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Oct 06 2014

National Urban League Applauds Blue Shirt Day and No Bullying Zone Campaign

October 6th is Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention—a day to encourage adults and children to take urgent action to combat this epidemic in our schools and streets.  The National Urban League commends Centene, Cenpatico, Children’s National Health System and Howard University for their... Read
Oct 02 2014

National Urban League Applauds Dept. of Education Guidance on Racial Disparities in Schools

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the release of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights guidance on racial disparity in American schools: "Today, the Department of Education provided clear and unambiguous guidance that... Read
Sep 06 2014

National Urban League Urges FCC to Maintain Sports Blackout Rule

In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial urged the agency to maintain its sports blackout rule, which he says has “worked as intended, maintaining a regulatory framework that has promoted and protected the distribution of sports programming on... Read


Aug 19 2014

Civil Rights Groups Release A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse

A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse
Aug 15 2014

National Urban League Statement on Ferguson, Missouri

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial responds to recent developments in the death of Michael Brown and the response of the St. Louis County and Ferguson Police.
May 28 2014

Statement on Dr. Maya Angelou from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible…We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou Poet.  Author.  Actress.  Activist.  Singer.  Dancer.  Director.  Teacher.  Trailblazer.  History-maker.  Sister friend... Read


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

Justice for Michael Brown

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The events that have unfolded and continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown are nothing short of tragic. Yet, even in the midst of what I have called the most poorly handled situation I have ever witnessed, I must acknowledge a few beacons of light – notably the leadership and efforts of the St. Louis Urban League and its CEO, Michael McMillan, and the Urban League Movement across the nation.

Working with a coalition including NAN, NAACP, ministers, and other national and local leaders on a daily basis, the National Urban League and Urban Leaguers from coast to coast have been fully engaged on the ground, online and on pushing for legislation and other actions aimed at repairing, rebuilding and healing the formidable chasms and deep-rooted tensions in a community that has gained international fame for all of the wrong reasons – and in other communities like it.

From our uncompromising position on calling for the arrest, charge and indictment of Officer Darren Wilson to the local community efforts of the St. Louis Urban League, we are indefatigable on this issue. Our collective efforts include having a strong presence at demonstrations and observances including the Peace March, youth rallies, prayer vigils and moments of silence; attending meetings with Governor Nixon; soliciting donations for the Mike Brown Fund to assist with the family's funeral, legal and other expenses; supporting coalitions providing hot meals, groceries, toiletries and other resources to the people of Ferguson and the surrounding communities; joining efforts to provide immediate relief to small businesses that were impacted by the looting and rioting and schools that need resources; and determining resources that can be allocated to fix the systemic, long-term issues that created an environment ripe for these occurrences.

At a national and local level, the Urban League is committed to justice for Michael Brown and his family and to addressing the challenges of the “Ferguson-like” cities and communities across the nation. We will not stop – until the killing does.


One year after the Shelby County v. Holder decision in the Supreme Court and Americans are still waiting for the restoration of vital voter protections that elected leaders on both sides of the aisle have supported since the Voting Rights Act was passed.  

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