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Urban League’s Morial Urges Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Legislationt, Juvenile Incarceration Reform


Washington, DC – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of criminal justice reform legislation: “As President and CEO of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans, I am calling on Congress today to act now on two key legislative [...]

EPA Rule Impoverishes Minorities


Washington -The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) recently released a study on the threat of EPA regulations to low-income groups and minorities. The study finds that EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor families, especially minorities. In particular, the rule will impose the most harm on residents [...]

International Civil Rights Center & Museum Announces Plans for ‘Pride of HBCU’ Exhibit


Greensboro, N.C.,- In July 2015, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) announced plans to launch a “Pride of the HBCU” exhibit in the museum next year, in honor of the significant contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities as part of the civil rights movement. The planned exhibit will feature historical documents, [...]

The Music Industry Mourns the Loss of Sugarhill Records Executive, Joseph “Joey” Robinson, Jr.


Englewood N.J., – Sugarhill Records Executive, Joseph Robinson, Jr., most affectionately known to most as Joey, succumbed to Cancer yesterday afternoon at his home in Tenafly, New Jersey. Member of the legendary group, the Sugar Hill Gang known for the multi-platinum single, “Rapper’s Delight,” Joey was also the son of the late legendary Singer/Songwriter, Sylvia [...]

Streaming TV Platform Featuring Stories and Culture of Global Black Community, kweliTV, Launches Beta Site


Take the word Africa. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Famine? Warlords? AIDS? Without thinking, what comes to mind when you hear the words “Black America”? Welfare? Poverty? Anger? Fatherless? Thug? The black community is all too familiar with these stereotypes. What they also know is that they do not make up [...]

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge Endorses Hillary Clinton for President


Cleveland, OH – Today, U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) officially endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. “I am proud to stand with Hillary! She understands that America is only as strong as its people. She has proven time and time again [...]

Former US Senate Chief of Staff and Legislator Named National Urban League Policy Director


New York, NY – Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff Don Cravins, Jr., has been named the National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of National Urban League Washington Bureau. “Don’s experience and expertise will deploy enhance the National Urban League’s activism and advocacy initiatives,” League President and CEO Marc H. [...]

Black Girls CODE Opens New Chapter in Raleigh-Durham, Seeks to Inspire Girls Through Technology


Durham, NC – Girls in the Raleigh-Durham area have a great opportunity this month to learn computer science and coding through two innovative programs offered by the new, local chapter of Black Girls CODE, an organization which focuses on helping minority girls in underserved areas better understand programming and digital technology. The programs, organized by [...]

Georgia State, Morehouse Partner to Tackle Diabetes, Heart Disease in Atlanta’s Minority Communities


Atlanta, GA – The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta. The work will be conducted in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center and [...]

Filmmaker Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series


Part One, Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement, exposes conditions that fueled the Baltimore Uprising; the second film focuses on reconstruction of New Orleans New York, NY – The murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody ignited the Baltimore Uprising in April. A new film uncovers deep-rooted economic issues that triggered thousands of frustrated [...]

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