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

ReMARCs: Diversity at the Emmys, the Pope's Call for Compassion, and More! (09.25.15)

Just days before Viola Davis made history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, Matt Damon of the show "Project Greenlight" unintentionally triggered a national debate..............Read more.

ReMARCs: Remembering the 4 Little Girls, Reviving Voting Rights (09.17.15)

Addie Mae Collins. Carol Denise McNair. Carole Robertson. Cynthia Wesley.  Fifty-two years ago this week, their lives were taken in what Martin Luther King, Jr., called one of the most vicious and tragic crimes.............Read more.

ReMARCs: Honoring the Value of Labor This Holiday Weekend (09.04.15)

President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894, in an effort to conciliate organized labor after federal response to the Pullman Strike left 30 workers dead and 57 wounded..........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 39th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Read more here.

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