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Making Their Mark: Senators Booker and Harris Stand for Justice
September 20, 2018
Democrats were combative, and in some cases, defiant, as Kavanaugh’s high-stakes confirmation hearing played out for the American public to see. ... read more »
Breaking the Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling
September 14, 2018
In the 240-year history of the United States, four African American men have presided as the chief executive of a state or commonwealth. Only two were elected in their own right – Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2006, and Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1989. David Paterson of New York was elevated to the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer in 2008 ... read more »
Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
The Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is a Deeply-Felt Loss to the Urban League Movement
July 19, 2018
While John’s service to the Urban League goes back more than half a century, his association with the leaders of the movement goes back even further. While he was studying for his Master of Social Work degree at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta), he became a protégé of Whitney M. Young, then Dean of the School of Social Work. Just a few short years later, Young would take the helm of the National Urban League and ask John to lead the affiliate in Flint, Michigan. ... read more »
Prominent Civil Rights Leader John Mack Remembered
July 12, 2018
A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service.  ... read more »
State of Black America 2018 
May 17, 2018
The National Urban League has released its 42nd annual report on the State of Black America themed, “Save our Cities:  Powering the Digital Revolution.”  ... read more »
State of Black America Finds African-Americans Drastically Underrepresented in Tech Industries
May 10, 2018
A nationwide assessment of the digital economy has found that Black Americans are overrepresented tech consumers, underrepresented tech employees. ... read more »
What’s at risk for America’s ethnic communities with the 2020 Census? 
April 12, 2018
The biggest threat to a complete count in the 2020 Census, civil rights advocates agree, is public distrust of the government, fueled by the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies, and the just announced decision by Commerce Dept. Secretary Wilbur Ross to include a question on citizenship status -- a question that hasn't been included since 1950.  ... read more »
President’s Claim To Be Above the Law is ‘An Affront to the Very Principle on Which Our System is Built’
December 14, 2017
Twenty three years later, Congress would vote to impeach President Bill Clinton, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. ... read more »
Panel Discusses How GOP Tax Plan Affects Communities of Col
December 7, 2017
Trump says he would be fine with Congress raising taxes on the rich in the final plan, but he isn't requiring that they do that. ... read more »
The Digital Revolution Will be Powered by Black Millennials
November 2, 2017
The presence and influence of Black millennials on our shared digital frontier can neither be denied nor dismissed. From viral memes that catch celebrities at their best-and worst, to trending hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite with the power to spark social awareness and compel offline action, Black millennials are digital pioneers. ... read more »
NFL Must “Provide a Better Platform” on Racism and Criminal Justice Reform
October 31, 2017
The League needs to support and encourage this work and expand its scope so that it can, as Reid said, "provide a better platform. ... read more »
Reinstate DACA and Protect Dreamers
September 28, 2017
"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery." - Horace Mann ... read more »
Tribute To Harriet Tubman Is A Step Forward; Abandoning Plan Would Be A Grave Mistake
September 14, 2017
We are a nation of many colors, many creeds, and our history is rich with the contributions of men and women of every background and heritage ... read more »
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