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National Urban League Brings VP to Cincy

National Urban League Brings VP to Cincy
Posted Monday, July 21st 2014 @ 11am  by 700WLW News

(Cincinnati) -- More than 8,000 people are expected in Cincinnati this week, for the National Urban League's annual conference.  The four day convention will be about employment, and finding jobs in America's cities.

The convention will also celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act, and the War on Poverty.  This year's theme is "One Nation, Underemployed".  The National Urban League is the nation's largest civil rights organization, focused on economic empowerment.

After a welcoming ceremony from Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, the National Urban League will hold panel discussions and a summit on entrepreneurship, and a job fair.  Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday morning, and potential Presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul has an address on Friday. 

There will also be appearances by actor/activist Forest Whitaker and Reverend Al Sharpton.

But it's not all business.  On Friday night, they're hosting their own party in conjunction with the Macy's Music Festival.

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