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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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Urban League Report 2020 State of Black America Report
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This THURSDAY (10/21), join us as we celebrate 100 years of service in Los Angeles with an evening under the stars. Don't miss 'Centennial Nights' with entertainment by Terron Brooks!

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While the day may have passed, the weight of the moment remains as a major step forward in the right direction for our Native American brothers and sisters ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, there is still so much we can do today collectively with our Hispanic brothers and sisters to enact change because collectively WE are the ones that built ... 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...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In April of 2014 doctors diagnosed my sister with stage three breast cancer. She was only 31 years old at the time and had just left her job in...

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 8, President Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This...

Righting the Wrong of Bruce’s Beach

In 1912, Willa Bruce purchased two lots of land along what is known as the Strand in Manhattan Beach. It was here that Willa and Charles Bruce would...

Supporting Our Youth Through Project Ready

In 2008, the National Urban League founded a program known as "Project Ready," which prepares African Americans and other historically underserved...

LA Votes to Protect our Communities and Phase Out Oil Drilling

Last week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion brought by Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Keuhl to phase...

National Black Voter Registration Day

Today, September 17, 2021, is National Black Voter Registration Day. The Los Angeles Urban League and the National Urban League celebrate National...

Get Vaccinated and VOTE

As Californians and Americans, it is time to respond to two urgent calls to action: to get vaccinated and to vote. Our choices today on these...

The California Recall Is Not Democratic

Since its inception in 1911, the California Recall system has been flawed. The system allows a small group of voters to initiate the recall of a...

Why We Must Unite As a Community and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

COVID-19 continues to expose the inequities in our health care system. Statistics continue to show that people of color and low-income residents of...

Why You Must Vote in The California Recall Election

Next month's California recall election on September 14 is a result of direct democracy at work. Since 1911, our state has allowed for recall...