Press Releases

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

"As we anticipate the impending decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v.

National Urban League Strongly Supports the Confirmation of Mayor Anthony Foxx as the Next Secretary of Transportation

Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune:

As President and CEO and on behalf of the National Urban League, it is with great pleasure that I strongly support and urge the confirmation of Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Established in 1910, the National Urban League is the nation's largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization serving over 2 million people each year through 95 affiliates in urban communities in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Marc Morial Outlines Urban League Programs to Foster Black Woman-Owned Businesses In Senate Testimony

Marc Morial today testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship panel entitled “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Minority Women.” During his remarks, Morial underscored the important role Black woman-owned businesses play in the U.S. economic recovery and competitiveness.


The National Urban League’s State of Black America report released today concludes that despite social and economic gains, the African-American equality gap with whites has changed little since 1963.

State of Black America, Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America

The 37th edition of the State of Black America, Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America commemorates the milestones that have occurred in black history in the 50 years since the height of the civil rights movement. This year’s publication features essays by an esteemed group of thought-leaders from leading corporations, not-for-profit organizations, academia and news media, as well as members of the President’s cabinet and federal lawmakers.