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...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in...

For Immediate Release Center for Responsible Lending & National Urban League Report Shows Senators Proposal Would Cost More, Deliver Less WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018)  A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation's housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it. CRL and the National Urban League's report finds that the proposed legislation repeals the important public interest mandates within the current system and replaces them with weak incentives that will greatly harm the...

  By Rep. Bobby Scott United States Congress 3rd Congressional District, Virginia African-American students are graduating high school and enrolling in college at higher rates than ever before, but despite much progress, the right to equal educational opportunity remains a struggle. Access to public education may have come a long way since the dark eras of slavery or the segregation of Jim Crow, but too many African-American students still attend underfunded public schools segregated by race and class, effectively denying them equal educational opportunity and the chance to succeed in college and career. Continue reading...