Press Releases

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.

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.  Legend.  Dr. Maya Angelou defies any single description.  She defined the essence of a “Phenomenal Woman” for us, and she spent a lifetime epitomizing it to us.

National Urban League Statement on the Introduction of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

The National Urban League praised the introduction of the Voting Rights Amendment Act as a commonsense measure that the right to vote for all citizens.

New Report from Zillow and National Urban League Underscores Inequity in Housing Market

A report released released this week by Zillow, the online real estate platform, and the National Urban League uncovered a number of instances in which minority access to mortgages and homeownership experiences, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, differs greatly from white experiences.

The National Urban League Praises the Introduction of The Strong Start for America’s Children Act

The National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today applauded the introduction of The Strong Start for America’s Children Act.

Urban League Calls on Budget Conferees to Adopt Four Principles for Fiscal Planning

In a letter sent to the FY2014 Bipartisan Budget Conference Committee the National Urban League outlined four key principles as criteria for final fiscal planning.

Washington Bureau releases report showing race and income plays significant role in perceptions of student achievement and parent engagement

A report released today by the National Urban League Washington Bureau “Engaged to Achieve: A Community Perspective on How Parents are Engaged in Their Children’s Education,” showed that race plays a pervasive—and negative—role in perceptions of parent engagement and student achievement

National Urban League Mourns the Passing of Evelyn Lowery

The National Urban League issued a statement on the death of civl rights activist, Evelyn Lowery.

CHSE’s Analysis of Waivers Raises Serious Questions

The Campaign for High School Equity today released a white paper that raises serious questions about state accountability plans under the ESEA waiver program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Study Finds Health Disparities Cost the U.S. $82B in Higher Healthcare Spending and Lost Productivity

A report released today by the National Urban League Policy Institute ( found that African-Americans continue to pay a disproportionate price for health disparities, spending $54.9 billion of the total $82.2 billion for the U.S. in healthcare costs and lost productivity.