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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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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...

Remembering Vincent Chin

This past week marks 40 years since the brutal murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit,...

LA Urban League Honors Rev. James M. Lawson

Next week on Thursday, June 30, the Los Angeles Urban League will host the 47th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton...

Redlining and Its Impact on Black America

During the 1930s Great Depression, the mortgage lending markets were a mess, with thousands of homeowners defaulting on their mortgages daily. In...

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Commemoration

On June 19, our nation will officially recognize our second Independence Day – Juneteenth, which was signed into law in 2021 by President Biden as a...
2022 Los Angeles Black High School Graduation

2022 Los Angeles Black High School Graduation

Last Friday, we had the honor and privilege of hosting our 2022 Los Angeles Black High School Graduation at the Historic First AME Church. The event...

We Need More Gun Regulation NOW!

In 1966, on the eve of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense began as a small community organization. The...

When We Vote We Honor Our Ancestors

This Saturday, the California Primary Election begins with early voting at polling stations located throughout Los Angeles County. Angelenos...

Together We Must End Mass Shootings

This past week our nation's collective hearts were broken, once again, by mass shootings motivated by racial and ethnic hatred. One gunman sought to...

Remembering Onie B. Granville, Founder of First Black-Owned Commercial Bank in California

During the 1960s, America underwent massive social, political, and economic changes. When many banks shunned African Americans, Onie Burnett...

Justice Alito’s Opinion on Roe v. Wade is Dangerous for Women

This week Justice Alito's draft of an opinion supporting the reversal of Roe v. Wade was leaked to the public in what appears to be a...