Source: James Braxton Peterson / theGrio This week the National Urban League released its 2013 State of Black America report, a comprehensive, data-driven assessment of where black and Latino Americans stand in relation to their white counterparts in the US. The report documents extraordinary gains in education even as it underscores inequities in employment that continue to [...]
Last month dozens of Black leaders came to Washington, D.C., to discuss a black agenda for President Barack Obama’s second term. Black unemployment was just one of the five, key priorities outlined by the group. Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic [...]
THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The New Black Agenda, Gun Violence, Diversity In The White House, Controversial Reality Series “The Sisterhood,” & New Film “Broken City”
AWARD WINNING ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT AMONG GUESTS ON JAN. 13 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN Topics to include: The new black agenda, gun violence, diversity in the White House, controversial reality series, “The Sisterhood,” and new film, “Broken City.” January 11, 2013, Silver Spring, MD – Award Winning Actor, Jeffrey Wright; President and CEO of the National [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: African American Leaders Outline Five Key Priorities For A New Black Agenda (VIDEO)
Black unemployment was on the minds this week of dozens of black leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to craft a new black agenda for President Obama’s second term. The president of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, spoke for the group as he outlined the five, key priorities of a new agenda for black America. [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks With Marc Morial About Yesterday's Meeting Meeting On The Black Agenda & List Of New Priorities
Roland Martin talks with Marc Morial about yesterday’s meeting on the Black agenda and a list of priorities that will be delivered to President Obama.
Source: Elizabeth Flock / US News & World Report Following a four-hour closed door meeting Monday, the leaders of four African-American advocacy groups emerged looking pleased to announce a collective wish list they plan to deliver to President Barack Obama for his second term. The “black agenda,” as the groups have called their wish list on [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin, Marc Morial Discuss Early Voting, Voter Intimidation Billboards And 1-866-MY-VOTE-1
Roland Martin talks with Mark Morial about 1-866-MY-VOTE-1, early voting and voter fraud.
Roland Martin talks with Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, about last night’s debate and the importance of voting. For more information visit http://www.nielsen.com/africanamerican
Source: Black Enterprise According to reports, Nike will release the latest edition of LeBron James’ signature shoe, the LeBron X, later this year, at a whopping $315. It’s an enhanced version of the shoe that features motion sensing technology. The cost has raised more than an eyebrow, since historically, high-priced sneakers have been the target of ultimate [...]
LISTEN: What Should Pres. Obama Say At The 2012 National Urban League Conference, Marc Morial Weighs In
Roland Martin talks with Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League about President Obama coming to speak at the 2012 National Urban League Conference. Plus, Morial discusses voter I.D. laws, voter suppression, Occupy The Vote initiative and the 1-866-MY-VOTE-1 hotline. Subscribe to the Roland S. Martin Daily Podcast via iTunes.