The Black Agenda - Change

Morrow, GA

#1 Mar 1, 2013
National Urban League President Marc Morial (R) speaks as Rev. Al Sharpton looks on after leaders of civic organizations met with President Barack Obama at the White House, Nov. 16, 2012.
Following a four-hour closed door meeting Monday, the leaders of four African-American advocacy groups emerged looking pleased to announce a collective wish list they plan to deliver to President Barack Obama for his second term.

The "black agenda," as the groups have called their wish list on Twitter, starts with ensuring the fiscal cliff doesn't disproportionately hurt black Americans. That's something Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, has worried about before. But Morial also listed five new priorities that came out of what he called Monday's "historic gathering." Those include: working for parity for blacks in education, health care and the economy; reforming the criminal justice system; and protecting and defending voting rights.

Morrow, GA

#2 Mar 1, 2013
“For centuries, African American men and women have persevered to enrich our national life and bend
the arc of history toward justice. From resolute Revolutionary War soldiers fighting for liberty to the
hardworking students of today reaching for horizons their ancestors could have only imagined, African
Americans have strengthened our Nation by leading reforms, overcoming obstacles and breaking down
barriers”– President Obama, February 1, 2011
Since day one, the President has sought to restore the strength of middle class, increase shared
prosperity, and bring back the American Dream, while also providing ladders for Americans willing to do
their part. The policies outlined in this report have benefited all Americans, and have had direct impacts
on the African American community. Whether by creating jobs, revitalizing schools, making college more
affordable, increasing access to healthcare, enhancing civil rights or strengthening the bonds that keep
families together, the Obama Administration continues to champion initiatives that support African
Americans in today’s difficult economy.

Morrow, GA

#3 Mar 1, 2013
It's about's about faith, it's about trust , it's about lifting each other up...brothers and sisters. don't allow the negative forces to turn us around! Got to keep on moving!!!

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