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National Urban League
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 - 10:25am

James H. Buford, Longtime Urban League Leader, Dies At 75

By Chris King, The St. Louis American

James H. Buford, longtime National Urban League leader in St. Louis and nationally, died Friday, Nov. 28 at age 75.

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National Urban League
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 - 12:34pm

Urban League Teams up with TIAA Bank to Host Turkey Giveaway

On Tuesday, November 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) will distribute nearly 2,000 free turkeys to needy area residents thanks to the support of TIAA Bank and Schnucks Supermarkets.

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National Urban League
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 - 1:16pm

McDuffie to Step Down from Buffalo Urban League in 2020

Brenda McDuffie made a big announcement during the annual Buffalo Urban League Gala (Buffalo, NY) on Saturday night.

The organization's president and CEO announced that she is stepping down in 2020. She plans to still be involved.

The gala is one of the largest fundraising affairs in Western New York.

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National Urban League
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 - 12:34pm

YPs Hosted 8th Annual Leadership Development Conference

District Hall, a center in Seaport, buzzed with excitement this weekend as inspirational business figures told stories of individuality, authenticity and relationship-building. They were all seeking to answer one question — how do you build a legacy? 

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National Urban League
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 2:30pm

Milwaukee Urban League Offers Free Drivers Ed Courses

The Milwaukee Urban League (Milwaukee, WI) is looking to help at least 303 people get their driver's license, free of charge.

It’s all through a program they’ve been operating for more than 20 years. Now, they’re pushing harder to get more people into the courses than ever before.

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National Urban League
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 1:12pm

Urban League to bring First Expungement Clinic to Southwest Side

On a Thursday evening in September on the South Side, about 20 lawyers and legal professionals sat in twos at several tables in a large open room at the Urban League of Greater Madison (Maidson, WI, waiting to help people for free.

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National Urban League
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 2:36pm

Urban League Youth Empowerment Luncheon

On Friday, November 8th,  the Urban League of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL) held it’s Ninth Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon at the West Palm Beach Marriott.

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National Urban League
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - 12:08pm

Knoxville Urban League Honors "The Clinton 12" at Gala

The Knoxville Area Urban League (Knoxville, TN) honored “The Clinton 12” with its lifetime achievement award at the Equal Opportunity Awards Gala and recognized the volunteer, minority business and corporate leadership award winners.

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National Urban League
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 3:54pm

Cincinnati Youth Make Recommendations for Policing Changes

A group of Cincinnati teens, sponsored by the Children's Law Center, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati, OH), are making recommendations to the city of Cincinnati to reduce the number of youth arrests and eliminate racial disparities.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 12:31pm

Training Partnership Links Low-Income Residents with Building Trades

Sparks flew as Dominique Jackson cut through lengths of rebar to be used in the foundation of the new Linden Community Center.

The 55,000-square-foot facility is set to open late next year, taking the place of the former building at Linden Park.

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