marc morial

Early Voting and Expanded Absentee Voting are Key to Fair Elections

“Georgia elections officials deployed a known strategy of voter suppression: closing and relocating polling places. Despite projections of record turnout, elections officials closed or...
marc morial

Does Democratic Takeover of the House Mean the ACA is Safe?

“I’m signing it for 11-year-old Marcelas Owens, who’s also here.  Marcelas lost his mom to an illness.  And she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t...
marc morial

Deep South States Take a Long-Overdue Step out of the Jim Crow Past

“Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans....
marc morial

Urban League Movement Mourns Ntozake Shange, “One of the Original Conjurers of Black Girl...

“somebody/ anybody sing a black girl's song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life she's been dead...
marc morial

Conference 2018: The Urban League Movement is Ready to Save Our Cities and Power...

"Thank you for fighting for long-overdue reforms to the justice system. Thank you for helping people get good jobs and better education. Thank you...
marc morial

The Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is a Deeply-Felt Loss to the...

“John understood that to truly change hearts and minds in the LAPD, he had to go to work on the inside. And because he...
marc morial

Supreme Court Appointment Must Not Be Made Under a Cloud of Distrust

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed,...
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National Urban League: SCOTUS Delivers a Crushing Blow to Livelihood and Rights of Union...

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2018) -- National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
marc morial

Advice to Graduates: Pursue a PhD in Common Sense

“Education must not simply teach work. It must teach life.” – W.E.B. DuBoisThis time of year brings great pride and congratulations for graduates at...
marc morial

Black Entertainment Trailblazer: The Legacy of Debra Lee

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” — Shirley Chisholm, African-American Politician & Activist, November 30, 1924...

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