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  African-America community fights back against voting rights law

National Urban League head: Stand Your Ground laws should be repealed

  The National Urban League's Marc Morial joins Morning Joe to discuss the organization's annual conference held in Philadelphia and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

How should the conversation on race in America proceed?

  National Urban League president and CEO Marc Morial says that President Barack Obama needs to move the national conversation on race beyond words and into actions, and he calls on Congress to end its “assault on disadvantaged Americans.”

Kornacki: Martin case hearkens back to Rodney King

  Steve Kornacki asks if the killing of Trayvon Martin part of a continuation of a pattern of civil rights failures at a local level, then discusses with Marc Morial, Maya Wiley, Seema Iyer, and Charnelle Herring.

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  Essence Festival 2013 begins in 2013

MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo previews the festival and talks about the diversity of the events and performances. Schiavocampo also shares details from her interview with Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League.

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National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the civil rights organization's annual conference in Philadelphia
National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the civil rights organization's annual conference in Philadelphia

National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the civil rights organization's annual conference in Philadelphia July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the annual National Urban League conference in Philadelphia
National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the annual National Urban League conference in Philadelphia

National Urban League Chief Executive and President Marc Morial speaks at the annual National Urban League conference in Philadelphia July 25, 2013. The National Urban League is a civil rights organization. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY BUSINESS)