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    NAACP Annual Convention

    Participants spoke about the NAACP’s policy priorities including financial services, health care, criminal justice, employment and civil rights. They focused on how various Obama…

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    Youth, Job Training, and Education

    Panelists talked about ideas to help young people acquire job skills. Topics included apprenticeships and education, the need for public sector job creation to supplement the private…

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    Economic Climate and Minority Communities

    Representative Emanuel Cleaver introduced a panel of public policy analysts who talked about the impact of proposed cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the role of…

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    Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker at the breakfast hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the future of civil…

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    Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults

    Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six…

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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

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    African-Americans and the Economy

    A panel discussion was held on economic issues for African Americans. Topics included the causes of the financial markets crisis, the global economic outlook, infrastructure projects, personal debt and individual…

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    Anti-Poverty Policies

    Bruce Gordon talked about policies and programs to fight poverty. Topics involved U.S. Census poverty thresholds, class and poverty, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, Hispanics, health…

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    U.S. Policies on Poverty

    Professor Spriggs talked about U.S. policies on poverty. He described his new report, written with others, titled “U.S. Poverty Policy in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina” which shows a…

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    March on Washington News Conference

    Participants talked to reporters about planned events to mark the 1963 March on Washington and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. They also responded to questions from the…

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    State of Black America

    The National Urban League presented its annual collection of essays from African American scholars. Several contributors to the publication discussed their essays, which looked at racial,…

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    Civil Liberties Issues

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    Status of African-Americans

    The National Urban League issued its The State of Black America annual report. Mr. Price and authors whose essays are featured in the report talked with reporters and answered media…

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    Institutional Racism and Affirmative Action

    The National Urban League announced its report, The State of Black America 1999: The Impact of Color-consciousness in the United States. The report examined racial disparities in income,…

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    African-American Unemployment Rate

    Mr. William Spriggs, Research & Policy Director for the National Urban League, commented on the reduction of unemployment for blacks. He mentioned that it is disturbing that the ratio of…

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