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WTSP-TV Tampa
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids, dreads, or mohawksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids, dreads, or mohawks
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Ky. HS under fire for hair policyIt quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
Ky. HS under fire for hair policy
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 9 hours ago
It quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted states that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dread locks. Many... Read more
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First Coast News
Kentucky high school hair policy draws national attentionit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally, and even drew qu
Kentucky high school hair policy draws national attention
First Coast News / Posted 10 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally, and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban League. The policy says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists, and dread locks. It also says... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Ky. high school's hair policy drawing national attentionit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
Ky. high school's hair policy drawing national attention
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 11 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dread locks. Many... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
High school bans cornrows, dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school bans cornrows, dreadlocks
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 11 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. Many online saying it limits kid’s individuality JCPS has now responded tonight saying this is not a district... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocks
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 12 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocks
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 14 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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Business Wire
JQH’S Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis − St. Charles Sees Hotel Volunteerism and Giving on the Rise to Change LivesHilton St. Louis – St. Charles, three successfully applied for hotel positions.
JQH’S Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis − St. Charles Sees Hotel Volunteerism and Giving on the Rise to Change Lives
Business Wire / Posted 15 hours ago
Hilton St. Louis – St. Charles, three successfully applied for hotel positions. Hollis R. Whiting, director of employment, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc., also expressed appreciation for Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis – St.... Read more
15h
WLTX-TV Columbia
Butler HS hair policy drawing national attentionit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
Butler HS hair policy drawing national attention
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 15 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrolls, braids, twists and dread locks. Many... Read more
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11 News Houston
Louisville HS's hair policy drawing national attentionit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
Louisville HS's hair policy drawing national attention
11 News Houston / Posted 16 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrolls, braids, twists and dread locks. Many... Read more
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17h
KVUE-TV Austin
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocks
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 17 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocks
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 18 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side Business News & NotesFarmers Market will take place from July 30 to Nov. 20 on Saturdays at 1544-B S
West Side Business News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 18 hours ago
Farmers Market will take place from July 30 to Nov. 20 on Saturdays at 1544-B S. Hawkins Ave. and on Sundays at the Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. Market hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days. Organizer Stacey Griffin said plans call for... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocksit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
High school's hair policy: No cornrows, braids or dreadlocks
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 20 hours ago
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks. Many... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Butler HS hair policy drawing national attentionit quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew que
Butler HS hair policy drawing national attention
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted yesterday
it quickly touched a nerve with many people online nationally and even drew questions from the director of the Louisville Urban league. The policy posted says that students can't have their hair in cornrows, braids, twists and dread locks. Many... Read more
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Roll Call
DSCC Endorses Duckworth in Illinois Senate Racethat she will be an outstanding Senator for the State of Illinois.” Duckworth
DSCC Endorses Duckworth in Illinois Senate Race
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
that she will be an outstanding Senator for the State of Illinois.” Duckworth faces a primary against former Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp. Both are looking to take on GOP Sen. Mark S. Kirk, arguably the most vulnerable Republican up... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Ganondagan celebrates diversity through “Breaking Bread, Building Bridges”about Islam and Muslims. Bashir is married with three children and works as the
Ganondagan celebrates diversity through “Breaking Bread, Building Bridges”
MPNnow.com / Posted yesterday
about Islam and Muslims. Bashir is married with three children and works as the director of the YouthBuild program at the Urban League of Rochester.Lauren Jimerson (Seneca, Heron Clan) is an artist and art therapist whose life experiences connect... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Vaughn Promoted To Chief Communications Officer At BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennesseewhere he earned his degree. Mr. Vaughn is a past chairman of the board of the C
Vaughn Promoted To Chief Communications Officer At BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennessee
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
where he earned his degree. Mr. Vaughn is a past chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation. He is also a board member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga and Urban League of Greater... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
JCPS board approves new code of conduct for 2016-17 school yearare evaluated and proven and lead the country with the best school system imagi
JCPS board approves new code of conduct for 2016-17 school year
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
are evaluated and proven and lead the country with the best school system imaginable." Lawrence Wilbon with the Louisville Urban League encouraged JCPS officials to "strictly monitor the code of conduct within schools" to ensure... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 26, 2016: Justice PlansLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We wholeheartedly endorse the National Urban League Pol
WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 26, 2016: Justice Plans
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We wholeheartedly endorse the National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations that include widespread use of body and dashboard cameras, a national comprehensive anti-racial profiling law, and mandatory,... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Indy community paying respects after local pastor, radio host passes awayknew the Jones family through the work of Sam Jones, a civil rights activist an
Indy community paying respects after local pastor, radio host passes away
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 2 days ago
knew the Jones family through the work of Sam Jones, a civil rights activist and long-time President of the Indianapolis Urban League. Over the years, I had the honor of getting to know Pastor Jones as well, and was continually reminded of his... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cravane M. Givens, community leader, Air Force veteranthe Western New York Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America an
Cravane M. Givens, community leader, Air Force veteran
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
the Western New York Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Buffalo chapters of the NAACP and the Urban League. He was a past president of the Hutchinson-Central High School Alumni Association and was chairman of the... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Who is Jarrett Maupin? Man behind Phoenix's police protests is a rights leader — and a paid political consultantcouncil members and other officials. Maupin’s grandmother, Opal Ellis, was a lo
Who is Jarrett Maupin? Man behind Phoenix's police protests is a rights leader — and a paid political consultant
The Arizona Republic / Posted 4 days ago
council members and other officials. Maupin’s grandmother, Opal Ellis, was a longtime leader in Phoenix, working for the Urban League and appearing on panels about the black power movement. So he learned activism early. Maupin said he wrote a... Read more
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OregonLive.com
The Atlantic magazine dubs Portland 'the Whitest City in America'walks into a restaurant full of white people and it goes silent..." The piece
The Atlantic magazine dubs Portland 'the Whitest City in America'
OregonLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
walks into a restaurant full of white people and it goes silent..." The piece quotes the former organizing director of The Urban League of Portland as saying it's tough for the black community to talk about racial issues during meetings when "60... Read more
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Daily Mail
Three men arrested after 'hate crime' attack on teenagerssaid they were shocked to see such an incident in their neighborhood. Watson H
Three men arrested after 'hate crime' attack on teenagers
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
said they were shocked to see such an incident in their neighborhood. Watson Haynes, CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League, said the three men 'spewed out this type of racism that divides us'. MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOS Terror on the... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Vindy.com - BUSINESS DIGEST ||go to Goodwillyoungstown.org/ donate or call 330-759-7921. Doing business with
Vindy.com - BUSINESS DIGEST ||
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 6 days ago
go to Goodwillyoungstown.org/ donate or call 330-759-7921. Doing business with government The Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League will have a business class on “How to do business with the government” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The class... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in Americato ignore it,” said Zev Nicholson, an African American resident who was, until
The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America
The Atlantic / Posted 6 days ago
to ignore it,” said Zev Nicholson, an African American resident who was, until recently, the Organizing Director of the Urban League of Portland. But can it continue to do so? From its very beginning, Oregon was an inhospitable place for black... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis Urban League launches initiative to curb crime, help underprivilegedMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Urban League is working to tackle crime by its ro
Memphis Urban League launches initiative to curb crime, help underprivileged
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Urban League is working to tackle crime by its roots in our neighborhoods. On Thursday, they held a luncheon to introduce a new initiative focused on helping underprivileged African-American men. Leaders on both local... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
‘Save Our Sons’ program to help black men find gainful employmentThe Memphis Urban League announced a new program Thursday aimed at helping youn
‘Save Our Sons’ program to help black men find gainful employment
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
The Memphis Urban League announced a new program Thursday aimed at helping young black men find gainful employment. The "Save Our Sons" initiative was unveiled at the league's annual Empowerment Luncheon where attendees listened to National Urban... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel launches new drive to slash city red tapeCity Hall wants to be "a partner and no longer a problem," Emanuel named a task
Emanuel launches new drive to slash city red tape
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
City Hall wants to be "a partner and no longer a problem," Emanuel named a task force headed by Deputy Mayor and ex-Chicago Urban League chief Andrea Zopp and charged it with three tasks. MORE ON THE STORY: They are to analyze the process for... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Rebranding the ReBuilding Center (Column)community outreach. Cupid works as a housing coordinator specialist with the Ci
Rebranding the ReBuilding Center (Column)
OregonLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
community outreach. Cupid works as a housing coordinator specialist with the City of Portland and is vice president of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals. When he was growing up in North Portland, he never knew what was going at the... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Pinellas Urban League criticizes Rep. King commentmake us look ignorant, it makes us look like we’re the kind of people that real
Pinellas Urban League criticizes Rep. King comment
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 9 days ago
make us look ignorant, it makes us look like we’re the kind of people that really just don’t care,” said Pinellas County Urban League President and CEO Watson Haynes. “When you say things that are anti-any group of people there is a tendency for... Read more
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OregonLive.com
At memorials, Portland police officers show support for Dallas officers killed in shootingBlack Lives Matter movement in Ashland dropped off flowers at the local police
At memorials, Portland police officers show support for Dallas officers killed in shooting
OregonLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
Black Lives Matter movement in Ashland dropped off flowers at the local police department. Nkenge Harmon, president of the Urban League in Portland, spoke against violence toward both police officers and black men at a news conference after the... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, July 12, 20167 at a peace march in downtown Dallas. Meanwhile, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisi
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, July 12, 2016
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 10 days ago
7 at a peace march in downtown Dallas. Meanwhile, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana State Police Chief Michael Edmonson and Urban League President (and former New Orleans mayor) Marc Morial went to the White House July 13 for a three-and-a-half hour... Read more
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OregonLive.com
The ReBuilding Center will mark 20 years of building community one used light fixture at a timethe Native American Student Community Center, Oregon Tradeswomen, Hollywood The
The ReBuilding Center will mark 20 years of building community one used light fixture at a time
OregonLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
the Native American Student Community Center, Oregon Tradeswomen, Hollywood Theatre, Dignity Village, Sabin School, Urban League of Portland, Potluck in the Park, Southeast Portland Tool Library and Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary. These... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Chattanooga Interfaith Council Re-Established To Address Education And Quality Of Life For Hamilton County Studentsa very diverse group of leaders from different faiths, races and communities,“
Chattanooga Interfaith Council Re-Established To Address Education And Quality Of Life For Hamilton County Students
The Chattanoogan / Posted 10 days ago
a very diverse group of leaders from different faiths, races and communities,“ said Warren Logan, president of the local Urban League. “With the support from local religious organizations, we will work to solve education and other challenges of... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Stephen Colbert crashes RNC stage for 'Hunger Games' prankat Quicken Loans Arena begins at 1 p.m. Here are a few things you should know o
Stephen Colbert crashes RNC stage for 'Hunger Games' prank
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 10 days ago
at Quicken Loans Arena begins at 1 p.m. Here are a few things you should know on the first day of the GOP convention. Urban League Cleveland and RNC kick off Centennial Celebration POP UP StoreUrban League Cleveland and RNC kick off Centennial... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firingas a public employee. Kitzhaber resigned in February 2015 amid suspicions that
Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firing
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 11 days ago
as a public employee. Kitzhaber resigned in February 2015 amid suspicions that Hayes used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. Harmon Johnson is now president and CEO of the Urban League of Portl... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firingwith him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. Harmon Jo
Former Kitzhaber spokeswoman sues over firing
KTVZ Bend / Posted 11 days ago
with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. Harmon Johnson is now president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland. Recommended Most Popular Please set an email address for your profile For a more personalized... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga's religious leaders work to improve public educationmeeting last week of a handful of religious leaders "is a revitalization of tha
Chattanooga's religious leaders work to improve public education
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
meeting last week of a handful of religious leaders "is a revitalization of that work," said Warren Logan, president of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. The pastors, representing different religious backgrounds and races, sat around a... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
CPCC President Tony Zeiss Wins Charlotte Post Educator Of The Year Award20 books on education, self-help and history. He won the 2012 Whitney M. Young
CPCC President Tony Zeiss Wins Charlotte Post Educator Of The Year Award
The Charlotte Post / Posted 12 days ago
20 books on education, self-help and history. He won the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr. Humanitarian Award presented by the Urban League of Central Carolinas. In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama recognized Jackie Bray, a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Florida teen helps weed Clifton Park farm as part of National Urban League youth summitFla., was one of about 260 teens who traveled from around the country to Baltim
Florida teen helps weed Clifton Park farm as part of National Urban League youth summit
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
Fla., was one of about 260 teens who traveled from around the country to Baltimore this week to participate in the National Urban League's 27th annual Youth Leadership Summit. The century-old civil rights organization will hold its annual convention... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Louisville Urban League wins national competitionLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville Urban League has won the 2016 Nation
Louisville Urban League wins national competition
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 12 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville Urban League has won the 2016 National Urban League Case Competition in Baltimore. The Louisville affiliate was one of 36 different Urban Leagues present at the competition in Maryland. The Urban League’s... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Lou. Urban League Pres. says Hale's apology not enoughLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Sadiqa Reynolds, the President & CEO of the Louisvi
Lou. Urban League Pres. says Hale's apology not enough
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 13 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Sadiqa Reynolds, the President & CEO of the Louisville Urban League released a response to LMPD Sgt. Derek Hale's apology on racially biased social media post and suspension. Read Louisville Urban League's President & CEO... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Clinton, Trump to be invited to National Urban League's August conference in BaltimoreThe National Urban League will invite Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Balti
Clinton, Trump to be invited to National Urban League's August conference in Baltimore
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
The National Urban League will invite Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Baltimore in August for its annual convention to address issues challenging American cities. Marc H. Morial, the league's president, said the annual conference typically... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Sen. Tim Scott's Thursday speech: Optimistic for the Futurefew years, I have talked to a wide variety of officials from across the law enf
Sen. Tim Scott's Thursday speech: Optimistic for the Future
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
few years, I have talked to a wide variety of officials from across the law enforcement arenas as well as groups like the urban league of the NAACP legal defense fund and many other groups.

One solution that seems to be acceptable and almost... Read more

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WBNG Binghamton
15th Annual All-Star Golf Tournamentat Hiawatha Landing. All proceeds will benefit four organizations and children
15th Annual All-Star Golf Tournament
WBNG Binghamton / Posted 13 days ago
at Hiawatha Landing. All proceeds will benefit four organizations and children and families that the community supports. This includes the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton, Broome County Urban League, Catholic Charities of Broome County, and... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Feds investigate Denver Schools’ relationship with non-profitspeak to that.” She also had a hard time explaining why it directly funded YAP
Feds investigate Denver Schools’ relationship with non-profit
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 14 days ago
speak to that.” She also had a hard time explaining why it directly funded YAPA in the first place. Records show, the Urban League was initially slated to provide similar after-school services for the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 school... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown news, Obituaries, Tributes, BEATRICE DIXON, Youngstown, OhioNegro Women, past president of the Women’s committee and executive board member
Youngstown news, Obituaries, Tributes, BEATRICE DIXON, Youngstown, Ohio
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 14 days ago
Negro Women, past president of the Women’s committee and executive board member of GM - U.A.W. Local 1714, the N.A.A.C.P., Urban League, the Northeast Homeowners Association and Bryn Mar Block Watch Association. She leaves to forever cherish her... Read more
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The Washington Times
(Wo)man your flank against ‘Day of Rage’Florida, 33147) • Milwaukee, Wis.: 5 p.m. (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
(Wo)man your flank against ‘Day of Rage’
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
Florida, 33147) • Milwaukee, Wis.: 5 p.m. (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) • Minneapolis, Minn.: 6 p.m. (MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 • Nashville, Tenn.: 6 p.m. (ESTES KEFAUVER FEDERAL BUILDING, 801... Read more
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