Tag: Urban League

The change we’ve been waiting for

The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

| April 3, 2015

Gains reported in some areas By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie. The annual State of Black America (SOBA) report compared how well blacks were doing in […]

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Op-Ed: ‘Al Helm’ film ignores Jewish ties to Civil Rights Movement, other issues

Op-Ed: ‘Al Helm’ film ignores Jewish ties to Civil Rights Movement, other issues

| February 7, 2015

By Leonard Goldstein I am writing this to address the story published in the Jan. 28, 2015 edition of Frost Illustrated regarding the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace’s presentation of the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine. First, the Center for Peace is a misnomer.  If you have attended any of their […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne—and the nation—lost one of its preeminent civil right figures recently with the passage of a local stalwart fighter for freedom and human rights. Thomas “Tom” D. Brown, 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. after a long illness. Brown, who resided in Fort Wayne for more than 50 […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

| November 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]

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Urban League launches membership drive

| June 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League began its annual membership drive on June 23 and encourages community members to support its efforts and mission to create self-sufficiency for all residents. “The Urban League is a non-profit agency established in 1920 that provides employment, housing,  education and youth, and early childhood literacy services for free,” FWUL officials […]

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Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

| June 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted  more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society. This year,  the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county  schools during a ceremony at Turner […]

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Urban League Guild to hold scholarship ball

| May 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League Guild is scheduled to hold their Scholarship Masquerade Ball, “A Celebration of Educational Excellence” at 6 p.m., May 31I at Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Urban League Guild (FWULG) members are committed and focused on assisting the local affiliate with […]

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Spotlight on The Urban League Gala Part 2

Spotlight on The Urban League Gala Part 2

| December 22, 2013

To continue with your Christmas present, from part one of the Gala Extravaganza Spotlight from last week, we bring to you part two.

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