Urban League Youth Attend 4-H State Conference

The Urban League of Portland was happy to attend the Oregon 4-H State Conference ‘Experiencing Citizenship, Youth Voices in Governance’. Seven Urban League high school participants joined about 150 other students from 30 Oregon counties to brainstorm solutions for questions posed by State Departments. The four day conference was held...

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Urban League Youth Attend BEAM Middle Passage to Education Summit

The Urban League is happy to support BEAM (Black Educational Achievement Movement) and their first annual Middle Passage to Education Summit that was held at the University of Portland yesterday. As part of the growing Urban League Youth Leadership Program yesterday our middle school group participated in various breakout sessions...

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Join the Urban League on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back in support of organizations who seek to serve the greater good. This week, if you become a new or renewingmember of the Urban League of Portland at the $125 Advocate of Equality level, in addition to supporting one of the leading voices for people of color in the region,...

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A Statement to Our Members

STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT & CEO NKENGE HARMON JOHNSON TO MEMBERS OF THE URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND Together with other community leaders and concerned citizens, today I sent a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and other statewide- and locally elected officials calling for an immediate response to the Department of...

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Letter to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum from Community Organizations Regarding Online Surveillance

Attorney General Rosenblum:   We, the undersigned, have been notified that the Oregon Department of Justice has conducted digital surveillance on Oregonians because of their use of the Black Lives Matter hashtag on social media.   As recounted by our colleague, Urban League of Portland President Nkenge Harmon Johnson, and...

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Van Jones Lunch - 2015 - 0

Van Jones at The Urban League of Portland

Van Jones, a regular CNN political commentator, author of two New York Times best-selling books, and former green jobs adviser to President Barack Obama, stopped by the Urban League of Portland on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 to talk to community leaders about connecting low-opportunity youth to careers in technology. Jones...

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