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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 […]

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 […]

National Urban League Calls on Talk Radio Network to Drop Dr. Laura

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 […]

Proposed Mortgage Qualification Rule May End Homeownership As We Know It

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 […]

Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies at war crime trial

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 […]

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

The Value of Labor by Marc Morial

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(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 […]

Bernard Hoyes’ “Seven Paintings, a Story in Performance” Wows Spectators at LA County’s Ford Amphitheatre

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

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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 […]

State of Black America 2016 – “Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice”