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Biden Meets With Civil Rights Leaders on Voting Rights
"Leaders spent nearly two hours with President Biden at the White House today discussing how they can protect voter rights that they say are under attacked by Republican majority State lawmakers. ABC is Andy Field with the latest from Our Washington bureau. It's not clear how the president and civil rights leaders he met with can help pass stronger voting rights without 10. Senate Republicans signing on to override new state laws that make it harder to cast a ballot to suppress Deny. And thwart The votes of black people. National Urban League President Marc Morial saying black leaders will stage non violent demonstrations to protect their right to vote. Andy
"marc morial" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Informative and it was a very good conversation we had and as a starting relationship. It really was mansion. Says he would back a different voting rights bill but that too is facing serious. Obstacles named after john lewis. The legislation faces an uphill. Climb to break a filibuster in the senate senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell made that clear Again yesterday there's no threat to the voting rights law. It's against the law to discriminate in voting on the basis of race. Already and so. I think it's unnecessary joint presidency of the national league. Marc morial who organized that meeting with senator mansion and civil rights leaders yesterday. It's great to see this morning. So doomsday tickets inside the room. But i think it was a zoom call so take us inside the zoom call. We heard from senator manchin using terms like respectful and courteous. I'm not sure that moves the ball forward in the way you hoped would. But what was the case that you made to senator manchin. Thank you willy. We thought it very important for senator mansion to hear directly from us not through media not through intermediaries not do staff are important. The for the people act is and how important the john lewis voting rights advancement act are to confronting the su- nami the pandemic the onslaught of voter suppression legislation which is sweeping across the nation. Let's be clear. We asked senator mansion to reconsider his position on the for the people. I and certainly We did not change his mind in this meeting but we. I spent a good deal of time sharing with him. How outrageous ridiculous discriminatory and unnecessary many of these new laws and propose new. Laws are in light of the record voter turnout in the flawless election. We add in twenty twenty. We also spent a great deal of time talking about the filibuster from the standpoint of its history. Willie the filibuster has been used for better than one hundred years but it has primarily been used to block civil rights legislation. Yes it's been used for other things. But its primary. Use over the years whether it's richard russell and strom thurmond and others and now mitch. Mcconnell is if you will standing in that tradition. The tradition of richard russell and strom thurmond by saying he'll use the filibuster to block the john. Lewis voting rights advancement act. And i think it was a loma. I know senator mcconnell and he is said to me on numerous occasions how proud he is of his record on civil rights. Well he just threw that away with his announcement on yesterday. And i think the american people need to be clear he's smart enough to know that these voter suppression laws are discriminatory they're intentionally discriminatory. They're designed to suppress the votes of black and brown people and he himself up as an obstacle as a stonewall to what the majority of the american people want so with senator mansion we agree to meet a game. It was a starting point a because from a civil rights leadership perspective from a national urban league perspective. From my point of view we are not going to give up. We're not gonna give in fighting to pass these bills. This is a tough climb. We know it's all hard clyde but it is that has to be done. It's so crucial when you look at look this morning again at his what happened. What is happening at the state level. If you look at these bills willett they sound like something. Out of soviet russia or north korea. If you just look at what they seek to do their absurd they're ridiculous. They're unnecessary in supress. Well let's just underline senator mcconnell yesterday didn't just come out in opposition to for the people act between new but he said he also believed to john. Lewis voting rights. Bill is unnecessary. So you're not going to get the sixty votes that way. So what did you say to joe manchin. Who is said look. I'm for the john. Lewis voting rights. Bill just can't go as far as the for the people act. Is that a compromise. You'd be willing to accept the people on that call yesterday. They say look. We'd prefer for the people but we'll take your vote on john lewis. We need both. It's not a compromise the to work in tandem with each other. They're different legislative instruments because of some constitutional requirements. The build a particular record. In the case of the john lewis ville. But we need both. Now here's what i think. I i think we can fairly characterize joe mansions. Objections is being procedural and political. They did not seem to be in large measure to the substance of the for the people act although we did not get into a detailed discussion about that this is really turning into a question of whether there people in the republican caucus a number of people in the republican caucus who will follow in the tradition. The american tradition on voting bills whether it's the previous voting rights act. Whether it's the voter registration act in the ninety s or many many other voting bills. Who will follow in the tradition. That they have always been bipartisan. Why now why. Now has the issue of protecting democracy and access to the ballot box. Become a partisan exercise because you're more interested in power than you are in american values more interested in power and maintenance of power or reaction of power. Then you are. Some of the fundamental principles upon which is nation has been formed which many have fought to improve john. Lewis john lewis. We know history dishing. Yesterday i think was a low day in the career mitch mcconnell when he said quote unquote it's unnecessary. He knows better than that. He's a smart enough. Lawyer is playing intellectual games with the necessity of protecting democracy. And i think there's got to be a focus on the idea that he has now become the number one obstacle i think to this idea of bipartisanship in the united states senate because he is before you have earrings before you have negotiations conversations. He's drawing lines in the sand. Yeah well anna palmer. sort of. He's shown who he is to an extent. I guess there's there's always hope for renewal. But i'd like to ask you about joe manchin. And just what are the sticking points here or is this an impossibility in. Are we really at the point in our country where we can't improve voting rights legislation. We can't pass anything. I think it is going to be very uphill battle. I mean when you look at the voting rights issue. Joe measure is clearly the democrat that groups and others are looking to because they need him but he is one democrat. You're going to need at least ten. Republicans here and mitch. Mcconnell said what a lot of republicans deal where they are. Which is they're not going to support any of this. When you look back at s one which is a fundamental ville for democrat. That have you know they have said that this is going to be there. Issued chuck schumer has said. He's going to put this on the four before the end of the summer which is likely going to fail but when even came into the committee. You had both chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell the existential crisis for both parties in the sense that democrats believed that it is necessary and republicans are fighting tooth and nail on every issue when it comes to so. I don't think that this is going to be something where you're gonna find even a modem of the ability for bipartisanship. You know it just is pre. Two parties are so fractured when it comes to this issue and what about police reform. Is there any hope. On that front anna. Yeah we actually reporting this morning and punchbowl news our morning newsletter that actually there are starting to circulate. Some text here which is the first step. I would say i at consciously when you talk to lean negotiators that they actually have found some agreement on these issues. So definitely you know. They're looking to try to find a pathway for here in the next two to three weeks to find out they actually come to an agreement but the fact they're circulating text. I think is very optimistic. I would just say one. Other note of optimism. Come in here. And i'm very bearish about those deals but i mean we're watching really closely is immigration law firm and you have some senate negotiators led by dick durbin meeting today on that. And that's been initiatives really kind of been in the in the background. You haven't really seen a lot of kind of progress on that. With the fact that they're meeting is something that's note and something we'll be watching really closely anna palmer. Thank you marc morial. Thank you as well. We appreciate your coming on this morning and coming up. Bodyguards jump in after a member of the public slapped the french president in the face yesterday. We'll show you that moment. Plus president biden's first trip overseas. We'll begin in the uk where he is scheduled to meet the british prime minister but before he takes off britain's ambassador to the us. Karen pierce joins us straight ahead right here on morning. Joe.
"marc morial" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Not being enacted in a bipartisan way and we have the recalcitrance for the leaders at the national level to stand up for the constitution and protect people's right to vote. This isn't important fight. This fight goes beyond politics lawrence. If you look at polling data or the provision of the for the people at polling data on the provision of the voting rights act. I tell you where the bipartisanship is. It's amongst the american league. I'll tell you where supporters amongst the american people know south east west right center and left a black white hispanic indigenous asian american men and women young and old. The support for the protection of democracy is with the people will the leaders of the nation. Will the members of the senate do stand in the way here. Those voters here the people and do what is necessary at this moment in his two presidents n. Double acp president ceo. Derrick johnson a national early urban league president and ceo marc morial. Thank you both very very much for starting off our discussion tonight. Please come back. Thank you thank you and coming up. President biden stopped his negotiations. As rachel predicted on the infrastructure deal with west. Virginia's republican senators shelley moore capito today. Senator capital was theoretically negotiating on behalf of senate republicans. President biden will now negotiate directly with a group of democratic and republican.
"marc morial" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"It'll be one year since George Floyd died in Minneapolis, a murder at the knee of a police officer. There's legislation in Congress to change policing in America, but it will not come today. Let's consult Marc Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League, the Civil rights organization. Mr Mario, Welcome. Great to be with you. Thanks for having me. President Biden wanted a police reform bill passed by today. Now it's not gonna happen by today. But what are you hearing will happen soon? Very soon. What do you think? Let me characterize it this way It needs to happen. The question is, will really the Republican side of the Senate recognized that this is bigger than partisan politics? This is about justice. And it is about ending this growing pandemic of unarmed black people being killed by the police for no reason we all want But I'm committed to work for a strong, meaningful bill, and that's what we need to have. Part of this is qualified immunity for police officers, which exists now Officers can't be sued in many situations personally for their actions. That's a sticking point with The Republicans who want to keep this former protection from prosecution. There's talk of a compromise with making it easier to sue police departments. I mean, that's already possible. What do you think? Qualified immunity works such that the victim of police brutality whose constitutional rights are violated, has no redress in the federal courts. We have to end this absurdity, which is really a relic of many, many decades ago. You don't think there's a road forward here if the focus were making easier to sue. The institutions say the department's or the city's Yeah, I think Look, I think suing the institution is better for the victims. But in that instance There has to be meaningful change on the criminal law side to allow the very same officers who violate a person's constitutional rights to be held accountable in a criminal proceeding, so there's a way Two. If you will detain Gle this complex web of denial of rights because what you're really talking about here is is special protections for police officers. Beyond what the military has beyond what any one really has its disincentive ized reform, and we have got to change it related thing. About a year ago, you and I talked about how insurance companies that ensure towns and police departments are becoming a force. For changing policing. The insurance companies don't like paying out settlements. And sometimes they press for change kind of an internal irony because the fact that insurance exists can take away the sting of a police department if it allows officers to do the wrong thing..
"marc morial" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Thugs. Mobs, riders and insurrectionists. President Trump had encouraged backers to march on the Capitol where lawmakers were formalizing his electoral defeat. The president later appeared to excuse the violence. Tweeting go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever? Twitter deleted the message. Soccer Megane Washington Lawmakers did eventually get back to work certifying the results of the 2020 election after Capitol Hill was rocked with the mob yesterday, members of Congress forced into those lockdowns Republican Congressman Chip Roy of Texas People's House was attacked. Which is an attack on the republic itself. There is no excuse for it. A woman died and people need to go to jail. And the president should never Have spun up certain Americans to believe something that simply cannot be. And now there's some calling for the president to breathe removed from the office. There are whispers in Washington about invoking the 25th amendment, which allows for the removal of a president who's unable to discharge the duties of the office. Some liberal members of Congress have gone on Social media to call on Vice President Mike Pence to start the process that could remove President Trump from office for encouraging supporters to storm the U. S. Capitol. Marc Morial, the head of the National Urban League, thinks that's appropriate. The removal of the president. Even at this late hour. Is necessary to protect American democracy. If the 25th amendment was invoked, Vice President Mike Pence would assume the powers of acting president Jackie Quinn. Washington It is 5 39. You could jump in with your reaction your thoughts at 51283605 90 now. That decision made Wednesday to mobilize The entire D. C national guard after supporters of the president's stormed the capital. Securing.
Republicans consider drastic options to stop Trump
"There are whispers in Washington about invoking the twenty Fifth Amendment which allows for the removal of the president is unable to discharge the duties of the office some liberal members of Congress have gone on social media to call on vice president Mike pence to start the process that could remove president trump from office for encouraging supporters to storm the U. S. capitol Marc Morial the head of the national urban league thinks that's appropriate the removal of the president even at this late hour is necessary to protect American democracy if the twenty Fifth Amendment was invoked vice president Mike pence would assume the powers of acting president Jackie Quinn Washington
"marc morial" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The FDA analysis is based on data from a large study of the vaccine and some 44,000 volunteers. The agency saw no safety concerns in the data that would preclude making the vaccine available under what's known as an emergency use authorization. Vaccine did cause some side effects most commonly pain at the injection site, but those were temporary. The vaccine was close to 95% effective when given his two doses. The independent expert committee will meet on Thursday and give its opinion to the FDA on whether to grant the authorization. Joe Palka NPR NEWS President, Trump has signed an executive order that he says will ensure Americans have priority to the new covert 19 vaccine over other countries. At a vaccine summit today. Trump Crazy FDA is nearing approval of a vaccine. If authorized. Tens of millions of vaccine doses will be available this month. And we'll get it distributed very quickly. We have that all set and hundreds of millions more will quickly follow. Every American who wants the vaccine will be able to get the vaccine. Meanwhile, President elect Biden has formally introduced his health team that'll help him spearhead the U. S pandemic response starting next month. Biden will be meeting with civil rights groups as he faces pressure to increase the diversity of his nominees were on this room. NPR's Asia, Roscoe, the National Urban League and other groups say they have not been consulted enough so far. Marc Morial, who leaves the league is keeping a close eye on how the Biden administration comes together is about a significant number of black people in the Cabinet. Let me just be clear. It is about representation at the table. There have already been some black nominees for prominent positions, including Linda Thomas Greenfield for U. N. Ambassador. Hiding, is also expected to nominate retired U. S. Army General Lloyd Austin for Defense secretary. If confirmed, he will be the first African American to hold the position. I shall Roscoe NPR news and by news written up at publishing the Atlantic that confirms his choice of retired general Austin for Defense secretary. You're listening to NPR news. This is W When my C in New York on Shawn Carlson, another candidate is throwing their hat into the ring to become New York City Mayor Shaun Donovan served as the head of housing for Mayor Bloomberg before joining the Obama administration has his housing secretary. Standing on a windy rooftop at Via Verde, a low income housing complex he helped develop in the Bronx. Donovan says one of his policy goals post pandemic is to create 15 minute neighborhoods within 15 minutes of your front door. Every New Yorker should have a great public school for fresh food access to rapid transportation. A park a chance to get ahead in the Democratic primary is in June of next year. Restaurant bar owners in New York City are bracing for the possible closure of indoor dining amid a surge of covert 19 cases. That's after Governor Andrew Cuomo said he's considering ordering establishments to stop serving customers indoors if hospitalizations don't stabilize the next five days. Train as Woods. Black is the granddaughter of the founder of Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, she says if indoor dining ends, her family will likely need to lay off five serving staff who they just rehired in the fall. Some of our staff that are going through different things, and they really depend on the camaraderie and the family aspect of the restaurant. In addition to getting a check, Cuomo says New York City's bars and restaurants could be ordered to go take out.
"marc morial" Discussed on WTOP
"Now president elect Biden intends to not Made retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be his first defense secretary. Austin was the top U. S commanding general on the ground in Iraq. During the major Obama era troop drawdown in 2011, then vice President Biden visited General Austin in Iraq in 2011. Head of that pullback. Austin is also credited with overseeing one of the military's largest trod downs that included moving thousands of troops and equipment out of Iraq, a logistical feat that bite and allies are likely to point to as an example of his ability to lead major logistical operations as the Defense Department prepares to help Process and distribute to covert 19 vaccine in the coming months. A CBS News Political correspondent Dead. O'Keefe Leaders of civil Rights organizations plan to meet today with President elect Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will discuss how to increase diversity in the appointments to Cabinet level seats and other top administration posts. Marc Morial, the CEO of the National Urban League, said he and leaders of other organizations will discuss racial equity and social justice with fighting and Harris Civil rights activist and MSNBC hosts Reverend Al Sharpton will also be in attendance. It's 8 43. Way made us a insurance for busy moms like Kate. She's a veteran made of flexibility to balance work home and her hobbies from starting the work day to finishing her latest. Do it yourself Project. The one another car accidentally bumped into hers while she was running an errand. Kate didn't let.
NAACP leader on diversity in Biden's Cabinet and commitment to civil rights
"Speech days after the election, Joe Biden think black voters for helping him win the White House. The African American community stood up again. For many with always having my back on, I'll have yours. Now. There's some concern that Biden isn't making good on that promise. At least seven civil rights groups are pressing to meet with the president elect, including the end of the P and the National Urban League. They want Biden to name or black leaders to top jobs in his administration. Marc Morial leads the Urban League mark. Welcome. Hey, it's great to be with you. Thank you for having me. My pleasure. And if and when you get a meeting with the President elect, what will you tell him? So importantly way look forward to a direct communication with the president elect, and we're gonna reaffirm our interest on behalf of the community that the number of Diverse cabinet members, particularly African Americans. Prominent and every level of the body Administration Cabinet sub cabinet. As well as at the White House. You know, we want to give the president elect due credit. He chose an excellent running mate, Senator Harris. He's made an important appointment of Cecilia Rouse, his chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, and Linda Thomas Greenfield as U. N ambassador. But we're heavily focused. What's known as a statutory Cabinet, defense and justice and transportation and commerce and labor and hot and education and HHS, For example, that is where The important levers of power are We're going to communicate that to him, and the second thing will be communicating. Eyes our interest in the public policy arena. We need aggressive enforcement of civil rights laws. We need strong investments through both stimulus. And infrastructure plans, and we need Focus on long term issues of racial justice, criminal justice reform, police justice reform just to name a few high priorities and finally With respect to cove it we need to ensure That the vaccine is safe and effective for all people and that there is a community based distribution system. To ensure that people in our community have access to the vaccine. I guess What I'm trying to understand is if you are actually concerned with what you've seen so far, or if you're just trying to get ahead of the process, As you point out, there have been many black officials appointed to keep jobs in the Biden administration says they're not done yet. Yeah, I think it's both. And I think it's uh they've been to statutory Cabinet nominees thus far. Treasury Three rather Treasury homeland security as well as the State Department, and that's important and we do have a concern and we do want to get ahead of the process and We want to be clear that we're looking for a cabinet. When it comes to African Americans and meets but really exceeds the high water marks of the Clinton and Obama cabinets. This is a different time. And the president elect is made of important public commitment to racial justice, and I believe he's serious about that, but toe execute that He's got to have people who have lived experiences. As well as professional qualifications, along with connections to the communities that have borne the brunt of the country's systemic racial injustice. Look, there's no doubt having a diversity of opinions from all walks of life is critical in any leadership role, but make the case why Race matters so much here. Ben Carson. I'm thinking of Ben Carson, a black housing secretary. I assume you don't agree at all with his policies on many black leaders At the same time, we're saying that outgoing Senator Doug Jones, a white man would make a great attorney general because of his record fighting for civil rights. So let me say this. Van Carson is a great doctor. I never thought Ben Carson was qualified. To be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I thought he would have made made a great surgeon general. You made a great secretary of health. Human services. I think it was an example of picking a quote unquote black person and putting him in what some perceive to be a black position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And I think it was It was a mistake, and I think it was a disservice to Ben Carson. So I mean, it's important. Understand this is not just about a black face in a certain place.
"marc morial" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"The website where you can find out more is N u l dot or Mark. Thank you so much for joining us. And first of all, I would start with an overview of all the work the national Urban League is doing across the country these days. Yes, So thank you very much. And London offer a broad sense. So the National Urban League three important we provide substantial way to almost two million people yet dynamic network of 90 terribly the area across the nation those direct services and put after school. Job Crane Workforce Development Services owned by Education Service and many other important things, we couldn't do it. This is the work that we're part of the work that needed. The second thing is, we are civilized and economic opportunity. Add the kick in the legislative sent in the court of Public opinion, for everything we do is we do a dynamic piece of research each and every year called State of Black America, which chronicles approaching economic condition. Black Americans in comparison, right? And Latino way have over 2000 employees motion. Why, as an early network over 15,000 volunteers in the next of a million online members, this is the work that you do. This is how we impact the community. It will be lovely. How much is the National Urban League grown in recent years and let's start pre pandemic. How much has the need for the services you provide Grown? We are economic first responders. And so we're trying, but The man for accelerate and elevate on. We've seen that in the post Cobain environment with the demand for food insecurity. We've done grocery programs. Literally hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. The need for people Tio connect with government served the snap of food stands. Unemployment in the light. We provide that it helped people connect to help people connect the jock who are job placement in Workforce development program coordination. The year that the National Urban League provided the most services. Two people in a single year in our history. 110 years old. Our place in 2011 2011.10 at the height of the impact of the great recession. The one time that pump It's hard. Then we on as an economic I'm joined by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Here on my heart radio. You can find out more about the organization at N u l dot org's talk a little bit about the impact of the pandemic on black communities across the country, communities that have been hit disproportionately hard. You know, the the impact has been in several ways we know The health impact if your death It's meant high rates of infection disproportionately high block community. They complement the economic economic structure with unemployment levels elevate significantly. The black unemployment rate has gone up 45 45 bucks a factor of 4 to 5. It's increased almost 45 times. Recession association that cold in there. And, of course, Racial justice. Challenges that we face with the death of George, Florida. Unkindly and heinous murder on the street. Minneapolis for the death of reality, they'll need unjust way that investigation Granger's been handled and installed. The injury already called. Like cold bitch. And it come. How has the pandemic changed the work that you do that your organization does? In its place greater demands on people about service and also the desire and the means for advocacy. Not at the public in the legislative area has been far greater. We've been actively involved. And pushing for those things that benefit our community in the Kobe relief packages and will continue to do so. As Congress. I believe we'll consider a deal after the election. I'm joined by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Here on my heart radio. The 2020 election speaking of the election, what is enthusiasm, like among black voters at the moment. Ah, the area. Black Americans on proverbial fire. Fire from the standpoint of being outraged and enrage America is prepared and ready to vote in record numbers, confident that in terms of what I think Bride Bow is working. Not 2016 was a big turnout wasn't what it ought to be, and I think that their desires, then the message on cold bit on the economy and unleash a justice. And what are some of the top issues that you're finding black Americans are very focused on in this election cycle criminal jumped in police. Oh, bid. Jobs in the economy, Education, health care And how is your organization assisting voters throughout the course of this election and including on Election day. We have a broad campaign called Clay. Your vote. We probably made a million phone calls. I got the combination. A million phone calls a million texts. Million emails touching vote all across the nation, encouraging them to vote providing information to them. We've It's already been promoted. Five. Every voter should know. Uh, five steps. First. You must register to vote Number two. You must check of all the options bringing us buying a polling place for you must know the candidates in the kitchen and five you must vote Vote vote. That five those five you claim your vote on our website and reclaim your boat got or or you could follow some hash tag. Reclaim your vote. On social media. So we've been Intimately involved in encouraging people to register the well educated and to vote. Do you find.
"marc morial" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The website where you can find out more is N u l dot or Mark. Thank you so much for joining us. And first of all, let's start with an overview of all the work The National Urban League is doing across the country these days. Yes, so thank you very much and money. Offer a broad sense. So the National Urban League We provide the stance the way to almost two million people. Yet your banana network of 19 urban areas across the nation those direct services could after school services. Job Crane Workforce Development Services owned by Education Service, small business and many other important, including this is the work that the part of the work that he did. The second thing is, we are civilized and economic opportunity. Add the kid in the legislative branch in the court of public opinion. Everything we do is we do a dynamic piece of research each and every year called the State of Black America. It's chronicle social and economic condition to black Americans. In comparison, white and Latino way have over 2000 employees motion. Why As an early network over 15,000 volunteers in the next of a million online members. This is the work that you be difficult impact the community. You're being lovely. How much is the National Urban League grown in recent years and let's start pre pandemic. How much has the need for the services you provide Grown? We are economic first responders and so one time, but The man for services accelerate and elevate on. We've seen that in the post cold environment with the demand for responses, food insecurity, So we've done grocery Bill away program. Literally hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. The need for people Teo the connect with government the snap for food stamps. Unemployment in the light. We provide that help people connected to help people connect the job to a job placement in Workforce development program coordination. We're the National Urban League provided the most services. Two people in a single year in our history. 110 years old. Our place in 2011 2011 2010 at the height of the impact of the recession. The one time that It's time. Then we were on as an economic respond. I'm joined by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Here on our radio. You can find out more about the organization at N u l dot org's talk a little bit about the impact of the pandemic on black communities across the country communities. That have been hit disproportionately hard. You know, the impact has been several weight We know The health impact Holodeck. It's meant high rates of infection. Disproportionately hot blob immunity from that, uh, economic home economics stuff. In front of cornet levels elevate significantly. Black unemployment rate has gone up 45 45 a factor of four or five Was increased almost 45 times. Recession associating the colder today. And, of course, Racial justice. Challenges that we face with the death of George, Florida. Unkindly and heinous murder on the street. Minneapolis for the death of reality, they'll need unjust way that investigation. Granger's positive manhandled and installed the injury already called Like cold bitch. And you come. How has the pandemic changed the work that you do that your organization does place greater demands on people about services and also the desire in the mini bar advocacy? One. Not at the public in the legislative area has been far greater. We've been actively involved. And pushing for those things that could benefit our community in the Kobe relief packages and will continue to do so. As Congress. I believe we'll consider a probably after the election. I'm joined by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Here on my heart radio. The 2020 election speaking of the election, what is enthusiasm, like among black voters at the moment. Area. Black Americans on proverbial fire. Fire from the standpoint of being outrage and in range that is prepared and ready to vote in record numbers, confident that in terms of what I think Bride. Bow has recognized that 2016 was a big turnout wasn't what it ought to be, and I think there's a desire to send the message on cold on the economy and on racial justice. And what are some of the top issues that you're finding black Americans are very focused on in this election cycle. Criminal junkies in police cold bed. Jobs in the economy, Education, health care And how is your organization Assisting voters throughout the course of this election, and including on Election Day we have a broad campaign called Clay. Your vote. We probably made a million phone calls. I got the combination million phone called million million emails, touching vote all across the nation, encouraging them to vote providing information to them. We've, uh Well, Brady Pomona. Five. Every voter should know. Uh, five steps first. You must register to vote Number two. You must check if all the options bringing us buying a polling place for you must know the candidates in the kitchen. And five You must vote Vote. Vote That five. Those five You claim your vote on our website and claim your vote got or or you could follow the Hashtags reclaim your vote. On social media. So we've been Intimately involved in encouraging people to register the well educated and to vote. Do you find different levels of enthusiasm and engagement, depending on different age groups, comparisons between men and women in the black community. How does that break down? I think it is a mistake to generalize that black metal bin or young voters. They're older voters think they do that Had the generalization do you want into people was cynical. You run into people don't believe Polish count. Yes, I have of all men. Women young old within the black community, I think on the overall basis mentioned report. And what I can do this energy There's a seriously there's an understanding that voting in this election is crucial. It's critical. It's the Quinta. Do you find that the issues change based on perhaps aged that younger black voters are focused on different issues, then say, maybe older black voters are Every voter is focused on those things that affected most dramatically. A younger voters, particularly younger African American vote, maybe more more, more more touch. Criminal justice, police justice issues they've been touched by the cost of tuition and speedy death. Maybe touch by, uh, the economy and the inability That they have to find a job, but I think like any group of people at the African American Sometimes have different embassies, but I think the threat of way should just, uh, blow through the voting complains of every black Americans and many white in there. Many Hispanic Americans in many Asian Americans in away in the collection that you got a thing. Many years. I'm joined by Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. You can find out more about the organization and you l dot org's again and you l dot or there's also some great resource is on that website. Putting the voting aspect of the election aside, have you found Mohr overall engagement, including being active with campaigns, perhaps running for office?.
"marc morial" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The university of Texas because the racial incidents there and her two young man thirty years later having to March because America will not get white and I think we're as Marc Morial was the mayor in New Orleans when I played for the state's who's now the head of the national urban league says is this a movement or a moment and I think it's a movement because so many people are now taking notice and they're there to witness me and we've been witnessing for awhile but a lot of people turned a blind eye to it but you you see the the abhorrent treatment of George Lewis and others file law enforcement and this is in an indictment everyone in law enforcement I reached out to my buddies in the secret service at the Austin police department the Los Angeles Police Department while this is going on making sure they're safe but what it is an indictment of the old Walmart still cool hold these attitudes that they are above the law and and that's what actually takes place we need to repeal qualified immunity then knoll areas are under no circumstances is that capital both in our society where certain people are above the law everyone should be held accountable and then I'll just say those kids marching down at university of Texas they made these requests and I am with the M. ninety nine point five percent of the way of for stripping stat you down and made off of buildings that that our goal to the confederacy but where I depart from them is is jettisoning the added the taxes I think that the song we could actually only take ownership of it you have an anthem of accountability so plot of what you're doing there and these other student athletes impeccably but this student athletes geo wild yeah watch out I believe I said that I've gone over to the dark side but I I I why would all these young men and women are doing across our country because they're just not having it anymore and once again hopefully the movement as as mayor mark Morial fit in and not just a moment talking to Brian Jones of CBS sports and CBS sports network on boomer NGO on the fan and CBS sports network you know I remember the first year I was working with you you you came into the newsroom very loudly and as you are prone to do and you screamed at the top of your lungs that it's Gerald Jerry the bear I said yeah I don't like I don't really know a lot about that and I remember you you know a letting me know we talked about it on the air and it was just it was something else I learned as you mentioned because I wasn't taught that in school it wasn't something that I was taught and you being from Texas you taught me about that and we had you know long conversations about race during our show and this is going to be a long question that maybe Maloo sis can play back and make fun of me as well but in more of a conversation way you know one of the things I struggle with I guess is I feel like I have you know I went to a diverse high school you know I spent three years working right next to you and you took a lot of time to you know get aids show me your experiences in life and I feel like we we had made some progress during that time in in learning about one another and I feel like I've lived my life a certain way but one of the things I keep hearing is you know just not being racist isn't good enough like what else can we all do to make sure that we're moving this forward when you're someone like me and you you know me so it's easier for you to determine it but like sometimes I sit back and I say you know what else can I do to help move this thing forward I know it's a tough question to tackle but I feel like there's a lot of people out there in our listening audience that are also like boomer and I and have some of these same thoughts were were completely against all these horrible things that are going on but we're not sure how to move things forward in the positions that were in well per usual a great question from G. O. and and M. I disagree it's not difficult to address and that's why I think this moment we're in right now is totally different from any of the other incidents that have occurred is because I've had so many people reach out to meet people my my white friends that and if people within my network that are not black reach out and they ask the same thing that you just wrote you know what can I do you know what you can do you can call it out when you see it as quickly as Smith and your old file at his old grandpa and he set his way that local so with though he said his waiver on this and that no you need to check those people out here is that with you I was dating a young lady and I told you this you have missed I've heard many of my my stories with you and unfortunately I have many and and and not all of them involved law enforcement but there was a young lady I was dating about fifteen years ago of the Caucasian variety and a lifelong friend of hers who is also a season ticket holder of my alma mater the university of Texas told her it was okay to it was okay for white men to date black women that was it okay for white women the date black men and I I can I can because I I mean I was just so infuriated to hear that it took me a couple of weeks to succeed is the gentleman who who made that comment to her in it and of course as you might imagine you got the stuttering and couldn't defend himself Norton that that stands that he he's taken so we need to confront it anytime we see if we have to confront it stop making excuses and if it's still cool with that call it out when you see it now I'm not saying you walk around in it and and and you would treat here is wide open looking for it but you know usually five not without looking bored we hope we don't encounter it but when we do we have to stand up and call it out it and yes there are going to be those will use it as a crisis some folks who were just weekend sorry for that and better term what will point to you know racism for their failings and and we can we do about as well but when it certain foods you have to call that out it's as simple as that it's not difficult to to address that's what you do with that we have to stop making excuses for a loved one I share with you my mom and.
"marc morial" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Brothers alone is to cause grief to Capitol Hill today making an appeal before the house to not let his brother's death be in vain as lawmakers consider reform legislation Republican can box at the bill doesn't get at the root of the problem a comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families of substance abuse of mental health issues Baird family situation didn't kill charge that's Marc Morial the head of the national urban league it's an absolute outrage to think that bad a bad family I am tired of trying to change the issue sponsors of the bill could come to the house floor before the end of this month Linda Kenyon Washington one of the fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd's death made bail today three others remain jailed including the officer charged with second degree murder NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from all races amid global protests against the death of George Floyd well in Minneapolis police custody correspondent Jeremy diamond reports president trump came out though against changing the names of bases named for Confederate officers well his defense boss was open minded about it defense secretary mark esper was open to having bipartisan conversations about changing the names of those bases that are named after Confederate commanders the federal reserve committed to maintaining its unprecedented stimulus plan until the economy has weathered recent events this is the biggest economic shock in the U. S. in the world really in living memory we went from the lowest level of employment unemployment in.
"marc morial" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Cumulus station news now younger brothers to learn is to cause grief to Capitol Hill today making an appeal before the house to not let his brother's death be in vain as lawmakers consider reform legislation Republican can box of the bill doesn't get at the root of the problem a comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families of substance abuse of mental health issues their family situation didn't kill charge flight that's Marc Morial the head of the national urban league it's an absolute outrage to think that they're a bad family I am tired of trying to change the issue sponsors say the bill can come to the house floor before the end of this month Linda Kenyon Washington one of these fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd's death made bail today three others remain jailed including the officer charged with second degree murder NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from all races and a global protests against the death of George Floyd well in Minneapolis police custody correspondent Jeremy diamond reports president trump came out though against changing the names of bases named for Confederate officers well his defense boss was open minded about it defense secretary mark esper was open to having bipartisan conversations about changing the names of those bases that are named after Confederate commanders the federal reserve committed to maintaining its unprecedented stimulus plan until the economy has weathered recent events this is the biggest economic shock in the U. S. in the world really in living memory we went from the lowest level of employment unemployment in fifty years to the highest level in close to ninety years and we did it in two months federal reserve chairman Jerome Powell says it will keep buying bonds to maintain low borrowing rates with no interest rate hike forecast through twenty twenty two Arizona becoming a coronavirus hot spot hospitals above eighty percent capacity milestone that should trigger an automatic into elective surgeries.
"marc morial" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Slash response WTF Hendersonville Zach from the air conditioning studio super talk ninety nine police and race Pompeii blasts I G. I'm Evan hanging the brother of George Floyd and the sister of an African American law enforcement officer killed during protests last month were among witnesses testifying before the house Judiciary Committee examining the justice in policing act Republican can box of the bill doesn't get at the root of the problem a comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families of substance abuse of mental health issues their family situation didn't kill charged that's Marc Morial the head of the national urban league it's an absolute outrage to think that they're a bad family I am tired of trying to change the issue sponsors say the bill could come to the house floor before the end of this month Linda Kenyon Washington dead letter police say two more officers have been fired after two students were pulled from a car amid traffic at a George Floyd protest well as lawmakers learned the fired state department inspector general was investigating five cases of wrongdoing including allegations against secretary of state Mike Pompeii and his wife Pompeii had this to say today Steve when it was a bad actor inspector general office here he he didn't take on the mission of the state department to make us a better former ambassador and current Republican candidate for Utah governor Jon huntsman junior says he's tested positive for covert nineteen five of his staffers have also been infected the U. S. has the most cases in the world two million infidelity is now top one hundred twelve thousand five hundred well after a bumpy day on Wall Street stocks closed mostly lower despite assurances from the federal reserve that it would keep interest rates low through twenty twenty to keep buying bonds to help markets function smoothly nasdaq gains the Dow fell one percent I'm Evan handing feet for all you do yourself first you can get really hot this is like Jack putting his new ceiling fan together for the past four hours some of that's Cody Phyllis shock of a hundred twenty volts through his arm thank in the power was off it's still not working just call doctor electric that's Laura making the right choice to call doctor electric because your emergency is our priority hi I'm Joe and.
"marc morial" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Judiciary committee examining the justice in policing act Republican can box at the bill doesn't get at the root of the problem a comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families of substance abuse of mental health issues their family situation didn't kill charged that's Marc Morial the head of the national urban league it's an absolute outrage to think that they're a bad family I am tired of trying to change the issue sponsors of the bill can come to the house floor before the end of this month Linda Kenyon Washington that left a police say two more officers have been fired after two students were pulled from a car amid traffic at a George Floyd protest well as lawmakers learned the fired state department inspector general was investigating five cases of wrongdoing including allegations against secretary of state Mike Pompeii and his wife Pompeii had this to say today Steve when it was a bad actor in the inspector general office here he he didn't take on the mission of the state department to make us a better former ambassador and current Republican candidate for Utah governor Jon huntsman junior says he's tested positive for covert nineteen five of his staffers have also been infected the U. S. has the most cases in the world two million and fidelity is now top one hundred twelve thousand five hundred well after a bumpy day on Wall Street stocks closed mostly lower despite assurances from the federal reserve that it would keep interest rates low through twenty twenty to keep buying bonds to help markets function smoothly nasdaq gains the Dow fell one percent I'm having the ones we trust to always be there for the one caring for others for the ones who keep things going no matter where they are in extraordinary times extraordinary people stuff like the ones standing standing on the front lines and the ones who are staying apart while still working together with your efforts we will get through this we are grateful for all you do is a Grainger dot com for resources that can help.
Biden calls Trump fool for shunning masks
"New war of words erupting tonight between President Trump and Joe Biden president trump taking aim at biden for wearing a mask as he and Mrs Biden. Marc morial day by now responding tonight at a new interview saying of the president. He's an absolute fool to talk that way. Here's Mary Bruce. Tonight to images reflect the split screen. This campaign has become president trump in a factory without a mask surrounded by people who are all wearing them and his rival Joe Biden out for the first time publicly since March. His own face covered sending outside with his wife. Perfect conditions perfect weather there inside. That don't wear masks and so I thought it was very unusual. That had one on Biden Tonight. Firing right back. He's a full an absolute fool to talk that way. I mean every leading and world and saying we should wear a mask. When you're in a crowd just macho stuff for a guy. I shouldn't get going but it it it just is. It's cost people's lives. They're all wearing a mask. Projects strength or weakness leadership presents projects his leadership. The two candidates in stark contrast
New report links Russian interference to voter suppression
"Voter suppression and Russian interference than national urban league says they are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in twenty twenty this year state of black America report focuses on voting rights and national urban league. President Marc Morial calling attention to voter suppression social media interference from foreign governments
"marc morial" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And most of those consent decrees that are entered into have been entered into in lieu of litigation that the department had the right to do. So the idea that pursuing consent decrees is ineffective voluntary collaboration. And I think general sessions was against consent decrees, but often nothing in exchange often, no other strategy in exchange. I'm just against consent decrees because I think that they negatively affect police morale, but didn't offer another approach we need this nominee to indicate that he's going to be committed to constitutional policing committed to public safety, but understand that public safety. We've learned is not just crackdown law enforcement. It's something much more comprehensive. It's something something much more proactive. Yes, you've got to prosecute violent offenders, no doubt. But you've also got to ensure that their re entry programs that when people come out of jail, then not apt. To repeat, and that is part of I think a sensible smart on crime initiative. This is she's been radio programming from Wednesday. WCBS PFM washed Marc Morial, president of the national urban league. Former mayor of New Orleans, and and as a follow up to your point some of the best in an innovative initiatives. We've seen in the last few couple of decades on on criminal Justice policy has been the results of the US department of Justice funding innovation in a way that supports local law enforcement, local prosecutors and local community groups to create the kind of collaboration that you're talking about. There used to be a local law enforcement block grant program that provided money which allowed you state government city, governments are strapped always for resources that created a way for you to invest in some innovation some collaboration some differential sorts of things. And and and I think Justice can play a proactive smart on crime. Role in helping make our communities safer. Thank you. Mr johnson. You've testified about your concern at the nominees statements that have been made in the past about the fact that there's no statistical evidence of racism in the criminal Justice system. He did mention during his testimony yesterday and acknowledge the disparities between crack and powder cocaine enforcement, but did not aknowledge or mention any other of the disparities that we've seen in the criminal Justice systems such as arrest rates. That relate to a variety of crimes particular drug crimes on the disparities based on race in terms of who gets what amount of bail in the criminal Justice system. And of course, incarceration rates, which they're huge distinctions based on race interest the application of of sentences. So if he is confirmed, what do you believe will be the ramifications of his failure to acknowledge that? And what do you what would you recommend? He do if he's confirmed to acknowledge and to be informed about these disparities, an individual to serve as attorney general of this nation must recognize the long legacy of a racist parity as a g I would hope that he would really look into the credible research, and it will be obvious that criminal Justice system. There's a huge disparity. Some of that can be accounted for based. On income would much of it is at accounted for based on the rate the racial makeup of juries. The could be accounted for selective prosecution. It could be accounted for as relates to mirror of things in as the attorney general. Our hope he would factor in that race is a problem we are far from a post racial society, and we must attack problems with a racial lands because there is very Little Rock criminal Justice system that's race neutral and just one more question, ma'am chair. They he did I requested that if within a period of time, if he isn't nominee if he's confirmed that he would meet with civil rights groups to understand the ramifications of any policies, he agreed to do that within the first one hundred and twenty days, if confirmed I think that we will all expect that he will do that. And I look forward to hearing about the result of those meetings. And thank you. Thank you. Senator cruz. Thank you Madam. Chairman. Let me say thank you to each of the distinguish witnesses for being here for being part of this hearing appreciate your your testimony and wisdom and judgment judgment. Casey. Let me let me start with you. You have served as a federal judge have served as US attorney general as as has Mr. bar and built a long and distinguished career. Public service. Can you share for this committee in your judgment, the importance of rule of law and the importance of having an attorney general who is faithful to enforcing the law and constitution, regardless of party, regardless of partisan interest? It's really the only guarantee that we have because this country is defined by is constituted by law. The constitution. This is not based on land. It's not based on blood. It's based on a law. It all started with a law. And that's what we've built the society on the notion that you can have a society in which that operates fairly in which neutral principles neutrally applied allow people to reach their maximum potential, if that's ever abandoned forever deviated from whether it's if it's ever perceived to be deviated from then we're lost. Then we have no nothing to define us because we're defined by a law. Now, you've testified today that you know, that Mr. bar is a quote supreme superbly qualified nominee that he has good judgment. And just importantly that. He has the willed exercise that judgment despite pressure from any source can can you share with the committee, what in your professional or personal experience gives you confidence that that Mr. bar will once again, well and able to carry out the responsibility of attorney general United States. As I mentioned, he has had a past history of doing that when he served as attorney general notwithstanding that it desired was there was a desired result from the White House, and he kind of deflected it, and as it were laughed it off. He is somebody who has testified here that. In view of the fact that most of his career is review mirror. He doesn't really have to concern himself with the possible negative consequences of resisting pressure from administration. So that's an additional. Additional guarantee, but I think the person himself and who he's been over the years consistently. Really speaks to that. And it's not just a question of is having nothing to lose. I think that is the way he's constituted as as professor truly said he's a he's a law nerd meeting. He is devoted in a. In a way that very few people are to what defines this country. And that's what that's what he enjoys that's occupied and his preoccupation. And that is I think an excellent guarantee for the way he's going to approach the job. Well, this committee in particular. I think you will find no criticism for being a law nerd where we we. We tend to attract more more than a few of them. Mister Thompson, you likewise have a long distinguish honorable career marred only by briefly being my boss at the department of Justice, and I apologize for all of my mistakes since then th that time. Let me ask you the same question. I asked Jack McKay Skibo, which is in your professional and personal career interactions with Mr. bar. What gives you confidence that he will once again able to carry out the role of attorney general. Thank you Senator. And I'm very proud to have you as one of my colleagues and former alums from the deputy attorney general's office. Eww, certainly acquitted yourself well. Bill bar has a long history in the department of Justice as I said in my opening statement, he has a great love for the department. I think that may be one of the reasons he wants to return to public service. He has great folly to the department. But in addition to some of the sort of sterile constitutional questions that we've been discussing. This morning important, but still sterile in my view, he understands the traditions of the department of Justice. He respects the traditions of the department of Justice. He knows the impact that his decisions will have on the men and women who are into department who are in the investigative agencies. And there are reasons for these policies. There are good reasons for these traditions. Not the least important which is public perception the Justice in this country investigative decisions in this country. Are carried out fairly without fear or favour of of. Worked your status is in society and most importantly without political considerations. He understands this. I think this makes him superbly qualified to be again, the attorney general of the United States Senate judiciary committee live. Miscarry? You you have worked with Mr. bar some two decades. One of the things you testified about was Mr. bars, busy, schedule long travel hours. And yet in the midst of it all juggling to find time to be a husband and a dad do his three daughters as as the father of daughters myself. I know how difficult that can be with public life. Can can you share with the committee? Some of what you saw firsthand about how he managed to carry out his responsibilities and still still be there for his daughters. Yeah, he was a tremendous father as we saw yesterday at grandfather. And as I said, my testimony the fact that all three of his daughters went into the law is is huge. My husband is hoping that our daughters. Do not go into the law thinks it's becoming increasingly difficult profession. But but to your question about his his demeanor and the way he conducts himself, which I think is an example to to his daughters. We were in in Houston, and we were there for some events, and as he was hearing from all these victims of crime and people talking about how high the violent crime rate had gotten. Can he please do something to help? He spontaneously turned around to me and said, what do you say we stop by the Harris County jail, and it was not on the on the agenda at all for security reasons. You would never tip off the attorney general is going to a prison and the FBI basically kind of rang the doorbell the rhythm and said we're here and did an unannounced visit to the prison, and the attorney general prisoners did not know who he was obviously we didn't announce it. He went around asking these guys what their lives were like would they do to get in here. What's for lunch today? Where do you exercise as as much of a laundered as he is? This was a very compassionate side of him. He was not showboating. He there was no press involved. And to me it showed the way he could have shoehorn in a quick visit. So he could get back and sees family. But yet learn about what people's lives were like see the impact not just of the violent crime on on the victims. But also proposed reforms on the people who are actually in the prisons, and I would be willing to bet. There are not a lot of attorneys general present company probably accepted who have been inside a cellblock like that. At an unannounced things. So that he could get back to his family, but also continue to learn the impact of the policies that very real way. Thank thank you for sharing that wonderful store, and I will say his grandson Liam has become an internet sensation stole the show. Not not seen since John Roberts son, Jack did spider man at his announcement. And he he had had a moment of glory. But thank you to each of you. Senator Ted Cruz Senator Blumenthal. Thank you. And chairwoman. Thank you to everyone of you. And thank you for all of your written testimony. Which I will review we have only seven minutes, and as a matter of fact, we're in the middle of a vote right now. So I'm going to be quick with a number of you. First of all Reverend Risher. Thank you for being here today telling your story, so powerfully and eloquently and making sure we understand that your mother and your two cousins would be alive today. If that shooter could not get his hands on a gun dangerous person with a gun. And I assume that you would support the legislation that's been introduced to improve the background check system as you. Probably. I'm sure you now at shooter was able to take advantage of a loophole in the current laws. But more broadly, Senator Graham, and I have proposed bipartisan measure to take guns away from people who are deemed to be dangerous by cork after due process and thereby keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people. I hope that you can find your voice and your face supporting that legislation. I would support that legislation, sir. Yes. Thank you very much. Thank you. Professor turley. You and I are in agreement that the president can be indicted. I think we're in agreement. Yes. While in office, even if the trial has to be postponed attributed that position to Mr. bar yesterday and asked him to agree with me, and he wouldn't. You imply this morning in your testimony that he did agree with it. Do you have some information? No, actually, I have no in draft never spoke to him about it. I was saying that if you look at the history of both Muller. And bar. I would not expect that they would try to change this longstanding policy from a constitutional standpoint..
"marc morial" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Roberts. House speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for postponement of the state of the union address. She points to security reasons linked to the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of people working on the logistics and the security of it most of those people for a long time. Victims of the president's shutdown. President Trump is set to deliver the annual speech to a joint session of congress on January twenty ninth Pelosi says it should either be rescheduled or submitted in writing to members of congress. Isis says it's behind a deadly suicide attack in Syria. Bills him for report C incident occurred in northern Syria about twenty miles from the Turkish border when an explosion hit a coalition convoy reports say at least four US soldiers were killed in the blast which occurred during a routine patrol, according to you as a military officials in American who survived the terror attack on nine eleven is among the dead in a terrorist attack. An upscale hotel in Kenya. Jason Spindler died in yesterday's Nairobi attack is brother Jonathan confirmed. The news on Facebook saying Jason was a survivor of nine eleven and a fighter. It's the witnesses turn on the second day of attorney general nominee William bar Senate confirmation hearing bar completed his testimony yesterday today national urban league president Marc Morial said bar is not the right man to vigorously enforce. The nation's civil rights laws, I urge this committee and the entire Senate to soundly reject the nomination of William bar as an exit attorneys, general former attorney General Michael Mukasey called bar experienced and extremely well qualified to head the Justice department. Meanwhile, the Senate Environment Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee for EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler who is currently acting EPA administrator was met with protests today. The Washington Post is warning people that fake copies of their newspaper are being distributed around downtown DC. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio. A terrorist attack on a hotel and Kenya has left more than a dozen dead. Kenya's President is now confirming that fourteen civilians died in the attack on the hotel complex in Nairobi who can yada also said all of the gunman had been killed ending a nineteen hour siege. The Al Shabaab group, which is linked to Al Qaeda, and based in Somalia claimed responsibility for the act they have been targeting Kenya. Ever since that country sent its army into Somalia to fight the terror group bills, emperor NBC News Radio Ford is out with a fourth quarter profit forecast that's weaker than Wall Street analysts expected, but number two US automakers said this morning, it expects adjusted fourth-quarter earnings up thirty cents a share two cents less than auto industry. Analysts were expecting Ford said in a statement, it could see improvement in earnings and revenue this year a relatively small audience. Bruce, Springsteen fans is going to have a great story to tell for a very long time. Springsteen himself a surprise appearance. Sunday to screening of a film version of.
"marc morial" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The hammer attack and Brooklyn New York, it's cloudy and thirty-three on monument circle. Radars clear. I'm John Herrick. Here's what's trending at ten thirty one. He was wielding a hammer when he ran into seaport buffet Tuesday night. That's a police say one man did before they arrested him in Brooklyn. However, they claim he killed the chef and critically injured. Two other people. Samantha Randazzo owns a nearby business. People customers from the restaurant where it happened and come in here with like, the men, and they said that a guy came in crazy with a hammer and just start hammering certain people ran the people customer said he was screaming things. Like, I'm killing everybody. World is hell witnesses are testifying both for and against the confirmation of William bars. Attorney general during the second day of bars confirmation hearing, former attorney General Michael McKay Z called bar experienced and extremely well. Qualified to have the Justice department but national urban league president Marc Morial challenge bars record and said he's. Not the right man to enforce the nation's civil rights laws and the Lafayette police officer mistakenly shot in the back by another officer while serving a warrant is home from the hospital officer lane Butler went home yesterday after about a week in the hospital. Investigators say officer Aaron right tried to shoot a dog that was aggressive and coming at the officers, but the bullet went through a door and hit Butler on accident right Butler and another officer were wearing body cameras. And after police reviewed the footage on the cameras day determine the shooting was accidental and not an act of negligence on John Herrick on the level on the go and on Twitter at ninety three WIBC and WIBC dot com. It's ten thirty two back to the chicks. The speed round is brought to you by the heard real estate team. Rush hour. Buckle up. It's time for the chicks on the right? Speed round. Shrews like to shop. Yeah. I do enjoy maybe an afternoon of shopping. I only liked it though, if I don't need something. Yeah. I totally agree with that. When you need something you never can find it. Yeah. Yeah. Or like,.
"marc morial" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"But the problem with condemning him for racism or white supremacy or white national most of those Republicans can't even define those terms. Okay. Don't condemn somebody for something. You I promise you if you if you roll them out and said, what is a white nationalist. And why is it a problem? They are responding to bad branding. They're not responding to bad policy. And that's why I'm not impressed by this particular action. White nationalism is the idea that this country is a white homeland anybody who's not a white Christian shouldn't have a key role in government economy or popular culture that is the intensity of America. And it leads to terrorism it's a national security issue. So when they're able to. Say that and be specific then I believe that this sort of hue and cry actually matters. Well, let me say this. I think we also need to understand that white nationalism is as the goal put it it is the hate of others as your defining and animating principle, whereas patriotism is love of your country love of your people love of yourselves, and I think this is an important debate in twenty-first-century America, because it's really a debate as to whether the future is going to be returned to the pass or whether the future is going to be a leap into the present and the future this country is a multi cultural democracy, multicultural multi-religious, multi multi-ethnic, that's the kind of democracy. This is that's what it's evolving to an I will, and we will fight for that kind of nation. We will fight and we will battle against those that want to turn the hands of time backwards. That's with. This is it's a fight. It's a battle. It's a fight. That's principle. It's a fight. That's moral. It's a fight that has a political dimension. But it is in its essence about who we want to be as an American nation in the twenty first century. That's what it is the president United States is also white nationalist. He's made it clear that he's a white nationalist. And you can make arguments about him being a racist. I don't think those things being a racist is not a disqualified being president. But being white nationalist makes you a danger to our national security, the Republican party will not condemn President Trump because they want to be associated with this power because many Republicans, and even some Democrats are in favour of his white nationalist policies. They just don't like how he says his white nationalist policies. And that's the problem that we have in this country. It's not just an issue of demographic change. It's also an issue of actual violence when we have police departments that have been infested with white Nashes when we have military places that have been festival white Nashes. Why are we seeing swastikas painted in parts of Baghdad that wasn't from them locally? That's because. White nationalist joining our military and engaging that kind of behavior but brought this is something that we have to tackle in just censoring. Someone is not enough. I really appreciate you both coming in for this. It was so much going on his town night. But we did not want to neglect this story and to important voices now before the Senate Judiciary committee tomorrow the bar nomination. So, you know, they call that a pivot the news, although I suspect you'll be discussing some overlapping issues, including civil rights rights, civil rights enforcement, criminal Justice. I know Senator Booker was questioning some of that today. So we'll be watching your testimony. Thanks to both of you for being here. Marc Morial and Jason Johnson up next. We go back to the breaking news in the Miller probe and how Bill bar actually got some facts wrong on the Komi firing..