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  • CitiesSpeak

It is a rare Supreme Court case where employers and arguably employees both won (and the Court doesn’t “split the baby” and rule partially in favor of each party). In Mach Mining v. EEOC the only clear losing party is the Equal…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Leon Andrews. ​​

National League of Cities President and Salt Lake City, Utah, Mayor Ralph Becker today announced the launch of a new NLC program, the REAL (Race, Equity And Leadership) initiative. The announcement…

REAL Talk Town Hall panel members listen as NLC Second Vice President and Cleveland, Ohio, Councilmember Matt Zone discusses relationships between Cleveland police and community members.
REAL Talk Town Hall panel members listen as NLC Second Vice President and Cleveland, Ohio, Councilmember Matt Zone discusses relationships between Cleveland police and community members.
  • Press Release

On April 9-11, the 11 cities selected to participate in NLC's City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement initiative gathered in Oakland, Calif. for their first cross-site convening.  The intensive three-day meeting provided cities with the…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

As teams from 11 cities across the nation gathered in Oakland last week to share ideas on how to improve life outcomes for young black men and boys, energy and commitment levels were high. Following President Obama’s launch of his My Brother…

Mayor speaking
Mayor speaking
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Julie Nelson, Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and former Director of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.

Having worked for government for 25 years, I…

Group of people
Group of people
  • CitiesSpeak

During his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama called on the philanthropic and business communities to help his Administration come up with solutions to the myriad challenges faced by young men and boys of color. He…

Obama
Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would be 85 years old if he were still alive today.  Across the country, businesses, governments, and schools are closed to allow people to celebrate the memory of one of…