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  • Black Votes Matter PAC suspends operations ("We think the race is over")

    10/26/2016 4:50:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies ^ | October 23, 2016 | 4:59pm | Updated | By Carl Campanile
    A group founded earlier this year to help mobilize black turnout for the Nov. 8 elections has suspended operations, The Post has learned. Black Votes Matter PAC was created to address concerns about a drop-off in the black vote without President Obama, the first African-American elected to the White House, on the ballot. Black Votes Matter PAC founder Charlie King said the allies in Hillary Clinton’s camp made it known that a separate, third-party effort wasn’t needed to turn out the African-American vote. “We stopped pushing a couple of weeks ago. They didn’t think Black Votes Matters was needed to...
  • Community Leaders: Video Shows Boston Suspect Was Not Shot In Back

    06/03/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    WOR 710 ^ | 6/3/15
    Community leaders in Boston say they have seen the video of law enforcement officers fatally shooting a terror suspect. Darnell Williams with the Urban League says contrary to some reports, Usaama Rahim was not on a cell phone at the time of the shooting yesterday and was not shot in the back. A second suspect, David Wright, was arrested yesterday in a Boston suburb. ThThe FBI says the terror suspect killed by law enforcement in Boston yesterday had discussed a plan to kill police officers. According to court papers, Usaamah Rahim had discussed the plan by cell phone with David...
  • One fired, three suspended after undercover health care video

    11/13/2013 7:48:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | staff
    The Urban League of Greater Dallas fired one person and suspended three others after a video from a conservative activist reportedly showed the workers encouraging health care applicants to lie. An edited video was released Monday that seemingly shows so-called health care Navigators encouraging people to lie on forms signing up for health care to get better rates. The video was released by Project Veritas, which was started by conservative activist James O'Keefe. O'Keefe gained notoriety for videos in 2009 that eventually brought down ACORN. The Urban League said in a statement on Tuesday it "does not condone, nor would...
  • The Truth about Navigators: James O’Keefe reveals corruption at heart of president’s program

    11/11/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 11, 2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the “community organizing” group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back. This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working). The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators...
  • Jesse Jackson Paints Bleak Picture of Black America - blacks are jobless, deep in debt or in jail

    07/26/2013 8:21:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 113 replies ^ | July 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    PHILADELPHIA—Black America is largely unemployed, in debt and in prison, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson told hundreds gathered at the annual National Urban League conference Friday, before asking them what they were going to do about it. "If you're someone with credit card debt, stand," said Jackson. A segment of the audience stood. "If you're someone with student loans, stand," he said. Nearly everyone in the audience stood. "And if you're someone looking for a job, stand," he said. Many more people tentatively raised their hands. "That's the state of black America," he said. "We are free but not...
  • 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...
  • New management taking over Head Start after child abuse claims

    04/10/2013 8:22:06 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 1 replies
    jax tv ^ | Leslie Coursey
    <>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Head Start will be under new management, effective tonight. The Community Development Institute is taking over for the Jacksonville Urban League to manage Early Head Start and Head Start.
  • Urban League sues Springfield (MA) for 2009 eminent domain taking of Mason Square library building

    08/15/2012 2:29:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    he Urban League of Springfield has sued the city, saying when the city took it’s land and building by eminent domain the payment was “grossly unfair, totally inadequate, and does not reflect the fair market value” of the property. City Solicitor Edward M. Pikula said he has not seen the suit filed in Hampden Superior Court late last month and cannot comment. The city took the 756 State St. property by eminent domain in September 2009 and opened the Mason Square branch of the city library there in April 2011. That location had been a full service library until 2003,...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    06/30/2010 4:24:16 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 21 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | July 1, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Clyburn, Graham jointly honored for aiding S.C. race relations

    11/06/2009 12:50:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 418+ views
    McClatchy / The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-11-04 | James S. Rosen & Wayne Washington
    WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., both sons of the segregated South, grew up in parts of South Carolina that were much farther apart than the mere 175 miles between them. Thursday, the two men - a black Democrat and a white Republican - will share an honor that the Jim Crow laws of their youth would have prohibited. The Columbia Urban League will present to Clyburn and Graham its annual Whitney M. Young Award in recognition of their efforts to advance race relations in South Carolina.
  • Crushed by debt, Cleveland Urban League will close (Bailout No Doubt Coming)

    05/19/2009 3:27:26 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 19 replies · 574+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 19, 2009 | NA
    Crushed by debt, Cleveland Urban League will close Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:57 PM CLEVELAND -- The Urban League of Greater Cleveland says it has lingering debt and will close after 92 years of serving the city's inner-city residents and businesses. It is suspending services Friday and closing on May 29. The agency's 15 full-time employees are losing their jobs. Chief Executive Officer Johnathan Holifield says the affiliate of the National Urban League has $2.75 million in debt, mostly on the purchase of its headquarters in 2002. He says that makes the nonprofit organization unable to run its programs to...
  • We Should Be Ashamed

    03/31/2009 5:06:32 AM PDT · by TPOOH · 20 replies · 765+ views ^ | March 30, 2009 | Star Parker
    Excerpt....The National Urban League has just issued its annual State of Black America report. It provides a troubling statistical snapshot of where blacks stand today in our country. Like Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, I'm concerned. But after concern, we part company. We have very different ideas of what it is we should be concerned about. Morial, I am sure, sees his organization as part of the solution. From what I see, it is a well-funded symptom of the problem. Shouldn't it embarrass black Americans that one the nation's largest and most prestigious civil rights organizations offers...
  • Clinton or Obama? Many backing both - Urban League debate shows it's tough decision for blacks

    07/29/2007 11:28:15 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 575+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 29, 2007 | MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist
    ST. LOUIS -- More than any other debate thus far, the National Urban League's presidential forum illustrated how sharply the Democratic primary is dividing the African-American community's political allegiances. Although the National Urban League doesn't endorse political candidates, the presidential forum gave the front-runners -- Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and his closest rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) -- their best chance yet to compete head-up for the urban black vote. There were a lot of signs that many of the Urban Leaguers -- who tend to be solidly middle-class entrepreneurs and professionals -- haven't made up their minds about whom...
  • Democrats back Urban League agenda (Clinton, Obama, Edwards sign on)

    07/27/2007 10:28:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 309+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/07 | David Lieb - ap
    ST. LOUIS - The leading Democratic presidential contenders on Friday endorsed a National Urban League agenda that calls for mandatory early childhood education and universal health care for children. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards each promised support for the Urban League's plan, which favors extending childhood education programs to children as young as age 3 and guaranteeing access for all to attend college. Sens. Clinton and Obama have engaged in a weeklong feud precipitated by Monday's debate exchange over whether a president should meet with leaders of rogue nations without preconditions. The two did not share the...
  • Immigration bill ignores low-wage workers' concerns (Blacks protesting Dems votes on amnesty)

    06/17/2007 5:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,567+ views
    The Record and Herald ^ | June 15, 2007 | Lawrence Aaron
    IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN community, discussion, debate and uneasiness continue over how much the tide of new immigration impacts job opportunities. T. Willard Fair, president of the Greater Miami Urban League, criticized Senate Democrats for supporting the immigration bill while ignoring the concerns of African-Americans shut out of restaurant and other low-paying jobs because of immigrant labor. For that he was labeled a tool of right-wing anti-immigrant conservatives. The Congressional Black Caucus, which is on record as supporting access to citizenship, job training and fair wages for immigrants, is now finally getting around to forming a task force to address some...
  • Report: Problems With Black Men Are Major U.S. Crisis (Urban League)

    04/17/2007 7:49:21 PM PDT · by Stoat · 73 replies · 1,531+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | April 17, 2007
    Report: Problems With Black Men Are Major U.S. Crisis Urban League Cites Incarceration, AIDS, Joblessness   POSTED: 7:55 pm EDT April 17, 2007  NEW YORK -- Citing bleak data on incarceration, joblessness and AIDS, the National Urban League said Monday that problems facing black men represent America's most serious social crisis and proposed an aggressive campaign to provide them with more opportunities. The 97-year-old black empowerment organization, in its annual State of Black America report, called for universal early-childhood education, more second-chance programs for school dropouts and ex-offenders, and expanded use of all-male schools emphasizing mentoring and longer class...
  • It Pay$ to Deceive

    04/25/2006 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Baconian · 3 replies · 366+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 25, 2006 | Mychal Massie
    It Pay$ to Deceive by Mychal Massie The recent National Urban League's "State of Black America" report would have us believe the sky was falling on blacks. And the mainstream media, with gleeful solemnity, has been quick to report same. Granted, while there remain those for whom failure would be a step up, two just-released reports paint a very different picture. Elwin Green reports that, according to the "Survey of Business Owners: Black-Owned Firms: 2002," between 1997 and 2002, the number of black-owned businesses in the United States rose 45 percent to 1.2 million, while the combined revenue increased 25...
  • NYT: Nielsen, Long a Gauge of Popularity, Fights to Preserve Its Own - Turning to Lobbyists

    08/08/2005 6:23:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 370+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2005 | LORNE MANLY and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    ...Since... spring 2004, the company has spent more than $4 million to hire some of the nation's premier lobbyists to counter a savvy campaign conducted by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, a team of longtime Clinton strategists hired by the media conglomerate, and a coalition of black and Hispanic community leaders. Before 2004, Nielsen had not spent a dime on lobbying. Nielsen has also sprinkled more than $200,000 among minority organizations.... The technology, called local people meters, replaced set-top boxes and paper diaries, and offered advertisers and TV networks something they had never had before: detailed local demographic data every day...
  • The Michigan factor

    10/24/2004 6:09:05 AM PDT · by ride the whirlwind · 68 replies · 1,819+ views
    NY Daily News, ^ | October 24, 2004
    Forget Florida. And Ohio. And Pennsylvania. The next President of the United States may well be elected in Michigan. In 2000, Al Gore carried the Wolverine State by more than 200,000 votes. This year's conventional wisdom has conceded it to John Kerry. Two weeks ago, Democratic operatives began telling reporters that Michigan was in the bag. They were wrong. Last Thursday, a poll in the Detroit News put President Bush ahead in Michigan by 4 points. A Knight-Ridder survey showed the race is a virtual tie. This came as a shock to the Kerry camp, which has concentrated its efforts...
  • The Right Stuff

    07/26/2004 7:30:16 AM PDT · by mattdono · 3 replies · 659+ views
    The National Review Online (NRO) ^ | 07/26/2004 | Peter Kirsanow
    President Bush's speech last Friday before the National Urban League was the best speech given before a predominately black audience by either a president or major presidential candidate in at least 40 years. It was the best not because of any soaring rhetorical flourishes, timeless lines, or stirring delivery (although the president — despite a sometimes hurried cadence — was clearly and passionately on his game) but because it was unabashedly conservative and refreshingly devoid of the peculiar mix of paternalism, supplication, and pandering found in almost all speeches by politicians to black crowds. Yes, the president did make a...