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National Urban League finds Black parents support Common Core State Standards

National Urban League finds Black parents support Common Core State Standards

Nov. 27 |   By Marc Morial  Guest Commentator “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”  — Mary McLeod Bethune This week, the...

National Urban League endorses common core state standards — Here’s why (part one)

National Urban League endorses common core state standards — Here’s why (part one)

Mar. 13 |             By Marc H. Morial Contributing Writer   “You can’t allow 15,000 school boards to home bake their own little standards subject to their own political pressures and think we are going to have international...

Black History Month: now more than ever

Black History Month: now more than ever

Feb. 19 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.”...

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Jan. 22 |     By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator “A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct.” — Eric Holder, United States Attorney General   On January 8, U.S....

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Washington football team should drop the “R” word

Oct. 23 |   Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using...

March on Washington revisited

March on Washington revisited

Sep. 4 |               By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Almost 50 years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court...

Hearye, Hearye, Justice  Scalia — voting is  a right

Hearye, Hearye, Justice Scalia — voting is a right

Apr. 10 |       By Marc Morial Guest Commentator   No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any...

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Jan. 29 | Black History Month Calendar of Events Through Wed., Feb. 6   Thursday, January 31   6:30-7:30 pm — My Soul Looks Back, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis Celebrate Black History Month with songs, poetry and stories that give...