The Urban Agenda and the Second Obama Administration

04/30/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and the Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy present the annual Nathan Levin Lecture on Public Policy. Read more »


Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY

2013 Legislative Policy Conference Update

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” (September 17, 1960 - John F. Kennedy)


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Jacksonville Urban League President On "Sequestration Act"

Jacksonville Urban League

Jacksonville Urban League President & CEO Richard Danford’s Statement on JUL Actions in relation to the application of the “Sequestration Act.”

In preparation for the impacts of the “Sequestration Act” my staff and I have closely reviewed all federally funded Jacksonville Urban League programs.


Economic Empowerment Webcast

What: Office of Personal Management Webcast: The Importance of Retirement Security
When: Wednesday, February 27th (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

It is our goal that through this panel discussion and webcast we will help to invigorate the conversation about retirement savings behavior, highlight practices to promote savings behavior, and raise awareness of the magnitude of savings disparities across racial and ethnic groups.

National Urban League Low Power FM Webinar


Amplify Our Voices: Building African American Community Radio

African-American community radio has historically played an important role in supporting civil rights by providing an alternative to mainstream media, amplifying the voices of community leaders and offering exposure for music of African-American artists.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Voting Rights

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Voting Rights

With the historic unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol occurring just steps away, hundreds of people rallied in front of the Supreme Court this week in support of voting rights. The high court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County vs. Holder, which challenges the validity of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which requires 16 states with with a history of discriminatory voting practices to submit any voting law changes to the Justice Department for review and pre-approval.

A Simple Act That Changed The Course of History

February was chosen as the month to celebrate black history because it encompassed the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, and Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest leaders of the abolitionist moment. Read more »


Black History Month

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 milestone anniversaries.

Whitney M. Young: The Power Broker

A new documentary, The Powerbroker, airing Monday on PBS, follows Whitney Young's journey from segregated Kentucky to the national campaign for equal rights.

Which of his achievements is most significant?