Marc H. Morial

President & CEO, National Urban League

The nation’s largest annual celebration of Black culture ended Sunday in New Orleans. Columnist Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, says the history of the festival carries a powerful moral for the rest of the nation: Underestimate Black women at your own risk.
In a potential second Donald Trump presidency, the conservative Heritage Foundation plans to remake government in the mold of dictator Viktor Orbán of Hungary.
Louisiana lawmakers passed a bill to allow surgical castration of certain sex offenders. If signed by Gov. Jeff Landry, it will face legal challenges as unconstitutional.
President Joe Biden and Donald Trump have bypassed the commission and agreed to debates organized directly by media outlets, without in-studio audiences. The head of the National Urban League explains why that’s better for our democracy.
A new report from the Alliance for Entrepreneurial Equity finds that Black business owners still face barriers that keep them from thriving, such as lack of access to capital.
Twenty-five years later, the gun industry’s greed and elected leaders’ cowardice continue to prevail, the head of the National Urban League writes.
Tennessee State University has been hit the worst, having been underfunded by $2.1 billion over 30 years. Chicago State University’s funding has declined by 46% over the last quarter-century.
Most women who seek abortions are women of color, especially Black women. Restricting access to mifepristone, as a case now before the Supreme Court seeks to do, would worsen racial health disparities.
Republicans killed a bipartisan border deal because they want to create a migrant crisis, not solve one.