A weekly newsletter from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League

ReMARCs:  Exercise Your Rights: Vote! (10.14.16)

We at the National Urban League are shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Brooklyn's first African-American District Attorney, Ken Thompson...............Read more.

ReMARCs:  Our Vote Matters in 2016 Election! (09.29.16)

This week we observed National Voter Registration Day and joined the push to get every citizen to register. Election Day is a little more than a month away – and we can’t miss the opportunity to make our voice heard....................Read more.

ReMARCs:  Awards Propel Us to Continue the Work (09.15.16)

In its announcement of the award winners, the magazine wrote, “Voter suppression, inequity, minimum wage, economic development and education are all toppers on the list of nonprofit issues and Morial is......................Read more.


To Be Equal is a syndicated weekly column by National Urban League President Marc H. Morial, which is distributed to more than 400 newspapers and websites nationwide. Each week's topic focuses on issues affecting both African American's and the nation as a whole. Started in 1963 by CEO Whitney M. Young, Jr., as "The Voice of Black America," the column was immediately picked up by major newspapers and radio stations across the country. Today, the To Be Equal column continues to present a unique insight on national and international issues.



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The 21st Century
Agenda for Jobs and Freedom

12 Point PlanOn December 3, 2012 and January25, 2013, Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League; Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and President of the National Action Network; Benjamin Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP; and Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation convened nearly 60 of America's leading civil rights, social justice, business and community leaders in Washington, D.C.
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Jobs Rebuild America

12 Point PlanOn January 07, 2013, the National Urban League announced the historic initiative, Jobs Rebuild America: Employ, Educate, Empower. The $70 million expansion will impact hundreds of jobseekers and entrepreneurs in dozens of cities; The grassroots advocacy component of the campaign promotes the need for investment in at-risk youths and young adults. The expansion comes as part of the National Urban League’s ongoing “War on Unemployment” launched in 2011. Read more here.

State of Black America

The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40thedition, 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 here.



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