<p>National Urban League President Marc H. Morial</p>

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial

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MORIAL: The Ties that Bind

At a time when much of the world seems to be tearing apart in places like Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Syria and Ukraine, President Obama hosted leaders from nearly 50 African nations for a three-day U.S.-Africa Summit

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MORIAL: Bipartisan Jobs Bill Tackles Urban and Youth Unemployment

Just when it seemed Congress was no longer capable of working together on any level to serve the best interests of the American people, on July 9 members of both parties in the House of Representatives joined forces to pass a new bipartisan jobs bill, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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MORIAL: Ryan Budget Represents the Height of Irresponsibility

At a time when Americans are looking to Washington for solutions to the problems of income inequality and the ever-increasing Great Divide, Paul Ryan's budget goes in the opposite direction.

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NUL President Morial Joins Gun-Control Advocacy Group

National Urban League President Marc Morial has joined a new gun-control advocacy organization that aims to galvanize Americans to end gun violence.

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MORIAL: Supporting Common Core State Standards — Part I

There is a quiet, yet increasingly disruptive, revolution underway in American education.

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Obama Appoints Urban League's Morial to Financial Advisory Council

President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to a panel that will counsel the administration on helping young people make wise financial decisions.

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MORIAL: Don't Play Politics with the Debt Limit

It is time to set the record straight about the debt limit — what it is, what it does and why it should never be a political pawn in an ideological game (yes, game) of who will blink first.

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MORIAL: National Urban League to Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people gathered for the historic March on Washington to demand jobs and freedom. While that day is most remembered for Dr. King's landmark "I Have a Dream" speech, Whitney Young and a host of other speakers took the podium to call for the passage of long overdue civil rights legislation.

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MORIAL: March on Washington Highlights Gap Between American Dream and American Reality

The term “American Dream” has been used so glibly and often that it may have lost its significance to many of us. But the American Dream is not simply a slogan; it is a concept that is based, as Dr. King reminded us, on the bedrock principles of equal opportunity, shared responsibility and the dignity of all.

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MORIAL: The State of Black Men, Part Two: Justice for Trayvon is About Justice for All

In the weeks since the not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, widespread outrage and legitimate questions about the treatment and perception of young black men in America have reverberated throughout the nation.