Five Years After Michael Brown's Death: Despite Visible Progress, Racial Disparities Persist In Ferguson
Marc H. Morial
President and CEO
National Urban League
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.
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.
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.
On the behalf of Liquid Soul and Bleecker Street Media, we want to thank the National Urban League for featuring Brian Banks at your recent national convention. This is a story that the masses need to know and a movie people need to see.
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.
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.
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.