Published: Wed. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:39 am | Updated: Wed. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:42 am | Comments: 0
From the President's Desk:
National Urban League Jobs Tour Continues in Ohio This Week
The National Urban League this week takes the War on Unemployment to Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. In addition to promoting our own 12-Point Plan to Put Urban America Back to Work, I’ll be lending my support to a vital, job-creating new economic-development package recently introduced by Ohio State Senators Nina Turner and Eric Kearney. On Friday, I’ll be appearing with Marsha Mockabee, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, as a guest on the News Channel 5 program, Kaleidoscope, before speaking at the ULGC’s Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon, and we’ll be joined by Sen. Turner for a news conference on the jobs bill. On Saturday, I’ll join Vincent Watts, the President and CEO of the Stark County Urban League and meet with community and business leaders in Canton before addressing the Urban League of Stark County’s Black and White Ball. Many thanks to Marsha Mockabee and Vincent Watts for hosting this leg of our ongoing national Jobs Tour.
To Be Equal:
A Quiet Powerhouse, Smokin' Joe Frazier Stayed Out of the Spotlight
“Work is the only meaning I’ve ever known. Like the man in the song says, I just gotta keep on keepin’ on.” Joe Frazier
Years ago in a Philadelphia slaughterhouse, an aspiring young boxer trained in the early mornings by punching sides of beef. He would run up and down the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
The world associates these images with a fictional boxer, Rocky Balboa, but they were part of the fascinating life of Smokin’ Joe Frazier, who died earlier this month at the age of 67.