Women in Business Challenge Pitch Highlights Five Female Entrepreneurs, Awards $10K to DyverseCity

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans Women in Business Challenge is focused on educating and empowering women entrepreneurs in the city. The Challenge Pitch that took place (March 21) is the culmination of the Urban IDEA Center four-month business program that selected ten women to participate in the inaugural 2013 cohort.

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans Women’s Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center

"Countless women and minority entrepreneurs throughout the Greater New Orleans area can point to a single source for the support and assistance they needed to successfully start and make it in business: The Urban League of Greater New Orleans’ Women’s Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center.”  That was the opening statement for the “Trumpet Award” presentation to Lynnette White-Colin, the director of the Women’s Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center last fall by the Neighborhoods Partnership Network of Greater New Read more »

Meet Natashia Paul, ULGNO Entrepreneur and Wink! CEO

“The Women’s Business Resource Center helped my business to succeed in so many ways… from assisting me to obtain financing to putting me out on social media for my annual Make-up & Martini Mixer at the Essence Festival." - Natashia Paul, CEO Wink! Read more »

CCTV Elaine Reyes interviews J. Howard Henderson (President of the Greater Baltimore Urban League) for more on the situation in Baltimore.

Transformative Change After Freddie Gray

(Op-Ed by J. Howard Henderson) The Baltimore community remains focused on the need to get justice for Freddie Gray, supporting his family and continuing to build our community. Read more »


MSNBC (Video): 'It's A Sad Day for Baltimore'

Lawrence discusses what the communities of Baltimore really need moving forward with Howard Henderson of the Greater Baltimore Urban League and msnbc's Rachel Maddow.

Job Opening: Louisville Urban League CEO

Position: President and CEO
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Reports to: Board of Directors

Organization Overview

The mission of the Louisville Urban League (LUL) is to support African-American and disadvantaged persons and families in the struggle to achieve social and economic equality. Its goals are threefold: economically stable families; successful school-age youth; and education and employment success for its clients.

Annual State of Black America Report Shows Troubling Disparities Persist

Despite gains in many areas, African Americans still fare worse than whites and other demographic groups in terms of education, income and involvement in the criminal justice system, according to a report presented Thursday by the National Urban League. Read more »


Urban League to Open a Center in Ferguson on Burned QuikTrip Lot

For seven months, the closed Quik-Trip on West Florissant Avenue has served as a charred reminder of the unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Read more »


The 10-Point Justice Plan

Written Testimony and Recommendation of the National Urban League and Its CEO, Marc Morial, to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

The recommendations of the National Urban League correspond to the “10 Point Justice Plan” publicly released in December 2014.