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
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 5:21pm

National Urban League
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 10:30am

It’s Time To Fight Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism The Way We Fight Other Forms of Terrorism

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “The big thing is we need to change the way we in the United States are viewing these incidents with right-wing extremist terrorism. Stop dismissing this as crazy gunmen, or hate crimes, or that some person ‘just snapped.’

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National Urban League
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 3:04pm

Toni Morrison's Passing is a Loss for the Racial Justice Community As Well As the Literary World

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge..."

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National Urban League
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 10:44am

To Be Equal: No justice for Eric Garner

NYPD Must Terminate Officer Who Used Excessive Force. “It was Eric and my family five years ago, but it could be you and yours today or tomorrow."

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National Urban League
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 3:56pm

To Be Equal: Michelle Obama at Essence Fest: Frank and Free

"And if we're thinking about what the agenda is, which is getting to a place where we all live in a country where we're proud to pass on to our kids, going high is the only way we get there."

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National Urban League
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 3:55pm

To Be Equal: Legalizing Marijuana

States Should Follow Illinois’ Lead on Expungement, Opportunity in New Cannabis Law. “The U.S. “war on drugs” — a decades-long policy of racial and class suppression hidden behind cannabis criminality..."

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National Urban League
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 - 4:26pm

To Be Equal: Farewell to a Legend

“I was taught that your job was to make this earth better. I hope my children will carry on. I hope I’ve taught them enough to keep trying to grow, keep trying to make people understand how to enjoy life."

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National Urban League
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 - 12:10pm

To Be Equal: Why is the Insurance Industry Pushing Repeal of Discrimination Protection?

 “As long as the color of a man's skin determines his choice of housing, no investment in the physical rebuilding of our cities will free the men and women living there..."

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National Urban League
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 11:50am

To Be Equal: Getting Counted

“Despite the positive changes we have made throughout history, there is a persistent trend of bad actors playing politics with the survey in order to disenfranchise racial minorities."

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National Urban League
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 9:54am

To Be Equal: Why private school vouchers are a failed experiment

“How bad are school vouchers for students? Far worse than most people imagine. Indeed, the use of school vouchers—which provide families with public dollars to spend on private schools—is equivalent to missing out on more than one-third of a year of classroom learning.” 

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