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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: 
Nov 05 2014

3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum - A Temperature Check: What do the Midterm Elections Mean for African-Americans and other People of Color?

Contact:  Courtney O’Neal | coneal@nul.org | (202) 629-5754        ** MEDIA ALERT ** NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL URBAN IDEAS FORUMA TEMPERATURE CHECK: WHAT DO THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS MEAN FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR?
Oct 28 2014

Civil Rights Groups Demand Accountability for Equity in Public Schools

Today eleven civil rights groups released recommendations to President Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congressional and State Educational Leaders urging increased educational opportunity and equity for students of color through improvements to local, state and federal accountability... Read

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Dec 09 2014

10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Released by Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
Oct 23 2014

National Urban League Supports Final Parent PLUS Loan Regulation

Media Contact: Courtney O'Neal202.629.5754  National Urban League Supports Final Parent PLUS Loan Regulation Rule strengthens loan program and restores College Access
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

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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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