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 [...]

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 [...]

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


By Marc Morial, National Urban League (To Be Equal #32) – New York, NY – He lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course. His [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz – The Metamorphosis of a Militant in Mecca


By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal) – “You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions. This was not too difficult for me. [...]

Giuliani’s Words Do More than Hurt – They Divide


To Be Equal #8 By Marc H. Morial – After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, I brought a delegation of mayors to meet with the city’s then-mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. The delegation’s goal was to help restore confidence in the still-traumatized city and help rebuild what had been so inhumanly destroyed. [...]

President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch for Attorney General – and We Applaud – @MARCMORIAL


By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #45)  -  This past Saturday, I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire, as Attorney General of the United States.  It had been rumored for days that Loretta Lynch, [...]

Bipartisan Jobs Bill Tackles Urban and Youth Unemployment


by Marc Morial (To Be Equal #28) – Just when it seemed Congress was no longer capable of working together on any level to serve the best interests of the American people, on July 9 members of both parties in the House of Representatives joined forces to pass a new bipartisan jobs bill, the Workforce [...]

Don’t Play Politics with the Debt Limit – by Marc H. Morial, National Urban League


(To Be Equal #41) – On September 21, one week before the first government shutdown in 17 years, President Obama addressed the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in Washington. He told the 43 members of the Caucus and thousands of its supporters the same thing he has been telling the nation ever since, [...]

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