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Dissecting President Joe Biden’s Racial Equity Agenda: ‘The Time to Act is Now’
January 28, 2021
There is new air surrounding the pillars of Capitol Hill, and within the first week of new leadership, Biden has directed his attention to the needs of the country. In addition to the concerns brought on by a global health tragedy, he has led his administration to focus on social equity. President Biden has been working diligently, making the concerns of underrepresented communities a priority in all federal agencies under his guidance. ... read more »
Make It Plain Townhall Addresses Concerns of the Black Community
January 14, 2021
The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 tackles some of the pressing issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. ... read more »
Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine
December 24, 2020
“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels – 94 to 95 percent efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100 percent efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe – that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Dr. Fauci stated. ... read more »
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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 »
Biden’s First 100-Day Challenge: Transitioning to a More Inclusive Economy
December 3, 2020
The tumultuous 2020 presidential election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is.  ... read more »
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 »
Black Lives, And Black Livelihoods Were At Stake In This Election. Black Votes Determined Its Outcome.
November 12, 2020
As grief and despair over the racially-disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic and police brutality erupted in unrest across America’s cities this summer, the National Urban League mobilized to channel the protests in the streets into power at the polls. ... read more »
Historical Barriers and Structural Inequalities Still Account for Black-White Homeownership Gap
November 12, 2020
NAREB 2020 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report shows how uneven mortgage lending practices, cumulative disadvantages and COVID-19 continue to obstruct growth of Black homeownership ... read more »
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JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 Billion to Advance Racial Equity
October 22, 2020
“All Americans deserve equitable access to affordable housing and the physical, emotional and financial security it represents,” said Lisa Rice, CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance. “JPMorgan Chase’s new commitments will help make owning or renting a reality for more Black and Latinx families, whose housing access has been impeded by decades of systemic racism and are now disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19. Addressing the affordability crisis, now overlaid with the pandemic, will require many players on many fronts, and these commitments are concrete, meaningful steps in the right direction.” ... read more »
URBAN LEAGUE LEADERS: GRAND JURY DECISION IS AN AFFRONT TO BREONNA TAYLOR’S MEMORY
October 1, 2020
Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, and Sadiqa N. Reynolds, Esq., President & CEO of the Louisville Urban League, issued the following joint statement in response to a grand jury’s failure to seek justice for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
L.A. Joins Lawsuit to Block Census Bureau from Changing Response Deadline
August 20, 2020
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that Los Angeles has joined other cities and national organizations in filing a lawsuit to block the shortening of the U.S. Census response deadline, now set for the end of September. ... 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 »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
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