Black People Politics : 50 Years After March on Washington Many Americans Are Still Falling Behind: Urban League President

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Politics,



    ... Marc Morial, the Urban League, delivers an assessment on the job problem for blacks in America. Click the link below to listen. Saggy pants isn't the central issue, its cyclical unemployment, and a host of other things.




    50 Years After March on Washington Many Americans Are Still Falling Behind: Urban League President

    When Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington 50 years ago, the unemployment rate for African-Americans was about twice that of whites—10% vs. 5%—and 74% of African-American children attended segregated schools. Those ratios haven’t changed much since then, but there has been progress.
    The number of black families earning at least $100,000 annually and the number of blacks with college degrees have each grown fivefold, and the poverty rate, though near double that of white Americans, has declined from over 40% to under 30%.
    But the wealth gap between black and white Americans is growing. White families have six times the wealth of black and Hispanic families, even though the income gap is only twice as large, according to the Urban League.

    suggested reading and viewing:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/dail...n-many-americans-still-falling-114855676.html












     
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    What exactly does the Urban League do? If the decine in the Black community has been just that, what has this organization done to try to stop it??

    Here is former chair Vernon Jordan;
     
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    National Urban League




    National Urban League, American service agency founded for the purpose of eliminatingracial segregation and discrimination and helping African Americans and other minorities to participate in all phases of American life. By the late 20th century more than 110 local affiliated groups were active throughout the United States. It is headquartered in New York City.

    The Urban League traces its roots to three organizations—the Committee for the Improvement of Industrial Conditions Among Negroes in New York (founded in 1906), the National League for the Protection of Colored Women (founded 1906), and the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes (founded 1910)—that merged in 1911 to form the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes. The new organization sought to help African Americans, especially those moving to New York City from rural locations in the South (see Great Migration), to find jobs and housing and generally to adjust to urban life. The model organization established in New York City was imitated in other cities where affiliates were soon established. By 1920 the national organization had assumed the shorter name, National Urban League.


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    OK so since it has been around long before the march, making 50 plus 20 70 years what has it done in 70 year to stop the decline it mentions?
     
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    Its quite an impressive list, please take the time and review the entire document:


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    A Century of Service: A History of the National Urban League

    In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court declared its support of Louisiana‟s „separate but equal‟ segregation law in the Plessey v. Ferguson case. This decision to uphold the brutal economic, social and political system of oppression in the South led to a flood of African Americans to move northward, known as The Great Migration...

    In order to capitalize on those opportunities, successfully adapt to urban life and reduce the pervasive discrimination, the new immigrants arriving from the South required help. The
    Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes (now the National Urban League) was established on September 29, 1910 in New York City to provide assistance. Central to the organization were two remarkable people, founders Dr. George Edmund Haynes, who would
    become the Committee‟s first Executive Secretary and Mrs. Ruth Standish Baldwin ...


    http://www.urbanleagueok.org/National Urban League History.pdf
     
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    What can and should we do as individuals and as a community to correct this trend for the future?
     
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    I dont know about "Americans" in general but as African Americans we should be about this;
     
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    ... Exercise Agape Love, especially for these:



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    Students with the Washington Dupont Park Adventist School take part in a 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech on Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., on Wednesday.


    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...on-to-commemorate-mlks-dream-anniversary?lite
     
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    ... Or do you mean this:




    Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1965

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    Malcolm X at the Founding Rally of the OAAU,
    Audubon Ballroom, New York City, 1964

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    African American self-determination. He also sought OAAU representation on the OAU.

    The OAAU was designed to encompass all peoples of African origin in the Western hemisphere, as well those on the African continent. Malcolm X insisted that progress for African Americans was intimately tied to progress in Africa, and outlined a platform of five fronts for this progress called "The Basic Unity Program." This program called for Restoration, Reorientation, Education, Economic Security, and Self-Defense as a means of promoting Pan-African unity and interests. With a strong focus on education as the primary means of repairing the damages of slavery, economic discrimination, and physical violence directed towards African Americans, the OAAU hoped to foster pan-African consciousness. Among the more controversial positions taken by the OAAU was the suggestion that leaders of African states held more legitimate political power for African Americans than did the American government.



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    OK, two questions.

    Specifically, what is preventing us from doing this right now?

    So are we done complaining about the White man not giving us jobs?
     
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