Harlem Based NY Urban League Black & Blue: The Struggle for Justice Town Hall Meeting

ArvaPhotoThe purpose of this town hall meeting, “Black & Blue: The Struggle for Justice” is to gather community members, elected officials, businesses and young professionals for an action planning meeting to discuss independent oversight, unification with other concerned organizations and community convening across demographics. Continue Reading →

Borough President Awards Urban League With $380,000 Capital Funding In Harlem

arva rice-and-gale-brewerThe New York Urban League (NYUL) is pleased to announce its approval for a grant of for $380,000 from the Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer (pictured – left), for Economic Development. These funds will support upgrades at the 136th Street office in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Tamir Rice killing Underscores Why Black Leaders Are Calling For Oversight Of Judicial Process

young tamir and arv in harlem world magazine

By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice.  Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →

A Conversation With Arva R. Rice And Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad

ArvaPhotoJoin us for a special conversation with President and CEO of the NY Urban League’s Arva R. Rice  and Schomburg Center’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the intersection of Jacob Lawrence’s work with civil rights organizations and cultural institutions. Continue Reading →