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2021 State of Black America, “The New Normal; Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive” Highlights the Urgency of Repairing Structural Flaws Unmasked by the Coronavirus Epidemic
July 22, 2021
Ending the "Three Pandemics" of racial inequity in health care, economics and public safety requires innovation, deliberation ... read more »
World-Class Sprinter Sha’Carrie Richardson Is The Latest Casualty Of Decades Of Racist Application Of Marijuana Policies
July 15, 2021
“… ‘the rules are the rules.’ Yet, rules aren’t inherently neutral — more likely than not, rules are an extension of a status quo of racism, ... read more »
National Urban League and the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 Team Up with HBCU Medical Professionals
December 3, 2020
As the nation prepares for yet another wave of COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers continue to discuss the possible vaccine and methods of dispersion. However, with the majority of cases still within the Black and Brown communities, the National Urban League set up a press call with Black medical experts to discuss what this will look like for the population. ... read more / view gallery »
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National Urban League to Biden and Harris: Prioritize Pandemic Control and Economic Stimulus that Directs Jobs to Struggling Communities
November 19, 2020
In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial urged them to place top priority on comprehensive economic relief for Americans devastated by the coronavirus epidemic.  ... read more »
2020 State of Black America Focuses on COVID-19 Effects to the Black Community
August 13, 2020
Morial said that there needs to be immediate and long term action to mend the effects of COVID-19 on the African American community and the first step is recognizing that the health system in American is “broken.” “The entire system, it has to be done through an equity lens in a significant way,” Morial said. ... read more »
National Urban League, BET and Key Impact Partners Declare September 18 National Black Voter Day
July 30, 2020
As part of the organization’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign, the National Urban League, in partnership with BET and other key civil rights organizations, has designated September 18, 2020, the first-ever National Black Voter Day. ... read more »
Does Democratic Takeover of the House Mean the ACA is Safe?
November 22, 2018
The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare,” is one of the most consequential acts of Congress in the 21st Century, especially for African Americans. The ACA slashed the Black uninsured rate by 40%. ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
October 4, 2018
Praise the Lord, indeed. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Black voting rates – particularly in presidential years – rose steadily. In 2008, the Black voting rate matched the White rate for the first time and in 2012 exceeded it. Not coincidentally, in 2013 the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act and the Black voter turnout in 2016 dipped to a low not seen since 2004. ... read more »
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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy at 100
June 8, 2017
President Kennedy's national address was not supposed to be delivered. ... read more »
Claims Of “Fake News” Are An Insult To An Institution That Has Risked Lives To Advance Liberty
March 1, 2017
The work of America's journalists has resulted in some of our nation's most important reforms ... read more »
New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court
February 9, 2017
The Supreme Court's function is to serve as a check on the power of Congress and the President ... read more »
To Be Equal: Assessing President Obama’s Impact and Legacy
January 18, 2017
President Obama Earns “Excellent” Rating from the National Urban League ... read more »
The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Telling America’s Story   
September 14, 2016
"It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association; to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro's contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, ect.-fitting tribute to the Negro's contributions and achievements, and which would serve as an educational center giving inspiration and pride to the present and future generations that they may be inspired to follow the examples of those who have aided in the advancement of the race and Nation.." - National Memorial Association, 1915 ... read more »
To Be Equal
March 24, 2016
Women’s History Month: Contributions and Past and Present “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, ... read more »
To Be Equal– The Value of Labor
September 9, 2015
Despite the dizzying array of clearance sales and bargains to be found in our nation’s malls and department stores, Labor Day is no creation of our retail industry. It is our nation’s annual tribute to the working class, American worker whose physical, and largely manual labor, built this country’s infrastructure and built a labor movement that spurred social and economic achievements for all American workers – regardless of job sector. ... read more »
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