Urban League Movement Mourns the "Storied Life" of President George H.W. Bush NEW YORK (December 1, 2018) — National Urban League President Marc H. Morial issues the following statement on the death of President George H. W. Bush: “The Urban League Movement offers its deepest condolences to the family of President George H. W. Bush and joins the nation in mourning his storied life.  Source: National Urban League...

National Urban League: Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Would Benefit African Americans' Health NEW YORK (November 13, 2018) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plan to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes: “The destructive impact of menthol cigarettes on the African-American community is clear. African Americans smoke menthol cigarettes at higher rates, quit smoking at lower rates and have far higher death rates from smoking-related illnesses, including lung cancer, than the population as a whole.  Source: National Urban League...

National Urban League President Marc Morial Urges Louisianans to Vote "Yes" to Change Discriminatory Jury Law NEW ORLEANS – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Judy Reese Morse, President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana today denounce Louisiana’s unjust and discriminatory jury law and urge Louisianans to vote yes on the upcoming ballot question to bring the state in line with most of the rest of the country. “The law was a blatantly racist attempt to deny Black citizens a voice in the justice system and 120 years later it is no less discriminatory,” Morial said....

Urban League Leaders Morial & Bush Call For Healing in the Wake of Deadly Hate Crimes National Urban League President Marc H. Morial and Esther L. Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, condemned this morning's mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue and said recent violence points to a desperate need for a national movement of unity and healing. "Our hearts are with the Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh, the police officers who were shot in the line of duty, and all those who have been targeted in this spate of bigotry and violence," Bush said.   Source:...

Urban League Leaders: "On Hold" Voters In Georgia Should Go To The Polls With Photo I.D. National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, urge all Georgia voters to head to the polls, regardless of "on hold" status due to Georgia's discriminatory "exact match" policy. Early voting has begun. Source: National Urban League...

Chicago Urban League Releases Statement on Laquan McDonald Verdict “Laquan McDonald’s family and much of the city of Chicago have waited for nearly three years hoping to see justice served. While many of us who watched that disturbing and unforgettable video believed that a first-degree murder conviction would be a reasonable outcome, the jury found Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder among other charges. The fact that the jury delivered a verdict that finally sends a message that no one—not even a police officer—is above the law is significant. Source: National Urban League...

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “The equity gap is calculated not just on the basis of what the black female corporate lawyer makes, compared with her counterpart within the firm, but it looks at the median average salary … What is really bringing that wage gap down are the women on the low end. Black women are underrepresented in corporate and professional roles - what is it, 8 percent of us in corporate sector jobs? 2 percent in leadership positions? - despite the fact that we are the most educated group as a segment of the population. Where are...

Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00amNational Urban League President Marc Morial to Join National Action Network Saturday Action RallyWashington, D.C. (June 22, 2018) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial will join Rev. Al Sharpton and New York religious and city Leaders for the National Action Network’s Saturday Action Rally. Morial will condemn Trump Administration’s separation of families at the border and urge the administration to be transparent about treatment of children at so called “Tender Age Facilities. Source: National Urban League Events...