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May 19, 2014, 10:24 ET

Civil Rights And Education Groups Commemorate 60th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board Of Education And Ask "How Far Have We Really Come?"

Today, national civil rights and education groups joined together to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education...

Apr 25, 2014, 14:15 ET

National Urban League Mobilizes Against Senate Housing Reform Bill As Drafted, Pushes For Affordable Housing Provisions

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  In two letters submitted to the Senate Banking Committee this week, the National Urban...

Apr 10, 2013, 04:15 ET

National Urban League's State Of Black America Finds Uneven Progress In The Pursuit Of Equality

The National Urban League's ( State of Black America report released today concludes that despite social and economic gains, the...

Feb 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Walgreens And National Urban League Provide Free Health Tests To Urban And Minority Communities With 'Way To Well Health Tour'

 Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and the National Urban League (NUL) announced today that the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with...

Dec 05, 2012, 10:32 ET

Health Disparities Cost U.S. Economy $82b in Higher Healthcare Spending and Lost Productivity

African-Americans Hit Hardest by Increased Costs A report released today by the National Urban League Policy Institute ( found...

Nov 07, 2012, 15:30 ET

National Urban League Calls On President Obama, Congressional Leaders, To Make Economic Opportunity A Second-Term Priority

Job creation, economic development and economic empowerment are the most important issues facing the nation, National Urban League President and...

Nov 04, 2012, 11:00 ET

National Urban League To Hold Occupy the Vote Rally At The National Constitution Center

National and Local Civic Leaders, Entertainers Meet to Mobilize Voters With just a few days left before the federal election, the National...

Sep 19, 2012, 14:31 ET

Coalition Says Restrictions On Voting Rights Have Reached A State Of Emergency

Millions of Seniors, Minorities, Youth and Veterans Could be Turned Away at the Polls Under New Laws  A broad coalition of civil rights,...

Aug 15, 2012, 10:31 ET

The National Urban League Commends AT&T's Campaign against Texting and Driving

"No Text on Board—Pledge Day" Promotes Safe Driving  The National Urban League celebrates AT&T's new undertaking to promote...

Aug 02, 2012, 12:22 ET

National Urban League Applauds White House Initiative On Educational Excellence For African-Americans

National Urban League ( president and CEO Marc H. Morial has applauded President Barack Obama's creation of the White House Initiative...

Jul 17, 2012, 05:00 ET

National Urban League Report Shows African-Americans Achieved Near-Parity in Voting Power for the First Time in 2008

Voter Registration, Turnout Were Pivotal In Swing State Victories  The National Urban League Policy Institute (  today...

Mar 28, 2012, 14:23 ET
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Walgreens and National Urban League Provide Free Health Tests to Urban and Minority Communities with 'Way to Well Health Tour'

 Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and the National Urban League (NUL), today announced the launch of the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with...

Dec 20, 2011, 12:17 ET

La Liga Nacional Urbana y la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos exhortan a Express Scripts a llegar a un acuerdo con Walgreens

La National Urban League (Liga Nacional Urbana, NUL) y la League of United Latin American Citizens (Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos,...

Dec 19, 2011, 19:15 ET

The National Urban League and League of United Latin American Citizens Urge Express Scripts to Reach Agreement with Walgreens

 The National Urban League (NUL) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) to resume...

Jul 02, 2010, 16:54 ET
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Celebrated Chicago Attorney Linda Listrom Named Executive Director at the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues

Linda Listrom, a former partner with the acclaimed Jenner & Block law firm for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Director of the...

Dec 14, 2009, 09:46 ET

Black Leaders Convene with U.S. Secretary of Commerce on Historical Undercounting of Blacks in the U.S. Census

Marc Morial (National Urban League), the Rev. Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Congressman Lacy Clay, Melanie Campbell (National...

Aug 13, 2009, 08:13 ET

Leading African American Groups Call On Health Insurers to Dismiss Restrictive Practices

To protect the health of African Americans in Maryland, the Black Nurses Association of Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore Urban League have...

Dec 09, 2008, 11:02 ET

National Urban League Brings The Economic Empowerment Tour to Atlanta December 9th

Tour focuses on job attainment and growth, home ownership and economic stability. The National Urban League Economic Empowerment Tour heads to...

Jul 30, 2008, 01:00 ET

Social Entrepreneurship to Be Highlighted at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 31, 2008, the Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) will host the finals of the...

Jul 23, 2008, 01:00 ET

John McCain and Barack Obama Confirmed to Present Urban Agenda at National Urban League Conference

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Urban League announced today that Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are confirmed...

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