"The killing of Michael Brown has forever left a void in the hearts and lives of his parents, family and friends, who lost a son and a loved one much too soon.  The killing of Michael Brown has also brought to light many of the unfortunate blemishes - criminal justice disparities, volatile police-community relations, unemployment and economic inequities - that tarnish our great nation and that prevent us from being the best of whom we can be.

November 13, 2014 (New York, NY) – At the National Urban League’s 58th Annual Equal Opportunity Dinner on November 12, 2014, in New York City, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial welcomed the new chairman of the National Urban League, Michael F. Neidorff. Neidorff currently serves as chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corporation.

- 60% of African American parents retain a favorable perception of the goals for student achievement under Common Core -

- Parents agree that schools with a majority African American (64%) or Latino (67%) student population were deficient in resources necessary to teach the Common Core -

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the release of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights guidance on racial disparity in American schools:

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: