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For 100 years Los Angeles Urban League has served as a powerful advocate for African-Americans and other minorities by ensuring our communities have access to careers with living wages, opportunities to start and grow businesses, and clear pathways to personal and professional growth.

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Statement on Shooting of LA County Sheriff Deputies

Statement on Shooting of LA County Sheriff Deputies

"Violence has no practical results towards building a strengthened community or solving the problems of human prejudice, bias, and injustice. People accept the ideological or even religious myth that if you want to get things done, Violence is the way. But Violence is...

We Must Make Black Count in the 2020 Census

We Must Make Black Count in the 2020 Census

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, a federal judge in Northern California issued a temporary restraining order to stop the Census Bureau from terminating the census process a month ahead of its original schedule. This ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the...

Sheriff Villanueva Misses the Point of Protests

Sheriff Villanueva Misses the Point of Protests

This past Monday, two Los Angeles County Sherriff deputies shot and killed Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old African American man from Lancaster, CA, visiting friends and family in the Westmont neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Shortly after Mr. Kizzee was pronounced dead,...

African American Students Deserve More from LAUSD

African American Students Deserve More from LAUSD

This week Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation's second-largest school district, started online classes for more than 600,000 students. LAUSD and the teachers' union, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), recently agreed on new distance learning...

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