People hate collectively to feel a sense of belonging. (Photo via Canva)

The forces that power antisemitism and racism are the same. We must stand against them | Opinion

BY: - January 13, 2023

The fight against hate has to be all-encompassing, and it must be a team sport.

Andrea Custis, President & CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia. — TribunePhoto/Abdul R. Sulayman

Urban League of Philadelphia gets $350K for housing program

BY: - June 25, 2022

Whether you want to be a first time homebuyer or are facing eviction because of a job loss due to the pandemic, the Urban League of Philadelphia’s housing counseling program can help.

‘It’s all about creating jobs’: Urban League, feds partner to boost minority-owned businesses

BY: - March 1, 2022

'The COVID-19 pandemic was catastrophic for Black-owned businesses on so many levels, ' National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.


We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea Custis

BY: - May 14, 2021

A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.


Don’t let the pandemic distract you: We’re in the middle of a dangerous rollback of voting rights | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2021

Thirty-three states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 165 restrictive bills this year -- compared to just 35 such bills in fifteen states in early 2020.


A housing and eviction crisis is coming. Leaders must act now to combat it | Andrea Custis

BY: - June 9, 2020

A tidal wave of evictions is coming when the moratorium ends on July 10. The most urgent question we can answer is: How do we lessen its impact?


It’s time for Pa. to raise its minimum wage, and lift so many out of poverty | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2019

For cities like Philadelphia, where the poverty rate has remained steady at approximately 26 percent for several years now, it is necessary. We don’t have the option to put it off anymore.