National Urban League

President-elect Donald Trump seems to have already reversed course on a number of the promises he made on the campaign trail.

For decades, old-guard civil rights groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP, and even Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network, have been the go-to groups for elected officials to get a read on the needs and demands of Black voters. But Black Lives Matter, with its tight social media game, has shifted the paradigm, forcing civil rights […]

The National Urban League released the 40th edition of the “State of Black America,” a semiannual publication that has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. The report includes insights from politicians, NGOS, and […]

Speaker Paul Ryan met with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, signifying what many believe is an attempt to unify the party behind the polarizing presidential candidate. According to Ryan, the meeting was a “positive step,” but there is still a wide gap between the two on issues ranging from immigration […]

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on helping our youth find their future in America.

In August of 2013 several national Black Civil Rights organizations came together to set a Black Agenda. This conglomeration of organizations included the National Urban League,…

In the wake of the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department and their racially biased procedures, Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne…

A group of Black state lawmakers is stepping up pressure on Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces in 2015 through more robust…

Republican Senator Rand Paul has reached out to African Americans on a number of issues in an attempt to attract them to the Republican party. Last…

Charles Spurgeon Johnson, one of the leading 20th Century black sociologists, was born in Bristol, Virginia on July 24, 1893. After receiving his B.A. from Virginia Union University in Richmond, he studied sociology with the noted sociologist Robert E. Park at the University of Chicago where he earned a Ph.D. in 1917. Initially a friend […]