“Because of the vital work of the Urban League and other civil rights activists the Administration has backed off of many of their first massive proposed cuts,” said National Urban League President Marc Morial.
“These cuts would be a massive move backwards for African Americans,” he added.
Morial was joined by Dr. Valerie Wilson in releasing this year’s report.
Morial has a familiar ask: A $4 trillion investment in education, infrastructure and job training. That “Main Street Marshall Plan” is one of the most detailed proposals impacting African Americans put forward by any civil rights organization in the U.S.
“These main streets are in big cities and in small towns… they are where this nation’s poor and middle class lives… we need action and not rhetoric,” Morial told reporters, staff and onlookers watching a livefeed of the launch of this year’s report from the Urban League’s Washington, DC headquarters.
A special to air on TV One on May 31 on the State of Black America will be filmed at the Howard Theatre later today.