Jobs Rebuild America: More than a Slogan

Since Jobs Rebuild America (JRA) began in May 2013, we have successfully launched two new federal employment and training programs, as well as a privately funded employer-driven training program focused on food services.  We have also continued to enroll participants from all around the country in the broad swath of employment programs united under the banner of Jobs Rebuild America.
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FAA Looking to Hire 10,000 Air Traffic Controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration announced a plan last month to hire and train over ten thousand air traffic controllers over the next decade, according to its Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan 2013-2022.According to the plan, the FAA expects to hire 6,200 controllers over the next five years to staff its 315 air traffic control facilities and its national Command Center, with mo Read more »


National Urban League Response to State of the Union Address

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address:

We were encouraged to hear President Obama articulate a vision – and practical proposals – that speak to the hopes and aspirations of all Americans, particularly those who have yet to achieve their American dream.

2014 State of the Union Twitter Watch Party

President Obama to Focus on Income Gap, Education in State of the Union Address

President Obama reportedly will focus on income inequality in his upcoming State of the Union address. He is expected to renew his call for an increase in the minimum wage as well as for an extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.

The president has stepped up his messaging on income inequality and economic mobility in recent months, and gave a major address in which he called income disparity “the defining challenge of our time.”


New Courses Designed to Remove Employment Barriers for Black Men

The New Orleans Advocate: New Courses Designed to Remove Employment Barriers for Black Men

New training courses designed to remove barriers to employment for black men

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Economic Empowerment and Income Inequality

The University of New England (UNE) commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic 1964 visit to St. Francis College, which is now UNE's Biddeford Campus, with a semester-long series of speakers, events and community service in 2014 with the theme “The Struggle Continues.” One of the featured events/speaker:

"Economic Empowerment and Income Inequality: New Civil Rights Imperative"

Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League
Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Charlotte Schuster Price, Mother of Former NUL CEO, Dies

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Charlotte Schuster Price, Mother of Former NUL CEO Hugh Price, Dies at 101

Charlotte Schuster Price died peacefully at the age of 101 on December 22, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living in Columbia, Maryland.  She was the mother of Hugh B. Price, who served as President and CEO of the National Urban League from 1994 until 2003.  Mrs.


Statement on Nelson Mandela

Marc H. Morial

Statement on Nelson Mandela from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League:

"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people.  I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." -- Nelson Mandela


Wells Fargo Donates $4.1 Million to National Urban League

Electronic Urban Report: Audrey’s Society Whirl: Wells Fargo Donates $4.1 Million to National Urban League

NEW YORK — Over 1,000 festively dressed guests attended the National Urban League’s (NUL) 57thannual Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) awards dinner on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, New York which was presented by Comcast/NBC Universal and emceed by