Harlem-Based NY Urban League Statement On Killings Of Keith Lamont Scott And Terrence Crutcher

keith-lamont-scott-and-terrence-crutcher1Violence at the hands of law enforcement again reaches our black males. Two African Americans Keith Lamont Scott of North Carolina and Terrence Crutcher of Oklahoma were both shot and killed by law enforcement this week. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s NY Urban League To Honor Women Leaders In STEM And Social Justice

urbanNew York, New York, September 9th, New York Urban League to host 2nd annual Black and White Champagne brunch at La Marina NYC Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Continue Reading →

$2.5 Million Will Grant Dozens Of Nonprofits Capacity Building Support in NYC

ny urban leaque in harlemThe Harlem-based New York Urban League (NYUL) is pleased to announce the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund Request for Application (RFA). 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 →

10 Things You Can Do Post The Recent Shooting Tragedies To Keep the Momentum Alive

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From A Moment to A Movement

The country has been through an intense racial divide over the past week. The two police shootings of African-American men in Minnesota and Louisiana have once again prompted conversations about the relationship between the African-American community and police – in particular the excessive use of force. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based New York Urban League Repondes To Alton Sterling Shooting

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Here’s the statement from the New York Urban League:

“The New York Urban League is sadden to hear of the terrible tragedy that has befallen the Baton Rouge community. Continue Reading →

New York Urban League Frederick Douglass Dinner 2016

FDD2K16 Honorees1The New York Urban League held its 51th Anniversary Frederick Douglass Dinner on Tuesday, May 19, 2016 at Pier Sixty. The organization led by President and CEO Arva Rice bestowed its Frederick Douglass Medallion on Michael Cardozo and Amalgamated Bank.  Continue Reading →

Join The NYUL 2016 Summer STEM Program In Harlem

stem in summer programJoin New York Urban League this summer to learn more about technology, your son or daughters path to college and careers in STEM NEXT Academy NYUL’s Experiential Technology Academy at the NYUL Harlem Office starting July 11th, 2016. Continue Reading →

New York Urban League Launches 1st Ever Bethune Fellowship

Bethune FellowshipThe New York Urban League has launched a new initiative called the Bethune Fellowship. Named after Mary McLeod Bethune who was a leading civil rights and education activist and served under the presidential administrations of Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Roosevelt. Continue Reading →

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

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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 →