Mr. Phillip Jackson, longtime Chicago activist and founder of The Black Star Project, passed on November 4.  Mr. Jackson dedicated his life to fighting for justice and improving the quality of life for others.  He was a true model of what is possible with hard work, perseverance and dedication to a humane cause.  


A visitation service will be held on Friday, November 16 at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, 318 E. 71st St., between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm.  Burial will be private.  A memorial service will be held at Rainbow PUSH, 930 E. 50th St., on Tuesday, November 20 at 11 am.


Mr. Jackson’s legacy lives on through the work of The Black Star Project. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Phillip's honor to The Black Star Project, 3509 S. King Drive Suite 2B Chicago IL 60653.  You may also contribute on the project’s website at 


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