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“Let us not love with words and speech, but with actions and in truth”

"Let us not love with words and speech, but with actions and in truth"

July 18th, 2016

Statement from the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League July 18, 2016 The Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League has had as one of its core tenets a belief that much more can be accomplished[...more]

“Same” A Tribute to James Gilliam Sr.

"Same" A Tribute to James Gilliam Sr.

September 16th, 2015

Jim Gilliam was my best friend. A few weeks before he passed away, I went to visit him. As with many others throughout this community, it was a normal part[...more]

James Gilliam Sr. Memorial Information

James Gilliam Sr. Memorial Information

September 16th, 2015

Colleagues and Friends: The memorial service for James H. Gilliam, Sr will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at First & Central Presbyterian Church, starting at 11 am.  The service is[...more]

Call to Action: Celebrating Our Independence, Preserving Our Right to Vote

Call to Action: Celebrating Our Independence, Preserving Our Right to Vote

July 8th, 2013

Recently the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League celebrated  another successful Lions and Legends Equal Opportunity Day Gala, acknowledging the 50-year celebration of the height of the civil rights movement. A week[...more]

Bill Allen and Eddie LeVert- Healthy Men of Color [Part 1]

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Almost 50 years have past since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and yet, we continue to struggle to maintain the rights and freedoms deserved by all. We still have much work to do, and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) is as committed as ever to serve as a   “Voice of Equity” for the state of Delaware. I am pleased to share with you,  this newsletter, the first of many, that will serve as a brief snapshot of the work of the League. We encourage you to join the MWUL, and become an advocate for equity. We also encourage your feedback. Send us your comments, ideas and suggestions for the next MWUL newsletter to info@mwul.org.

Yours in the Movement,

 

Deborah T. Wilson

President & CEO

 

 

Wealth Gap between Whites, and Minorities Reaches Record High

Rashmi Rangan sees the desperation that lies between the lines of a report released by the Pew Research Center — an analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data that shows a record-high gap in median wealth between white, black and Hispanic households. The Pew report showed that in [...] Read more…

Leaders in Business, Community and Civil Rights were honored in Wilmington

Wilmington Leaders in business, community and civil rights were honored for their tireless commitment to Delaware on Thursday night in Wilmington. They were recognized during the fourth annual Lions and Legends event held by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Hundreds, including local and state politicians, business leaders and community organizers, attended the event at the Center on [...] Read more…

THE REST IS JUST TALK, Happy 90th Jim Gilliam!

I met Jim Gilliam in 1995 when Suzanne Sysko and I were starting Public Allies, a leadership development organization for young people, aged 18-30.  He was intrigued by the organization because it was about giving young people an opportunity to consider public service as an important career option.    But when we asked him to [...] Read more…

State Needs to Rethink School discipline June 7, 2010

Schools must meet students’ diverse needs Economics, race have an impact

 

 

 

 

 

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