National Urban League
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 9:18am

‘You are the medicine,’ Urban League Leader Tells MLK Day Service in Morristown

With racism on the rise and economic disparity widening, it’s time to stand up and be counted–at the ballot box and in this year’s U.S. Census, the CEO of the National Urban League told a Martin Luther King Day service in Morristown.

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National Urban League
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 10:16am

Upon MLK Holiday Week, Struggle Against Violence, for Economic Justice, and Racial Equality Undermines Black Leadership

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – As America prepares to pause on Monday, January 20, to commemorate and reflect on the life and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the three most essential aspects of the revered civil rights leader’s work – economic justice, racial equality and strategic non-violence – remain among the foremost civil rights issues across America.

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National Urban League
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 9:47am

Census Bureau Plans Hundreds of Ads in 13 Languages for 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a changed media landscape from the last once-a-decade head count in 2010, U.S. Census Bureau officials unveiled a multi-million dollar media campaign...

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National Urban League
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 12:01pm

James Buford Remembered

A pillar of the civic community, James H. Buford mingled with both corporate executives and civil rights activists.

He was “as comfortable in the suite as on the street,” Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, said on Saturday at Buford’s funeral.

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National Urban League
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 12:01pm

NFL Adds 6 Grassroots Groups to Inspire Change Initiative

The NFL is awarding new grants to six social justice organizations as part of its “ Inspire Change “ initiative that emphasizes education and economic development, community and police relations, and criminal justice reform.

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National Urban League
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 11:59am

150,000 Volunteers Expected at Annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service

Organizers, sponsors, and community partners joined together in a ceremony at Girard College on January 8 to announce plans for the upcoming 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Girard College will serve as the region’s signature project site for the eleventh successive year. 

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National Urban League
Mon, 06 Jan 2020 - 9:33am

Separate, Unequal, and Dismal: Urban League Rekindles Leaders’ Commitments to Improve Public Schools

The Urban League of Louisiana released an equity report examining the quality of Baton Rouge public schools and identifying gaps in outcomes, access, and excellence.

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National Urban League
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 - 12:21pm

Late Indiana Mayor Hatcher Laid Groundwork for Black Leaders Across the Nation

A lot of black folks owe their success to Richard Gordon Hatcher. Hatcher, 86, the longest-serving mayor of Gary, Indiana, died Friday night at a Chicago hospital.

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 10:32am

Although Jobs Report Shows Robust Job Market, African Americans Still Face Discrimination

The prognosticators were wrong. Forecasts from ADP and Moody’s Analytics early last week revealed that the job market was slowing due to a private payrolls report showing a gain of just 67,000 jobs for the month of November.

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National Urban League
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 9:19am

Buttigieg Leads in Iowa and New Hampshire, But Still Faces Uncomfortable Questions

Mayor Pete Buttigieg returned to South Bend following Wednesday's debate leading in both Iowa and New Hampshire but still facing uncomfortable questions about his ability to reach voters of color. 

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