Report Declares High College Failure Rate a National Crisis

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WASHINGTON – Facing a growing national crisis in which 46 percent of those who enter a U.S. college fail to graduate within six years, a first-of-its kind coalition of national leaders issued a call to action to make the financial aid system work better for students and the country. The double jeopardy of declining college affordability […]

MARK MORIAL: NUL Launches $70 Million Jobs Rebuild America Initiative

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OPINION – “We urge that a comprehensive jobs program be developed and executed by way of a partnership that includes government, the private sector and the nation’s non-profit community.” November 7 National Urban League letter to President Obama, John Boehner and Nancy PelosiThe December jobs report has confirmed what urban America has known for a […]

Leaders Craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President Obama

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WASHINGTON – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a “Black agenda” that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year. The leadership group was assembled by Marc Morial, president and chief […]