This month, we are celebrating the life + achievements of Whitney M. Young Jr. to commemorate his 100th birthday on July 31, 2021.

The Big Six

The people of Texas need our help right now as the state navigates unprecedented harsh winter weather conditions that have left nearly 3 million people without power, putting precious lives at risk.

One of the ways you can help is by donating to Urban League affiliates in Texas, who are…

Welcome to Black History Month!

We honor Black history, Black excellence, and Black resilience all year round, including February. We can’t wait to share the people, places, events, and moments that shape our past, present, and future.

The COVID-19 pandemic was the latest crisis to rely upon the Urban League Movement’s enduring role as the…

The new year brings hope and a promise for rebuilding our broken nation with equity and justice at the foundation. The National Urban League’s determined advocacy and commitment to uplifting Black communities means Black voices will have a meaningful influence as the nation forges the path ahead in 2021.

READ 👉🏾 Lessons From Election 2020: Trust Black Women To Lead


As this year of historic challenges draws to a close, the National Urban League mourns the incalculable loss of life to COVID-19 and racially-motivated violence. We give thanks for the dawning hope represented by the vaccine and a new administration in the White House that is committed to diversity, equity…

The 2020 Election is here and we’ve got you covered with tips, reminders, and resources so you can cast your ballot safely and effectively. Use + share widely using #ReclaimYourVote!

5 steps to #ReclaimYourVote:

1. Confirm that you’re registered
2. Check your voting options
3. Find your polling location
4. Know the candidates & issues

From the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay

For #BlackJewishUnity Week, September 6–11, AJC and the National Urban League created resource lists to provide each community with films, articles, and books about the Black and American Jewish experiences, respectively.


Selma (2014)

Directed by trailblazer Ava DuVernay and nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, Selma is based on the epic marches…

Aaron Thomas. Photo credit: Colin Allum
Aaron Thomas. Photo credit: Colin Allum

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Aaron Thomas, a beloved and longtime Urban Leaguer, on April 4, 2020. Aaron was a friend, mentor, son, father, grandfather, colleague, and so much more. He will be remembered as someone who led a life filled with kindness, passion, and honor.


It’s officially the end of the decade! Walk down memory lane with us as we highlight the defining moments, events, people, and topics of this past year.

Top 5 Moments

National Urban League events + happenings.

Top 5 Special Guests

Honorees and speakers from various National Urban League events throughout the year.

Nearly 19 percent of all African-Americans adults have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, compared to just over 7 percent of white Americans. The risk of diabetes is 77% higher among African Americans than whites.

Of those diagnosed with diabetes, African Americans are more likely to use insulin — 20 percent, compared with 14 percent for whites.

And those living below the poverty line are more likely still, with 24% of poor Americans using insulin.

A study released late last year found that one in…

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