Black women are making us proud

We’re not so far from a time when Black people were denied the right to vote. These dismal times perpetuated slave-era subjugation of our...

National Urban League mourns Simeon Booker’s death

For many decades, including during my years as mayor of New Orleans, Jet magazine ran a column of happenings from around the country called...

Time to hook Black women up

Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) did not have to win his battle against accused sexual molester and Republican candidate Roy Moore in the epic battle...

Strong apprenticeship programs key to addressing the wage gap

Over the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and people’s desire to shorten their daily work...

Trump’s claim to be about the law is disgraceful

“No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him...

When will there be zero tolerance for racism?

Congressman John Conyers was the first politician to leave his job after the “Me Too” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct,...

Honor World AIDS Day by preserving health care

“Let us also continue to ensure that our Nation responds aggressively and humanely to the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. Throughout...

It’s all about the power

Let’s begin with the truth, something rare in Washington, D.C. While sexual harassment or sexual assault may result in physical injury, it is almost certainly...

The Trump trick bag – stacking the courts

Two people reported to work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on November 27, both expecting to lead the bureau. Leandra English, who had been...

‘No success without a successor:’ Urban League 25

“You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If...

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