Democrats are still rallying hard for esteemed economist Dr. Lisa Cook to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.


They may not be household names, but these folks are fighting for change necessary to make democracy work.

National Urban League Resources

When the nation’s students march to protest gun violence in their schools, they are following in a proud tradition of student leadership in social justice in America.

The National Urban League has been releasing its annual report, The State of Black America, for 41 years; it’s an amalgamation of data which quantifiably measures African American (and now Hispanic) progress in six key areas: economics, employment, education, health, housing, and criminal justice.

Roland Martin on Wednesday will host a TVOne exclusive 2-hour special: The National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall.

The 20-page report entitled ‘Protect Our Progress’ is surely a reference to what many see as the rollback—or anticipated rollback—of progress made under the eight-year Obama administration.

Watch highlights from Roland Martin and NewsOne Now's unprecedented six hours of election night coverage on TV One.

For decades, old-guard civil rights groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP, and even Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network, have been the go-to groups for elected officials to get a read on the needs and demands of Black voters. But Black Lives Matter, with its tight social media game, has shifted the paradigm, forcing civil rights […]

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The Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston that claimed the lives of nine African-Americans should force our nation to confront our views about the Confederacy, the Confederate flag, and public policy. According to Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, the history that we have been taught is a whitewashed version of the events that took […]

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What will it take to address the gap between Black and White fourth graders in America who can read at their grade level? Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute and Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, sat down with Shannon LaNier of Arise TV to discuss findings from the National […]


Since the March 19 unveiling of the National Urban League’s 2015 The State of Black America (SOBA) report, NewsOne has been covering the findings through articles and infographics created in partnership with the civil rights organization.  Now, through the end of March, we’ll be running a 7-part video series of conversations around the report. Those weighing in […]


According to Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, the start of 2015 saw the most sustained period of job creation this century. Indeed, that seems like good news, except for the fact that Black unemployment remains twice that of White unemployment, and wages are stagnant for those who do have jobs. “Many […]