National Urban League News
Senate bill would diminish mortgage disclosures by banks
Buried within new Senate legislation to roll back restraints on banks is a provision that would exempt an estimated 85 percent of all U.S. banks and credit unions from public reporting requirements
Doug Jones hires Senate Democrats' only African-American chief of staff
Sen.-elect Doug Jones, the Democrat from Alabama who beat Republican Roy Moore in last month's special Senate election, has tapped former Department of Transportation staffer Dana Gresham as his chief of staff, making him the only African-American chief of staff for a Senate Democrat. "I would like
Ivanka Trump faces backlash over 'Women Who Work' book
Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for her new book, with critics saying the book is out of touch with average women. The book, “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success,” relies on hundreds of quotes from leaders like Oprah Winfrey and Gandhi, as well as Trump’s own rules for balancing work
Tim Kaine Delivers Historic Stump Speech in Spanish, Paints Trump as Danger to Latinos
In a presidential race full of firsts, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine made a little history of his own today, delivering a campaign speech only in Spanish in Phoenix, Ariz. -- a first for a candidate on a presidential ticket. "There is so much in play for the Latino community that
Black Voters Speak Out on Donald Trump's Recent Overtures
Donald Trump ’s latest direct appeals to black voters have been seen as a welcome change by some black attendees at Trump’s rallies, but many of those already leaning toward Trump’s opponent say they see the attempts as disingenuous. “I think it’s just a ploy to gain my vote,” said Sylvester Ollie,
Donald Trump Aims to Build On What Little Black Support He Has
Donald Trump made an unlikely appeal to African-American voters in his latest speech, weaving his support for the community in with a call for more police officers. He addressed a largely white audience in West Bend, Wisconsin, on the heels of rioting in Milwaukee after the deadly shooting of a
Charlotte Church Backs Trump, Campaign Reaches out to Black Voters
Donald Trump 's campaign is trying to make inroads with African-Americans, as an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that just 2 percent of black voters support the businessman in his run for president. Prominent surrogates including his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, national spokeswoman Katrina
Hillary Clinton Proposes $2 Billion Plan to End ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline'
Hillary Clinton is set to propose a $2 billion plan to reform public schools in low income areas and end the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline," according to an aide. Clinton is expected to announce the proposal during a speech on race this afternoon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Can Jeb Bush Help the GOP Win Minority Voters?
It was a rare streak of anger for the normally even-keeled Jeb Bush. "I'll campaign in the African American communityI'm going to campaign in Latino communities and, yes Mr. Trump, if I'm asked a question in Spanish I might answer in Spanish. I apologize. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard,"