National Urban League: Panteleo Firing “A Small Measure Of Justice” For Eric Garner’s Family

NEW YORK (August 19, 2019) -- The long-overdue firing of the NYPD officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner is a small measure of justice in a case riddled with unfairness, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said today.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:29

Partnership Brings Career Planning Opportunities to Cleveland

Academic and career guidance will be offered to Maple Heights residents over the next year through a pilot program between Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) and community partners.

The program is designed to help residents in the city select a career path and find the training needed for employment in their chosen field. The goal is to connect people to jobs with family-sustaining wages and high growth potential.

Submitted by ihall_11 on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:00

Grand Rapids Urban League Students Lead Anti-Vaping/Smoking Campaign

The Grand Rapids Urban League (Grand Rapids, MI) is taking a strong stance on smoking and vaping when it comes to our youth.

The organization encourages healthy living and lifestyles, housing, employment, equity, inclusion and more. Alarming numbers when it comes to youth and vaping have encouraged them to take the matter head on.

Submitted by ihall_11 on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:39

Karen Freeman-Wilson Named New Head of Chicago Urban League

Karen Freeman-Wilson has her next role lined up once her term as mayor of Gary ends on Dec. 31.

Freeman-Wilson was named president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League (Chicago, IL), an established organization that has worked for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans. She begins in January.

Submitted by ihall_11 on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:43

West Michigan Community Groups Push for 2020 Census Participation

The U.S. 2020 census will determine each state’s representation in Congress, and how more than $675 billion in federal funding would be distributed across the country.

As the federal government prepares for the spring survey, community groups in West Michigan are pushing the public for greater participation and hoping to see more resources allocated to their communities as a result.

Submitted by ihall_11 on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:28

Paul Williams: Architect to Stars and St. Jude

African-American architect who made his name designing homes for the stars donated his star-shaped design for the hospital founded by his friend Danny Thomas.

He styled a Mid-Century Modern bachelor’s abode for Frank Sinatra that enthralled a national audience during a televised tour. For Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, he designed a Palm Springs weekend home that epitomized sleek, glass-walled elegance.

Submitted by ihall_11 on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 15:38

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.’
Submitted by GLakew on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:30