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National Urban League
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 10:47am

FBI's Civil Rights Symposium Focuses on Community Dialogue

FBI's Civil Rights Symposium Focuses on Officer Training and Community Dialogue. Community leaders and representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout the region gathered Thursday (May 2) to discuss and learn more about civil rights. 

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National Urban League
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:05am

Mastercard's Tim Murphy Named Chair-Elect of National Urban League Board

April 5, 2019 -- Mastercard General Counsel Tim Murphy has been elected to serve as the 22nd chairman of the National Urban League Board of Trustees.

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National Urban League
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 5:04pm

Program to Offer Free Coding Classes to 25 Residents of Louisville's Poorest Neighborhood

Twenty-five people from Louisville's poorest neighborhoods can take a coding class for free as part of the Louisville Skills program.  The program is a partnership between Interapt, The University of Louisville, the Louisville Urban League (Louisville, KY) and The Humana Foundation.

Anyone can apply.

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National Urban League
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 4:41pm

Free School Supplies Provided at Denver 'Back to School Block Party'

Hundreds of families celebrated the end of summer and received free school supplies thanks to the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Young Professionals (Denver, CO).

"Everyone is having fun here today," Kwon Atlas of the ULMDYP said. "It's very important to engage the community, especially the young folks."

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National Urban League
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 4:03pm

Akron Urban League Names Teresa LeGrair President and CEO

The Akron Urban League (Akron, OH) has a new president and CEO, but it's a familiar face.

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National Urban League
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 3:25pm

Project Ready: Chicago Urban League Goes to China

For the seventh year in a row, The Chicago Urban League (Chicago, IL) took part in their signature Student Mission Trip to China, an exchange program which included 16 African American students.  The Student Mission Trip to China gave youth from underserved communities a global perspective on their lives and empowered them to see the

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National Urban League
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 - 5:28pm

Urban League of Rochester Names First Female President and CEO

Urban League of Rochester (Rochester, NY) has named a new president and CEO.

The Board of Directors announced that Dr. Seanelle Hawkins was selected after a nationwide search. She will be the first woman to ever serve as president of Urban League of Rochester.

Dr. Hawkins began her new position on June 3.

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