PRESS RELEASES

Examination of Racial Relation, Police Violence,  Part of Intense Aug. 3-6 Schedule of Dynamic Dialogue, Focused on Theme of "Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice

"The Nation Must Unite In Pursuit Of Peace And Justice"

NEW YORK -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Erika McConduit, President and CEO of the Urban League affiliate in Louisiana, today described the shooting of police in Baton Rouge as a horror, and called the level of gun violence in the nation an urgent crisis.

Conference Expected to Draw Thousands, Stimulate Millions in the Local Economy
 

BALTIMORE (July 15, 2016) --  Cutting the ribbon to open a FedEx-sponsored College Fair, the National Urban League kicked off a countdown to its 2016 Conference, expected to draw thousands and stimulate millions in the local economy.

NEW YORK (July 8, 2016) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in regard to the deadly violence against police officers in Dallas: 

"Like all Americans, we in the Urban League Movement are horrified by the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. The violence in our streets is a crisis of epidemic proportions, and we must come together as a nation to end it. 

NEW ORLEANS (July 6, 2016) -- As Louisiana and the nation grieve the death of Alton Sterling, the National Urban League and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans today joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in calling for a thorough investigation of his shooting by Baton Rouge Police, and a comprehensive evaluation of police training and policies.

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