NEW YORK (August 21, 2012) -- National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. Morial today asked Nike to abandon plans to release a $315 basketball shoe, and implored parents not to spend scarce resources on an empty status symbol.
To release such an outrageously overpriced product while the nation is struggling to overcome an unemployment crisis is insensitive at best," Morial said. "It represents twisted priorities and confused values."  Invoking Nike's advertising slogan, Morial urged parents and the company, "Just don't do it."

The National Urban League Commends AT&T’s Campaign against Texting and Driving

Leading Civil Rights Organizations Join in Response to Tragedy in Oak Creek, WI

Washington, DC –
The following is a statement by leading national health, equity, and civil rights groups, joining together as America Healing grantees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that left six people dead, three in critical condition, and many injured on August 5, 2012.

Washington, DC  (August 1, 2012) – National Urban League ( President and CEO Marc H. Morial has applauded President Barack Obama’s creation of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, calling it “an important endeavor that will highlight the barriers and challenges to African-American educational achievement, and develop solutions to improve outcomes.”

NEW YORK (August 5, 2012) -- Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, today issued the following statement in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin:

"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Urban League Movement are with the families of those lost in the Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting.