To Be Equal: Farewell to a Legend

Marc H. Morial
President and CEO
National Urban League 


“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. Look at all the beautiful things around you, look at the progress. You gotta enjoy that, you gotta appreciate that, and I do.” – Leah Chase

With the passing this week of New Orleans’ Queen of Creole cuisine, Leah Chase, a part of New Orleans has died.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:26

Urban League of Louisiana Guild – Educational Symposium

On June 22, 2019, the Urban League of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA) Guild will host an Educational Symposium entitled “Bridging the Educational Gap: From Surviving to Thriving.” Panel discussions will be moderated by Anchor Gina Swanson of WDSU New-6 and consist of educators and community activist across the city and educational spectrum.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:11

2019 Mollie Moon Award Nomination

We are extremely proud to once again honor our Guild volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the growth and development of our great Urban League Movement. An exemplary Guild member will be selected as the recipient of the prestigious Mollie Moon Volunteer Service Award for 2019. The award will be presented at our 2019 National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis, IN during the National Council of Urban League Guild Leadership Luncheon, Friday, July 26th at 12:30 P.M.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:56

Illinois Census Activities Get $29 Million

Illinois is investing tens of millions of dollars to make sure no one is missed in the 2020 census.

State lawmakers included $29 million in the budget. The majority of the money will go to community groups to educate the public on how the census works and how the government uses the information it collects, according to Sol Flores, a deputy governor leading the census efforts.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:59

Lion’s Choice Donates Restaurant to Urban League to Establish Job Training

A former Lion’s Choice restaurant location will soon become a training center for job-seekers hoping to work in the restaurant industry.

The Lion’s Choice restaurant chain has donated one of its locations in north St. Louis County to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), which will use the facility as a job training center.

Submitted by rwilliams@nul.org on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:55