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A Lens on Economic Independence This Labor Day
9/3/2015
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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

Local Urban League Affiliate Integral in Post-Katrina Recovery
8/28/2015
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The role of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina - both in the immediate aftermath and the years since - cannot be overstated. President and CEO Erika......read more

Tragedy, Resilience, and Rebuilding – RISE: Katrina 10 Conference
8/18/2015
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Hurricane Katrina exists in the national consciousness not only as one of the deadliest and costliest weather catastrophes in American history. It was the worst civil engineering disaster in American......read more

Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
8/14/2015
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It seemed appropriate that a federal appeals court struck down Texas’ Voter ID law on the day before the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling was not only a victory for Texas......read more

2015 National Urban League Conference Recap
8/7/2015
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The eyes of the nation turned to Fort Lauderdale last week, as the 2015 National Urban League Conference put racial justice issues at the forefront of the Presidential race. In a lively, substantive......read more


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