National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today released the following statement on the death of Julian Bond:

"The Urban League family deeply grieves the loss of Julian Bond, a true warrior for civil rights and social justice. He embodied integrity, passion and dignity, and was a role model for all Americans.

"He was a bridge between the civil rights pioneers of the 1960's and the dynamic young activists of today, employing both a deep sense of history and a keen instinct for action.

"Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with his family. "


Thousands Gather in South Florida as National Urban League Conference Puts Racial Justice Issues at Forefront of U.S. Presidential Race

NEW YORK (August 5, 2015) –  An intensely-watched forum at the 2015 National Urban League Conference, Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, found Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates both defending their own records and challenging their potential opponents on racial justice issues.

Remarks by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League:

Good Evening, Urban Leaguers!

We gather in sunny, steamy, balmy Fort Lauderdale for our 2015 Conference, “Save our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice.”

We gather on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the 50th anniversary of the President Johnson’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and year 105 of the Urban League Movement.

We gather in the sunshine state, one of our Urban League strongholds, with seven active and effective affiliates:

NEW YORK (July 22, 2015) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial has issued the following statement on passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177):
“Over the last two days we have borne witness to one of the most critical debates to touch the Senate floor -- the future of civil rights protections in education. Today the National Urban League is deeply disappointed that the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) in its current form. This law does not include key civil rights protections and will leave children behind.... Read more

From the ashes of a Ferguson, Mo., convenience store burned in the unrest following Michael Brown’s death will rise the Urban League Community Empowerment Center.

“I was honored to be present at the groundbreaking of a premier example of the Urban League Movement working in concert with the business community, elected officials and other community-based organizations to change people’s lives,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “I congratulate the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and its exemplary President and CEO, Michael P. McMillan.”