National Urban League http://wwno.org en President Obama Opens National Urban League Convention http://wwno.org/post/president-obama-opens-national-urban-league-convention <p>President Obama attended two private fundraisers in New Orleans before addressing the start of the National Urban League meeting at the Convention Center. He reassured his most ardent supporters that his policies haven&rsquo;t changed, and asked for continued support. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 16534 at http://wwno.org Obama to Speak at Urban League Conference http://wwno.org/post/obama-speak-urban-league-conference <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.</p><p>The conference by one of the nation&#39;s oldest civil rights organizations is focused on increasing employment for African-Americans, who now face a jobless rate of 13.6 percent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than the national average.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:13:11 +0000 The Associated Press 14767 at http://wwno.org