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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 […]

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

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By Marc Morial, National Urban League (To Be Equal #54)- New York, NY – Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, the stock prices of privately run prisons in this country soared. And this reversal of fortune came as no surprise to private prison operators-or criminal justice reform advocates. […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Proposed Mortgage Qualification Rule May End Homeownership As We Know It

Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #41) – When the United States of America was born, emphasis was far greater on “States” than “United.” Citizens of the newly-formed nation identified first and foremost as “Pennsylvanians” or “Georgians,” for example, and as “Americans” only as a distant second. Our method for selecting a chief executive […]