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Chicago Urban League calls on iHeartRadio to break silence on racist...

By Cydney Hargis, mediamatters.org Civil rights and gun violence prevention organizations are continuing to call on iHeartRadio to break its silence on conservative radio host...

A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education

A Crusader Exclusive  Part 1 of 3 By Danielle Parker Last month, the Chicago Urban League released a sobering report titled “The Impact of Segregation on Education...

Left behind 100 years later

By Lee Edwards, Chicago Crusader Failing grades. Dropouts. Suspensions. Some 100 years after the Great Migration, the problems are getting worse for Black students in Chicago...

Huge turnout for youth summit on Cyberbullying

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Instead of staying at home to relax or spend time with her girlfriends cruising the malls, Chelsea Stalling used...

CUL’s Golden Fellowship Dinner-Centennial Edition raises $2.65 M

On Sunday night nearly 1,700 supporters of the Chicago Urban League gathered at the Chicago Urban League’s Golden Fellowship Dinner – Centennial Edition to...

CUL students spend Veteran’s Day helping others

Two months ago, the Chicago Urban League’s Human Capital Division launched a water collection drive for the residents of Flint, Michigan. The initiative was...

Whoever said Blacks Don’t Want to Work is Wrong

The Chicago Urban League’s Workforce Development Director Andrew Wells recently issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) September...

Rahm Emanuel’s big speech and the future of Chicago

By Bill Kirkos, CNN Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday delivered what was one of the most important speeches of his second term. It addressed the...

Boykin says ‘Black-on-Black crime is genocide’

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Speaking at the first of nine town hall meetings searching for viable solutions to the rise in violence, Cook County...

The Chicago Urban League releases 10-year plan with focus on dismantling...

The Chicago Urban League today launched its Blueprint for an Equitable Chicago: A 10-Year Plan, a comprehensive roadmap designed to improve opportunities for residents...