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Community colleges play vital role in minority communities

Community colleges play vital role in minority communities

Janice Hayes KyserJuly 23, 2021 LOS ANGELES — A recent study conducted by the Los Angeles Economic Development Commission (LAEDC) examining the disparities in education and career opportunities for people of color...

Explaining Hollywood: How to become a film editor

Explaining Hollywood: How to become a film editor

By ANOUSHA SAKOUIJuly 5, 2021 When Chloé Zhao was nominated for best film editing at this year’s Academy Awards, it boosted the chances that her movie, “Nomadland,” would win best picture. The Oscar win continued...

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State of Black America 2020 Report unmasked

Urban League Report 2020 State of Black America Report
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While the rate of incarcerations for our youth has declined in recent years, there is still much work to be done!

Our education programs like Project Ready and Biz Camp help bridge the gap towards ... See more

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This week join @camLAorg for their virtual gala 'Collective Resilience: Rising in Unity', as they highlight notable achievements in amplifying the voices of Asian American communities through ... See more

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To read more from LAUL President and CEO Michael Lawson on what we can do to help change the trajectory of our youth towards a better future, click the link below ⬇️ ... See more

Press releases

Statement on the Passing of Michelle Avan

From Elliot Hinds, Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Urban League "It is with a heavy heart that we express our condolences for the tragic death of our beloved board member Michelle Avan. Sometimes there...

The Violence That Took Officer Arroyos Must Stop

Today, the Los Angeles Urban League is asking everyone to take a moment to silently mourn the death of Office Fernando Arroyos of the Los Angeles...

New Year. New Policing Laws.

This new year brings new policing laws and an unfortunate number of instances that deepen the need for a systemic change in how our police interact...

2021 A Year in Review

This past year, we began celebrating our 100 years of service in Los Angeles by renewing our promise and commitment to do all that we can to...

Invest in Programs Not Prisons

The United States imprisons more of its population than any other country, and California leads the nation in the number of juveniles kept behind...

Recognizing Ellen Garrison Clark

This December marks 129 years since the passing of Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black anti-slavery activist, civil rights advocate, and educator. Ms....

Justice is Served

This week, the Glynn County court found Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of the felony murder of Ahmaud...

Prosecutors Need to Take Another Look at Excessive Prison Sentences

California houses the second largest prison population in the United States behind Texas and the largest population of people serving long-term...

Racism Impacts Premature Birth Rates

According to a recent study by the March of Dimes, in the United States, African American women have a higher rate of infant and maternal mortality...

Cal Grants Need Reform

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Urban League joined a broad coalition of student-led advocacy groups, California Community Colleges, higher...

LAUL Entrepreneurship Center Gets Investment From Wells Fargo Bank

This past Wednesday, the Los Angeles Urban League and Wells Fargo Bank held a joint press conference to announce Wells Fargo's grant of one million...