PRESS RELEASES

NEW YORK (June 24, 2015) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today was recognized with the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award as part of the Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend.

"Hank Aaron has long been a personal hero of mine, so I am especially honored to receive an award bearing his name," Morial said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve in the civil rights arena, and look to Hank Aaron's example for strength and inspiration."

Diversity in Colleges and Universities Essential to Expanding Opportunity

NEW YORK (June 23, 2016) – In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding fair access to higher education, National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today reiterated the League's strong support for affirmative action.

NEW YORK (June 13, 2016) -- As the nation mourns the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the National Urban League today called for a national movement to reject intolerance and hate.
 

Walmart & JP Morgan Chase-Funded Training Enhances Affiliates’ Capacity To Serve
 

NEW YORK (June 10, 2016) -- Staff members and CEOs from 22 Urban League affiliates this week honed their management and networking skills during National Urban League’s Project Empower U 2.0.

"I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me—black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." -- Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

NEW YORK (June 4, 2016) -- The National Urban League and the Urban League Movement join the family of Muhammad Ali and the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of the nation's most iconic athlete and civil rights activist, President and CEO Marc H. Morial said today.

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