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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 […]

Ohio Bus Tour Encourages Voters of Color to Head to the Polls #OurVoteMatters

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By Marc Morial (To Be Equal #37) – “If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn’t matter who we elect — read up on your history. It matters. We’ve got to get people to vote. I will consider it a personal insult — an insult to my legacy — if […]

Rev. Al Sharpton Calls Out and Calls On the Black Community at Spirit of Democracy Awards

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 […]

Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of  Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland

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

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American Civil Rights Activist By Marc Morial – National Urban League Wednesday (To Be Equal #2)- There is no shortage of words in the English language to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By now-over five […]

State of Black America Town Hall – March 7th – by Marc Morial

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 […]

President’s State of The Union Address Embraces National Urban League

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 […]

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner