I just ran into National Urban League (NUL) Pres/Mayor Marc Morial, and NAACP Pres Ben Jealous in the lobby of the Omni Hotel, both were raving about what a great host city Boston was last year for the NUL Conference. They said we totally changed (for the better) their impression of Boston, and that was hard since they’re all Lakers fans. They gave special shout outs to Mayor Menino, Marie St. Fleur and Darnell Williams. Marvin Venay received an honorable mention for taking such good care of his Alpha brothers. They also shared that they had heard the great news that Boston will play host to the National Black Journalists Convention in 2013.