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U.S. black leaders urge discussions on race relations

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said President Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin verdict were a step toward a new debate on race relations.
Report: Detective wanted Zimmerman charged

Report: Detective wanted Zimmerman charged

SANFORD, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Florida prosecutors overruled a police detective's recommendation to charge George Zimmerman with manslaughter in the death Trayvon Martin, ABC News reported.
Police: Zimmerman said Martin attacked him

Police: Zimmerman said Martin attacked him

SANFORD, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin said the Florida teen physically attacked him and tried to get his gun, ABC News reported.

Urban League head disappointed in campaign

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The head of the Urban League said Sunday that Washington will have to face up to issue of the income gap in the coming elections.
Obama's schedule for Thursday, July 21

Obama's schedule for Thursday, July 21

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama meets with leaders of the NAACP and the National Urban League Thursday at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.
Biden: Nation needs successful urban areas

Biden: Nation needs successful urban areas

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Government officials, like the National Urban League, are doing everything possible to lead urban areas into the future, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said.

Report: Progress on King's 'dream' mixed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Progress toward U.S. racial equality and social change envisioned by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is spotty 40 years after his death.

Jackson leads protest in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined about 750 people for a protest against the lack of progress in rebuilding the poorest parts of New Orleans.

First Senate hearing on Katrina convenes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee opened what likely will be a lengthy look into government responses to Hurricane Katrina.

New charges in New Orleans corruption case

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Six more people were charged in New Orleans in an alleged scheme to skim money from an $81 million energy-saving contract under former Mayor Marc Morial.

Landrieu wins re-election in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Democrats won a bitter tug of war with Republicans Saturday when Louisiana voters returned Mary Landrieu to the Senate with a runoff victory over Suzanne Haik Terrell. In the state's 5th Congressional district, Democrat Rodney Alexander defeated Lee Fletc
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Feature: Cleaning up Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Residents of New Orleans are not easily surprised by events at City Hall. They are used to the foibles of a politically entrenched local government that tends t
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More changes at New Orleans city hall

NEW ORLEANS, July 25 (UPI) -- Mayor Ray Nagin named a new director at the New Orleans health department Thursday in his expanding campaign to overhaul city government and investigate charges

New mayor leads crackdown in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, July 22 (UPI) -- Mayor Ray Nagin fired the first round in his battle against corruption in New Orleans city government Monday, sending police to arrest 84 city workers and others on charges ranging from bribery to malfeasance.

New mayor leads crackdown in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, July 22 (UPI) -- Mayor Ray Nagin fired the first round in his battle against corruption in New Orleans city government Monday, sending police to arrest 84 people on charges ranging from bribery to malfeasance. Nagin began the investigation two months ago shortly after bei
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President of the National Urban League Marc Morial speaks about Hurricane Katrina and the 2006 State of Black America Report, in Washington on February 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).
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Marc Haydel Morial (born January 3, 1958) is an American political and civic leader and the current president of the National Urban League. Morial served as mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1994 to 2002. He is married to Michelle Miller, who has won awards as a CBS News Correspondent.

Marc Morial grew up in New Orleans, in the 7th ward. He is the son of New Orleans' first African-American mayor, the late Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial, and teacher Sybil (Haydel) Morial. He is the second of five children. Morial graduated from Jesuit High School in 1976, then received a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1980. Morial joined Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Morial next earned a J.D. law degree in 1983 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Morial opened a private law practice in New Orleans. He also served as a board member for the Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union from 1986 to 1988.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marc Morial."
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