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National Urban League
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - 11:25am

EOD Raises Money for Urban League Mission

The Urban League of Greater Columbus (Columbus, GA) hosted its annual Equal Opportunity Dinner at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

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National Urban League
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - 11:26am

Milwaukee Urban League Hosts Job Recruitment Event

The Milwaukee Urban League (Milwaukee, WI) hosted a job recruitment event Friday, Oct. 25, allowing people to talk to several different employers at one location.

The nine employers who took part included Frito Lay, Walmart, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

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National Urban League
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 1:12pm

Urban League to bring First Expungement Clinic to Southwest Side

On a Thursday evening in September on the South Side, about 20 lawyers and legal professionals sat in twos at several tables in a large open room at the Urban League of Greater Madison (Maidson, WI, waiting to help people for free.

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National Urban League
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - 12:08pm

Knoxville Urban League Honors "The Clinton 12" at Gala

The Knoxville Area Urban League (Knoxville, TN) honored “The Clinton 12” with its lifetime achievement award at the Equal Opportunity Awards Gala and recognized the volunteer, minority business and corporate leadership award winners.

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National Urban League
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 3:54pm

Cincinnati Youth Make Recommendations for Policing Changes

A group of Cincinnati teens, sponsored by the Children's Law Center, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati, OH), are making recommendations to the city of Cincinnati to reduce the number of youth arrests and eliminate racial disparities.

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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, 04 Nov 2019 - 3:55pm

Lyft, Urban League to Help Charlotteans 'Get Out the Vote" on Election Day

The ride sharing app Lyft, says they will offer discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.

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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 - 3:17pm

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, 04 Nov 2019 - 3:54pm

Op-Ed: Automation Threatens the Future of Black Workers in America

Written by: Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

 

“Black America’s collective response to emerging technology will determine whether it is an opportunity — or an existential threat.”

— George H. Lambert Jr. President and CEO, Greater Washington Urban League

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