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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 3:17pm

Birmingham Urban League Creates New Youth Boxing Program

A new program from the Birmingham Urban League (Birmingham, AL will be available to young men from across the city.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the group will announce the launch of the Magic City Boxing Club. CEO William Barnes will make the announcement at Carver High School.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 12:31pm

Training Partnership Links Low-Income Residents with Building Trades

Sparks flew as Dominique Jackson cut through lengths of rebar to be used in the foundation of the new Linden Community Center.

The 55,000-square-foot facility is set to open late next year, taking the place of the former building at Linden Park.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 11:44am

Hundreds Spread Love at Peacefest Event

This year’s goal for Peacefest was to “pack the park with peace-loving people.” That is exactly what played out today in the Bellefontaine Park.

People who came out to this event said it was a relief to step away from the violence that has been playing out and step into what was a stress-free environment.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 3:58pm

Urban League Report Focus on Closing Achievement Gap in Kansas City

Since 2006, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) has been looking at closing the exposing the socioeconomic gaps between black and white people in Kansas City.

On Thursday, the organization released its latest State of Black Kansas City.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 3:25pm

Urban League to Honor Local Heroes at Annual Gala

The Lorain County Urban League (Elyria, OH) will hold its annual gala at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11, at the Emerald Event Center in Avon.

The Urban League is celebrating 41 years of service to all of the communities in Lorain County, according to a news release. 

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 10:59am

Milwaukee Urban League Welcomes Students on First Day of School

Last week, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) welcomed hundreds of students back-to-school at two Milwaukee Public Schools’ elementary schools. Team MUL participated in welcome back rallies at Auer Avenue School and Oliver Wendell Holmes School.

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 11:18am

New Orleans Empowerment and Policy Conference

New Orleans will host the state’s first Empowerment and Policy Conference, a two-day event centered on influencing policy decisions to positively impact black Louisiana residents, on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 12:07pm

Minority Employees Complete Weatherization Training Program

Seventeen members of Chattanooga’s minority workforce were among the first in the region to complete the Tennessee Valley Authority’s pilot Building Futures Minority Training Program.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 4:33pm

Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants $25k to Advance Racial Equity in Education

The Winston-Salem Foundation's Black Philanthropy Initiative is granting thousands of dollars to schools and non-profits.

The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 3:56pm

Urban League Holds Graduation for Builds Program Participants

On Friday (August 23), 18 men and women graduated from a program - that is helping change the direction of their lives.

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