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The National Urban League released the 40th edition of the “State of Black America,” a semiannual publication that has become one of the most highly anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice, and civic participation. The report includes insights from politicians, NGOS, […]

The National Urban League released the 40th edition of the “State of Black America,” a semiannual publication that has become one of the highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice, and civic participation. The report includes insights from politicians, NGOS, and academia, […]

Wednesday Aug. 26 at 11 am ET/10 am CT watch the National Urban League's town hall on the city's schools 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. NewsOne.com will livestream the discussion. Don't miss it!

Blacks in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans have made some educational progress, but the median income has not risen as much as that of White households, reports NOLA. The Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the National Urban League announced the findings Friday at the Essence Festival, where the group discussed New Orleans’ shifting demographics and promoted […]

  While some civil rights groups argue that President Barack Obama’s call for strict regulation of Internet access would be harmful to minority communities, others disagree, the New York Times reports. SEE ALSO: Eric Holder Curbs Racial Profiling By Federal Agents The New York Times reports: WASHINGTON — When President Obama laid out his vision for […]

The National Urban League recently hosted its annual State Of Black America panel in D.C. This year’s theme was “Redeem the Dream: Jobs Rebuild America,” and panelists spoke about improving educational and economic opportunities for African-Americans today. SEE ALSO: What?! Lil’ Wayne Hospitalized After Suffering Another Seizure “We need to embrace technology. Closing the digital divide will help us close the […]

BOSTON — The economic downturn has erased the gains made by the black middle class over the last 30 years as the unemployment rate of blacks with a four-year college degree has skyrocketed, according to a new study by the National Urban League Policy Institute released Wednesday. The study said that the unemployment rate for […]

BOSTON – The National Urban League will host its annual conference this year in Boston, a city that carries a racially tense history stemming back to the 1970s, in which a court ruled that Black and white students would have to attend schools in different neighborhoods. The ugly race reality in Boston has stained its […]