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(AP) — Leaders of the largest and oldest black civil rights groups said they urged President Barack Obama in a White House meeting Thursday to resist deep cuts to programs that benefit urban communities _ with some of the highest unemployment rates _ as he negotiates the nation’s debt limit. NAACP president Benjamin Jealous and National Urban League president Marc Morial said they left the Oval Office feeling assured Obama understands deep budget cuts to safety net programs such as Social Security or Medicaid would be counterproductive to the country and poorer communities.
(CNN) — African-Americans are faring slightly worse relative to their white counterparts than they did last year, according to an index released Thursday by the National Urban League. The group’s 2011 Equality Index stands at 71.5%, compared to a revised index last year of 72.1%, the league said as it released its annual report, called The State of Black America. An equality index of less than 100% suggests blacks are doing worse relative to whites, while an index greater than 100% suggests blacks are doing better. The league attributed the 2011 drop to a decline in the economics index, driven by housing and wealth factors, and to a decline in the health index, driven by children’s health.
(The Grio) — Marc Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League; David Simms, the proprietor of Eatible Delights Catering; and Lonnie Grayson, the president of Environmental and Safety Solutions tells us how some urban entrepreneurs are finding success.
(Chicago Sun Times) — The Chicago Urban League today will name Andrea Zopp as the eighth president and chief executive in the civil rights organization’s 94-year history.
Zopp, 53, has been with Exelon Corp. since 2006, serving most recently as its executive vice president and general counsel. She also has held corporate jobs with Sears Holdings Corp. and Sara Lee Corp.
This year, celebrities, leaders and activists will be celebrating 100 years of honorable service with men and women that have conquered educational boundaries at The National Urban League Convention. Attendees will include Ben Jealous, BET CEO and Chairman Debra Lee, and Andrew Young, and actress Angela Bassett to name a few.
(Midlands Connect) — A retail chain is giving back to some South Carolina students in a big way.Tuesday, Walmart presented Columbia’s Urban League with a hefty check in the amount of $85,000.The money will help support the Urban League’s Youth Empowerment Initiative.Twenty-four 8th graders from several counties around the state will go on a trip to our nation’s capitol. Organizers say the charitable cause is designed to help build healthier communities by empowering the area’s young people.