National Urban League

Al Sharpton

Sharpton, Other Civil Rights Leaders Launch Fight Against ‘Knockout Game’

The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”


Plaxico Burress

Ex-Giants Star Plaxico Burress Schools Kids On Gun Safety

As ex-Giants star Plaxico Burress grabbed a microphone and started telling his story to about 100 children, some of the kids were murmuring and chattering among themselves. And then he said “gun.” The kids got quiet in a hurry.


Tom Coughlin (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Plaxico Burress (credit: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Plaxico Burress Calls Jets ‘Appealing,’ Criticizes Giants’ Tom Coughlin

When Plaxico Burress told the Wall Street Journal last week, “You never know what may happen. I love New York,” it sounded as if a return to the Giants could be in the cards. On Monday, Burress called his relationship with coach Tom Coughlin “ambivalent” and described Rex Ryan’s squad as “appealing.” So how about those Jets?


Plaxico Burress, seated, the 33-year-old former New York Giants receiver, accompanied by his wife Tiffany, Marc Morial, left, President and CEO of the National Urban League, and Paul Helmke, right, President of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, signs a pledge agreement during a news conference, in New York,  Monday, June 13, 2011. (credit: Richard Drew/AP)

Plaxico Burress Ready To ‘Make A Difference’ For Anti-Gun Violence Programs

Former Giants star Plaxico Burress will work with the National Urban League and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence after spending nearly two years in prison on a weapon possession charge.