Little Known Black History Facts

In the fall of 1946, sociologist and professor Charles S. Johnson was named the first Black president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. Unlike the militant style of W.E.B. Du Bois, Johnson employed an intellectual approach in dismantling racism by hoping to understand its roots. Charles Surgeon Johnson was born July 24, 1893 in Bristol, […]

Little Known Black History Facts

On September 29th, 1910, The Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes was formed. It was created in response to the great migration of African-Americans from the South to the North in the wake of the “Plessy V. Ferguson” U.S. Supreme Court decision that legally validated the concept of “separate but equal.” Eventually, the New York-based […]

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Black Americans are overrepresented as tech consumers but drastically underrepresented as tech employees, according to the National Urban League's 2018 State of Black America.

Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their education. However, living in places where education is not valued or sometimes not enough resources can make learning difficult. Marc Morial is the President and CEO of the National Urban League and has come up with the No Ceiling On Success The National […]

The National Urban League will take a place in Baltimore August 3-6th and more than ever, league President Marc Morial is hopeful for the future despite the racial tension around the country. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about bringing the annual event to Baltimore and if the Presidential candidates will make an appearance. […]

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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 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, […]

  Roland Martin talks to National Urban League ‘s Marc Morial about the lack of education discussed in the 2016 Presidential election and the Equity in Excellence campaign. “We have to raise awareness. Education is a civil right. We’ve have to focus on elevating and advocacy. Why can we spend millions in Iraq, but cannot pay for education,” […]

  Roland Martin talks to National Urban League’s Marc Morial about the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars and the calling of a meeting with film studios to diversify their hiring efforts. “Hollywood has a long history of making and breaking promises. Taking any controversy around inclusion an race and treating it like a public relations strategy. The […]

Protest Plus Policy equals Progress! Last week I received a huge honor, the National Urban League’s “Living Legend” award. The following week, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and this weekend, we commemorated the shooting death of Michael Brown a year later. All three events reminded me that right never goes […]

  A lot of folks think about Miami and Key West when it comes to Florida vacations, but there are at least two people who think prospective Florida vacationers should add Ft. Lauderdale to that list. Although it’s within a half hour from Miami, it doesn’t have that city’s party reputation, but it does have […]

  Roland Martin and the CEO of the National Urban League Conference Marc Morial talk about this weekend’s national conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. “We have a number of sessions taking place. These racial issues have to be addressed, but also poverty and unemployment is also the backdrop. […]

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In August of 2013 several national Black Civil Rights organizations came together to set a Black Agenda. This conglomeration of organizations included the National Urban League,…