Rev. Jesse Jackson brings Kroger boycott fight to company's front porch

WCPOPublished: April 10, 2018
Published: April 10, 2018

Just days after calling for a national boycott of the Kroger Co., the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is bringing his fight to the corporation's front porch. The civil rights leader on Tuesday also will address the ongoing fight over FC Cincinnati's plan to put a stadium in the predominantly black West End neighborhood and lend his support to embattled City Manager Harry Black. The Rainbow Push Coalition Local Steering Committee invited Jackson to Cincinnati as he continues his protest over Kroger closures in predominantly black neighborhoods. Kroger closed three unprofitable grocery stores in Memphis in February, mirroring its closure of a store in Cincinnati's Walnut Hills neighborhood last year. The company said its East McMillan Street location had lost millions of dollars over years. Jackson will lead two rallies Tuesday: One at 11 a.m. at Kroger's former Walnut Hills location and the other at 12:45 p.m. outside Kroger's Downtown location.

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