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

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 […]

Mayor Bing Shoots a 3 Pointer – To Be Equal

Crime, Punishment and Justice for All

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 […]

MomsRising Fights Childhood Obesity, Hosting Food Power Conference & Special Screening of Award-Winning Film “Soul Food Junkies”

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

(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 […]

Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Joseph Lowery, Ambassador Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Rev. Jesse Jackson Discuss Fight for VRA

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

(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 […]

Green Empowerment Zones Mean Jobs for Communities of Color

The Value of Labor by Marc Morial

(To Be Equal #34) – Despite the dizzying array of clearance sales and bargains to be found in our nation’s malls and department stores, Labor Day is no creation of our retail industry. It is our nation’s annual tribute to the working class, American worker whose physical, and largely manual labor, built this country’s infrastructure […]

Actress Chrystee Pharris Stars in New Faith-Based Indie Film, a POP TV Docu-Series and Launches Film Festival Tour

Urban League’s Morial Urges Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation, 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 […]

Rahm Emanuel to End Controversial Tenure as White House Chief of Staff

The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education – By @MARCMORIAL @NatUrbanLeague

(To Be Equal #12) – There’s no other way to say it. Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by Black and Brown communities in our nation. From the killings of unarmed Black males at the hands of […]

Letterman, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Juan Williams call Trumps words racist Cher calls him “A–Hole” #dumptrump