National Urban League

The National Urban League will address several growing problems faced by black America tonight during the release of the organization’s annual “Occupy the Vote to Educate Employ and Empower”, or the State of Black America, report tonight, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Howard University’s Cramton Hall.

NUL president Marc Morial will be joined by Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, music entrepreneur Steve Stoute and singer John Legend to discuss voting rights, employment and educations issues facing blacks today.

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The report highlights recent controversial voting laws that may have a detrimental effect on minority voting, as well as the importance of college education for minority youth. The report also addresses methods of fighting discriminatory voting legislation and promoting college education among black youth.

The National Urban League’s state of black America town hall is free and open to the public. If you’re not in the Washington, D.C., area, you can also watch the live webcast.