Urban League http://blog.wlrn.org en The Urban League Of Greater Miami Wants 'School Choice' For Liberty City http://blog.wlrn.org/post/urban-league-greater-miami-wants-school-choice-liberty-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Urban League of Greater Miami&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wants parents to consider sending their children to charter schools. The organization&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hosted a town hall in Miami Wednesday night to build support for their idea of "school choice."</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T. Willard Fair is the League's president. He says charter schools abide by &nbsp;contracts promising to produce certain outcomes, and if they fail, the contracts get canceled.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:52:10 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 29186 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Urban League Of Greater Miami Wants 'School Choice' For Liberty City Poverty, Access Issues Blamed For Poor Health In Broward's Black Communities http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poverty-access-issues-blamed-poor-health-browards-black-communities <p></p><p>Black residents of Broward County are much more likely than whites or Hispanics to experience infant mortality, obesity or HIV/AIDS, according to an alarming new report from the Urban League, and nobody should try to blame the results on poor lifestyle choices .</p><p>According to the Urban League's Danielle Doss-Brown, it's unarguably the result of poverty and lack of access to insurance and health care. Complicating it is a shortage of sources of healthy food in many black communities.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8697 at http://blog.wlrn.org Poverty, Access Issues Blamed For Poor Health In Broward's Black Communities