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Virginia Restores Voting Rights for Felons
4/28/2016
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More than 200,000 convicted felons will have their voting rights restored, thanks to a forward-thinking move by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. In the wake of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, felony......read more

National Urban League Mourns the Passing of Alma Arrington Brown
4/14/2016
Opening reMarcs

There are few members of our Urban League family who have made a greater impact, or whose loss will be felt more deeply than Alma Arrington Brown, who passed away last week at the age of 76. Alma was......read more

Black Male Summit Addresses Media Influence on Identity
4/8/2016
Opening reMarcs

Today, I join African-American leaders and scholars from around the country for the 9th Annual Black Male Summit at the University of Akron. The Summit is a national platform for best practices and......read more

A Visit to Urban League Affiliate Tackling Poverty
3/31/2016
Opening reMarcs

This week, I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the annual luncheon of the Urban League of Rochester, where President and CEO William Clark has rallied strong local support for the......read more

Sentencing Reform is Within Reach, But Racial Impact Data is Needed
3/31/2016
Opening reMarcs

With a vote on sentencing reform pending in both the House and Senate, we’ve joined other social justice organizations and members of Congress to ask the U.S. Sentencing Commission to provide......read more


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