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Jan 29 2015

Communities & Wi-Fi

“The Color of Wi-Fi” is a recent report released by Wi-Fi forward, a coalition dedicated to encouraging investment and growth of Wi-Fi deployment.  The new report, authored by Dr. John Horrigan and Professor Jason LLorenz, focuses on the important role publicly available Wi-Fi networks provide for... Read
Jan 28 2015

3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum

Watch the "3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum: What Do the Midterm Elections Mean for African Americans & Other People of Color" panel discussion below:
Nov 24 2014

Statement on the Grand Jury’s Decision to Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League, on the Grand Jury’s Decision to Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Killing of Unarmed Black Teenager, Michael Brown: 

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Mar 06 2015

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Weighs In on White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing and DOJ’s Decisions on Ferguson Police Department and Darren Wilson

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2015 - The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform applauds Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) denouncement of racially biased policing practices in Ferguson, Missouri.  The Coalition, however, hoped for a different outcome regarding... Read
Feb 06 2015

Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations on Police Reform Honor Lives of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin as Death Anniversaries Near

For Immediate Release                                                         Media Contact Stacie Royster 202-662-8317 or 202-445-6101 sroyster@lawyerscommittee.org
Feb 05 2015

THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE JOINS COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND EDUCATION ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS IN RESPONDING TO SENATE ESEA DISCUSSION DRAFT

February 5, 2015 Contact:  Courtney O’Neal | coneal@nul.org | (202) 629-5754                          THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE JOINS COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND EDUCATION ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS IN RESPONDING TO SENATE ESEA DISCUSSION DRAFT

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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.

CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO DEMAND A HOUSE HEARING ON THE VOTING RIGHTS AMENDMENT ACT.  VOTERS CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT!

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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