To Be Equal is a syndicated weekly opinion column distributed by the National Urban League to news outlets across the nation since 1963, when it was started as “the Voice of Black America” by National Urban League President, Whitney M. Young, Jr.

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National Urban League
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 9:39pm

On Thanksgiving, Reflect Upon the Redemptive Power of Love

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens..."

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National Urban League
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 - 12:21pm

Debate night. The Candidates Finally Address the Housing Crisis

 If you tuned in Wednesday, you might've heard the candidates finally talk about the affordable housing crisis. But do they have plans to fix the problem?

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National Urban League
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 - 12:40am

Harriet Film Shows the Inner Life of History’s Best-Known Conductor on the Underground Railroad

“’Harriet’ is the kind of instructional, no-nonsense biopic that may not take many artistic risks or sophisticated stylistic departures but manages to benefit from that lack of pretension. This is an ideal introduction — or reintroduction — not just to Tubman, but to the inhumane system that she refused to accept..."

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National Urban League
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 - 10:52am

National Urban League Presidents Jordan, Jacob and Price Honored as Visionary Warriors

“There can be no time-outs in the fight for freedom and equality. We must continue to help America understand that we hold America’s values dearly. At times, it seemed as if we were the only ones who did..."

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National Urban League
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - 12:04pm

The Future of Black Workers

Technology has simplified our lives but did you know it could also disrupt millions of jobs for African Americans? We explain.

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National Urban League
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 - 4:53pm

Automation Threatens The Future Of Black Workers In America

“Black America’s collective response to emerging technology will determine whether it is an opportunity – or an existential threat” – George H. Lambert, Jr., President and CEO, Greater Washington Urban League

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National Urban League
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 4:24pm

The Urban League Movement Has Had Fewer Greater Champions in Congress Than Elijah Cummings

"Steely yet compassionate, principled yet open to new perspectives, Chairman Cummings remained steadfast in his pursuit of truth, justice, and reconciliation. It's a tribute to his native Baltimore that one of its own brought such character, tact, and resolve into the halls of power every day..."

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National Urban League
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 4:38pm

2020 Census National Tele-Town Hall to Feature Activists and Experts on How to Prevent an Undercount

“The extent to which the 1960 undercount has shortchanged inner-city residents of the political representation and economic assistance to which they are entitled is incalculable..."

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National Urban League
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 - 12:42pm

Congress is Duty-Bound to Investigate Alarming Reports of Trump’s Misconduct

“Any attempt by a President to use the office of the presidency of the United States for personal political gain—rather than the national interest—fundamentally undermines our sovereignty, democracy, and the Constitution ... "

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National Urban League
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 7:59pm

Memo to Candidates: We Need a Plan for the Affordable Housing Crisis

"The lack of affordable housing is perhaps the greatest challenge to successfully ending homelessness and lifting millions of people out of poverty …"

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