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Obama launches African-American education initiativeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 22:53:00

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the time they're born all through the time they get a career."

Burress to fight gun violenceupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 17:34:00

Plaxico Burress announces he's joining forces with the National Urban League to reduce gun violence.

Report: African-Americans fall in equality indexupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:21:00

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.

Black History Month & unemploymentupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:21:00

CNN producer Leinz Vales sat down with Paterson, NJ Mayor Jeffrey Jones to discuss black history and black unemployment.

Housing crisis hits blacks hardestupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 08:15:00

The foreclosure crisis has hit blacks harder than any other group in America and it will be tough for them to regain their footing in the housing market.

What happened to the American dream?updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 12:59:00

Pundits and politicians alike opine that Washington has not been focused enough on jobs, and President Obama sought to expand the jobs agenda Thursday at the National Urban League in a speech on education.

Obama talks education for minoritiesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:35:00

Pres. Obama addresses the Race to the Top inititive at the National Urban League's 100th Anniversary convention.

Obama: Sherrod deserved betterupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 10:21:00

President Barack Obama said Thursday that Shirley Sherrod "deserves better than what happens last week when a bogus controversy ... led to her forced resignation."

'Vicious cycle': Jobless and black in Americaupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 18:08:00

LaShonda Durden had just given birth to her second child. She was two weeks back from maternity leave when her supervisor called her into her office.

Commentary: 'Post-racial' America isn't here yetupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 14:54:00

They're not going to like this.

Have we overcome our race problems?updated: Thu May 21 2009 16:12:00

While the country celebrates the first black president, African-Americans are facing critical challenges from high unemployment, home foreclosures and a record number of black men in prison.

Mrs. O, mom give interviewupdated: Thu May 21 2009 16:12:00

Tony Harris talks with Essence editor Angela Burt-Murray about interview with Michelle Obama and her mother.

Campus bigwigs' advice on getting through collegeupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 09:15:00

If tuition stays the same, an undergraduate living on campus will have spent $33,720 on tuition alone after eight semesters at Kent State.

Black in America: Resourcesupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 11:46:00

The following is a list of local and national organizations and programs designed to address many of the issues raised in "CNN Presents: Black in America" and "CNN & Essence: Reclaiming the Dream." Some of the people or guests featured in the programs are involved in some of these organizations.

FSB: Funding sources for women and minoritiesupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 15:33:00

Dear FSB: Way back when, there were low-interest rate loans from the government for women and minorities in small business. They no longer exist, business advisors say. Why is this? I am an older woman in business and find it all but impossible to get a loan.

Commentary: Black-brown coalitions are tough to sustainupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 11:02:00

With Hispanics being the nation's largest minority group, the general assumption among many political and social pundits is that they will align themselves with African-Americans to represent a potent political force on the local, state and national level.

Obama: My presidency would unleash a 'transformation'updated: Fri Jul 27 2007 07:29:00

He would surely make history. But would Sen. Barack Obama's election as America's first black president transform the nation? Obama says yes.

Rice: Disaster shows 'ugly way' race, poverty collideupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 07:53:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the people who were stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are evidence that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South."

Fortune: HOW YOU CAN DO BETTER ON DIVERSITYupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 00:01:00

IT'S BEEN 40 YEARS since Congress passed Title VII, which banned workplace discrimination based on sex, race, color, or creed, and today scarcely a major company in the land lacks a policy on workp...


In March, Hugh Price, president of the National Urban League, approached FORTUNE with the idea of publishing one or more stories about African Americans in business to coincide with the 87-year-old...

Fortune: SEIZING REAL POWER IN BUSINESS--AND JOURNALISMupdated: Mon Aug 04 1997 00:01:00

Regular readers of FORTUNE may well react with a classic double-take upon first spying this issue's triple-fold-out cover. To put it candidly, some may well ask: "What are all those black people do...

Fortune: CHARITY BEGINS AT WORKupdated: Mon Dec 28 1992 00:01:00

Tony Burns, CEO of Ryder System, recently joined some distinguished company: tennis great Arthur Ashe and Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown. All three men won the Equal Opportunity D...

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