A weekly newsletter from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League

ReMARCs:  What is the American Record without Black History? Ushering in a Valuable Month (01.29.15)

This week, 14 cadets at The Citadel, South Carolina’s military college, were disciplined after photographs circulated of them wearing Ku Klux Klan-style hoods................Read more.

ReMARCs: Tuning Out of the Oscars and Into Diversity (01.22.15)

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, in criticizing a lack of Black nominees for Oscars, said "People of color are always welcomed to give out awards............Read more.

ReMARCs: MLK Day: In Spirit of the Man Who Resolved to 'Struggle for a New World' (01.15.15)

President Obama's final State of the Union this week and its message of embracing change struck a note of hope for the future................Read more.
 

To Be Equal is a syndicated weekly column by National Urban League President Marc H. Morial, which is distributed to more than 400 newspapers and websites nationwide. Each week's topic focuses on issues affecting both African American's and the nation as a whole. Started in 1963 by CEO Whitney M. Young, Jr., as "The Voice of Black America," the column was immediately picked up by major newspapers and radio stations across the country. Today, the To Be Equal column continues to present a unique insight on national and international issues.

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Initiatives

The 21st Century
Agenda for Jobs and Freedom

12 Point PlanOn December 3, 2012 and January25, 2013, Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League; Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and President of the National Action Network; Benjamin Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP; and Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation convened nearly 60 of America's leading civil rights, social justice, business and community leaders in Washington, D.C.
Read more here.

Jobs Rebuild America

12 Point PlanOn January 07, 2013, the National Urban League announced the historic initiative, Jobs Rebuild America: Employ, Educate, Empower. The $70 million expansion will impact hundreds of jobseekers and entrepreneurs in dozens of cities; The grassroots advocacy component of the campaign promotes the need for investment in at-risk youths and young adults. The expansion comes as part of the National Urban League’s ongoing “War on Unemployment” launched in 2011. Read more here.

State of Black America

The State of Black America, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 39th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Read more here.

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