Jesse Jackson

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 Tiger Woods is assisted by previous winner Patrick Reed as he dons the green jacket following his victory at the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The first time most of us saw Tiger Woods was in a Nike advert. ‘Hello World’ aired in 1996, when the 21-year-old had just turned pro after leaving co(...)

Cartoonist Mark Knight defended the drawing and insisted he was simply illustrating Ms Williams’s behaviour on the day. Image: Mark Knight/Herald Sun/AFP

A cartoon of Serena Williams which drew criticism from across the globe after it was published in an Australian newspaper did not breach media standar(...)

Singer Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

A Detroit church swelled with gospel music on Friday for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, driving mourners to their feet to clap and sing ahead of trib(...)

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is building a coalition of minority voters, topped up with liberal whites. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The world did not always notice, so absorbed was it in the fact of his blackness, but Barack Obama sought to de-emphasise race. Had events not forced (...)

Dr Martin Luther King Jr makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3rd, 1968. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Kelly

This is an edited version of the “Mountaintop speech”, delivered by Martin Luther King on April 3rd, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. (...)

The advert placed in some UK national newspapers today, saying “Enough is Enough”

Freemasons have been “undeservedly stigmatised”, the organisation’s branch in England has declared as it embarks on a public campaign to prove it is n(...)

Rev Jesse Jackson: “For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.” File photograph: Paul J  Richards/AFP/Getty Images

US civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has announced he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets(...)

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield during their second heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand on June 28th, 1997. Photograph: John Iacono/Sports Illustrated/Getty

Why did you do it, Mike? “Because I’m crazy a little bit and was bleeding all over the place.” “I was frustrated.” “I was angry that he was butting my(...)

 The Rev. Jesse Jackson tours the Bogside, Derry, with guide Paul Doherty, whose father Paddy was killed on Bloody Sunday.

Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder of the same stature as Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela, the civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson has sa(...)

A survey of 1,002 US technology workers found that 24 per cent said they felt they had been discriminated against at their current companies due to their race, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation

In a survey released on Tuesday by job site indeed.com, about a quarter of US workers in the technology sector, which has faced criticism for a lack o(...)

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