These Black Americans Changed Lives And Made History
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Jackson is said to have paved the way for African-Americans in U.S. politics.
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
In a statement, Jackson said: "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."
Working closely with other civil rights leaders like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jackson was a key figure during the 1960s civil rights movement.
In the 1980s, Jackson transitioned into politics when he ran for the Democratic nomination for president twice. Many say his campaigns paved the way for African-Americans in U.S. politics.
In 2008, Democrat Donna Brazile referred to Jackson as "my political father."
On Instagram, Rev. Al Sharpton responded to Jackson's diagnosis and praised his work.
"He changed the nation. He served in ways he never got credit. No one in our lifetime served longer and stronger," Sharpton said.
Texas law prohibits abortions in almost all cases but Kate Cox sued after doctors said her baby's condition makes it likely to die in the womb.
Kate Cox is 20 weeks pregnant and says doctors told her continuing the pregnancy also puts her life at risk from complications.
Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to sign legislation that protects families who come to New York from states that have banned gender-affirming care.
Her husband is suing Disney and one of its restaurants after being repeatedly assured that her food did not contain allergens.
A person familiar with the incident said tests on the substance came back inconclusive but that officials do not believe it to be deadly.
While Swift's camp typically remains relatively quiet, a representative for the singer spoke out following the accusation.