Let’s talk Kwanzaa.

Originally established in 1966, Kwanzaa is a seven-day African American celebration of community, family, and culture.

Beginning on December 26th, the first #Kwanzaa principle is Umoja, which means “unity.”

We celebrate the oneness with our families and communities embodied in the African proverb, “I am because we…

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.

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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

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.


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