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Biden Meets With Civil Rights Leaders on Voting Rights

710 WOR Programming

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

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

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Manchin Meets With DC Civil Rights Leaders After Rejecting Voting Bill

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:10 sec | 4 months ago

Manchin Meets With DC Civil Rights Leaders After Rejecting Voting Bill

"Centrist Senator Mansion will meet with civil rights leaders in D. C. Today meeting with the Reverend Al Sharpton and the head of the National Urban League. They'll discuss mansions opposition to the

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Vernon Jordan Shares Experiential Nuggets on Business, Civil Rights

In Black America

02:00 min | 6 months ago

Vernon Jordan Shares Experiential Nuggets on Business, Civil Rights

"Vernon jordan. Junior has been called the rosa parks of american business born on august fifteenth nineteen thirty five in atlanta georgia. Jordan is a civil rights. Icon business consultant influential. Powerbroker jordan is a graduate of depaul university way earned a political science degree in nineteen fifty seven and howard university. School of law. Never want to sit on the sideline and nineteen fifty one. He helped desegregate colleges and universities in georgia from one thousand nine hundred sixty one to nineteen sixty three. He was the field secretary. For the national association. For the advancement of colored people in georgia and nineteen seventy jordan became executive director of the united negro college fund and nineteen seventy-one. He became president of the national urban league. He held that position for ten years on may twenty ninth. Jordan was shot and seriously wounded outside. The hotel in fort wayne indiana. This incident became the first story covered by cnn. And as we all know by now join me. Came close confidant and political advisor to president. Bill clinton this past spring. Jordan was a keynote speaker at the summit on race in america held at the lbj presidential library on the campus of the university of texas at austin. The following is an expert of that reason. Tation now let me explain to situation. You are in with me this morning. And i can only explain it by telling you a true story. I'm a member of the african methodist episcopal. Church all my life. And that was this young pastor who just graduated from seminar and the bishop assigned him to a church and a small town in georgia to begin his pastoral ministry

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In wake of Vernon Jordan's death, tributes from Georgia pour in for civil rights activist from Atlanta

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

00:58 sec | 8 months ago

In wake of Vernon Jordan's death, tributes from Georgia pour in for civil rights activist from Atlanta

"Morning. Stacey abrams tweeted this about vernon jordan. Who died last night morning. The passage of my friend the extraordinary for jordan he battled the demons of voter suppression on racial degradation winning more than he lost he brought others with him and left a map so so moore could find their way love to his family. Travel on with. God's grace burley ever is the widow of the assassinated civil rights leader. Medgar evers said today. Our nation has lost a hero vernon jordan the civil rights warrior presidential adviser former. Ceo of the united negro college fund former director of the national urban league was a close personal friend of my husband medgar of mine and of my children he medgar road through the back roads of mississippi investigating some of the most horrific violence against black mississippians when medgar was assassinated vernon came to offer comfort and support for our family

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Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan has died at 85

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:24 sec | 8 months ago

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan has died at 85

"Activists in Washington Power broker Vernon Jordan has died. He worked in civil rights law after Graduating from Howard Law School, then became head of the National Urban League in the seventies. He never held public office but did form relationships with lawmakers and corporate leaders to create economic and political opportunities for African Americans. His friendship with a young bill Clinton paid off later when he became one of President Clinton's closest advisors, D

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Icon and Former Clinton Adviser, Dies at 85

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:09 min | 8 months ago

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Icon and Former Clinton Adviser, Dies at 85

"In Washington power broker Vernon Jordan is dead. Jordan grew up in segregated Atlanta, worked in civil rights law after graduating from Howard Law School and became head of the National Urban League in the seventies. He's been a long time Washington D. C. The resident. He used that position to become one of the city's most imposing figures. He never held public office, but formed relationships with lawmakers and corporate leaders to create economic and political opportunities for African Americans. His friendship with a young bill Clinton paid off later when he became one of the president's closest advisors, D. C delegate Eleanor Holmes. Norton spoke with us earlier about Jordan. In a real sense. He's a real inspiration to young people and especially the African Americans to what they Can't achieve. He's in American life. He will certainly be unforgettable. I'm on Lee, hoping he will not be your irreplaceable. In a statement tonight, President Biden says Jordan knew the soul of America in all of its goodness, and all of its unfulfilled promise. The president says in order to honor Jordan the work of fighting racism has to continue. Vernon Jordan was 85 6

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Vernon Jordan, Civil-Rights Leader, Dies at 85

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 8 months ago

Vernon Jordan, Civil-Rights Leader, Dies at 85

"Businessman, a civil rights leader and an adviser to then President Bill Clinton. Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. Jordan grew up in an Atlanta housing projects before his family bought a home, got his LA degree from Howard University and worked for civil rights attorney. One of this case is integrated the University of Georgia. He worked for the C P and United Negro College Fund and was head of the National Urban League in 1971. Jordan never held a government job, but no one knew better. How Washington D. C works. Jordan was a friend and adviser performer. President Clinton. Allison Keyes. CBS NEWS Washington

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Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 8 months ago

Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

"Activists Vernon Jordan a former adviser to president Clinton has died Jordan's daughter Vicki Jordan Adams released a statement to CBS news saying our father died last night surrounded by loved ones he was eighty five Jordan was an unofficial aide in the Clinton White House but before that he was head of the national urban league becoming the face of black America's modern struggle for jobs and justice while in that high profile position he nearly died in nineteen eighty when he was shot outside his hotel following a speaking engagement he needed five surgeries and spent three months in the hospital recovering I'm Mike Kemp and

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Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and Clinton adviser, has died

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:19 sec | 8 months ago

Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and Clinton adviser, has died

"Activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton. Vernon Jordan has died. He was the first lawyer to head up the National Urban League, was a successful businessman and nearly died after being shot in 1980 growing up in the South. Jordan said his view on race was not to get angry, but to get even burn in Jordan was 85, his wife and daughter were with him when he died.

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Republicans consider drastic options to stop Trump

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 10 months ago

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

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"national urban league" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"national urban league" 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.

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NAACP leader on diversity in Biden's Cabinet and commitment to civil rights

Here & Now

04:43 min | 11 months ago

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.

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"national urban league" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" 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.

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"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"You must find your polling place for you must know the candidates in the kitchen and five you must vote Vote vote. That, Uh, five those you claim your vote on our website and the plain you're both got or or you could follow him. Hashtags, reclaim your boat. 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 breakdown? I think it is. Take the general alive. That black metal bin or young voters there all the bullets. You better think of something. Do they have the generalization Do you want people were cynical? You run into people Bill believe count. Yes, I have a ball. Men, women young old within the black community, I think on overall basis we should report And what I can do for the energy. There's a period of understanding that voting in this election is crucial, critical, its consequences. 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 affect most dramatically and younger voters. Particularly younger African American voters, maybe more more, more more touch. Criminal justice, police justice issues they've been touched by the coffin, tuition and student debt. Maybe touch by, uh, the economy and the inability That they have to find a job, but I think like any group of people of the African Americans, Sometimes have different empathy, but I think the threat of way should just, uh, blow room. The voting complains every black Americans and many white in there Many Hispanic Americans, many Asian Americans in away in the collection that you have 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 n u l dot org's. 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, engaging his poll workers?.

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"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"National Urban League provided the most services. Two people in a single year in our history. 110 years old. Just place in 2011 2011.10 at the height of the impact of the place is special. The one time that It's hard. Then we were 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 its death. It's meant high rates of infection disproportionately high. The blob unity. They found that Ah ah economic economic structure with unemployment levels elevate significantly. The black unemployment rate has gone up 45 45 a factor of 4 to 5. Increase almost 45 times. No. Recession associating with cold today. And, of course, Nothing. Racial justice. Uh, challenges that we face with the death of George, Florida. Unkindly and heinous murder on The outlet for the death of reality feel unjust way that the investigation Granger's been handled and installed the injury already caused. Like Cole bid. And you come. How has the pandemic changed the work that you do that your organization does. In his place greater demands on people about services and also the desire and the means for advocacy. The boy Not at the public in the legislative arena 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, will consider a cobra 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. Period. Black Americans on proverbial fire. Fire from the standpoint of being outraged and enraged. Latin America prepared ready the boat in record numbers, confident that in terms of when I think black bowlers recognized that 2016 was a big man. Turnout wasn't what it ought to be, and I think there's a desire, then the message on Colbert on the economy and unleash adjusted 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. Oh, bid. Jobs in the economy, Education, health care And how is your organization assisting voters throughout the course of this election, including on Election day. We have a broad campaign called Clay. Your vote. We probably made a million phone calls. I got the combination in a million phone calls a million million emails, touching vote all across the nation, encouraging them to vote providing information to them. We've, uh I already said promoted. Five. Every voter should know. First you must register to vote Number two. You must check if all the options bring..

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"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"All about voting comedy Special in a teepee where you know the whole idea where Kevin Hart, another with voting on DH, Now we're working with LeBron James is more than a vote and we're doing it. You know, early vote activations across the city I mentioned earlier where DVDs and we're having, you know, food out where people come and celebrate in person, but In a Safeway, you know, so it is, um you know, Kobe has had a huge impact in the way that people are reaching out individuals about registration. But at the same time, you know it's been also an opportunity for you to be really innovative. About how in creative about how you are, you know, talking everything out to people about registering and getting out the vote. And how much has educating the people who are registering to vote or who are already registered, educating them? So they understand all the different intricacies based on their particular state's election laws. How important has had been to educate them on all of that, especially as people are using different ways because of the pandemic to vote this year? Oh, it's been so critical. And, you know, we know that voters often or sometimes a little confused because the information was either changing really rapidly in their state. Or they were having to, as you say, Vote, maybe by mail for the very first time. So we've been extremely focused on making sure that one that we're getting accurate information up to individuals and to where we're also making sure that we're keeping ourselves most up to date that we are, ah, where are able to be a recourse? Resource for individuals and you know a lot of time. What you're seeing is that there could be misinformation spread about, you know, people options for voting. But when you although has been in our stances and that we should me along as other, you know in local elected offices. And you know, even federally should be doing everything we can to be able to ensure that people have every opportunity an option to be able to cast their ballot whether they're male. You're going to vote early, which were really encouraging individuals to dio. There's still time if you do have early voting your state or show up on election days you feel comfortable doing so You know a lot of these polling places and you know local state are they're doing everything they can to ensure that there practicing You know, social distancing and feet and following CDC guidelines, and that's extremely critical at a kind of people, you know, are not sure if it's safe to go out there, but We're encouraging everyone that Get out there. Katherine ballot go early, So that way you won't be stuck in a long line. They don't have to be around many Crystal Carson, vice president of communications, culture and media partnerships, and when we all vote again, the website is when we all vote dot org's. That's when we all vote dot org's crystal Thank you so much for the time and for the great work that your organization is doing on the ground across the country. We appreciate it. Ryan. Thank you so much for having being yes. When we all vote that order, we have everything you need any questions you have. Come on over. You can check their ballots. You can find your polling place. We have it in a sort of when we all vote that organ if you want to directly when we all vote, um flat that order black hub a few B Thanks so much trying really appreciate you having me on All right. Next up here on my heart radio communities. I'm joined by the president of the National Urban League. Marc Morial. The National Urban League is a civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities providing direct services that impacted improved the lives of more than two million people nationwide..

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"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"I'll talk to a representative from when we all vote, an organization dedicated to increasing participation in U. S elections. Then the president of the National Urban League. Marc Morial will check in to discuss voter engagement and enthusiasm in black communities all across the country, along with the impact of the pandemic and how the National Urban League is helping on that front. So all of that, and more is on the way. First up. I'm joined by Crystal Carson, vice president of communications, culture and media partnerships at when we all vote, which is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands and organizations. To increase participation in every election. The initiative was launched by former first lady Michelle Obama and the website where you can find out more is when we all vote dot org's crystal. We appreciate you joining us for a few minutes. Let's start with some background on the organization how it came about, and how it works. Yeah. Hey, Ryan, Thank you so much for having me really excited to be here. This morning today, meant in the organization was once by the former first lady, You know, I think after 2016 when 100 Million people didn't show up to vote that was really concerning to a lot of folks, including her, and she's also joined by a number of amazing pro cheered and moody, calm, Hank. In Elmo named Shonda Rhimes crypt, all among many others who are all in the game, really, just to make sure that people have their resources and information that they mean it. Turn out the vote and ensure that we are talking about keeping voting and civic participation within the conversation, you know, not for presidential year but for midterms Well, which is the launch. Right before the turn election. Then we saw amazing increase in communities like young people where you know, a third of them turned out the bow and which was an increase from the previous in the term, but still in third, the young people Not valid. So we're really focused on closing the re the re in a gap and increasing that voter participation and everything all like human making sure again that people feel confident and ready to go to the polls, not baby here, but every year and what's your personal story with when we all vote? How did you end up with this organization? That's very quickly so I worked For the former administration within the White House in the communications office, and I was really excited to see that work worked for Hillary Clinton. And then you know, really was passionate and really weak. Driven you Ah, you know again. Worked on and make sure that people felt like they were being reached out to and talk to you about voting, especially as a young woman from a lacto. We didn't always have the conversation and it wasn't always problem. I but what we know is only 30 that you if you grow up in a household who where you see people voting. If you have the conversations with in your communities, you're more likely to go and cast your ballot and research. If you vote for the first time you turn 18. And you've become a lifelong voter. So business really packing project for me, And when you know the PM, reached out and said work generated a lot of initiative would really love you going. I was like I have to do it so You know the saying like you're in the Obama family. Never leave. Be true. I think that was anything but love. I just have to go back for a second and highlight something. You're from Alaska and you end up in the White House comes shop when you were there in the White House working. I mean, sometimes it yourself. I can't believe I'm here. Oh, every day, Not every day, you know, there's days when you wake up and it's like you get up in here, you roll out of bed. I was. I could grow back in today. But if this really is the riel on experience when you feel you know you when you're working along side people who are fighting each and every single day for other people to ensure that people have access to resources, whether that health care Or, you know any other resource like job that really are making a difference in folks live and for me, it was truly truly an honor to serve..

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"national urban league" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"$20 a month. The average person states $400 a year go to pier talk. Use a dotcom enter the promo code half off and you'll say 50% off your first month. That's pure talk. Use a dotcom promo code half off your talk USA Simply smarter Wireless. The president's executive Order on Diversity training is facing a lawsuit. Every civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training. The complaint was filed in federal court in Washington, D C by the C P Legal Defense Fund, the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance lawsuit argues Trump's order violates free speech rights and hinders efforts to address systemic race. And sex discrimination. Trump signed the executive order last month in a statement. The Labor Department says it is confident it will prevail in the lawsuit might cross CIA Washington, Maryland Virginia North Carolina, Announcing an agreement to advance offshore Wind development partnership would also aim to reduce project costs who supply chain development. And share information and best practices. Breaking news and analysis a townhall dot com Consumer spending continues to rise, but the pace is slowing somewhat. Here's correspondent Ben Thomas. With that story, Commerce Department report shows US consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September. The modest gain is better than expected and marks the fifth straight monthly increase. But it's far less from the big increases of late spring and the slowing gains at the concerns that Americans remain cautious. Has the Corona virus pandemic has a resurgence across the country. The report also shows income the fuel for Spending rose 9/10 of a percent in September, a moderate gain that follows a 2.5% drop in August. Consumer spending is the primary driver of the U. S. Economy. Ben Thomas Washington Sharp drops in Apple, Facebook and several other tech giants Friday, ending a rough week on Wall Street when all was said and done. Major indexes all down sharply or in the stories a townhall dot com Uh, can you go anywhere and find an endeavor in society where we've come to accept and tolerate an adult and even kids.

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Trump administration sued by civil rights groups over executive order restricting diversity training

WBZ Afternoon News

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Trump administration sued by civil rights groups over executive order restricting diversity training

"By President Trump on Diversity training is now facing a legal challenge. Three civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training. The complaint was filed in federal court in Washington, D C by the C P Legal Defense Fund, the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance lawsuit argues Trump's order violates free speech rights and hinders efforts to address systemic race and sex discrimination. Trump signed the executive order last month in a statement, The Labor Department says it is confident it will prevail in the lawsuit. Mike Rossia Washington for

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Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit in Washington, DC

AP 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit in Washington, DC

"School, An executive order signed by President Trump last month that bar certain diversity training at federal agencies is being challenged. The order also applies to federal contractors and grant recipients. The C P Legal Defense Fund, the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington D. C. National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. Both have federal contracts within the government. The Justice Department has suspended all diversity and inclusion. Training training programs have also been cancelled at the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Mike Rossi, a

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NAACP files suit against Trump's diversity training order

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NAACP files suit against Trump's diversity training order

"Groups finding a lawsuit challenging President President Trump's Trump's executive executive order order restricting restricting federal federal agencies agencies as as well well as as contractors contractors and and grant grant recipients recipients from from offering offering certain certain diversity diversity training training that that the the president president has has deemed deemed anti anti American. American. The The end end of of a a C C P Legal defense fund finding that complaint today in federal court in Washington, D. C, along with the National Urban League in the National Fair Housing Alliance. Come on. It's

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Supreme Court sides with Trump administration bid to end 2020 census count

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Supreme Court sides with Trump administration bid to end 2020 census count

"The Supreme Court has approved trump administration plans to end the twenty twenty cents before an October thirty first deadline the numbers determine each state seats in the House and votes in the Electoral College for the next decade. So the census is often a partisan battleground. The trump administration pushed for ending the count earlier to get results in by illegal deadline of December thirty first, our reporter Paul Overberg explains why groups including the National Urban League and League of women voters sued the criticism is that unless you count every last person typically the people who don't get counted at the end of the people who are the hardest to reach who are often people of color. People living on Indian reservations and people who are often important to capture for reasons of representation in federal funding.

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Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now

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00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now

"Federal judge in Northern California temporary blocks the Trump administration's efforts. To wind down in person counting for the 2020 census U. S. District Judge Lucy Coe issued a temporary restraining order Saturday after challenges led by the National Urban League. Ah, hearing is scheduled for September. 17th. The Census Bureau was planning to stop in person counting on September 30th. It was originally scheduled to stop on October 31st because of delays caused by the pandemic. Challengers fear without the extra time it will be unlikely The census will be accurate that

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"national urban league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

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01:46 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. Officials are warning about 1000 people to prepare to jump to the mammoth pull reservoir in California's Sierra national forests to escape a fast growing wildfire. The reservoir is 40 Miles east of Oh Curse in Northern California. It won't be the first time he will have had to seek refuge in the water, most recently during the campfire at Concourse Reservoir in 2018, a federal judge is blocking the Trump administration's efforts to lie down in person counting for the 2020 census. U. S District Judge Lucy Coe is shit. Ferreri restraining order Saturday after challenges led by the National Urban League. A hearing is scheduled for September. 17th. The Census Bureau is planning to stop in person counting on September 30th. The sack City Unified School District, is announcing a plan to begin to school year with a full distance learning plan. Starting on September 8. The decision comes without an agreement with the City Teachers Association. I'm reliable Balon. Sacramento traffic checking KFBK traffic Sacramento Westbound 50 at the Jefferson Boulevard on ramp. The CHP is working on shutting down that on ramp because of a grass fire that's taking place. We have emergency vehicles currently heading to the scene to try and take care of this. Meanwhile, on the cap city freeway, this is East found right around Fulton Avenue. You do have a car fire that is reportedly on the right shoulder. But the CHP is blocking the right lane in order to deal with that, And that's why you are going to see a little bit of a delay on the cap City Freeway. Right now. I'm seeing delays from El Camino Avenue, so try and take the city streets around. That should save you a little bit of time. Alden Jacob News 93.1 kfbk Now Sacramento weather.

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"national urban league" Discussed on People of the Pod

People of the Pod

21:28 min | 1 year ago

"national urban league" Discussed on People of the Pod

"Next week, , two of the world's foremost human relations organizations the National Urban League and J. C. will unite against surging levels of Anti Semitism and racism to declare black Jewish unity week. . Together, , we will strengthen ties between our nations black and Jewish communities and combat all forms of hate. . To discuss the importance of this event and to talk about the challenges of fighting racism I'm joined now by Clint Oda, , the National Urban League Senior Vice President for Policy Advocacy and the Executive Director of the Urban League's Washington Bureau Clint, , thank you so much for joining us. . It's a pleasure to be with you. . Now this special week, , this black Jewish unity week is not happening in vacuum. . It's happening because of rising antisemitism and racism in this country my listeners here plenty about antisemitism. . So I just wanted to start by asking you this. . It's been a Helluva summer. . How are you? ? I would describe myself as weathered a little bit. . We've been going through this quite some time this summer at least the notoriety of these <hes> police incidents are is much higher than it has been in the past. . So we're we're hanging in there. . We don't have a choice. . Because this work is so important. . And it really does reinvigorate me to see that we've got allies in this fight and we've always had allies in this fight but to see them step up in the way that they have his really reinvigorated me and I'm very excited to keep the fight going. . I'm sure that our listeners are familiar with the name, , the Urban League because it is etched into the annals of history of this country and anyone who knows anything about the civil rights movement will know the names of the Urban League of the ACP Snick we can go deeper also start really getting to the deep cuts. . Tell us a little bit about. . What the Urban League has been up to lately and what you've been up to especially over the summer in the wake of the George Floyd killing and other events in recent months while we're one, , hundred, , ten year old civil rights and Economic Empowerment Organization and we have been working on I'd like to say ending systemic racism for the past one. . Hundred Years. . <hes> we've been doing that through our programs <hes> such as making. . Housing more Ford audible teaching people how to purchase homes how to stay in homes. . We've been helping people to get work meaningful work they can sustain them and their families. . We've been working the traditional voting rights area and civil rights area for the entirety of our existence <hes> but social justice is taken on a real importance in our work right now as as well as doing all this work in the midst of a pandemic <hes>. . So that's so interesting what you say about systemic racism and then specifically citing home-buying and things like that. . You didn't mention education, , but I think there's a pretty robust education. . Portfolio at the National Urban League as well. . Absolutely I think if you look at AJC's goals and National Urban League goals, , you'll see mirror images of each other. . That's been the real cool thing about this that this partnership and all of these things that people are talking about and I'll show my millennial miss. . All of the things that people are are posting on instagram talking about explaining what systemic racism is and why you know wealth divides between black and white communities are so important and underpin. . So many elements of of racial injustice today all of those things are things that the National Urban League is. Working . on absolutely and I can't say that when I started about a year and a half ago I spent the previous ten years working in the United States Senate including four vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. . I believe crazy how these things happen working for her and the agenda that she pursued is so consistent with the work that I'm doing today. . One of the first things we did when we walked into the place is lead a resolution condemning hate antisemitism anti racism xenophobia homophobia. . It's as important to her as it was to me and so coming here was just a natural extension of that but. . As I was saying just the Times in which we live are so unique and perilous parallels between the early nineteen sixties which I'm sure we'll talk more about and today are really really compelling. . It's almost like we're back in the sixties again, , I want to go there right now because this week is going to be all about black Jewish. . Relations and the story of black Jewish relations is not a new odd. . We might be writing a new chapter, , but there's a whole book that comes before us here. . So what's one element clint of the Black Jewish relationship that has meant a lot to you personally. . I would probably say the religious and spiritual aspect of the relationship. . Growing up as a as a young kid in the deep South. . There were a lot of Jewish people around although they were president. . We didn't know it I grew up Protestant Christian and a great story is on Sundays. . We were always able to use the parking lot of the temple across the street and it used to just puzzled me is to how generous the temple folks could be. . Given that <hes>, , they must have services on Sunday to. . Eat of the temple was empty or they were just being generous over time and as I moved out of south, , then went to law school and live here on the East Coast I. . got a much greater appreciation, , not only for the religion. . My Wife, , for instance, , used to teach at a Jewish day camp in new Rochelle New York but <hes> just meeting. . So many friends of the Jewish faith drawing those connections between my own faith and their own and. . Also learning the rich history of black Jewish communities especially in the era of civil rights as a lawyer <hes> was a big fan is that really don't have you could come up with a Thurgood Marshall and no understanding of the work at the end of Lacey P., , Legal Defense Fund was complete without understanding the role that Jack Greenberg played and lots of other Jewish folks in philanthropy in spirituality and pursue the nonviolence movement just a wonderful partnership over the years. . As a religious person myself that resonates with me a lot as it happens our listeners probably talk about this before for college I went to a joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish illogical seminary and actually not migration at the graduation of the class ahead of me which attended representative John Lewis spoke, , and of course, , John Lewis all of our listeners will remember passed away this summer I think he actually was an ordain ministered and he told a story that I'm sure you've heard before because I've heard until it multiple times of preaching to his chickens in Troy. . Alabama and that had a certain resonance in this audience of basically all Jews including some we're going on into the rabbit. . Those ties between our communities where were not everyone is a person of faith but certainly, there , is deep faith and religious history kind of threaded throughout our communities I think those are really really powerful things to focus on. . And I hope over time you take a look at surveys of religion in the country in other pugh has done some study in this area <hes> religion is trending down a little bit. . Don't always necessarily consider themselves religious if you look at community surveys and so it's really important to reinvigorate this relationship and put it on a firm spiritual pudding in Judeo Christian tradition is so rich in the African American community and there's just so much there to really build on. . I'm really looking forward to getting that history more prominently understood and remembered in our communities. . So when we're talking about black Jewish unity right and we're talking about building black Jewish unity they're really two levels to it, , and this is something that we talk about with a lot of our advocacy work. . At AJC, , there's the grassroots and there's the grass tops right. . I want to ask you about both. . Let's start with the grass tops right at the high profile level at the celebrity role model level, the , politician level what do you think? ? Needs to happen there to demonstrate the Jewish people and black people should work together and are stronger together. . The grass tops may be one of the more important roles in unity and understanding. . We are a celebrity driven culture for better or for worse and ideas have a lot more resonance and a lot more acceptance when someone that you know and admire to saying the same thing. . So grass tops to that extent are the key in moving opinion. . Notions like reparations notions like black lives matter notions like social justice have mood and pretty quickly I think because athletes because celebrity on television and other artists have been saying the same thing and in a short period of time we've seen. . Opinions shift in this country not just age not just religion not just race, , but everything seems to be moving in the right direction from a popular standpoint. . The grass roots which we're going to talk about next is where you really determine how sustainable this movement is. . Right. . Yeah. . So tell us about that I mean in our neighborhoods and our schools in our churches, , our synagogues mosques, , how can we strengthen those relations? ? Sure. . I've seen a lot of encouraging evidence that we can do this at grassroots level. . This is a very human. . Very, , empathetic movement when we're talking about grassroots, , we've seen some of these grassroots efforts come up in. . Pittsburgh for instance and New Jersey. . And in Brooklyn where when horrible acts of hate murder violence take place the communities come together and they usually come together I with religion. . It's the pastors it's the churchgoers. . It's the temple goers that really give me some hope that we aren't just a moment, , but that we're in a movement. . So I think in many ways, , the church and the faith community are are in central piece of grassroots. . That's kind of what I'm seeing sort of on the ground right now I think black Jewish unity week can drive those grassroots even deeper because understanding the tragedy of the moment is not nearly as important as understanding these deep historical ties right in our faith and our families and what we want from each other in shared history sometimes things that aren't so great sometimes shared history of oppression. . Lutely, , and for our listeners WHO WANNA learn more about black Jewish unity week, , they should go to AJC, , dot org, , slash black, , Jewish unity, , or text black Jewish unity all one word to five to eight, , eight nine not to keep hitting the faith note here you know we're we're a pretty secular organization in JC but I love what you said about the houses of worship I live on the upper west side of Manhattan which is this incredible. . Kind of Jewish bastion historic whatever and if you go twenty blocks down for me in twenty blocks up for me, , you probably are GonNa pass by twenty synagogues total and we're also steps away, , I mean. . We're a mile two miles away from Harlem and the two neighborhoods are very different and that's something that's worth exploring as well. . Why that is how that happened etcetera, , the strengths and the challenges of both communities, , but I was in synagogue on. . Chabad after the shooting in Muncie and Lo and behold there in the front row, , was a a delegation from church in Harlem that wanted to come in and to be there and to show solidarity, , and they got up and spoke after services, , and then fast forward to this summer were all obviously in lockdown. . But the rabbi of the synagogue made kind of Zoom appearance at that churches services after the killing of George Floyd talk about solidarity with. . The black community in the wake of the killings of and Taylor George Floyd and so many of the challenges of injustice that are being faced right now and I think you're right that the grassroots level it. . So often does start in those kinds of houses of worship, , our religious leaders reaching out one to the other in something that you said, , really struck me about the proximity of Latte community and Jewish community in relatively small plot of land. . As a policy Wonk I'm sure you appreciate this but either just for the benefit of your listening audience, , blacks and Jews were both subject to the same kinds of redlining restrictions in many ways throughout much of the United States where banks would identify areas and they would say this is a desirable area in this is a less desirable area, , and so you know Jewish and black families were often circumscribed by these lending lines that still have an ongoing lingering vestige today. . If you look at housing segregation patterns certainly in the African. . American community they are just as bad as they were in the nineteen sixties things like bike homeownership, , which is at a low point especially because pandemic in or closures any fictions Is Worse than it was in the late nineteen sixties. . So some of these things we were still wrestling with they seem twins dental, , but they're not incidental at all. . But again, , it's this proximity you know that gives me hope and hope that even outside of crisis, , we can expand and strengthen these relationships crises great reasons to get together but it's the more sustainable relationships happened over time outside of the crisis built on shared values and shared interests. . So once again, , this Jewish unity week has the potential to to be a real game changer. . Well, , so talk A. . Little bit more about that. What . do you hope is going to come out of this week if you believe that the basis of a better relationships and greater understanding comes from exposure than my hope is that we can use this week to focus on our rich history on our shared cultural values and to help understand things that we may not understand about each other but to be able to come together in a safe place and talk about those things, , this has been tried in lots of different ways you know with lots of different impetus over the years. . But in this country, , as you know until you can make a sort of a holiday of it until hallmark starts to sell. . It really difficult to have something that is stained and that you can go back to know every year. . and. . So that's the thing that excites me the most I know how excited I was to leave the south. . And to meet people of different faiths including the Jewish faith and and get to know them get to count them among in my close friends. . I would like that for everyone and so that when issues come up in our communities as we saw in Brooklyn I think earlier this year there was a really terrible assault in Brooklyn by a woman African American woman and if we had a built in long standing. . Unbreakable trust between our communities. . We can weather the storms we can come together and mutual condemnation, , mutual understanding and mutual healing. . It's not enough just to condemn something, but , it's more important. I . think to learn from it and make sure that it doesn't happen doesn't happen again and then five years hence, , we can be sending each other black Jewish unity. . We cards produced by hallmark absolutely creating whole new language in a around. . It, , it could be it could be urban slang and Yiddish expressions that. . Unless you're in the know you don't you don't know. . I'm hopeful hallmark if you're listening. . Might be onto something big year. . We'll see we'll see what's things we can pull their. . I want to close by asking you for a few tips for our listeners actually the few months ago we had an amazing friend of AJC on the podcast named Eric. . Ward. . The Executive Director of the Western states center. . We were talking about racism and I asked him what he thought as a professional opponent of racism and as a black man, , what he thought American Jews should be doing to fight racism. . His answer was pretty surprising to me actually because he said the best way for us to fight racism was to fight antisemitism since in his work he's bound that white supremacist racism is always based on a foundation of Antisemitism. . So I I'm just interested in your reaction to that I, , I think I'm citing him basically correctly I'm interested in your assessment of. . That and second I want to give you a chance to answer the question from square one. . Also, , you know what would you like to see Clinton? ? What would you like to see American Jews doing proactively now to be effective allies in the fight against racism and I WANNA go back to Eric's point. . Let me see if I can make this one I. . I've only recently come to understand the difference between anti-racism. . An anti-discrimination has a lawyer I've grown up understanding that if you want to fix racism, , you have to attack it as a matter of non-discrimination don't discriminate against people in hiring don't discriminate against kids in school, , and sometimes that anti-discrimination is in the form of color blindness. . So whatever the remedy is, , it can't be race specific right because the constitution doesn't allow such a thing but let's let's just come up with big broad sweeping solutions that african-americans might incidentally benefit from. . You know by virtue of maybe being lower middle income people, , we're going to come up with solutions that will work for everybody including African Americans. . I've now come to understand that that's just not cutting. It . goes great disparities that you talk about the at the beginning their persistent for a reason it's like trying to perform surgery with your eyes close, , but you may be able to route around and feel where the patient is but your ability to be precise with a scalpel. . And and fix the problem identified at problems impossible. . If you don't open your eyes that has been the character of how we approach race in this country for decades. . I've now come to understand and have really been encouraging others to join me in. . This is becoming an anti-racist. . It saying I may not have owned slaves I may have never committed an act of racism or discrimination. . Even if that's true. . You have to personally get involved to fix these problems. . It's not enough to say, , well, , you know we have laws to address those issues. . Laws had been very inexact and very unhelpful. . In many ways you've got to get in there, , roll up your sleeves and say, , okay, , is lack of capital in the black community a problem I need to figure out how to get more capital into black communities are educational disparities problem. . Okay. . I need to figure out how do we improve schools whether it's funding whether it's through pedagogy whatever we need to do, , but we need to come up with solutions that actually help. . Like people. . And not just. . Continue to perpetuate these gaps in Hustle meeting well in educational opportunities and health and civic engagement. . That's my biggest message to the community, , the An anti races. . Just. . As you know, , we should all be fighting against anti-semitism. . It's not enough to turn your back and say, , well, , you know they're not talking about, , knee they are talking about you. . And it's when we get to the point where those protests and in the halls of Congress where we're trying to make change we see people who look like you see people who would like me and seek people or Asian and and people who are all different walks of life saying we are here because we care and black lives matter and we've got to change the way this country works. . I want to dive in and ask a million more questions and and talk so much more about where you just this conversation we are unfortunately out of time. So . I hope that this will be an effective way to wet our listeners appetites for the week ahead, , I should just add that in addition to his impressive titles at the National Urban. . League clint wears another half. . It's one of my favorite. . Hats it's the hat organizational podcast host and Clinton is one of the hosts of for the movement the National Urban League podcast which people should check out and especially check out for this next episode where my colleague Dan Elbaum will be a guest on the show. . We will link to the podcast in our show notes, , Clinton let me just say once more. . Thank you so much for joining us this week. . She said thank you for letting me be here. .

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Celebrating #BlackJewishUnity Week with the National Urban League

People of the Pod

21:28 min | 1 year ago

Celebrating #BlackJewishUnity Week with the National Urban League

"Next week, two of the world's foremost human relations organizations the National Urban League and J. C. will unite against surging levels of Anti Semitism and racism to declare black Jewish unity week. Together, we will strengthen ties between our nations black and Jewish communities and combat all forms of hate. To discuss the importance of this event and to talk about the challenges of fighting racism I'm joined now by Clint Oda, the National Urban League Senior Vice President for Policy Advocacy and the Executive Director of the Urban League's Washington Bureau Clint, thank you so much for joining us. It's a pleasure to be with you. Now this special week, this black Jewish unity week is not happening in vacuum. It's happening because of rising antisemitism and racism in this country my listeners here plenty about antisemitism. So I just wanted to start by asking you this. It's been a Helluva summer. How are you? I would describe myself as weathered a little bit. We've been going through this quite some time this summer at least the notoriety of these police incidents are is much higher than it has been in the past. So we're we're hanging in there. We don't have a choice. Because this work is so important. And it really does reinvigorate me to see that we've got allies in this fight and we've always had allies in this fight but to see them step up in the way that they have his really reinvigorated me and I'm very excited to keep the fight going. I'm sure that our listeners are familiar with the name, the Urban League because it is etched into the annals of history of this country and anyone who knows anything about the civil rights movement will know the names of the Urban League of the ACP Snick we can go deeper also start really getting to the deep cuts. Tell us a little bit about. What the Urban League has been up to lately and what you've been up to especially over the summer in the wake of the George Floyd killing and other events in recent months while we're one, hundred, ten year old civil rights and Economic Empowerment Organization and we have been working on I'd like to say ending systemic racism for the past one. Hundred Years. we've been doing that through our programs such as making. Housing more Ford audible teaching people how to purchase homes how to stay in homes. We've been helping people to get work meaningful work they can sustain them and their families. We've been working the traditional voting rights area and civil rights area for the entirety of our existence but social justice is taken on a real importance in our work right now as as well as doing all this work in the midst of a pandemic So that's so interesting what you say about systemic racism and then specifically citing home-buying and things like that. You didn't mention education, but I think there's a pretty robust education. Portfolio at the National Urban League as well. Absolutely I think if you look at AJC's goals and National Urban League goals, you'll see mirror images of each other. That's been the real cool thing about this that this partnership and all of these things that people are talking about and I'll show my millennial miss. All of the things that people are are posting on instagram talking about explaining what systemic racism is and why you know wealth divides between black and white communities are so important and underpin. So many elements of of racial injustice today all of those things are things that the National Urban League is. Working on absolutely and I can't say that when I started about a year and a half ago I spent the previous ten years working in the United States Senate including four vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. I believe crazy how these things happen working for her and the agenda that she pursued is so consistent with the work that I'm doing today. One of the first things we did when we walked into the place is lead a resolution condemning hate antisemitism anti racism xenophobia homophobia. It's as important to her as it was to me and so coming here was just a natural extension of that but. As I was saying just the Times in which we live are so unique and perilous parallels between the early nineteen sixties which I'm sure we'll talk more about and today are really really compelling. It's almost like we're back in the sixties again, I want to go there right now because this week is going to be all about black Jewish. Relations and the story of black Jewish relations is not a new odd. We might be writing a new chapter, but there's a whole book that comes before us here. So what's one element clint of the Black Jewish relationship that has meant a lot to you personally. I would probably say the religious and spiritual aspect of the relationship. Growing up as a as a young kid in the deep South. There were a lot of Jewish people around although they were president. We didn't know it I grew up Protestant Christian and a great story is on Sundays. We were always able to use the parking lot of the temple across the street and it used to just puzzled me is to how generous the temple folks could be. Given that they must have services on Sunday to. Eat of the temple was empty or they were just being generous over time and as I moved out of south, then went to law school and live here on the East Coast I. got a much greater appreciation, not only for the religion. My Wife, for instance, used to teach at a Jewish day camp in new Rochelle New York but just meeting. So many friends of the Jewish faith drawing those connections between my own faith and their own and. Also learning the rich history of black Jewish communities especially in the era of civil rights as a lawyer was a big fan is that really don't have you could come up with a Thurgood Marshall and no understanding of the work at the end of Lacey P., Legal Defense Fund was complete without understanding the role that Jack Greenberg played and lots of other Jewish folks in philanthropy in spirituality and pursue the nonviolence movement just a wonderful partnership over the years. As a religious person myself that resonates with me a lot as it happens our listeners probably talk about this before for college I went to a joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish illogical seminary and actually not migration at the graduation of the class ahead of me which attended representative John Lewis spoke, and of course, John Lewis all of our listeners will remember passed away this summer I think he actually was an ordain ministered and he told a story that I'm sure you've heard before because I've heard until it multiple times of preaching to his chickens in Troy. Alabama and that had a certain resonance in this audience of basically all Jews including some we're going on into the rabbit. Those ties between our communities where were not everyone is a person of faith but certainly, there is deep faith and religious history kind of threaded throughout our communities I think those are really really powerful things to focus on. And I hope over time you take a look at surveys of religion in the country in other pugh has done some study in this area religion is trending down a little bit. Don't always necessarily consider themselves religious if you look at community surveys and so it's really important to reinvigorate this relationship and put it on a firm spiritual pudding in Judeo Christian tradition is so rich in the African American community and there's just so much there to really build on. I'm really looking forward to getting that history more prominently understood and remembered in our communities. So when we're talking about black Jewish unity right and we're talking about building black Jewish unity they're really two levels to it, and this is something that we talk about with a lot of our advocacy work. At AJC, there's the grassroots and there's the grass tops right. I want to ask you about both. Let's start with the grass tops right at the high profile level at the celebrity role model level, the politician level what do you think? Needs to happen there to demonstrate the Jewish people and black people should work together and are stronger together. The grass tops may be one of the more important roles in unity and understanding. We are a celebrity driven culture for better or for worse and ideas have a lot more resonance and a lot more acceptance when someone that you know and admire to saying the same thing. So grass tops to that extent are the key in moving opinion. Notions like reparations notions like black lives matter notions like social justice have mood and pretty quickly I think because athletes because celebrity on television and other artists have been saying the same thing and in a short period of time we've seen. Opinions shift in this country not just age not just religion not just race, but everything seems to be moving in the right direction from a popular standpoint. The grass roots which we're going to talk about next is where you really determine how sustainable this movement is. Right. Yeah. So tell us about that I mean in our neighborhoods and our schools in our churches, our synagogues mosques, how can we strengthen those relations? Sure. I've seen a lot of encouraging evidence that we can do this at grassroots level. This is a very human. Very, empathetic movement when we're talking about grassroots, we've seen some of these grassroots efforts come up in. Pittsburgh for instance and New Jersey. And in Brooklyn where when horrible acts of hate murder violence take place the communities come together and they usually come together I with religion. It's the pastors it's the churchgoers. It's the temple goers that really give me some hope that we aren't just a moment, but that we're in a movement. So I think in many ways, the church and the faith community are are in central piece of grassroots. That's kind of what I'm seeing sort of on the ground right now I think black Jewish unity week can drive those grassroots even deeper because understanding the tragedy of the moment is not nearly as important as understanding these deep historical ties right in our faith and our families and what we want from each other in shared history sometimes things that aren't so great sometimes shared history of oppression. Lutely, and for our listeners WHO WANNA learn more about black Jewish unity week, they should go to AJC, dot org, slash black, Jewish unity, or text black Jewish unity all one word to five to eight, eight nine not to keep hitting the faith note here you know we're we're a pretty secular organization in JC but I love what you said about the houses of worship I live on the upper west side of Manhattan which is this incredible. Kind of Jewish bastion historic whatever and if you go twenty blocks down for me in twenty blocks up for me, you probably are GonNa pass by twenty synagogues total and we're also steps away, I mean. We're a mile two miles away from Harlem and the two neighborhoods are very different and that's something that's worth exploring as well. Why that is how that happened etcetera, the strengths and the challenges of both communities, but I was in synagogue on. Chabad after the shooting in Muncie and Lo and behold there in the front row, was a a delegation from church in Harlem that wanted to come in and to be there and to show solidarity, and they got up and spoke after services, and then fast forward to this summer were all obviously in lockdown. But the rabbi of the synagogue made kind of Zoom appearance at that churches services after the killing of George Floyd talk about solidarity with. The black community in the wake of the killings of and Taylor George Floyd and so many of the challenges of injustice that are being faced right now and I think you're right that the grassroots level it. So often does start in those kinds of houses of worship, our religious leaders reaching out one to the other in something that you said, really struck me about the proximity of Latte community and Jewish community in relatively small plot of land. As a policy Wonk I'm sure you appreciate this but either just for the benefit of your listening audience, blacks and Jews were both subject to the same kinds of redlining restrictions in many ways throughout much of the United States where banks would identify areas and they would say this is a desirable area in this is a less desirable area, and so you know Jewish and black families were often circumscribed by these lending lines that still have an ongoing lingering vestige today. If you look at housing segregation patterns certainly in the African. American community they are just as bad as they were in the nineteen sixties things like bike homeownership, which is at a low point especially because pandemic in or closures any fictions Is Worse than it was in the late nineteen sixties. So some of these things we were still wrestling with they seem twins dental, but they're not incidental at all. But again, it's this proximity you know that gives me hope and hope that even outside of crisis, we can expand and strengthen these relationships crises great reasons to get together but it's the more sustainable relationships happened over time outside of the crisis built on shared values and shared interests. So once again, this Jewish unity week has the potential to to be a real game changer. Well, so talk A. Little bit more about that. What do you hope is going to come out of this week if you believe that the basis of a better relationships and greater understanding comes from exposure than my hope is that we can use this week to focus on our rich history on our shared cultural values and to help understand things that we may not understand about each other but to be able to come together in a safe place and talk about those things, this has been tried in lots of different ways you know with lots of different impetus over the years. But in this country, as you know until you can make a sort of a holiday of it until hallmark starts to sell. It really difficult to have something that is stained and that you can go back to know every year. and. So that's the thing that excites me the most I know how excited I was to leave the south. And to meet people of different faiths including the Jewish faith and and get to know them get to count them among in my close friends. I would like that for everyone and so that when issues come up in our communities as we saw in Brooklyn I think earlier this year there was a really terrible assault in Brooklyn by a woman African American woman and if we had a built in long standing. Unbreakable trust between our communities. We can weather the storms we can come together and mutual condemnation, mutual understanding and mutual healing. It's not enough just to condemn something, but it's more important. I think to learn from it and make sure that it doesn't happen doesn't happen again and then five years hence, we can be sending each other black Jewish unity. We cards produced by hallmark absolutely creating whole new language in a around. It, it could be it could be urban slang and Yiddish expressions that. Unless you're in the know you don't you don't know. I'm hopeful hallmark if you're listening. Might be onto something big year. We'll see we'll see what's things we can pull their. I want to close by asking you for a few tips for our listeners actually the few months ago we had an amazing friend of AJC on the podcast named Eric. Ward. The Executive Director of the Western states center. We were talking about racism and I asked him what he thought as a professional opponent of racism and as a black man, what he thought American Jews should be doing to fight racism. His answer was pretty surprising to me actually because he said the best way for us to fight racism was to fight antisemitism since in his work he's bound that white supremacist racism is always based on a foundation of Antisemitism. So I I'm just interested in your reaction to that I, I think I'm citing him basically correctly I'm interested in your assessment of. That and second I want to give you a chance to answer the question from square one. Also, you know what would you like to see Clinton? What would you like to see American Jews doing proactively now to be effective allies in the fight against racism and I WANNA go back to Eric's point. Let me see if I can make this one I. I've only recently come to understand the difference between anti-racism. An anti-discrimination has a lawyer I've grown up understanding that if you want to fix racism, you have to attack it as a matter of non-discrimination don't discriminate against people in hiring don't discriminate against kids in school, and sometimes that anti-discrimination is in the form of color blindness. So whatever the remedy is, it can't be race specific right because the constitution doesn't allow such a thing but let's let's just come up with big broad sweeping solutions that african-americans might incidentally benefit from. You know by virtue of maybe being lower middle income people, we're going to come up with solutions that will work for everybody including African Americans. I've now come to understand that that's just not cutting. It goes great disparities that you talk about the at the beginning their persistent for a reason it's like trying to perform surgery with your eyes close, but you may be able to route around and feel where the patient is but your ability to be precise with a scalpel. And and fix the problem identified at problems impossible. If you don't open your eyes that has been the character of how we approach race in this country for decades. I've now come to understand and have really been encouraging others to join me in. This is becoming an anti-racist. It saying I may not have owned slaves I may have never committed an act of racism or discrimination. Even if that's true. You have to personally get involved to fix these problems. It's not enough to say, well, you know we have laws to address those issues. Laws had been very inexact and very unhelpful. In many ways you've got to get in there, roll up your sleeves and say, okay, is lack of capital in the black community a problem I need to figure out how to get more capital into black communities are educational disparities problem. Okay. I need to figure out how do we improve schools whether it's funding whether it's through pedagogy whatever we need to do, but we need to come up with solutions that actually help. Like people. And not just. Continue to perpetuate these gaps in Hustle meeting well in educational opportunities and health and civic engagement. That's my biggest message to the community, the An anti races. Just. As you know, we should all be fighting against anti-semitism. It's not enough to turn your back and say, well, you know they're not talking about, knee they are talking about you. And it's when we get to the point where those protests and in the halls of Congress where we're trying to make change we see people who look like you see people who would like me and seek people or Asian and and people who are all different walks of life saying we are here because we care and black lives matter and we've got to change the way this country works. I want to dive in and ask a million more questions and and talk so much more about where you just this conversation we are unfortunately out of time. So I hope that this will be an effective way to wet our listeners appetites for the week ahead, I should just add that in addition to his impressive titles at the National Urban. League clint wears another half. It's one of my favorite. Hats it's the hat organizational podcast host and Clinton is one of the hosts of for the movement the National Urban League podcast which people should check out and especially check out for this next episode where my colleague Dan Elbaum will be a guest on the show. We will link to the podcast in our show notes, Clinton let me just say once more. Thank you so much for joining us this week. She said thank you for letting me be here.

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"national urban league" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"To inspect damaged homes and businesses. With search and rescue operations nearing completion. First responders focused Identifying needs and assessing damage in affected areas in hurricane battered Lake Charles, Louisiana. It's hard to know where to even begin. The storm was so powerful it blew a train off its track. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, which suffered only minor damage in the storm, is transferring inpatients toe outside facilities because of damage to the city's water system. Fox's Jonathan, Serious least 14 deaths were blamed on the storm. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says that Tesla, a driver whose car was in the autopilot mode, was watching a movie on his phone when he crashed into a sheriff's deputy. The driver now charged with violating the state's move over law, a charitable arm of the Ford Motor Company says it's making 10 million face masks for at risk communities. The pandemic is disproportionately hitting black community, so the bulk of the 10 million masks and PP going to businesses in our inner cities so they can safely welcome back customer. And two Children so they can return to school. Pamela Alexander is Ford's development director. African American community was hit especially hard by Cove it both in terms of illness, but also, for example, the business community that we've been working with the National Urban League to distribute masks to get small businesses so that they get their business back up and running again. U A W workers were hired to make the masks and protective gear. Gerry bombed. Garden fucks new MGM resorts Laying off 18,000 people is hospitality and travel industries continue to be Hard by the Corona virus. Pandemic casinos in Nevada closed March 17th re opened in June. But business has been slow to recover on Jack, This is news. When you.

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"national urban league" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Argue it's a mandate for more fraud, but to some groups find it harder to register in the first place on when they get to the polling station. How long will the line be? Does the row over the voting process revealed that it's become a political football? A Republicans and Democrats trying to rig the system to benefit their candidates? Why his setting standards and upholding them become a partisan battle? And if trust in the process declines will trust in the final result be undermined. Two Americans like to think they have the gold standard for democracy, but have politicians desperate for every last vote tarnished their democratic model. That's the real story from the BBC coming up after the news. Live from NPR News. I'm Shea Stevens, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump are taking opposing positions on wearing masks in public. Biden says that should be mandatory for a minimum of at least three months. As NPR's Jan Newman reports, Trump says the decision should be left up to individuals and their states. Trump argues. States each have unique differences and Corona virus case levels so governors and individuals should make the mask wearing decisions themselves. Americans must have their freedoms. And I trust the American people. And their governor's very much. Trump accused Biden of politicizing the virus. But Biden says wearing a mask is not partisan. He said public health officials who say 40,000 lives would be saved within the next three months. It's not about Your rights. It's about responsibilities. As in America. More than five million people have contracted the virus nationwide, according to Johns Hopkins University Data. Genuine NPR news. Georgia's governor says he's dropping his lawsuit over a mask A mandate in Atlanta Brian Camp had argued that local governments cannot impose measures that arm or or less restrictive than his executive orders. Atlanta and other Georgia cities did not agree. National Urban League says its annual report on racial inequality in America explores various ways that the corona virus pandemic is exposing racism. NPR's Adrian Florido has more. The report titled The State of Black America Unmasked highlights how the pandemic has laid bare persistent racial disparities that the group has been documenting. For decades. It published data showing that African Americans and Latinos are roughly three times as likely to be affected by the Corona virus is white people. An African Americans, or roughly twice as likely as whites or Latinos to die from it. The reasons are complex but rooted fundamentally, the Urban League wrote in longstanding systemic racism. The urban lynx has decades of economic and social progress have not been enough to prevent much of the devastation that has befallen black and brown communities during the pandemic. Adrian Florio. NPR NEWS The World Health Organization says food is not a likely source of the Corona virus. NPR's Ping long reports that the advisory comes as health authorities in China and New Zealand test food facilities. China has been testing hundreds of thousands of food packages for Corona virus. Recently, One package of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive. Authorities conducted extensive contact tracing and found no related infections. Michael Ryan, director of Health Emergencies Program, says people are highly unlikely to catch the Corona virus from food. People should not fear food or food packaging or the processing or delivery of food. There is no evidence The food of the food chain is participating in transmission off this virus, authorities say. What's more likely is that somebody handling the food packaging was sick. Ping Wong NPR news This is NPR. Israel and the United Arab Emirates say they're establishing full diplomatic relations under US brokered deal that requires Israel to halt plans to annex part of the West Bank. The agreement makes the U A E, the third Arab country after Egypt and Jordan to have full diplomatic ties with Israel. Cruise air trying to contain a fast moving wildfire that's consuming over 11,000 acres in the mountains north of Los Angeles from member station KPCC, Jacob Margolis reports. The blaze has destroyed at least three structures. And prompted mass evacuations. It was quickly clear that residents were facing a dangerous wildfire when a column of smoke rose high enough to be seen from several different counties. The fire behavior has been extreme, moving in a way not expected until the fall when strong winds rolled through the area. Firefighters cited several reasons for the intensity of the blaze steep terrain with canyons for the fire to shoot up high temperatures and lots of dried out brush and trees, some of which haven't burned since the 19 sixties. Firefighters have gotten a bit of a reprieve with cooler weather overnight and a sprinkling of rain. But with temperatures headed for the mid nineties, there's a chance that intense fire behavior could pick back up for NPR news. I'm Jacob Margolis in Los Angeles. AMC Entertainment says it will reopen more than 100 theaters on August 20th and the price of admission will be 15 cents per movie. A nation's largest movie theater chain, is already reopened and numerous other countries. Regal Cinemas, the second largest chain, also plans to reopen some US locations next week. This is NPR.

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"Urban League says its annual report on racial inequality in America explores various ways that the corona virus pandemic is exposing racism. NPR's Adrian Florido has more. The report titled The State of Black America Unmasked highlights how the pandemic has laid bare persistent racial disparities that the group has been documenting. For decades. It published data showing that African Americans and Latinos are roughly three times as likely to be affected by the Corona virus is white people. An African Americans, or roughly twice as likely as whites or Latinos to die from it. The reasons are complex but rooted fundamentally, the Urban League wrote in longstanding systemic racism. The urban lynx has decades of economic and social progress have not been enough to prevent much of the devastation that has befallen black and brown communities during the pandemic.

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02:39 min | 2 years ago

"national urban league" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Rose about medical you teddy a United they knew each other you know so to that teddy Roosevelt road when the letters of recommendation Wesley himself says that Charles Thorley the floor is this father what worked for was probably the most influential person he was a he was at a wielded power Tammany Hall and he was able to say you know this is going to happen this guy's eligible he's a good character his father good character let's not make waves here you know and and it happened he became Mets first black firemen and when he became an officer three successive promotions he was the first black officer in the fire department as lieutenant later as captain and then his battalion chief you describe Williams as part of the central nervous system of the Harlem Renaissance yeah how so well you know a lot of these young men who are working these jobs to defray their school costs they're actually going to school in their state that will make it them the movers and shakers of this story era Lester Granger is one of them he's he's studying is a social worker he becomes head of the national urban league many then flew into and recap start organizing along the lines of the Pullman porters Broadway star Richard Huey he's one of the work in this black actors on Broadway of from Porgy before it's big Porgy Bess Abraham's bosom to get that job when he's it's a Pulitzer Prize winning a play when he's working as a red cap and we did one higher actually but he happened to have a letter at his disposal from W. E. B. the boys did yeah but he always look back he said you know this was a move up when I got this job is a red cap you know so these were people you know and this was in nineteen twenty five when he comes is so this is sort of the height of when the Harlem Renaissance is being called that being label that all eyes are on Harlem so in that sense Williams is really key and plus he's keyed into all of the earlier generation who are the progenitors of the generation of young people who are making names for themselves during the Harlem Renaissance so he's all he's part of that radar yeah the name of the book is boss of the grips the life of James H. Williams and the red caps of Grand Central Terminal thank you so much for coming in thank you Sarah Washington I can't wait I'm going to meet somebody Grand Central is afternoon gonna bring the guy I appreciated having holidays to you happy thanksgiving happy holidays thank.

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"Drug offenses as part of a separate investigation and this is this is black guy kind of stuff this is demoralizing kind of stuff but I make the assumption is that this is also when you are able to root it out the majority are thankful because they don't want that in and around them smuggling people into the country that you're not gonna get me to have any quarter for what so ever not in town presidential candidates plenty coming to talk Indianapolis is the spot you have the national urban league they are having their big convention here first of all welcome hi how are you spend all your money please I always like to add the spend all your money I mean you're here you're here you might as well spend all all your money they'll be they'll be great and very much appreciated some of your some of your I guess list is really impressive with presidential candidates of course you got some people I would love to talk to and then and then you've got to make a Mallory any kind of role in it you can't you can't have that anti semite you can't you can't that yeah you're you're allowed say sorry with this that's not gonna work yeah and you should have you really should have holy cow not so they heard from vice president Biden there from Cory Booker yesterday which are Minnesota that's an interview I wanted to do I'm sorry we didn't get her I don't know if there's is he still in town five microphone step step on in I represented him Ryan and former Maryland represented John Delaney another interview I want to do really don't run I love to talk to vice president Biden I'll be great I mean if you're if you're still in town just just won't come in the door forty monument circle well that they might know who you are just just just flashing that smile have you seen this and then he will be like stop doing that Sir you're back okay I'm Joe Biden and then and then we'll bring up today it's a New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand Kamel Harris center from California people to judge is back in town mayor bill de Blasio and filmmaker army Horowitz which is in and of itself very interesting story because this is a guy who decided yeah I'm a filmmaker and he's known as a conservative filmmakers like everybody in this party is crazy everybody running is not I'm running for president so you just put himself out I'm running for president and now he's gonna be there talking so I would talk Johnny Horowitz to hello my I not too so here in the sound of my voice and you're running for president forty monument circle talk to the people of Indianapolis that would be that would be great I may disagree with your policy but I but I promise a a valuable a legitimate and worthwhile conversation where you get to be heard your end we're right here now speaking of the presidential race there are polls and you know that I'm a guy who never believes just one poll but the polling all shows Joe Biden with a crazy big lead my question is should we believe it turning cats and.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

"national urban league" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Will not suppress our vote ever again. We have to be vigilant, and we have to be diligent. At our intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies and people at the highest levels have to take whatever steps are necessary. The social media companies have to take whatever steps are necessary to shut this down to shut this down. Today. They can take the identity of black lives matter activists tomorrow, they will take the identity of an urban league local CEO. And the following day. They'll take the identity of an elected political leader. There's no bounds. So this kind of nefarious. This kind of diabolical this sort of hateful pernicious, and I'll admit clever. Actions by the Russian federation. So we're going to have a discussion about this right now. And I am so so excited that to lead. This panel is Pulitzer prize winning journalist and a member of the Washington Post editorial board a good friend of the national urban league. Jonathan Cape Cod. Welcome jonathon..

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15:10 min | 2 years ago

"national urban league" 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..

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"national urban league" Discussed on Overdue

Overdue

04:47 min | 3 years ago

"national urban league" Discussed on Overdue

"What are you thankful for thanksgiving's coming up, I'm thankful for many of the Star Trek films. Which Susanna, and I are watching an order right now. All right. That's pretty good. That's pretty good. I'm thankful for gritty. And assorted mascot shenanigans across the country like the newly inaugurated Amarillo sand but sand poodle Saad poodles what they're called. And I love of it does we're going to overdo. It's a podcast books. Even meaning to read. My name is Craig my name's Andrew, and we're thankful for you, the listener for being thankful for you, the listener, we're excited to share another week of literature in laughs with you. As we talk about books that we this month have read before and are talking about inter what's the deal with remember November. Tell you mean what the deal is with the we are breaking the one rule of the show. Which is we are reading books that we have each read in the past. Now, this might have been in school. This might have been like extracurricular. But it's it's a chance for us to revisit things that we wanted to talk about for the show, but have read already and so haven't been able to without you know, without breaking them rules. Yes. And some cases like I don't wanna make Craig read the wheel of time. It's just easier. This way, you'd make me read all of them. But it sounds like you're gonna make yourself read all of them now. So jour-jour is still out on that. I did by the second one. But that's still like a far cry from buying all fourteen of them. So. Okay. So this week I read Nella Larsen's passing which was published in nineteen twenty nine. That's right, yet ninety nine hundred twenty nine this is our second novel or I novel quicksand came out in nineteen twenty eight sure. And this was a book, I remember reading I don't think it was middle school because the book takes a turn at the end that I don't think I would have read a middle school. But I definitely read it in school, and it's like been a like an early twentieth century American novel that has just been like rattling around in my brain since I read it, even though I don't re- reading it. I didn't remember though, like specifics of the relationship is this is this your thing where where you read it, and you didn't know that you got it. And so now you wanna come back to it. That's kind of how I approach the great Gatsby last year. When I read it. Yes. Complete. I definitely didn't like it at the time. But coming back to it. I understand. Yeah. I think so it's set in the twenties. We'll talk a little bit more about and roaring twenties is about the concept of passing black people of the time passing for white people of the time though, it can be. It's not just apply. Anybody twos passing for white? Yes. And I remember it more as a like historical novel, like a social studies ish novel and sure not a like work of literature, which I certainly reading it now like, yeah. That's I mean, that's it has it has some trappings of of twenties and thirties novels just in terms of con- what it's doing with characters and how it is engaging with its setting, but it's all about setting yet because I can see how it would be like reading it in school would be kind of social studies e book because it is. Nella Larsen is like part of the Harlem renaissance or like part of that movement, though, that movement is very large and messy and not necessarily totally located in Harlem rent, correct? But but that movement was very involved with the civil rights movement at the time so institutions like the end Alesi P, and I have a full list here the national urban league, the brotherhood of sleeping car porters, which is a black labor union with an excellent name. That's great and other groups, sure. So yeah, it's it's been interesting to go back to it. So let's talk about Noah Larson, real quick. She was born in eighteen ninety one in Chicago born Nellie Walker her father. They think like we believe was an immigrant from the Danish West Indies fro Caribbean found. Yeah. And her mother was a Danish immigrant, and he likes skipped out on them pretty early..

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"national urban league" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"national urban league" Discussed on Latino USA

"Almost compulsory right it was this idea that they know you had to do this he began to write an english under the name arthur for him it was just another way to get his voice heard to get published he leaves the quote unquote leaves the puerto rican community here in new york behinds he doesn't publishing spanish seemingly there's no written documentation of how he interacts in spanish with these populations and that didn't pleases critics for them it added to his lack of letting me that when we talk about the question of language latino identity latin american identity in general but latino nasty specifically that is one of the markers right this idea of like oh well you betrayed us you don't really speak spanish but even though he wasn't writing in spanish are thought it was still touching the topic a blackness within a latin american context especially during the harlem renaissance at the 1926 where run all very will carling became the epicentre for african american culture and art inner thought it was in the midst of it and telling his black colleague such as debbie levy deploys elaine lock cried mckay all of these people and he's talking about african peoples of african descent in latin america historically sixteen central seventeen century eighteenth century you know you don't necessarily have to be someone who walks in the door with obviously declaring like yes this is why and this is but it's in his actions after continue collecting history of all of the african i asked ramp and over the years just kept growing it's not like he turns it on and off it's not like okay what we just is collecting everything it's pamphlets it's prints ed's music poetry anything and everything he was while establishes the black banker mi the 1926 he was working with the national urban league and the end of alesi p his collection grew to the point where his wife had something to say you know you have mrs sean burgoyne you need to sell your stuff.

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