• Welcome National Urban League!

    Jul 17, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

    The National Urban League Conference of 2014, “One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice” will be held in Cincinnati from July 23 to July 26 at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown. Over the course of these four days, political, business, and community leaders will convene, allowing attendees professional, business development, and networking opportunities. The nation’s most preeminent thought leaders will be speaking at the conference, such as President and CEO of Wal-Mart, Bill Simon, who will address the Business Luncheon and Rev. Al Sharpton, the Founder and President of National Acton. Also, Forrest Whitaker will be honored as the recipient of the 2014 Living Legend Award.
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  • Trial for Judge Hunter to proceed

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:29 p.m.

    The criminal trial of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter will proceed as scheduled on Sept. 8, following a decision made by Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel. Nadel denied a motion filed by Hunter to dismiss her case because special prosecutors in the case allegedly had a conflict of interest in trying her.
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  • The Urban League began transforming generations in 1910

    Jul 17, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

    Between 1910 and 1970, African Americans left the South in great numbers. The brutal system of economic, social and political oppression led to this exodus of African Americans from the rural South and became known as The Great Migration. Across the North, Midwest and West, African Americans discovered that they had not fully escaped the brutality of racism. Excluded from all but menial jobs in the larger society, victimized by poor housing, a lack of adequate education, and inexperienced in the ways of urban living, many lived in terrible social and economic conditions.
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  • Staff Highlight

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:58 p.m.

    Rea N. Waldon is best described as a Servant Leader who cares about making life better for others. In particular, she has devoted her career to managing in organizations where she can make a difference for women and for minorities. Rea is an “old school” manager who believes that her effectiveness will be based upon the success of the team she leads. She has climbed the career ladder through hard work, diligence, educational achievement and creative career approaches. Today, she is Senior Vice President/Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati.
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  • Freedom Center to honor Mandela, Walesa as International Freedom Conductors

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:28 p.m.

    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) will honor former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and former President Lech Walesa (Leck Vah-len-za) of Poland and with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award (IFCA) at a gala celebration August 23 at 6 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center. The gala celebration will be part of NURFC’s larger 10th anniversary celebration, which begins August 22. Mandela will be represented posthumously by representatives of his foundation, along with his great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela.
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