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

ReMARCs:  Diversity Wins Gold in Rio Olympics (08.26.16)

This week, leading up to Labor Day, marks the 91st anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a trailblazing labor organization whose leaders later spurred local and national civil rights movements...................Read more.

ReMARCs:  Unbought and Unbossed: Remembering Shirley Chisholm (08.18.16)

While the attention of the nation riveted on the Olympic Games and the Presidential election, the nation’s worst disaster since Superstorm Sandy has been quietly unfolding in my home state of Louisiana......................Read more.

ReMARCs:  2016 National Urban League Conference ReCap! (08.12.16)

As the nation continues to struggle with issues of racial hostility and social inequity, as demonstrated by the wave of violence......................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 40thedition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Read more here.

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CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — KNOW Hunger, launched in 2012 by Tyson Foods and the National Urban League as a way to address and spread awareness of food insecurity, announces today the...

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