Tragedy, Resilience, and Rebuilding – RISE: Katrina 10 Conference
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Hurricane Katrina exists in the national consciousness not only as one of the deadliest and costliest weather catastrophes in American history. It was the worst civil engineering disaster in more

Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
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It seemed appropriate that a federal appeals court struck down Texas’ Voter ID law on the day before the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling was not only a victory for more

2015 National Urban League Conference Recap
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The eyes of the nation turned to Fort Lauderdale last week, as the 2015 National Urban League Conference put racial justice issues at the forefront of the Presidential race. In a lively, more

Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice
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“Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice” is not just the theme of the National Urban League 2015 Conference, happening next week in Ft. Lauderdale. It’s a call to action more

Historic Effort to Reform Criminal Justice System Will Transform the Nation
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This week, President Obama became the first sitting President to visit a prison. He commuted the unduly harsh sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders. And he outlined a vision for a fairer, more