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Leid Stories – 08.03.15

Powerful Symbols, But Symbolism Isn’t Power On Aug. 1, in Selma, Ala., the NAACP launched its “America’s Journey for Justice March”—a 40-day, 860-mile trek to the nation’s capital. The civil-rights organization’s president and CEO, Cornell William Brooks, said the march is meant to dramatize America’s persistent, race-based inequities That same day in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the National Urban League wrapped …

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‘Black America in Crisis’: Report Shows Troubling Racial Disparities Across US

“The state of Black America is in crisis—and we see justice challenged at every turn.” Its findings, said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, “are a clarion call that a more comprehensive, inclusive and on-the-ground recovery is necessary to ensure a healthy future for our nation and that we cannot expect to successfully move forward when …