today in black history

October 19, 2017

The U.S. Navy accepts Black women into its Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program in 1944.



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October 02, 2017 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Racist extremism remains a crisis in the United States. Read More


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September 22, 2017 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

As students head back to school, we support their plans success. Read More


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September 15, 2017 5:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Reinstate DACA and protect Dreamers. Read More


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September 11, 2017 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Tribute to Harriet Tubman is a step forward; abandoning plan would be a mistake. Read More


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September 03, 2017 12:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The nation must come together to help Hurricane Harvey victims rebuild. Read More


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August 11, 2017 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Affirmative Action: Dissecting rhetoric from reality. Read More


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August 07, 2017 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Ferguson Empowerment Center is a tribute to movement for social change. Read More


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July 21, 2017 11:10 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

50 Years of Black Mayors. Read More


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July 14, 2017 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Civil rights icon Rev. William Barber charts new course down beaten paths. Read More


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July 06, 2017 4:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

State officials defy sham Trump election commission. Read More


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June 09, 2017 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Back to the future: Civil rights, Wade Henderson and the next generation. Read More


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May 25, 2017 2:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice. Read More


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May 19, 2017 11:45 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Weapon of Mass Deception: Trump's Sham Voting Fraud Commission. Read More


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May 12, 2017 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The National Urban League presents "State of Black America" airs May 31. Read More


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May 05, 2017 4:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

2017 State of Black America: Protect our Progress. Read More


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April 27, 2017 1:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Forced out at FOX. The king of cable news gets canceled. Read More


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April 21, 2017 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

America needs comprehensive infrastructure investment. Read More


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April 14, 2017 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

In a victory for voting rights, Texas I.D. law struck down for fifth time. Read More


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April 07, 2017 3:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

National Urban League mourns the passing of civil rights icon Roger Wilkins. Read More


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March 30, 2017 3:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Federal budget proposal favors military contractors over citizens. Read More


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March 24, 2017 12:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Judge Gorsuch has not met the civil rights standard to earn our support. Read More


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March 16, 2017 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

American Health Care Act: Un-American, Un-Healthy and Un-Caring. Read More


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March 09, 2017 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Viola Davis: A historic talent earns a historic distinction. Read More


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March 02, 2017 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Private prisons resurrection represents pay-to-play. Read More


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February 27, 2017 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Claims of "fake news" are an insult to an institution that advances liberty. Read More


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February 21, 2017 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Yale University consigns a present-day monument to the past. Read More


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February 17, 2017 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

U.S. Senate has failed to move the needle when it comes to diversity. Read More


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February 15, 2017 7:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

New Justice must bring independence to the Supreme Court. Read More


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December 26, 2016 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The nomination of Senator Sessions. Read More


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December 15, 2016 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Foreign influence and the integrity of our democracy. Read More


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December 09, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

World AIDS Day 2016: Envisioning the beginning of the end. Read More


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December 01, 2016 5:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Fidel Castro: A legend loved and loathed. Read More


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November 23, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Looking for ways to make democracy more democratic. Read More


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November 18, 2016 4:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Do not be complacent in the face of hate. Read More


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November 10, 2016 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

America faces a time for racial healing. Read More


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November 04, 2016 11:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Democracy at the Ballot Box: #OurVoteMatters Read More


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October 28, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Ohio bus tour encourages voters of color to head to the polls. Read More


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October 17, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Exercise your right to vote. Read More


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October 10, 2016 11:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Advancing diversity in law enforcement. Read More


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August 28, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The 2016 Olympic Games: Diversity wins gold in Rio Read More


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August 18, 2016 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm. Read More


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July 30, 2016 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

A message to the next President: Invest in America. Read More


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July 28, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Save our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice. Read More


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July 11, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Jesse Williams, a rising star among a new generation of civil rights activists Read More


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July 05, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

New momentum on common sense gun reform Read More


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June 27, 2016 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Class of 2016: Beating the Odds Read More


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June 13, 2016 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Muhammad Ali: A Fighter in and out of the Ring Read More


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May 02, 2016 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Nothing compares 2 U. Remembering the artist & Humanitarian: Prince. Read More


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April 22, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The Fight for $15: Lifting communities from poverty by raising the minimum wage Read More


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April 11, 2016 1:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The Fair Housing Act, 48 Years later Read More


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April 01, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Rejecting the freedom to discriminate. Read More


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March 24, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Obama Cares; Celebrating six years of the Affordable Care Act. Read More


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March 17, 2016 2:34 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Women's History Month, contributions, past and present. Read More


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March 03, 2016 3:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The color of money: Reaping the dividends of entrepreneurship. Read More


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February 26, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The Mighty 9 push a 21st Century agenda for jobs and freedom Read More


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February 18, 2016 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Ending a Lifetime Sentence: Maryland Restores Voting Rights to Ex-Offenders. Read More


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February 11, 2016 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Maurice White, American music's shining star is dimmed. Read More


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February 04, 2016 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Tackling the Academy’s Diversity Deficit With the NFL’s Playbook Read More


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January 28, 2016 10:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Black History Month serves not only to educate, but to inspire. Read More


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January 20, 2016 2:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

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


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January 07, 2016 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Natalie Cole: Still Unforgettable. Read More


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December 23, 2015 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

What will 2016 bring for economic & political opportunity, and social justice. Read More


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December 18, 2015 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Corporate Mergers: Good or Bad for Diversity? Read More


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December 10, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Lies and coverups in Chicago. Read More


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December 07, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Sounding the alarm: HIV's hold on communities of color. Read More


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November 24, 2015 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Act now to make anti-poverty tax credits permanent. Read More


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November 16, 2015 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Higher Education Act: 50 years of making college achievable. Read More


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November 06, 2015 12:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Rigged: Racial bias in jury selection. Read More


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October 22, 2015 9:30 am

By Pearl and Mel Shaw

Education is the key; nation must make it a priority. Read More


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October 19, 2015 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black Lives Matter, a rallying cry for our times. Read More


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October 12, 2015 8:15 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Raising awareness and saving lives. Read More


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October 02, 2015 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Stand Your Ground Laws: A license to kill. Read More


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August 21, 2015 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Julian Bond was never one to shrink away from a worthy fight. Read More


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August 17, 2015 1:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read More


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August 06, 2015 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Sandra Bland's Life Mattered: Transforming our criminal justice system Read More


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July 28, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Save our Cities: The 2015 National Urban League Conference. Read More


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July 17, 2015 11:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Ferguson Rebirth: Breaking new ground on our once scorched land. Read More


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July 16, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

How will the 2016's presidential candidates save our cities. Read More


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June 25, 2015 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

One Nation,One Flag Read More


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June 17, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Making certain every child achieves. Read More


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June 12, 2015 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Summer jobs pay future dividends to our nation. Read More


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June 04, 2015 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Nebraska executes the death penalty. Read More


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May 21, 2015 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The late B.B.King: Why I sing the blues. Read More


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May 14, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

To the Class of 2015. Read More


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May 07, 2015 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Women leading at the frontline of the fight for justice in Baltimore. Read More


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May 01, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Police Reform Now: The state of emergency in our precincts. Read More


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April 27, 2015 5:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Eradicating child poverty one nose at a time. Read More


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April 08, 2015 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The 2015 State of Black America report - By the numbers: Justice. Read More


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April 03, 2015 1:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The 2015 State of Black America report by the numbers - jobs. Read More


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March 26, 2015 5:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The State of Black America - By the Numbers: Part 1, Education Read More


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March 23, 2015 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Inequity in education funding shortchanges America's future. Read More


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March 11, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

From Selma to Montgomery - Martyrs of the March Read More


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February 26, 2015 9:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Giuliani's words do more than hurt - they divide Read More


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Fcaing Hard Truths

February 18, 2015 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The rhetoric of race at the crossroads of police reform Read More


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February 12, 2015 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz – the metamorphosis Read More


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February 04, 2015 10:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Tackling the noise before (and after) the big game Read More


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January 30, 2015 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It's time for Hollywood to act like diversity matters. Read More


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January 14, 2015 12:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

More credit and more challenges for President Obama on economy. Read More


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December 19, 2014 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

This is why we march Read More


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December 04, 2014 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Mel Watt lowers mortgage down payment requirement. Read More


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October 16, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The continuing challenge to voting rights by Voter ID laws. Read More


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October 08, 2014 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Teaming up to urge the nation to “Put Our Children 1st” Read More


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September 27, 2014 1:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Violence against women and children is Wrong – No Tolerance, No Excuses Read More


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September 18, 2014 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Silicon Valley must embrace diversity. Read More


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September 04, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The lessons of Ferguson. Criminal justice system on trial in America. Read More


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August 14, 2014 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

African Leaders Summit: The ties that bind. Read More


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August 07, 2014 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Making critical strides at FCC towards wireless inclusion. Read More


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August 05, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Our annual convention readied us for the fight to build bridge to jobs and justice. Read More


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July 25, 2014 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League conference to present diverse points of view. Read More


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July 21, 2014 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League annual conference kicks off in Cincinnati. Read More


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July 16, 2014 1:00 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Bipartisan jobs bill tackles urban and youth unemployment. Read More


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July 02, 2014 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Progress and Unfinished Business 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read More


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June 18, 2014 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Ruby Dee exits the stage but remains in our hearts. Read More


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June 11, 2014 10:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A chance to fix New York City's minority business enterprise program. Read More


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June 05, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Read More


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May 28, 2014 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Newark,NJ sets down a new path with election of Ras Baraka as mayor. Read More


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May 21, 2014 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Don’t Mess with Magic: A Man Too Busy to Hate. Read More


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May 16, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

#BringBackOurGirls: Why We Should Care. Read More


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May 01, 2014 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor is a voice of reason among reckless rhetoric. Read More


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April 24, 2014 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Johnson-Crapo housing reform is misguided. Read More


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April 17, 2014 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Voting in November midterm elections more important than ever. Read More


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April 10, 2014 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Rep. Paul Ryan's budget betrays our nation's moral responsibility. Read More


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April 02, 2014 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Our 2014 State of Black America reports highlights economic inequality. Read More


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March 27, 2014 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Supporting the implementation of the Common Core standards. Read More


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March 20, 2014 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Celebrating the birthday of labor icon Cesar Chavez. Read More


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March 13, 2014 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Finding promise in the Common Core Standards. Read More


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March 05, 2014 12:10 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Looking at the President's new initiative for young men of color. Read More


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February 26, 2014 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

National Urban League supports education Common Core standards. Read More


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February 05, 2014 7:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New York City to end stop and frisk police policy. Read More


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January 29, 2014 11:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Income Inequality: A domestic crisis on the world’s stage. Read More


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January 21, 2014 1:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka. Read More


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January 15, 2014 10:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Reforming school discipline policies to create a fair system. Read More


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January 07, 2014 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A new mayor for New York City with a promise of progressive change. Read More


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January 02, 2014 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

As we welcome 2014, a look back at our top 10 events of 2013. Read More


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December 11, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

What Nelson Mandela meant to America. Read More


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December 03, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Obamacare is a new tool to fight AIDS in the Black community. Read More


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November 27, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Senate Democrats eliminate a weapon of mass obstruction. Read More


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November 20, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial

12 Years a Slave: A harsh truth we dare not forget. Read More


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November 13, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

From gridiron to the workplace, we are becoming a nation of bullies. Read More


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November 06, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Race and income affect parent engagement and student achievement. Read More


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October 29, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Sounding the alarm for our nation's historically Black colleges. Read More


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October 23, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Lawmakers must not repeat the government shutdown. Read More


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October 17, 2013 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Washington's NFL football team should drop the "R" word. Read More


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October 09, 2013 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Mr. Speaker, don't play politics with the debt limit. Read More


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October 01, 2013 10:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Affordable Care Act arrives on October 1. Read More


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September 24, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black quarterbacks take charge in the NFL, ushering in a golden age. Read More


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September 17, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The lessons of "The Butler" are still relevant today. Read More


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September 11, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New Fed Chairman must be a proponent of Main Street. Read More


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August 29, 2013 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Civil rights coalition announces 21st century agenda. Read More


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August 20, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

March on Washington exposes gap between the American dream and reality. Read More


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August 13, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League to mark March on Washington 50th Anniversary. Read More


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August 06, 2013 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The U.S. Supreme Court has again weakened workers' rights. Read More


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July 26, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Justice for Trayvon is about justice for all. Read More


To Be Equal

July 10, 2013 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The State of Black Men - Part One. Read More


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July 02, 2013 8:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A week of civil rights contrasts in Washington, DC. Read More


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June 25, 2013 2:30 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing possibilities in partnership. Read More


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June 19, 2013 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A stellar day for African-American actors on Broadway. Read More


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June 11, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A trial in search of justice for Trayvon Martin. Read More


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June 05, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The U.S. Supreme Court cannot backtrack on affirmative action. Read More


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May 29, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It is time to raise the minimum wage to help working Americans. Read More


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May 22, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Our focus is on the nation's most urgent issue - unemployment. Read More


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May 15, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black voters achieve a milestone with 2008 presidential election. Read More


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May 08, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Challenging the Class of 2013 to serve and live with compassion. Read More


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April 30, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Expanding Medicaid is crucial for the nation's economy and health. Read More


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April 23, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We ache for the city of Boston and all communities terrorized by violence. Read More


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April 16, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Message to Congress: Show courage on gun safety. Read More


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April 10, 2013 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The State of Black America shows there is much work to be done. Read More


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April 02, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New State of Black America report reveals integrated inequality. Read More


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March 26, 2013 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It is time for Justice Scalia to be educated on Voting Rights Act. Read More


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March 20, 2013 8:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Facebook's COO ignites conversation about gender equity. Read More


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March 13, 2013 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The killing of Trayvon Martin, one year later. Read More


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March 05, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We must keep Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act alive. Read More


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February 26, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

University should take private prison company name off football stadium. Read More


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February 19, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The President joins our fight for early childhood education. Read More


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February 12, 2013 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New documentary on late Urban League leader Whitney Young to premier Read More


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February 06, 2013 6:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Super Bowl comes to Comeback City. Read More


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January 29, 2013 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A call for jobs, safety and voting rights. Read More


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January 16, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A presidential oath framed by the nation's racial past and present. Read More


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January 09, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League launches $70 million jobs initiative. Read More


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January 02, 2013 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

2012 was a year of triumphs and tragedies. Read More


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December 18, 2012 11:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Gun Violence in America: It’s time to turn our tears into sction Read More


To Be Equal

December 13, 2012 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

State of Urban Health Report highlights cases of inequality Read More


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December 07, 2012 8:30 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black leaders convene to discuss agenda for Black America. Read More


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November 28, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Several Black organizations and leaders set to meet on December 3. Read More


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November 23, 2012 9:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

In this season of thanks, let's remember victims of Hurricane Sandy. Read More


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November 14, 2012 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The American people re-elect President Obama and vote for action now. Read More


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November 08, 2012 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

There is help and resources for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Read More


To Be Equal

October 24, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Louisiana gets an African-American chief justice of its Supreme Court. Read More


To Be Equal

October 19, 2012 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Rep. Maxine Waters to become ranking Dem on Financial Services panel. Read More


To Be Equal

October 09, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Delay in the implementation of voter ID in Pennsylvania is a victory. Read More


To Be Equal

October 04, 2012 7:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action this term. Read More


To Be Equal

September 26, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Occupy the Vote launches campaign to counter voter suppression efforts. Read More


To Be Equal

Occupy the Vote – No Bullies at the Polls

September 20, 2012 6:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We are committed to stopping intimidation and harassment at the polls. Read More


To Be Equal

Nike: Just Don't Do It

September 13, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

An appeal to Nike to stop plans to market $300 shoe to urban youth. Read More


To Be Equal

September 07, 2012 12:41 pm

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Women are at the forefront of the Urban League movement. Read More


To Be Equal

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League honors two legal giants. Read More


To Be Equal

August 07, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League honors two icons at recent national convention. Read More


To Be Equal

August 02, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

President Obama announces a significant education initiative. Read More


To Be Equal

July 18, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black voters are the hidden swing vote in the 2012 presidential election. Read More


To Be Equal

July 10, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering a trailblazing Virginia legislator - Yvonne B. Miller. Read More


To Be Equal

July 03, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Chief Justice reigns supreme in historic health care ruling. Read More


To Be Equal

June 26, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Read More


To Be Equal

June 19, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We must urge Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act. Read More


To Be Equal

June 12, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Some good news on Black life expectancy in the United States. Read More


To Be Equal

June 05, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO National Urban League

Floridians win twin victories in the fight against voter suppression. Read More


To Be Equal

May 30, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Despite recent reports, Black men should still get PSA screening. Read More


To Be Equal

May 22, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New Census data reveals the true colors of America. Read More


Drowning Dreams in Debt

May 15, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

College students are seeing their dreams robbed by student loan debt. Read More


To Be Equal

May 09, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It is time to connect the dots between broadband access and jobs. Read More


To Be Equal

May 02, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Encouraging careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Read More


To Be Equal

April 24, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Calling upon business lobbying group to back off "Kill at Will" laws. Read More


To Be Equal

National Urban League Earns Top Ratings for Management and Accountability

April 18, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Our pride in how we run our organization, protect our legacy. Read More


To Be Equal

April 10, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A new , Black "Streetcar Named Desire" pulls into Broadway. Read More


To Be Equal

April 03, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Florida's "kill at will" law is blocking justice for Trayvon Martin. Read More


To Be Equal

March 27, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Civil rights community mourns the loss of John Payton, head of NAACP LDF. Read More


To Be Equal

March 21, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We cannot accept anything less than justice in the death of Trayvon Martin. Read More


To Be Equal

March 14, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering Rep. Donald Payne, New Jersey's first Black congressman. Read More


To Be Equal

March 06, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

November must serve as a rallying point in 2012 as we occupy the vote. Read More


To Be Equal

March 01, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A deserving actress receives an Academy Award for stellar performance. Read More


To Be Equal

State of Black America Town Hall

February 21, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League hosts State of Black America Town Hall. Read More


To Be Equal

February 15, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering a music icon - the late Whitney Houston. Read More


To Be Equal

February 08, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering Don Cornelius and the legacy of love, peace and soul. Read More


To Be Equal

February 01, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie distorts civil rights history. Read More


To Be Equal

January 25, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering the legendary Etta James. Read More


To Be Equal

January 18, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The new movie release "Red Tails" shoots down stereotypes. Read More


To Be Equal

January 10, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

As the King holiday approaches, we are mindful of the assault on voting rights. Read More


To Be Equal

January 05, 2012 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It's time to kick off 2012 with a new perspective and goals. Read More


To Be Equal

Broadband Access for All: Connect Today, Change Your Tomorrow

December 20, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We must make broadband Internet service accessible to all. Read More


To Be Equal

December 13, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A new generation of Black women leaders is emerging. Read More


To Be Equal

December 06, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We have a moral obligation to address children's poverty in our nation. Read More


To Be Equal

November 30, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Occupy the Hood Now! It is time to reclaim our communities. Read More


To Be Equal

November 23, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League bestows its highest honor on Alma Brown. Read More


To Be Equal

November 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Celebrating the life of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier. Read More


To Be Equal

November 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New Urban League reports identifies DC as top area for entrepreneurs. Read More


To Be Equal

November 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Bill in Ohio legislature would produce jobs for jobless in the state. Read More


To Be Equal

October 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The ill-advised war in Iraq is finally set to end. Read More


To Be Equal

October 19, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We can honor the legacy of Dr. King by fighting for jobs. Read More


To Be Equal

Shuttlesworth, Bell and Jobs Changed the Course of History

October 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We have lost three pioneers who changed the course of history. Read More


To Be Equal

October 05, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The President is right to urge Blacks to fight for jobs and equality. Read More


To Be Equal

A Long Shadow of Doubt: The Execution of Troy Davis

September 27, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The execution of Troy Davis casts a long shadow of doubt on justice system. Read More


To Be Equal

September 22, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League aids victims of mortgage scams. Read More


To Be Equal

September 13, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The President's jobs plan is a good start to put Americans back to work. Read More


To Be Equal

September 07, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Now that Labor Day has passed, Washington must address the jobs crisis. Read More


To Be Equal

August 31, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League Empowerment Summit comes to Atlanta. Read More


To Be Equal

August 16, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Congress needs to pass the Urban Jobs Act to help at-risk youth. Read More


To Be Equal

August 09, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Mayor Bloomberg joins the fight to support Black men in New York City. Read More


To Be Equal

National Urban League Urges President and Congress to Refocus National Debate on Jobs

August 02, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Urban League calls on President and Congress to refocus on creating jobs. Read More


To Be Equal

July 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Reflections on a recent meeting with President Obama at the White House. Read More


To Be Equal

July 21, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League affiliates work to carry out empowerment agenda. Read More


To Be Equal

July 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Job creation is priority issue at upcoming Urban League convention. Read More


To Be Equal

June 29, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New Black leaders are committed to making job creation a priority. Read More


To Be Equal

June 21, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Two of the nation's leading business leaders push jobs agenda. Read More


To Be Equal

June 14, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Preparing African American College students for jobs in Corporate America. Read More


To Be Equal

Proposed Mortgage Qualification Rule May End Homeownership As We Know It

June 07, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Proposed mortgage qualification rules endanger home ownership. Read More


To Be Equal

Saluting the Class of 2011

May 31, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Giving advice and well wishes to the Class of 2011. Read More


To Be Equal

Focus remains on creating jobs

May 17, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League visits New England to discuss jobs plan. Read More


To Be Equal

Urban Jobs Act – A Powerful Weapon in the War on Unemployment

May 10, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We need to pass the Urban Jobs Act to bring jobs to our communities. Read More


To Be Equal

May 03, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO,National Urban League

Budget cuts to housing counselors further hurts middle class. Read More


To Be Equal

Trump Employing “Birther” Issue as a Weapon of Mass Distraction

April 26, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Donald Trump's misinformation campaign is meant to distract public. Read More


To Be Equal

McDonald’s Adds 50,000 Jobs

April 19, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

McDonald's is serving up more than burgers and fries these days. Read More


To Be Equal

April 12, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League is preparing Blacks to serve on corporate Boards. Read More


To Be Equal

April 05, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Is Washington taking notice of the real state of Black America? Read More


To Be Equal

Kansas City’s Green Impact Zone Launches War on Unemployment

March 30, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A war on unemployment is shaping up in Kansas City. Read More


To Be Equal

March 23, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League hosts its annual Legislative Policy Conference. Read More


To Be Equal

THE issue is Jobs

March 15, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report. Read More


To Be Equal

Stop the Lies about the Financial Meltdown

March 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

Blacks and Latinos are being made scapegoats for the financial crisis. Read More


To Be Equal

March 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Urban League takes its economic recovery plan on the road to Indiana. Read More


To Be Equal

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban

Black entrepreneurship is an option of necessity in today's economy. Read More


To Be Equal

February 15, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Former NBA star leads Detroit with a new vision for economic recovery. Read More


To Be Equal

February 08, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

One of the Reconstruction Constitutional amendments is under attack. Read More


To Be Equal

R. Sargent Shriver: Architect of the Great Society

February 01, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering Sargent Shriver, architect of the war on poverty. Read More


To Be Equal

Green Empowerment Zones Mean Jobs for Communities of Color

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Now is the time to invest in "green" jobs in urban America. Read More


To Be Equal

A Jobs Creation Plan to Rebuild America

January 18, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League announces 12-point job creation agenda. Read More


To Be Equal

Bill Daley and Gene Sperling Have Done it Before

January 13, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

New White House appointees have experience to get the job done. Read More


Happy New Year

January 04, 2011 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

2011 offers the nation another chance to get it right. Read More


To Be Equal

Black Farmers Finally Get Justice

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black farmers finally get justice for years of mistreatment. Read More


To Be Equal

Historic Reforms Enacted by Obama in 2010

December 21, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Despite the rhetoric, the Obama White House scored some victories in 2010. Read More


To Be Equal

President Obama to Award Medal of Freedom to Angelou, Lewis and Russell

December 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Three Black Americans slated for highest honor for citizenship. Read More


To Be Equal

New Governors Include Champions for Cities

December 08, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, Natioal Urban League

New governors include supporters of the nation's urban centers. Read More


To Be Equal

Mid-Terms Elect New African American Members of Congress

December 01, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The 111th Congress will include several new Black legislators. Read More


To Be Equal

Public School Financing – Broke, Busted and Disgusted

November 17, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

How we finance public education is flawed and must be fixed. Read More


To Be Equal

Childhood Obesity: The Holiday Grinch in Black America

November 09, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial. CEO, National Urban League

Black families must make healthy lifestyles a priority for children. Read More


To Be Equal

Black America to Construction Unions: Open Your Doors

November 02, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It's time for the construction trades to end discriminatory practices. Read More


To Be Equal

Get Out and Vote on November 2nd

October 19, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

After all the rhetoric, all that matters is voting on November 2. Read More


To Be Equal

Help is on the way for small businesses

September 29, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

President Obama is set to sign legislation aiding small businesses. Read More


To Be Equal

September 21, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League honors the memory of Dr. Ronald Walters. Read More


To Be Equal

One Nation Working Together Rally

September 14, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

On October 2 progressives will rally for jobs and social justice in DC. Read More


To Be Equal

Is America Marching in Two Different Directions?

September 01, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Two "marches" in DC; is the nation at odds with itself? Read More


To Be Equal

Dr. Laura Resigns

August 25, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Dr. Laura provides another example of how some are clueless regarding racism. Read More


To Be Equal

Justice Denied to Black Farmers

August 17, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The U.S. Senate again fails to do right by the nation's Black farmers. Read More


To Be Equal

Secretary Duncan Announces Equity Commission at National Urban League Conference

August 10, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Secretary of Education announces new education initiative. Read More


To Be Equal

August 04, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

President Obama makes a push for education reform. Read More


To Be Equal

National Urban League Centennial Conference Celebrates 100 Years

July 22, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League prepares for its centennial celebration. Read More


To Be Equal

LeBron Fever

July 13, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The LeBron James circus is over, for now. However, it was quite a show. Read More


To Be Equal

Senate gets a break; Jobless Don't

July 08, 2010 12:00 am



The Senate has skipped out, leaving the jobless to fend for themselves. Read More


To Be Equal

Loose lips sink ship

June 29, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

General Stanley McChrystal's loose lips sunk his ship. Read More


To Be Equal

BEEP - Real Role Models for our Youth

June 22, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Black Executive Exchange Program provides real role models for youth. Read More


To Be Equal

Juneteenth - Back Independence Day

June 15, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

June 19 marks the date when Black Americans' independence was certified. Read More


To Be Equal

Jobs Crisis Continues

June 08, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Beneath the latest jobs numbers, a crisis is lurking for Blacks. Read More


To Be Equal

Rand Paul is on the Wrong Side of History

June 03, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Tea Party candidate Rand Paul is on the wrong side of history. Read More


To Be Equal

May 25, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

There is still much to be done to achive education equity in our nation. Read More


To Be Equal

New Orleans - The Oil This Time

May 11, 2010 12:00 am



Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has a new challenge. Read More


To Be Equal

May 05, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Arizona's new immigration law is offensive to all that is just. Read More


To Be Equal

Dorothy Height: An American Treasure

April 27, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

With the passing of Dorothy Height, the nation has lost a true treasure. Read More


To Be Equal

April 20, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Remembering the legacy of a civil rights legend, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks. Read More


To Be Equal

Time for Action on Summer Jobs for Youth

April 13, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

President Obama and Congress must act on summer jobs program for youth. Read More


To Be Equal

2010 Census: It's in Our Hands

April 07, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It's not too late to return your Census forms and help our community. Read More


To Be Equal

College Basketball Graduation Rates: Keep the Madness; End the Insanity

March 30, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Time to end the insanity around college basketball graduation rates. Read More


To Be Equal

The State of Black America 2010

March 23, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The national Urban League releases its annual report on Black America. Read More


To Be Equal

Urban League joins Congressional Black Caucus in call for jobs

March 16, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

It's time for our nation's leaders to address the unemployment crisis. Read More


Good Politics, Bad Policy

Congress fails to deliver on jobs bill

March 09, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Congress comes up short on the jobs bill and needs to start over. Read More


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I Am Empowered!

March 02, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League kicks off campaign as part of 100th anniversary. Read More


To Be Equal

Senator Kennedy's Voice is Missed

February 23, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The nation is feeling the loss of the "Lion of the Senate." Read More


To Be Equal

Civil Rights Leaders Take Fight for Jobs to the White House

February 18, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Civil rights leaders meet with President on jobs agenda for Blacks. Read More


To Be Equal

A Journey of Empowerment to China

February 09, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The National Urban League set out on a historic journey to China. Read More


To Be Equal

February 03, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

National Urban League launches its centennial anniversary celebration. Read More


To Be Equal

Obama: One Year Later

January 26, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The President is off to a good start but still has much work to do. Read More


To Be Equal

Help Haiti Now!

January 21, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Haiti needs help now, and so far Americans are responding. Read More


To Be Equal

A Publishing and Beauty Pioneer

January 12, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Eunice Walker Johnson's contributions to our nation deserve honor. Read More


To Be Equal

Percy Ellis Sutton

January 05, 2010 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Celebrating the life of a political and business pioneer. Read More


To Be Equal

Farewell to 2009

December 29, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

We bid farewell to an eventful first decade of the 21st century. Read More


To Be Equal

Get the Count Right

December 22, 2009 12:00 am

Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Coalition of civil rights groups call for an accurate Census count. Read More


To Be Equal

Green Jobs for Black America

December 15, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

A green jobs agenda can provide economic opportunity to Black Americans. Read More


To Be Equal

National Urban League's Jobs Agenda

December 08, 2009 12:00 am

Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The National Urban League outlines its jobs agenda for America. Read More


To Be Equal

Oprah's Next Big Success

December 01, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

Now that she conquered talk television, Oprah Winfrey eyes new challenge. Read More


To Be Equal

Urgent Action for Jobs Needed Now

November 25, 2009 12:00 am



President Obama must advance a jobs agenda to avoid economic disaster. Read More


To Be Equal

Time for Senate to act on Health Care Reform

November 17, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

The Senate must act to pass comprehensive health care reform. Read More


To Be Equal

Hate Crimes Bill signed into Law

November 10, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

Nation moves one step closer to justice with signing of Shepard-Byrd Act. Read More


To Be Equal

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

November 02, 2009 12:00 am

Time for real health care reform

As the debate heats up on health care reform, Blacks need to be vocal. Read More


To Be Equal

It's time to declare "peace" on youth violence

October 27, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

It is time to address all of the issues that manifest in violent behavior. Read More


To Be Equal

October 23, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, The National Urban League

The 2010 Census represents an opportunity to be counted and heard. Read More


To Be Equal

October 19, 2009 12:00 am

By Marc Morial, CEO, National Urban League

There has been such a whirlwind of analysis, criticism and even some derision among certain segments of the chattering class about President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, that I decided to go to the source for some answers. Read More