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May 19, 2016

The National Urban League's 2016 State of Black America Report, 'Locked Out: Education, Jobs, & Justice,' which was released on Tuesday, offers a sobering reminder of the deep racial disparities in housing, employment, and education that still divides blacks and whites across America.

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, said the report mirrors the past.

"The similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking," Morial said during the release of the report in Washington, D.C. "We are now, as we were then, a nation struggling to overcome the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. All gears have been thrown into reverse."

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May 19, 2016

Across America, blacks and Hispanics continue to lag behind whites in key economic areas, including household income and unemployment rates. But in some regions, the gap is far wider than in others, a new report by the National Urban League finds.

Released Tuesday, the report, called The State of Black America, examined economic data for 70 metro areas for blacks and 73 for Hispanics and found that there were no regions in the United States where blacks were more likely to be employed or make more money than whites.

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April 2, 2015

The poorest median white household in the U.S. still makes two times more than the poorest median black household.

This statistic was discovered by the National Urban League, a civil rights organization based in New York City. For the last 40 years, the organization has published a report titled "The State of Black America." It measures the level of equality black and Latino people have in comparison to white people in the U.S.

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March 26, 2015

The 2015 National Urban League Equality Index highlights milestones in many areas including employment and education. But the report also shows that despite those gains, racial disparities still remain a part of everyday life in America. A discussion with Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.

Morial stated, “Black America remains in a recession and remains in crisis when it comes to jobs and the economy.”

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March 25, 2015

A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.

The 2015 "State of Black America" study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than their white peers across a variety of indicators, including economics, social justice and overall equality. The report, issued every year since 1976, showed modest gains in some areas, but leaves plenty of concerns about the speed of progress more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

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March 19, 2015

More of the nation's blacks and Latinos have health coverage and fewer are victims of crime, but in overall wealth and employment there are stark disparities compared to whites, according to the newly released State Of Black America 2015.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/state-black-america-2015-n326416

March 19, 2015

“The dark cloud inside this silver lining is that too many people are still being left behind,” Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League, wrote in the organization’s 2015 State of Black America Report, the annual indexing of black and Latino equity in America.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-state-black-america-national-urban-league-word-crisis

March 19, 2015

Black Americans are about 72% equal to whites, according to a new report on racial equality.

Read More: http://time.com/3747800/state-of-black-america-report/

March 19, 2015

The National Urban League’s National Equality Index compares education, economics, health, social justice and civic engagement.

Read more: http://nyti.ms/1BCk0YG

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