National Urban League News
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,"
Newt Gingrich Says Trump Has 'Most to Win and Most to Lose' in GOP Debate
The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable on the first GOP debate and the potentially changing Democratic field.
Hillary Clinton Challenges Jeb Bush On His Home Turf
Appearing in the same city and at the same event as Jeb Bush today, Hillary Clinton took aim at the candidate who could be her future Republican presidential rival in the state where he lives and governed for eight years. Without mentioning Bush by name, Clinton sunk her teeth into a phrase that
'Young and the Restless' Alum Victoria Rowell Sues CBS, Sony for Alleged Retaliation
More trouble for Sony , as former longtime "Young and the Restless" star Victoria Rowell has filed suit against the entertainment company for alleged retaliation after she said she spoke out against what she described as discrimination at the popular soap. Rowell is suing the producers of the No. 1
Al Sharpton Meets With Sony's Amy Pascal Over Hacked Emails
The Rev. Al Sharpton met with Sony Chairman Amy Pascal this morning about the racial remarks in private emails that were leaked after the company was hacked, and while he said that they discussed possible routes for improved relations, he did not let her off the hook. "The jury is still out with
Race and Justice in America: Personal Reactions to Police
People across the country share their personal experiences and fears regarding police officers.