Times Square Electronic Billboard Highlights National Public Awareness Effort
NEW YORK (February 1, 2016) --  In conjunction with Black History Month, the lights above Times Square in February will beam the National Urban League’s message that every child deserves an excellent and equitable education.

NEW YORK (January 25, 2016) – The leaders of three leading national civil rights organizations today announced they will request a meeting with the trustees of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other film industry leaders. The National Urban League, the National Action Network and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation released the following statement in response to the ongoing struggle for diversity in the Academy’s awards nominations:

Washington, D.C. --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial  will participate in a panel discussion on Reducing Violence and Strengthening Policy/Community Trust at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Session on Wednesday, January 20 in the Presidential Ballroom of the Capital Hilton Hotel. This session also includes Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, USCM President and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and St. Louis Police Chief Colonel Dotson.

Congress Still Must Act In Response To National Outcry
NEW YORK (January 5, 2016) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial called President Obama’s executive orders on gun violence “courageous” and called on Congress to join the President and the majority of Americans in tackling a deadly problem.

According to recently released data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), approximately 49 million people in the United States live in food-insecure households, with nearly 16 million of them being children. In other words, 14 percent American households faced difficulty in providing food for their members at some point during the year. There is evidence that as the economic recession and job losses of 2007-2008 hit American families, the problem of household food insecurity dramatically increased by over 33 percent and has remained intractably high ever since.