Jesse Jackson to visit Oakland

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. will be in town Tuesday, appearing at Allen Temple Baptist Church to hand out $75,000 in college scholarships from his Rainbow PUSH Coalition to 40 Bay Area students. The coalition hands out nearly $500,000 per year in such scholarships across the nation; this is the second year in which the “PUSH for Excellence” initiative has benefitted Bay Area kids.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.