National Urban League: Dallas Police Shootings "Horrific"

Jul 8, 2016

NEW YORK (July 8, 2016) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in regard to the deadly violence against police officers in Dallas:

"Like all Americans, we in the Urban League Movement are horrified by the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. The violence in our streets is a crisis of epidemic proportions, and we must come together as a nation to end it.

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Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in American Cities

Jul 6, 2016

Urban gun violence touches on issues central to American life: safety, equality, opportunity, and community. As thousands of city residents are killed or injured with guns each year, mayors and other community leaders face an urgent challenge: finding effective solutions and implementing them to make a difference now and into the future. This report, a collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the National Urban League, is a tool for all city leaders who want to reduce gun violence.

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The 2016 National Urban League Conference in Baltimore

Jul 6, 2016

Mark your calendars! For four power packed days, political, business, and community leaders will convene in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2016 National Urban League Conference, August 3 - August 6, 2016.  Join us as we confront challenges facing education, jobs and justice in urban America with dynamic dialogue, powerful plenaries and exciting entertainment.

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The State of Black America®

May 18, 2016

The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Read more »

Share Your Zoo Story

May 3, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is collecting photos and stories from Washington, DC-area African American community members that reflect their experiences or traditions at the Zoo. They would love to hear from you! Your photos and stories will help create a Zoo exhibition in conjunction with the opening of the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read more »

Highlights from the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young Memorial Gala

Mar 15, 2016

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was among the unsung heroes honored at the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Gala which took place last Friday evening at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  Other honorees included Gina Adams (FedEx), Tina Frundt (Courtney's House), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), and Patti LaBelle (Recording Artist).  A special Legacy Award was presented to NBC4 television anchor Jim Vance for his outstanding community service during a career spanning more than 40 years. Read more »

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