1,737Jul 30, 2009
The State of Black America
Panelists discussed the recent meeting between President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge police office James Crowley. They also talked about current race relations in ...
151Mar 11, 2009
American Mortgage System Review, Panel 2
Witnesses testified about the current state of the U.S. mortgage system. Among the topics addressed in this three panel hearing were consumer protections against predatory lending practices, ...
46Aug 3, 2008
Campaign 2008 and Urban Issues
By remote video from the National Urban League Convention (NUL) in Orlando, Florida, Stephanie Jones talked about what the National Urban League thinks the 2008 campaign issues should be. She ...
36Feb 27, 2007
Civil Rights Investigations
Justice Department officials announced the re-opening of unresolved civil rights cases. Several cases of violence committed against African Americans in the 1960s were recently solved by the ...
15Jul 7, 2006
Civil Rights Enforcement
Representatives of traditional private civil rights organizations testified about growing racial disparities and inequities, and about civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Department of ...
9Jul 7, 2006
Civil Rights Enforcement
Representatives of organizations that promote civil rights testified that the Justice Department Civil Rights Division has not enforced laws. Topics included voting rights, specific cases in ...
60Sep 2, 2005
Response to Hurricane Katrina
Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting and ...
56Aug 18, 2005
Blacks and the Supreme Court
Participants talked about issues affecting the black and minority communities in the previous Supreme Court term. They talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Justice ...
103Aug 10, 2005
Voting Rights Act
Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of social ...
98Jul 28, 2005
U.S. Supreme Court and the Black Community
At the National Urban League, a panel discussion was held on the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they discussed were the effect that confirmation of ...
312Feb 4, 2002
Mr. Powers testified about his investigation into Enron’s financial collapse and accounting problems. He said that the investigation “found systematic and pervasive attempts by ...