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Marc Morial

How Black Life In New Orleans Has -- And Hasn't -- Improved Since Katrina

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

The State of Black New Orleans report released by the National Urban League on Wednesday gives clear context for the many ongoing challenges black re...

Amanda Terkel

Steve Scalise To Meet With Civil Rights Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has agreed to meet with the head of a civil rights organization who criticized the congressman...

Websites Promising Jobs and Medicaid Are Instead Bait for For-Profit College Telemarketers

David Halperin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David Halperin

The operations may well be in violation of federal statutes prohibiting deceptive marketing and unwanted telephone sales calls, as well as DOE laws and regulations barring payment of sales commissions to college recruiters. At the very least, they are guilty of using sleazy tactics to sell poor-quality products.

Why Is the National Urban League Defending Online Discrimination?

Craig Aaron | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Marc Morial recites the industry's talking points in praising the ISPs for their broadband deployment, while denouncing common carrier rules as heavy handed "utility-style regulations" that would deter investment and widen the digital divide.

Zach Carter

Warren's Mortgage Reforms Divide Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is dividing Wall Street critics in Congress by leading talks regarding a controversial Fannie Mae and Fr...

Head of Teachers College Group Sits on Board of Predatory Corinthian Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
David Halperin

Corinthian has a record of poor-quality education programs, sold to students through deceptive recruiting, and the company is now under investigation by more than a dozen state attorneys general and at least four federal law enforcement agencies.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Obama Meets With Civil Rights Leaders At White House

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights leaders say they left a meeting with President Barack Obama convinced that he'll fight for jobs, worker training, a h...

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Who Owns The Awful Corinthian Colleges? Wells Fargo, Marc Morial, Pension Funds

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

We have a disturbing portrait of a company preying on vulnerable people and then covering up its misdeeds with lies. So who is Corinthian Colleges? Who are the owners of this predatory institution?

Leon Panetta Quits Corinthian Colleges Board; Marc Morial Should, Too

David Halperin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
David Halperin

Panetta quit Corinthian almost as soon as he joined. Whatever his reason, it's good that he no longer stands as a validator for this troubled company.

Leon Panetta and Marc Morial Join the Board of Corinthian, For-Profit College With Troubling Record

David Halperin | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
David Halperin

In a field marked by ripoffs of students and taxpayers, Corinthian, which operates under the school names Everest, Heald, and Wyotech, has one of the worst records of all.

Message to Congress: Show Some Robinson/Rickey/Wheeler Courage on Gun Safety Vote

Marc H. Morial | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Marc H. Morial

While this legislation is hardly a final answer, it is at least a first step and would demonstrate that our leaders have the backbone to stand up for the American people in the face of opposition and threats from a well-funded and obstinate gun lobby.

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

The State of Black America: All Talk or Action Too?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

As much as the black community despises the Tea Party, we'd be wise to learn a few things from the way they've come together to shape the direction of our nation.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

National Urban League Kicks Off Conference In Chicago

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ninety-nine years after it was founded to serve the needs of poor blacks in the nation's cities, the National Urban League's work is a...