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  • 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...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 7.23.04

    07/23/2004 5:50:18 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 168 replies · 3,494+ views
    White House, Yahoo
    Today President Bush spoke to the National Urban League Conference in Detroit Michigan. He detailed his administrations progress since becoming the President and asked for their vote. President Bush ask the group if the Democrats took the African American vote for granted and ask them to compare his record since becoming president to what the Democrats have done for them. The speech was well recieved and IMHO it was a homerun ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO SANITY ISLAND
  • Addressing Urban League, President Bush Offers African-American Community a Real Choice (Transcript)

    07/23/2004 10:04:24 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 18 replies · 3,245+ views ^ | July 23, 2004 | President George W. Bush
    National Urban League Conference Detroit, Michigan THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for the warm introduction. It's really good to be here. You know, Marc, you're right, the National Urban League is a vital and important part of the American scene. And I think the reason why is, not only is the mission important, but the people involved in the Urban League are dignified, decent American citizens. And I am honored to be in your presence. I see some friends like Willard who is -- I don't know if you remember, Willard, but we were on the porch of the governor's mansion in...
  • Urban League cool to president - Outreach to blacks dismissed

    07/24/2004 6:11:42 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 74 replies · 2,396+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/23/04 | KEN HERMAN
    DETROIT — President Bush on Friday made a direct pitch for black votes — long out of reach for Republican presidential candidates — but got a tepid response from the national Urban League conference. "I'm here to ask for your vote," he told the delegates, drawing applause. The applause grew louder and was mixed with laughter when Bush, well aware of political history, added, "I know, I know, I know." "Listen, the Republican Party has got a lot of work to do. I understand," he said before looking at the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was seated near the front of...
  • The President on C-Span

    07/23/2004 5:37:17 PM PDT · by DrDeb · 6 replies · 428+ views
    C-Span ^ | July 23, 2004 | vanity
    C-Span will re-play the President's speech to the Urban League tonight at 9:20 PM EST -- a Kerry/Edwards campaign event is on now (gag)!
  • President Emphasizes Minority Entrepreneurship At National Urban League

    07/23/2004 9:45:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 46 replies · 2,224+ views
    White House Website ^ | 7-23-04 | President George W. Bush
    10:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for the warm introduction. It's really good to be here. You know, Marc, you're right, the National Urban League is a vital and important part of the American scene. And I think the reason why is, not only is the mission important, but the people involved in the Urban League are dignified, decent American citizens. And I am honored to be in your presence. I see some friends like Willard who is -- I don't know if you remember, Willard, but we were on the porch of the governor's mansion in Texas. I'm not...
  • Bush Urges Blacks to Consider What Dems Have Done for Them Lately

    07/23/2004 9:05:34 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 159 replies · 2,844+ views ^ | 7/23/04 | Susan Jones
    Bush Urges Blacks to Consider What Dems Have Done for Them Lately By Susan Jones Morning Editor July 23, 2004 ( - President Bush came right out and asked African-Americans for their vote on Friday. In his address to the National Urban League, Bush said he understands that the "Republican Party's got a lot of work to do." And he urged Democratic voters to consider some questions. "Does the Democratic Party take African-American voters for granted?" It's a fair question, Bush said. Do Democrats earn your vote and deserve it, he asked?
  • Kerry to address Urban League during Michigan visit

    07/14/2004 7:10:00 AM PDT · by quantim · 8 replies · 428+ views
    AP via ^ | 7/14/2004, 7:30 a.m. ET | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry plans to travel to Michigan to address the Urban League next week.Kerry's recent visits to the state included last month's $1 million fund-raiser, where the U.S. senator from Massachusetts attacked Bush's economic performance and touted his own job-creation proposals.Word of Kerry's planned July 22 stop came amid a flurry of presidential campaign activity in Michigan.President Bush was in Michigan on Tuesday, telling an Upper Peninsula crowd his economic policies are bringing prosperity and jobs to the state. And Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. Sen. John McCain plan to hold a campaign...
  • National Urban League Unveils the State of Black America 2004 Report: "Complexity of Black Progress"

    03/18/2004 8:31:05 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 211+ views
    National Urban League Unveils the State of Black America 2004 Report: "The Complexity of Black Progress"; Report Includes New Annual Equality Index and New NUL Survey 3/18/2004 10:54:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk, Daybooks Contact: Max Smith of the National Urban League, 212-558-5371 or News Advisory: WHO: Marc H. Morial, president & CEO National Urban League; Lee Daniels, editor, The State of Black America 2004 report; James Diffley, managing director, Global Insight's U.S. Regional Services Group; and Dr. Silas Lee, president, Silas Lee & Associates Research Strategies WHAT: Unveils The State of Black America 2004 Report. The premiere...
  • Planned Parenthood Backs Out of Event at Wisconsin YMCA

    03/04/2004 12:25:55 PM PST · by WildReeling · 6 replies · 549+ views ^ | March 4, 2004 | Paul Nowak
    St. Paul, MN ( -- Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota has backed out of a rental agreement with YMCA of Greater St. Paul's Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin. The abortion business had planned to hold a retreat for parents and children at the YMCA facility Saturday. "Planned Parenthood canceled the rental agreement for the retreat scheduled for March 6," Bette Fenton, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for YMCA of Greater St. Paul told "The reason we were given is that their collaborative partner for the retreat canceled." Tina Smith, Planned Parenthood vice president of public affairs, told...
  • 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...
  • Bush Jackson Meeting Angers GOP Blacks

    08/03/2003 6:09:16 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 51 replies · 960+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 3, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Bush-Jackson meeting angers GOP blacks Private consultation 'amounts to aiding and abetting a hustler' Posted: August 3, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2003 News World Communications Inc. Black Republicans are roiling with anger and incomprehension after a meeting between George W. Bush and Rev. Jesse Jackson that followed the president's address to the National Urban League in Pittsburgh....
  • Bush's ricochet romance with black voters (BARRFFFF!!!!!)

    07/30/2003 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies · 175+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2003 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page
    WASHINGTON -- News media miss the point when they portray President Bush's historic speech to the National Urban League Monday as an effort to reach out to black voters. If anything, he was reaching out even more to white voters. As a goodwill gesture to minority voters, the president deserves praise for showing up at the Urban League's annual convention in Pittsburgh, especially since his pop-in, no-questions, pop-out visit came two weeks after he stiffed the NAACP's annual convention for the third consecutive year.
  • Bush, Democrats present different views of economic policies

    07/28/2003 6:51:13 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 07/28/03 | RON HUTCHESON
    Posted on Mon, Jul. 28, 2003 Bush, Democrats present different views of economic policies By RON HUTCHESON Knight Ridder Newspapers PITTSBURGH - Sounding themes that are likely to dominate next year's presidential election, President Bush and his Democratic rivals clashed over Bush's economic policies Monday while reaching out to black voters. In separate appearances at the Urban League's national convention, Bush offered assurances that the economy is back on track while Democrats accused him of fiscal recklessness. "More than 3 million Americans have lost their jobs. As far as I'm concerned there's only one American who should lose his job,...
  • 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)
  • President Bush Addresses Urban League (Transcript of Speech)

    07/28/2003 1:10:30 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 35 replies · 2,732+ views
    The White House ^ | July 28, 2003 | Speech by President Bush
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary July 28, 2003 President Addresses Urban League Remarks by the President to the 2003 Urban League Conference David Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 11:17 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for the warm welcome. Thanks for your kind invitation. But, most importantly, thanks for your service to your fellow Americans. (Applause.) The Urban League has always stood strong for justice and hope and healing. It stood for opportunity for all our citizens. I'm honored to be at such an organization. I appreciate the chance, as well, to come to Pittsburgh. It's a...
  • Urban League Warns Against Covert Racism

    07/28/2003 6:41:50 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 26 replies · 350+ views
    Cincinnati.Com ^ | Jul 28, 2003 | CHARLES SHEEHAN
    Jul 28, 8:26 AM EDT Urban League Warns Against Covert Racism By CHARLES SHEEHAN Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The new president of the National Urban League said Sunday that the number of blacks with bachelor's degrees is at an all-time high, but warned that success in the classroom is marred by rising incarceration rates and covert racism. Census figures show that in 2002, 17 percent of blacks ages 25 and older had a bachelor's degree, a record high. But Marc Morial said that achievement is overshadowed by the number of blacks in jail. There are 875,000 blacks incarcerated...
  • An open letter: Dear President Bush...

    07/27/2003 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 46 replies · 264+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2003 | editorial
    <p>First, allow us to welcome you back to Pittsburgh. As always, we're glad to have you, and we are pleased that you have agreed to address the convention of the National Urban League this week.</p> <p>Given that the league's mission is all about "empowering" blacks "to enter the economic and social mainstream," and given your stated commitment to equal opportunity to help ensure that this worthy mission has every chance of success, your presence is a good fit.</p>
  • 3 Democrats risk black vote again

    07/23/2003 10:24:39 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/24/03 | Steve Miller
    <p>Three Democratic presidential hopefuls have not agreed to appear at the National Urban League's annual convention in Pittsburgh next week, putting them at risk of again being distanced from black voters, an overwhelmingly Democratic bloc.</p> <p>President Bush and six Democrats have committed to speak at the nationally renowned black group's convention Monday, the first gathering that includes both the Democratic aspirants and the president. Democratic Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Bob Graham of Florida and John Kerry of Massachusetts have not committed.</p>
  • President makes overtures to blacks

    07/22/2003 10:46:34 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 89 replies · 1,895+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2003 | By Bill Sammon
    <p>President Bush's upcoming meeting with the Urban League, coupled with his snubbing of more-militant black groups, mirrors his outreach to moderate Palestinians while ignoring Yasser Arafat.</p> <p>In both cases, Mr. Bush hopes to turn nearly hopeless relationships into constructive dialogues with groups not known for their fondness of conservatives.</p>
  • 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>
  • Killing of White Deputy Quiets Protests Over Police Shootings of 2 Blacks

    07/12/2002 11:48:45 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 222+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2002 | By TIMOTHY EGAN
    July 13, 2002 Killing of White Deputy Quiets Protests Over Police Shootings of 2 BlacksBy TIMOTHY EGAN EATTLE, July 12 — After the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer last spring, community leaders here planned a chain of demonstrations to follow a rush-hour shutdown of the freeway through downtown. The aim of these "surprise strategic strikes," the organizers said, was to change the way the police treated African-Americans in Seattle. At the same time, city leaders were preparing new regulations for police officers, intended to determine whether race was a factor in whom they stopped...
  • Price: Schools must be a priority

    01/29/2003 10:55:27 PM PST · by pad 34 · 5 replies · 280+ views ^ | Jan. 20, 2003 | David B. Wilkerson
    Price: Schools must be a priority Urban League leader urges focus on public schools By David B. Wilkerson, Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Jan. 20, 2003 NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Though some complain that money is being wasted in inner city public schools, Hugh Price remains convinced that the schools remain "grossly underfunded." The outgoing president of the National Urban League spoke to about education issues facing the African-American community in the 21st century as part of a wide-ranging interview. See the complete three-part interview. Q. One of your main focuses has been education, and I wondered what...
  • Cincinnati boycott hits blacks hardest

    01/28/2003 6:21:26 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 27 replies · 448+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2003 | Steve Miller
    <p>Cincinnati's vice mayor yesterday said a boycott of businesses by blacks who believe the city has inadequately addressed minority needs is causing black unemployment and crippling economic growth.</p> <p>"It is absolutely disproportionately affecting the city's African-American population," said Vice Mayor Alicia Reece, the city's highest-ranking black official.</p>
  • Blacks Making Steady Progress, but Far From Parity With Whites in Many Fields, Report Says

    07/21/2002 2:45:07 PM PDT · by Jean S · 46 replies · 578+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | 7/21/02 | Deborah Kong
    In areas ranging from jobs to home ownership to politics, blacks continue to make gains, but equality with whites remains a far-off goal, the National Urban League says in its annual report on the state of black America. "When you look at the data, yes, we have made substantial headway, but there are still - without a shadow of a doubt - substantial gaps in every category, every vital sign," said Urban League President Hugh Price. "We're making steady progress but we're not in the end zone yet." The report, a collection of eight essays written by experts in fields...