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NEW YORK and BUFFALO (May 14, 2022) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Buffalo Urban League President Thomas Beauford, Jr., issued the following statement in response to the racially-motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarketin the heart of its predominantly Black East Side community:


“Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with the families who have lost loved ones to another senseless act of racial violence.  


“As white supremacists hatred has raged out of control over the last few years, social media and gun merchants exploit it for profits, while atrocities and trauma continues to be inflicted on communities of color. 


"We call on state and federal law enforcement to pursue hate crimes charges against the shooter and to pursue policies to prevent such tragedies in the future. 


“Until we as a nation begin to confront the twin threats of domestic extremism and reckless gun policies as the grave crises they are, innocent people will continue to pay the deadly price. 

Mission: The mission of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut is to enable African Americans and other minority groups to secure and sustain economic self-reliance and parity.


Vision: The vision of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut is to unify, inspire, and empower our community through leadership, advocacy, and development.


Here at Urban League of Southern Connecticut, Inc., we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. The Urban League has an outstanding track record of providing nationally recognized credentials and certifications, the homebuyer, financial education workshops and one-on-one counseling, and comprehensive wrap-around services which break down barriers to self-sufficiency.

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