If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose.
Conservatives and liberals can find common ground.
The more you focus on sex without love, and drugs and violence, lifestyle of intimidation and recycling, the less energy you spend on opening up the big tent.
When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote.
The great responsibility that we have today is to put the poor and the near poor back on front of the American agenda.
My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers.
So many bright stars, bright in life, burn out quickly.
Many are observing Ferguson and witnessing the anger, demonstrations, looting and vandalism and calling for quiet. But quiet isn't enough. The absence of noise isn't the presence of justice - and we must demand justice in Ferguson and the other 'Fergusons' around America.
So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is 'not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.' That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House.
For me, Barack Obama's election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before.
We blacks were the first people embracing Obama, long before the people at expensive fundraisers were supporting him. We gave him his first love, 96 percent of blacks voted for him in 2008. Yet today we are the number one in unemployment, with 16 percent of American blacks out of work.
It's time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain.
I had gained a greater appreciation of hearing the concerns of woman, doctors, and so many others.
The coffers are full of money and equipment for the Ferguson Police and the Missouri National Guard to put down a potential uprising, but no money for actually uplifting the people of Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri and around the nation.
There have been more people disenfranchised in Washington than there have been in Kuwait.