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National Urban League Launches Equity and Excellence Education Campaign

Times Square Electronic Billboard Highlights National Public Awareness Effort
NEW YORK (February 1, 2016) --  In conjunction with Black History Month, the lights above Times Square in February will beam the National Urban League’s message that every child deserves an excellent and equitable education.

Warning that the Academy Awards "Risk Irrelevancy", Civil Rights Groups Seek Meeting with Film Industry Leaders

NEW YORK (January 25, 2016) – The leaders of three leading national civil rights organizations today announced they will request a meeting with the trustees of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other film industry leaders. The National Urban League, the National Action Network and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation released the following statement in response to the ongoing struggle for diversity in the Academy’s awards nominations: