Continuing King's Legacy: Fighting for $15 Family Wages  When: Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00 PM Where: Winston Square Park - 310 N Marshall St, parking available across the street at First Presbyterian Church Rain Location:  Goler Memorial A.M.E Zion Church (620 Patterson Ave @ 7th St.) Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights. Dr. King combined the struggle for civil rights and the struggle for economic justice. 50 years after King’s assassination, too many people in our community still can’t afford basic necessities. Join us as we...

We've redefined Political PARTY! This Political "Party" provides a unique opportunity to come together and about the issues that matter most to Millennials. Enjoy refreshments and vibes by DJ Trellz! Millennial Night has partnered with Black Girls Vote and local organizations- Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, and Urban League Young Professionals -to bring you a non-conventional way to learn about the candidates and the issues. DATE AND TIME Thu, April 5, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION The Ramkat 170 West 9th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/political-party-tickets-44519965415?ref=eios&aff=eios" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in...

For Immediate Release Center for Responsible Lending & National Urban League Report Shows Senators’ Proposal Would Cost More, Deliver Less WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018) – A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation’s housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it. CRL and the National Urban League’s report finds that the proposed legislation repeals the important public interest mandates within the current system and replaces them with weak incentives that will greatly harm...

  By Rep. Bobby Scott United States Congress 3rd Congressional District, Virginia African-American students are graduating high school and enrolling in college at higher rates than ever before, but despite much progress, the right to equal educational opportunity remains a struggle. Access to public education may have come a long way since the dark eras of slavery or the segregation of Jim Crow, but too many African-American students still attend underfunded public schools segregated by race and class, effectively denying them equal educational opportunity and the chance to succeed in college and career. Continue reading...

All Americans would suffer under the tax scheme being debated in Congress, but the strain on communities of color would be enormous. Still suffering the fallout of the 2008 global financial and housing crisis, the long-term decline of manufacturing jobs, and the sharp curtailment of public spending since 2011, America’s communities of color do not need to see the ladder to the middle class pulled farther out of reach. Watch Marc Morial and a panel of experts discuss at the Center for American Progress. [embed]https://youtu.be/n0tBS9kQIUA[/embed]...