Published: Wed. Feb 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Updated: Thu. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:00 am | Comments: 0
From the President's Desk:
Each year during February we celebrate the incredible journey of African American life and culture in America with Black History Month. This year, the history of the Civil Rights movement looms especially large as we recognize a number of significant milestones: in particular, the 50th Anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom. The National Urban League’s campaign to “Redeem the Dream' is featured in this week’s Time Magazine.
The National Urban League Featured in TIME Magazine!
In celebration of Black History Month, the National Urban League will be featured in the February 25th issue of TIME Magazine.
The article, "Realizing the Dream" highlights the National Urban League's "Jobs Rebuild America" initiative and features programs that are working to fight unemployment through job training and Entrepreneurship Centers.
Pick up your copy on newstands nationwide starting February 15th!
Whitney Young Documentary Premieres on PBS February 18
“I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.”
- Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Most students of civil rights history know that 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington. But this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the signature newspaper column of the National Urban League. This very column, “To Be Equal,” was started in 1963 as “the Voice of Black America” by one of the civil rights movement’s most effective, if lesser known champions, former National Urban League President, Whitney M. Young, Jr. At the height of the 1960s civil rights movement, Whitney Young took the fight for equal opportunity from the pulpits and street corners to the board rooms and corner offices of corporate America. Forging allies from Wall Street to the Oval Office, Whitney Young’s battle for economic justice and inclusion laid the foundation for an upwardly mobile black middle class that is still rising today.
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy to join GEICO and the Buffalo Urban League Announce Renewal of Training Program and New Scholarship Fund
“Investing in training our young people for the jobs of the 21st Century and transforming our schools to give our students a world-class education are an integral part of Governor Cuomo’s agenda to rebuild New York’s economy, and it is a pleasure working alongside companies like GEICO that not only create jobs, but give back to local communities,” said New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy as GEICO and the Buffalo Urban League (Buffalo, NY) celebrated their partnership to fund a job training program and establish a new GEICO scholarship fund.
What: 2013 National Urban League Conference
When: July 24 – 27, 2013
Where: Philadelphia, PA
For four days in July newsmakers, policy makers, and business and community leaders from across the country will converge on Philadelphia, PA, for the 2013 National Urban League Conference. With exciting sessions and numerous opportunities for professional development and networking, the Conference promises to be an enriching and inspiring experience which includes:
A Career Fair with hundreds of recruiters looking for diverse talent
A College Fair with colleges, universities, and scholarship organizations with info on getting into College or Grad school and paying for it
An Expo Hall with hundreds of exhibitors, a Health Zone, and an Empowerment Stage with celebrity filled sessions and local entertainment
The Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit with workshops on starting your own business and information on how to finance or take your small business to the next level.
Cultural events and the hottest entertainment around!
You do not want to miss the event of the summer!
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