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  • Civil rights activists upbeat after Obama meeting on voting

    07/29/2013 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder met with top civil rights leaders Monday at the White House to hash out a path forward on voting rights after the Supreme Court struck down a central provision of the Voting Rights Act. Activists emerging from the meeting said they were encouraged by the comments made by the president and administration officials in the "candid" meeting. "We were assured by the president and the attorney general they will aggressively fight to protect the right of all Americans to vote," said Rev. Al Sharpton. He said there was a "wound in the Voting...
  • Urban League conference shifts focus from economy to equality

    07/26/2013 7:37:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Robert Samuels
    Founded in 1910, the Urban League is the oldest community-based civil rights organization in the country. Over the years, however, the focus of its annual convention shifted from the civil rights struggle to a huge professional networking event. This year seems different. The registration period for the conference was already open by the time the Supreme Court last month rescinded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. As résumés were being polished for the conference’s job fair, a Florida jury concluded that the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin could go home free. Together, the events became a call to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 July 2013

    07/21/2013 5:15:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 188 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 21st, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and Washington Times columnist.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.; Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and...
  • Activists protest group that promoted 'stand your ground' laws to states - Trayvon Martin

    03/29/2012 8:09:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Mark K. Matthews
    WASHINGTON — A conservative think tank became the latest target of outrage resulting from Trayvon Martin's shooting, as a few dozen protesters rallied Thursday outside the headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council to oppose its role in promoting "stand your ground" laws. The rally, a few blocks from the White House, looked to highlight efforts by ALEC to spread the law — which allows armed citizens to shoot when threatened — to statehouses nationwide after the Florida Legislature passed "stand your ground" legislation in 2005. ALEC, a business-funded conservative group that helps develop bills for state lawmakers, adopted the...
  • Morial warns Obama on cuts

    07/21/2011 10:24:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 07/21/11 | MJ LEE
    The president of the National Urban League plans to tell President Obama on Thursday that he’s worried a deficit deal could end up hurting “social programs.” The NUL chief, Marc Morial, and the NAACP’s president, Ben Jealous, are scheduled to sit down with Obama briefly in the afternoon. "I'm concerned that a false link between raising the debt ceiling and reducing the deficit could result in unnecessary deep budget cuts to social programs," Morial said in a statement. "Deficit reduction is a priority, but reckless budget-cutting in response to a manufactured crisis could sabotage the recovery. What the nation's 14...
  • [Former New Orleans Mayor Marc] Morial's uncle pleads guilty to [Regional Transit Authority] theft

    05/25/2006 6:19:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 167+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2006 | Michelle Krupa and Jeffrey Meitrodt
    Glenn Haydel, uncle of former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing $550,000 from the Regional Transit Authority, becoming the first member of Morial's inner circle to cooperate with the federal government's sprawling probe of city contracts awarded during his eight-year tenure. Haydel, who received a lucrative contract to manage the RTA during Morial's two terms at City Hall, admitted in federal court to defrauding a federally financed program and agreed to return the money he illegally diverted. He also agreed to cooperate with the government in its ongoing probe of public corruption.
  • GOP Makes 'Top Priority' Of Converting Black Voters

    12/25/2003 7:13:17 PM PST · by Carthago delenda est · 35 replies · 310+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2003 | Darryl Fears
    It was a historic moment for the Grand Old Party: At the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, black conservatives took center stage, delivered speeches in prime time, raised their voices in a gospel choir and locked hands with the white men who, by an overwhelming majority, run the party. By the end of the convention, the future national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and secretary of state, Colin L. Powell, had emerged as black conservative stars, and a concerted effort by Republicans "to invent new black leaders" -- as former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) once put it -- was...
  • Caption Bush and Morial

    07/28/2003 5:18:54 PM PDT · by 4mycountry · 11 replies · 222+ views
    President Bush with Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. (by mtngrl@vrwc)
  • Bush takes message to Urban League

    07/20/2003 12:31:58 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 3 replies · 239+ views
    washtime ^ | 07/20/03 | Steve Miller
    <p>The president "should have spoken to the NAACP — it is the nation's oldest civil rights group — but I am glad he is doing this," Mr. Cummings said. "I don't know what his rationale is with regard to speaking with the Urban League ... but by not speaking to the NAACP, it seems inconsistent." The White House declined to comment. Urban League President Marc Morial also refused to comment yesterday.</p>
  • Morial Will Lead Urban League; Former New Orleans Mayor Parlays Local Résumé Into National Post

    05/16/2003 6:25:19 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 578+ views
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | May 16, 2003 | Martha Carr and Frank Donze
    <p>Marc Morial, New Orleans' ambitious and charismatic former mayor who failed to translate his popularity into a third term, was named president of The National Urban League on Thursday, making him one of the most prominent African-American leaders in the country.</p>
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 12:19:03 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 1,285+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 10:52:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 17 replies · 1,174+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • Landrieu Redux ~ WSJ. '97

    11/15/2002 3:15:22 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 16 replies · 806+ views
    The Wall Street Journal. editorial page | April 15, 1997 | The Wall Street Journal. Editorial Board
    REVIEW & OUTLOOK (Editorial) Voting New Orleans - style   04/15/1997 The Wall Street Journal Page A18 (Copyright (c) 1997, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)   Morris Reed is the forgotten candidate in the burgeoning investigation of Louisiana's disputed U.S. Senate election. Last November, Mr. Reed was on the same ballot as a challenger to the longtime New Orleans District Attorney. A Democrat and former judge, he maintains that both he and GOP Senate candidate Woody Jenkins were victims of a concerted effort at vote fraud by elements of Mayor Marc Morial's LIFE political machine. "This isn't a partisan issue,...