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Mar 25 2016

National Urban League, Bank of America to Host Panel Discussion “From Reentry to Financial Stability – A Discussion on Evidence-Based Pathways”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2016 Contact: K. Kim Atterbury | katterbury@nul.org | (202) 629-5750   National Urban League, Bank of America to Host Panel Discussion
Mar 02 2016

The National Urban League Calls on Congress to Focus on Corporate Diversity & Inclusion

Last week, in recognition of Black History Month, National Urban League President & CEO, Marc Morial and the Washington Bureau hosted a closed-door roundtable entitled Corporate Diversity & Inclusion: Building Economic Power in Underserved Communities.   Current diversity and inclusion... Read
Oct 23 2015

National Higher Education Summit

Government, Education, Business Leaders to Address College, Career Success for Students of Color in Washington, D.C. Gallup To Release the First-Ever Results of Survey of Career Success and Well-Being of College Graduates of Color


Apr 22 2016


Apr 20 2016


NEW YORK (April 20, 2016) – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today called the U.S. Treasury’s move to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill a milestone for racial reconciliation.
Apr 13 2016

National Urban League Washington Bureau Announces Staff Additions and Changes

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2016 Contact: Courtney O’Neal | 202.629.5754 | coneal@nul.org   National Urban League Washington Bureau Announces Staff Additions and Changes  


Aug 06 2013

National Urban League Summer Internship Program

The National Urban League Summer Internship Program provides an insight into the world of non-profit management for college students, from the New York City metropolitan area and in Washington, DC. The National Urban League is looking for candidates interested in a career in the not-for-profit... Read

Voting through the Judicial Process

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Justice Reform

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Our Duty to Serve

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Change is Not Made Overnight

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


The Civic March Towards Economic Empowerment

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


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7 Twice –The Race to Become Our Next President

Wednesday, March 2, 2016



Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Supreme Decisions for the Electorate and Elected Officials

Wednesday, February 17, 2016



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Breaking Cement and Fighting Underrepresentation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016



More than a Month. More than a Moment. It's a Movement!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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Snowed In, But Not Snowed Out

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

President Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles. On Monday, January 25, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles incarcerated in the federal prison system, citing the practice’s overuse and its potential risk of psychological effects. The president describes in a Facebook post part of his reasoning for such a policy decision stems from the story of Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old from the Bronx accused of stealing a backpack six years ago and was sent to Rikers Island where he experienced unspeakable acts of violence at the hands of both inmates and guards, but was also placed in solitary confinement for two years. Never facing trial, Browder was released and then one Saturday committed suicide.  It is because of stories like Kalief Browder’s and the fact that 100,000 people, to include juveniles are held in solitary confinement, that President Obama asked the Department of Justice to review its overuse.

The National Urban League applauds the decision to ban solitary confinement by President Obama and we look forward to further reform of the criminal justice system under this current Administration. (Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Voter ID Goes to Trial in NC. Attorneys for the Department of Justice and NAACP argued against the voter-ID law passed by North Carolina General Assembly intentionally discriminates against African American and Latino voters, who also disproportionately to white Americans lack one of the newly required forms of photo ID that could be required to vote as early as March 3 when early voting begins in the State of North Carolina. We will keep you updated on this and more around voter ID law changes and restoration of the Voting Rights Act. (Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post)

National Urban League Weighs in on ESSA. The National Urban League provided comments to the Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act, advising the Department on where they should consider making regulations. (National Urban League Comments on ESSA)

Planned Parenthood Video Creator Indicted. On Monday, January 25 in Houston, Texas, a grand jury announced charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the anti-abortion activists responsible for creating the now viral videos that suggested that Planned Parenthood was “dismembering aborted babies” and “selling babies fully intact.” These charges come as a surprise after two months of reviewing the coverage; the jury did not find evidence of illegal activity on the behalf of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, but instead on the behalf of Daleiden and Merritt. We will continue to track this story as it develops. (Sarah Ferris, The Hill)

Trump Opts Out. On Tuesday, January 26, presidential candidate, Donald Trump announced that he will not participate in the last Republican National Committee presidential debate to air on FOX News, Thursday, January 28th. Trump’s decision comes following his reaction to a press release from FOX News that he found to be unsettling; “They can’t toy with me like they toy with every­body else. So let them have their de­bate, and let’s see how they do with the ratings,” said Trump to reporters. We will see if Donald Trump decides to change his mind at the last minute or to continue with his plans to host a fundraiser for wounded veterans in Des Moines, Iowa. (S.V. Daté, National Journal)

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May 2, 2016
May 17 2016
Save the Date: May 17-19, 2016 13th Annual 2016 Legislative Policy Conference
August 03 2016