Today's Date: December 4, 2022
Swisslog Healthcare Showcases Medication Management Solutions at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition   •   Financial Columnist Terry Savage Offers Money-Saving Tips to Older Adults   •   INT'L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs that promote inclusion   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities   •   GENERAC HOLDINGS SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losse   •   EHEALTH INVESTIGATION CONTINUED by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Continues to Investigate the Of   •   Louisiana local Ronnie Schwartz clinches St. Jude Hero Among Us Award   •   PROVIDENT ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Provident Bancorp, Inc. on Behalf of Provident Stockholders an   •   St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend sees 20,000 participants, $37 million economic impact for Memphis   •   Announcement for the purposes of Rule 2.8 of the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997, Takeover Rules, 2022 (the “Irish Takeover   •   Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy to support growth and prosperity for the agriculture and agri-food sector   •   Goldfish Swim School's Pediatrician Offers Winter Water Safety Tips, Suggests Giving the Gift of Activity this Holiday Season wi   •   GENERAC ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Announces that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Generac Holdings, In   •   In Uganda, Blind Football brings the Visually-Impaired out on the Field   •   Braun-Bostich & Associates to Participate in Mon Valley Leathernecks 2022 Toys for Tots Drive   •   Savory & Partners: Birthright citizenship and the exciting world of birth tourism   •   INVESTOR DEADLINE: Olaplex Holdings, Inc. Investors with Substantial Losses Have Opportunity to Lead Class Action Lawsuit &ndash   •   PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC. DEADLINE ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Fil   •   Bark Technologies Announces a Strategic MVNO Agreement with T-Mobile Enabling Mobile Service for its Bark Phone Featuring Childr   •   Veterans Who Have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma Have Issued a Public Statement Regarding Public Discourse Surrounding the I
Bookmark and Share

Longtime Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies At 85



NEW YORK  -- The National Urban League today joins the nation in mourning the loss of civil rights pioneer Benjamin Hooks.

He diversified and expanded the role of the NAACP and was instrumental in making it the influential and respected institution it is today. He worked closely with National Urban League past presidents Vernon E. Jordon, Jr., and John E. Jacob to form a cooperative partnership that has grown and strengthened over the years. 

He overcame racism and prejudice in the segregated South of his childhood and youth and dedicated his life in service to his community, conquering barriers so others could succeed.

“His courage and dedication to the movement are unmatched, as he faced death threats at one extreme, and apathy at the other,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said. “He cautioned us never to forget the struggles of our forbearers, and never to take for granted our gains. He challenged us all to be our best, and in his memory we renew our commitment to social and economic justice and personal empowerment.”

______________________

CONTACT: Teresa Candori
(212) 558-5433/(646) 319-0891
National Urban League, 120 Wall Street 8th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3904 United States

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News