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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. […]

The Color of Money: Reaping the Dividends of Entrepreneurship

Marc Morial: Harriet Tubman Decision Is a Major Development

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New York, NY – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today called the U.S. Treasury’s move to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill a milestone for racial reconciliation. “For generations, America has struggled to confront its greatest sin and acknowledge the dark cloud it cast over much of our history,” […]

National Urban League’s Boston Conference Urges President and Congress to Refocus National Debate on Jobs

Bernie Sanders Meets with Civil Rights

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses the economy, voting rights, and the criminal justice system during a conference with civil rights leaders in Washington D.C. Leaders include: Melanie L. Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Marc Morial, National Urban League, Al Sharpton, NAN, and actor/activist, Danny Glover, who has endorsed Sanders.

Vivica A. Fox to Host 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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 […]

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

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 […]

National Urban League Affiliates Serve 2.6 Million Americans in 2010

National Urban League on $315 Nike Shoe: Just Don’t Do It

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National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. Morial today asked Nike to abandon plans to release a $315 basketball shoe, and implored parents not to spend scarce resources on an empty status symbol. “To release such an outrageously overpriced product while the nation is struggling to overcome an unemployment crisis is insensitive at best,” […]

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

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Los Angeles – Visual icon Bernard Stanley Hoyes wowed an enthusiastic house recently with his “Seven Paintings, a Story in Performance” at the Ford Amphitheatre. Included as part of the venue’s ever-popular dance series, Hoyes’ production proved to be magical as his art literally jumped off the canvas and came to life in an interdisciplinary […]