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Defending Democracy in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

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By Marc Morial (To Be Equal #14) New York, NY – In 2013, the Supreme Court stripped the Voting Rights Act of its power to stop states from creating and enforcing laws that would prevent eligible voters from exercising their constitutional right to vote. Under the dark shadow of the newly crippled law, our nation […]

New Report Documents Restrictions Designed to Suppress Voting Among Communities of Color

The University of Missouri’s New President, Michael Middleton, and the New Campus Activism

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By Marc Morial, NUL (To Be Equal #45) New York, NY – Michael Middleton, the University of Missouri’s new interim president faces the challenge of healing wounds that have been decades in the making, since the first African-American students fought for admission in the 1930s. As the first Black student to enroll as a freshman […]

National Urban League Helping Mortgage Scam Victims – By Marc H. Morial

Crime, Punishment and Justice for All

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Marc Morial, NUL (National Urban League) – Let’s get this straight. Advocating for a smarter and fairer criminal justice system that strives to apply balance in sentencing and uses sensible, public-safety based practices to reduce our nation’s ever ballooning prison population does not mean that you are soft on crime, or that you stand against […]

Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau of Likely Discrimination, Outten & Golden Claims in a Lawsuit

National Higher Education Summit to Focus on Equity, Affordability – By Marc H. Morial

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(To Be Equal #41) – New York – Next week, Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will join dozens of other elected officials, university presidents and education experts for an unprecedented national summit , presented by the National Urban League and USA Funds, to […]

Mayor Kasim Reed, Lisa Rayam, and Vandarray party with over 1500 senior citizens of Atlanta

Pope Francis’ Message of Compassion: Service for the Common Good by Marc Morial

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(To Be Equal #37)New York – Like “power,” with compassion comes great responsibility. So much more than a feeling, the person with compassion is compelled to transform their compassion into intent, and most importantly, action. To be compassionate is to see, to feel and to do something. The recent arrival of Pope Francis on our […]

Julian Bond Was Never One to Shrink Away from a Worthy Fight