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  1. The Forgotten Work of Jessie Redmon FausetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The New Yorker

    Among the events that helped to crystallize what would come to be known as the Harlem Renaissance was a dinner, in March, 1924, at the Civic Club, on West 12th Street. The idea for the dinner was initially hatched by Charles Spurgeon Johnson, the editor of Opportunity , a journal published by the National Urban League and, under Johnson, one of the leading outlets for young black writers.


  2. The making of a melting pot - Thursday, 16 February 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Newberg Graphic

    ... of black history on their website. In 1989, Ron Brown, a former Supreme Court lawyer and leader of the National Urban League, was elected as chairman of the Democratic Party National Committee - the first African American man to hold the position. ...


  3. Former mayor Marc Morial talks race and inequality at Tulane Feb. 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Best of New Orleans

    Former New Orleans mayor and National Urban League president Marc Morial appears at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center later this week to discuss "The Future of Race and Economics: Income Equality, Health Care and Affordable Housing Under the New Administration." Noted economist and writer Dr. Julianne Malveaux will facilitate the conversation.


  4. Is America Great Again for White, Straight Men Under Jeff Sessions?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Black Enterprise

    ... such united and widespread opposition as the former Alabama senator. According to a post from the National Urban League President Marc Morial, "Trump set the stage for an unprecedented rollback of racial justice, immigration policy, LGBTQ rights, ...


  5. Continue reading Black Voters Feel Ignored by the Democratic Party a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Black Voice News

    ... study on Black voters to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. This photo was taken during the National Urban League 3rd annual urban ideas forum. (Freddie Allen) Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and ...


  6. Help us reduce gun violence in BirminghamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Alabama Live

    By William Barnes, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Birmingham Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization of its kind Since 1967, the Birmingham Urban League has advocated for the rights of African Americans, connected citizens with resources to find jobs, fought for fair housing opportunities, and worked towards economic empowerment and racial equality. The core mission of the BUL is to help all racial and ethnic groups, particularly African Americans, achieve social and economic equality.


  7. Readout of First Day Events for Attorney General SessionsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | PressReleasePoint

    ... strengthen law enforcement and save lives. Attorney General Sessions also called top leadership of the National Urban League and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to build positive relationships and outline his priorities ...


  8. In first day, attorney general vows to get tough on crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Northern Michigan News

    ... record on civil rights and immigration. The department said Sessions on Thursday reached out to the National Urban League and the NAACP, as well as to national police organizations, to share with them his priorities. Sessions told Justice Department ...


  9. Civil rights groups changing tactics following Sessions lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    After failing to prevent Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation, civil rights groups are now shifting their attention to monitoring his actions at the Justice Department. National Urban League President Marc Morial says they will hold Sessions accountable if he's not "a fair and impartial defender of liberty and justice."


  10. King letter and statement criticize Sessions prosecutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 |

    ... a fair and impartial defender of liberty and justice, our community will hold him fully accountable," National Urban League President Marc H. Morial added. "I request that my statement, as well as this letter be made a part of the hearing record," ...


  11. New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supeme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Hudson Valley Press

    ... when the new President announced his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Court, I vowed that the National Urban League would conduct a thorough review of Gorsuch's judicial record and public statements to determine whether he is fit to serve on the ...


  12. Support the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, H.R. 732Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | FreedomWorks

    ... Journal noted that these dollars went to organizations such as National Council of La Raza and the National Urban League. A House Judiciary Committee investigation discovered that the Department of Justice directed nearly $1 billion in settlement ...


  13. Hennessy Touts Black Icons in Business and ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | Black Enterprise

    ... social justice initiatives dating back to 1896 as one of the founders of what would become the National Urban League, providing sponsorship for the Tuskegee Institute, and (in 1909) serving as the NAACP's first corporate sponsor. What's more, ...


  14. Remembering Ennis WarrickRead the original story

    Friday Feb 3 | Xenia Daily Gazette

    Ennis Warrick was born in 1887, he was one of the few African-Americans to earn a commission as an Army officer during World War I. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University. He served as president of the East St. Louis Chapter of the National Urban League.


  15. Stronger area ties focus for new Urban League CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | West Side and South Side Leader

    ... to self-sufficiency for the African-American community. It is one of more than 100 affiliates of the National Urban League, according to officials. Winlock and her staff worked as a team to define the organization and who it should serve and set a ...


  16. New CBA President: 'Pressure Is On for Diversity'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Roll Call

    ... can to get some reasonable change." And it has teamed up with organizations off the Hill, such as the National Urban League. The league and the CBA co-hosted a panel in January. Myers has worked for Fudge for two and a half years. He started on the ...


  17. Trump holds 'little breakfast' to kick off Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | KSEE-TV Fresno

    ... an assistant to the President. Prominent African-American leaders from groups like the NAACP or the National Urban League weren't in attendance. But Trump nonetheless hailed, in sometimes awkward terms, the black community. "Frederick Douglass is an ...


  18. The Made Man Awards Launches Multi- Market International Tour Presented by Blueprint Global GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | PR Log

    ... that keep raising the bar. Past keynote speakers and honorees include Marc Morial (president of the National Urban League), Johnny Gill (R&B recording artist) and Matthew Knowles (Grammy award-winning executive producer). Join The Made Man on ...


  19. Senate has Failed to Move the Needle Regarding DiversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Hudson Valley Press

    ... we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." - Barack Obama Since our founding in 1910, the National Urban League has been focused on economic civil rights and empowerment issues. At the core of economic civil rights is the idea that all ...


  20. Why we'll help Mr. Trump put people of color firstRead the original story

    Friday Jan 20 |

    ... for that he truly is a leader for all Americans, not just white ones. As the president and CEO of the National Urban League, one of the nation's oldest and largest racial justice and economic empowerment organizations, this is my fervent hope. At a ...