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    FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo shows National Urban League President Marc Morial speaking at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While unemployment has been a major impediment to African Americans' economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report. The annual report, called “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” noted that African Americans are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February, compared to 5.8 percent for whites. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)




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    ** FILE ** President Obama (right) shakes hands with Princeton University Professor Cornel West (center) and poet Sonia Sanchez (left) after delivering remarks at the National Urban League's 100th anniversary convention in Washington on Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


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    President Obama addresses the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on July 25, 2012. (Associated Press)


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    President Barack Obama addresses the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


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    President Obama addresses the National Urban League convention at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on July 25, 2012. (Associated Press)



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    Dignitaries including Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (fifth from right), D.C. Democrat; Christine Chavez (sixth from right,), the granddaughter of Cesar Chavez; Arun Gandhi (fifth from right), the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; Harry Johnson (right), president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Project; and Marc Morial (second from right), president of the National Urban League, lead a candlelight vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)


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