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Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending
June 15, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace—not abandon—its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. ... read more »
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 »
TV One Special ‘National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall’  
May 25, 2017
Town hall sparks national conversation on racial and economic justice, premieres May 31 at 8 p.m. ET  ... read more »
Celebration of Life Service Set for Bennett
May 17, 2017
Los Angeles resident Joan V. Bennett passed away recently at her Harbor City residence. A longtime member of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church (BKCAME), Bennett served on the Senior Usher Board for more than 30 years. ... read more »
State of Black America  
May 3, 2017
The National Urban League released its 2017 State of Black America report on May 2, during its annual Black America Empowerment Summit in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Trump administration already worries civil rights groups
November 17, 2016
The nation's largest civil rights organization says it will closely monitor President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration's policies and actions to ensure that hard-fought civil rights gains are not lost without a protracted fight. ... read more »
Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement
October 13, 2016
The presence of minority officers is likely to introduce different perspectives into an agency ... read more »
Howard University’s Celebrates Anniversary with Its Celebrity Journalists
September 14, 2016
More than 300 students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the nation came together, network, and celebrate the success of the alumni of the prestigious Howard University School of Communications. ... read more »
Anthem, National Urban League, City of Hope, Pfizer create Take Action for Health to address health issues facing African-Americans
August 12, 2016
A recent study by the National Urban League Policy Institute found that health disparities cost the U.S. economy $82.2 billion in 2009, $60 billion in health care spending and $22.2 billion in lost productivity. Left alone, costs associated with chronic health conditions facing certain ethnic groups are expected to soar to $363 billion in 2050 as the U.S. population grows increasingly diverse. ... read more »
New Momentum on Common Sense Gun Reform
July 6, 2016
“The question before us is, what is this Congress waiting for? Over the last 12 years, gun-related crimes claimed more American lives than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined. ... read more »
Class of 2016: Beating the Odds
June 29, 2016
Today, you are set to begin a new chapter in your life. Celebrate and bask in your well-deserved feeling of accomplishment now, because tomorrow is a new day and there is much work to be done. ... read more »
What Will 2016 Bring for Economic and Political Opportunity and Social Justice
December 29, 2015
The 2016 Presidential election still is more than 10 months off, but already it promises to serve as a referendum on social justice and racial reconciliation, in a year when national attitudes are changing faster than ever - and not always for the better. Pending U.S. Supreme Court decisions and legislation before Congress 2016 will profoundly impact racial consideration in college admissions, voting rights, collective bargaining and criminal justice reform. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (December 3)
December 2, 2015
December 3   1982- Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns won the WBC Junior Middleweight title. He was the first Black boxer to win titles in five different weight classes. ... read more »
Bennett Joins UL Quarter Century Club
October 28, 2015
Joan Bennett, a member of Brookins Community AME Church, was recently inducted into the National Urban League (UL) Quarter Century Club during the UL’s national conference held in Fort Lauderdale, ... read more »
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