Rev. Jackson Seeks 1,000 Churches to Set Up Tech Centers

Wants to education youth on finances

By Chinta Strausberg

At his Rainbow PUSH minister’s breakfast, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Tuesday said he is seeking 1,000 churches in Chicago to set up tech centers in their churches so they can teach children about apps, codes, the stock market game, financial literacy and to learn how to save and invest rather than to spend and be greedy.

Jackson said his agenda for the churches is to help reduce their foreclosures, using church outlets to be haven of rests for our children and training in their security.

Rev. Jackson said there is also a great concern about the ratification of the Confederate Flag and the Confederation agenda.

Jackson also spoke about the Voting Rights Act he says is under attack. In South Carolina, Jackson said one-fourth of that state is in poverty; yet they rejected $10 billion in Medicaid. He said the black population is 25 percent; yet they are 75 percent of the prison population. “They lease prisons out to private corporations like slave labor,” he said.

Referring to the killing of nine members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist (A.M.E.) church by 21-year-old Dylan Roof, Jackson said, “Ironically, the killing at the church sets the climate in a significant way.

“Are they embarrassed or remorseful? If they are remorseful, they will change the policy that created the climate, insecurity and fear.”

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: