEQ TOUR will feature ONE-DAY SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING and BASKETBALL CAMPS with local youth, teams and community groups in selected Big 3 Cities. Students will experience dynamic programming to allow them to see the creative power of Sports and Technology, experience Robotics, Drones, AR & VR, plus learn basic coding and digital skills. The Students will also have a fully engaged athletic experiences including basketball drills, skills and development. The key to the experience will be the ENCOURAGEMENT provided by BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players who will encourage them to be WINNERS on and off the court.
The SPORTSTECH program will present the tools necessary to deliver dynamic, interactive lessons on almost any science-related subject. It will combine a suite of audio-video presentation equipment, interactive student response and assessment tools, and hands-on, S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) -based activities and experiments, all designed to work together to create an one of a kind learning experience. Groups will consist of fast-paced academic activities, competitions, interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, a S.T.E.A.M. focused college and career fair, Robotics & Drone competitions, website, video game and mobile application design. The takeaway of these activities will be that students will increase their enthusiasm about the power of technology, elevate their abilities within tech, expand their knowledge and are to expose students to the S.T.E.M. fields.
BROOKLYN, NY – Saturday, July 13 (BIG 3 Game - July 14)
CHICAGO, IL - August 3 (BIG 3 Game – Aug. 3)
LOS ANGELES, CA – Saturday, Aug. 31 (BIG 3 Championship – Sept. 1)
OVER 50 STUDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN STEMWARS!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS
Antoinio Davis, Jason Kidd, Jonathan Bryant and Kai Frazier, Troy Curry, Kevin Davenport, Sheila Gilmore, Shawn Granberry, Just Jay, Charlene Lawson, Gervin McDaniel, Richard Sweatt
It was an exciting day for over 50 students that participated the STEMWARS Camp featuring inspiring presentations & workshops and basketball boot camp. The workshops included:
MEDIA PRODUCTION PROGRAM
An industry-recognized outlet designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of Recording, Radio, Film. Our programs and workshops are designed to train participants for careers as audio engineers or music producers, live music engineers, DJs, or beat makers and to give them the opportunity to break into the industry by helping you gain hands-on experience and connections.
This activity will introduce students to the evolving world of unmanned aircraft operations. They learn how Drones are being used in today’s world. Students will be introduced to Drone operations through class room instruction, flight simulators, and actual flight operations.
Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Jason Kidd, former NBA Head Coach / NBA Player
Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Antonio Davis, former NBA Player
SPORTS LEGENDS CHRISTIAN OKOYE, ANTONIO DAVIS, BOB GRANT HONORED IN CHICAGO DURING THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION: LIFE BEYOND THE PLAYING FIELD ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS BANQUET “CELEBRATING DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY & LEGACY”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Citizenship Education Fund and PUSH Excel Annual International Conference 2019 Sports Banquet Awards honoring sports legends for their professional acumen and achievements on and off the playing field, within the sports industry is a very special event which featured a special roundtable discussion with leaders in the sports industry. READ MORE