PRESS RELEASES

The National Urban League has praised the Department of Education's proposed revision to its student loan underwriting standards.  The proposed revision incorporates recommendations made earlier this year by the Urban League, HBCUs and other stakeholders to amend the interpretation of "adverse credit history" and make it easier for low-income students to obtain federal aid.    In a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Urban League President Marc Morial wrote:

In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial urged the agency to maintain its sports blackout rule, which he says has “worked as intended, maintaining a regulatory framework that has promoted and protected the distribution of sports programming on free, over-the-air broadcast television.”

As national civil and human rights organizations and leaders committed to the protection of the rights of African Americans and all Americans, we come together as a unified collective to urgently impress upon elected officials, law enforcement, the legal profession, businesses and all those in this nation interested in social justice, that we must not allow the killing of Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals across this nation to be in vain.

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement responding to recent developments in Ferguson, MO.

The death of Michael Brown has exposed and exacerbated what is clearly a long-standing lack of trust between law enforcement and the Ferguson community.

Under Obama, Racial Hope But No Change
 

(Politico: Edward-Isaac Dovere — 8/24/14) “Things got somewhat better because the country felt proud of itself for electing him. But I certainly think they’re worse than they were on Jan. 20, 2009,” said National Urban League President Marc Morial. “There was a sense that the country had turned the corner. I think today there may be a sense that that progress has been a proverbial step forward and two steps back.”

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