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
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 5:09pm

National Urban League Vows to Oppose Housing Finance Reform That Fails to Support Families of Color

“Civil Rights organizations have laid out a strong plan for an equitable housing market that works for all families and communities. Ignoring these important voices does a disservice to vulnerable communities..."

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National Urban League
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 12:43pm

Attitudes About Gun Safety Are Changing, But Senate Leadership Is Mired In The Past

“The biggest movement and shift that we’ve seen in this culture is simply because of the victims. When victims and survivors are coming to the legislative bodies and they’re telling their stories and they’re appealing, we’ve seen movement. We’ve seen movement."

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National Urban League
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 5:33pm

On Labor Day, Commit to Raising Full-Time Workers Out of Poverty

“The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. It was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best...

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National Urban League
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 5:21pm

Five Years After Michael Brown's Death: Despite Visible Progress, Racial Disparities Persist In Ferguson

“The city’s personal-responsibility refrain … reflects many of the same racial stereotypes found in the emails between police and court supervisors.

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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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