NEWS RELEASES

Foreign Interference in American Democracy Specifically Targeted African Americans, Bolstering Domestic Efforts to Suppress The Black Vote

May 6, 2019 -- Even as civil rights groups challenge racially-motivated voter suppression in the courts and state legislatures, an even more insidious enemy of democracy targets African Americans online, exploiting their trust and spreading disinformation, according to the 2019 State of Black America®.

April 16, 2019 – The National Urban League Washington Bureau is pleased to welcome 30 new members to its Certificate in Advocacy Program.  This immersive program provides classroom training, peer-to-peer learning, as well as Capitol Hill and on-the-ground advocacy experiences to equip leaders from across the country to be more effective catalysts for change in their communities.  The members of the Spring 2019 class of the National Urban League Certificate in Advocacy Program are:

April 10, 2019 -- Following a thorough evaluation of states’ plans for addressing inequity in their education systems, the National Urban League, led by former New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial, announced that nine states were rated “excellent” and eight states “poor.”

The rest of the 37 plans reviewed were rated “sufficient”.  Evaluations were done in 36 states and Washington D.C. where Urban League affiliates are located. 

In his monthly economic outlook statement, National Urban League Chief Economic Advisor Dr. Bernard Anderson cautioned that continuing economic growth is not benefiting the nation equally.

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