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Affirmative Action: Dissecting Rhetoric From Reality

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League – In a perfect America founded and operating on colorblind meritocracy, admission to selective institutions of higher learning, boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and access to federal contracts would be determined solely by ability, skill and talent, never having to take into consideration race or gender-and certainly never […]

Warren Ballentine Radio Show Listeners Deposit Over $600,000 in Bank

Open Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Regarding Health Care

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U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Via Fax June 13, 2017 Dear Senators, I am writing to share my story of addiction and recovery with the Senate Health Committee as you work to improve health care. I’m sure my experience with addiction will help the Senate […]

Obama’s Economic Philosophy by Michael Likosky

National Urban League Presents: “State of Black America” to Air May 31

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League – Each year, the release of the National Urban League’s annual State of Black America® report triggers a national conversation on racial and economic justice. This year, for the first time, we’re putting that conversation on television. In partnership with TV One, “National Urban League Presents: State of […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Gospel of Action

Shaking the Black Head

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By Lucius Gantt (The Gantt) – Shout out to all of the media professionals speaking out about how they feel White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responded to a briefing question posed by April Ryan, the Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan is an African American reporter and the Sisters went off […]

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Calls Skinny Budget “A Jobs and Dreams Killer”

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Washington, DC – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement after the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced their 2018 blueprint “skinny” budget: “This budget is a jobs and dreams killer. Federal budgets are policy statements about the direction our leaders wish to take for […]

Repeat Offense: Private Prisons Resurrection Represents Pay-To-Play