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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 […]

Bernie Sanders Meets with Civil Rights

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 […]

New Momentum on Common Sense Gun Reform

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 […]

Filmmaker Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series

New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League The United States Supreme Court has played an important role in the progress of the Civil Rights Movement. The executive and legislative branches of government have, at times, had to be prodded toward active reform of racial justice. It is the most vulnerable in our society who have […]

Bill Daley and Gene Sperling Have Done it Before – To Be Equal #2

Urban League Movement Supports Peaceful Protest, Thorough Investigation in Baton Rouge

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New Orleans, LA – As Louisiana and the nation grieve the death of Alton Sterling, the National Urban League and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans (ULGNO) today joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in calling for a thorough investigation of his shooting by Baton Rouge Police, and a comprehensive evaluation of police training […]

National Urban League Brings Empowerment Summit to Atlanta

Take a Risk and Become a Job Creator

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By C. Dwayne West, CEO MG Media – The National Urban League’s Job Report was recently released, and it highlighted the horrible JOB disparities between blacks and other racial groups. The numbers are not surprising if you understand this country and their continued disdain for a begging people. Yep, that’s exactly what I said – […]

Legendary Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Opens Studio for Rummage Sale

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

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #17) – New York, NY – As we observe the 40th anniversary of the State of Black America® the similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking. The nation was recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. […]

Mayor Bloomberg Joins Fight Against “Black Mancession”