KEEP HOPE ALIVE with REV. JESSE JACKSON
Co-Host: SANTITA JACKSON
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Welcome to another edition of “ KEEP HOPE ALIVE...” and,
“Happy Mother’s Day!”
Today, we will look at the REAL meaning of
MOTHER’S DAY and the state of Mothers today...
Back in 1870 when Mrs. Julia Ward Howe established this
holiday, she named it the “MOTHER’S DAY for PEACE”...
A dedicated abolitionist who wrote the lyrics for the “BATTLE
HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC”---her statement voicing her strong
opposition to slavery and unwavering support for the
Union---Mrs. Howe had equally strong feelings about achieving
and maintaining a peaceful world...And, she believed that ALL
MOTHERS regardless of race, color or creed had a crucial role
in meeting that goal...
And it was in this context that she wrote the “Mother’s
“Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy
“We, the women of one country, will be too tender of
those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
“From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up
with our own.
It says: ‘Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the
balance of justice’"…
What would our society look or be like if the monies that were
applied to wars were applied to education, health, our nation’s
Mothers need more than HALLMARK cards---they need the
entire social deck to be re-shuffled...
All women make less money than men---and African American
women least of all...If African American mothers are in trouble,
ALL mothers are in trouble: It is just a matter of time...
Just ahead of MOTHER’S DAY, FinanceOnline.com released a
report about the State of the Black American Mother, entitled,
“WILL BLACK AMERICAN MOMS BE CELEBRATING THIS
This report suggests that African American mothers are
more likely to raise children as a single parent---have less
education---have more uninsured children---are more
prone to divorce---and have the least spending power for
Ultimately, if the REAL challenges for Black women go
unaddressed, all women AND their children will suffer...
Joining me in-studio, today is noted civil rights lawyer and
minister, Rev. Atty. Janette Wilson of Rainbow/PUSH---and in
the first hour, will be...
Terry O’Neill/President, NOW
Joining us in the second hour will be
Atty. Barbara Arnwine/LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE for
CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
Dr. Mariko Chang/Author of, “SHORTCHANGED:
WHY WOMEN HAVE LESS WEALTH and WHAT CAN BE
DONE ABOUT IT”...She is also the main author of the
Spring 2010 report “LIFTING AS WE CLIMB: WOMEN of
COLOR, WEALTH, and AMERICA’S FUTURE.”---And, she
is the co-author of the recent report, "AT ROPE’S END:
SINGLE WOMEN MOTHERS, WEALTH and ASSETS in the
Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim/Moravian Theological
Seminary author, ‘COLONIALISM, HAN and the
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