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LA Urban League Aims for Black Economic Empowerment

LA Urban League Aims for Black Economic Empowerment

Nat Rubio-LichtFebruary 15, 2021 Linda Stewart’s South Central-based apparel business, Multi-Level Apparel T-Shirt Spot, was thriving. She sold custom T-shirts to schools, local sports teams and individuals...

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State of Black America 2020 Report unmasked

Urban League Report 2020 State of Black America Report
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We’re granting scholarships to at least 50 students, with a top prize of $20,000! The deadline to apply is May 14. Winners will be recognized during the #2021BlackHSGrad celebration. For more ... See more

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Facts first 👇🏽👇🏾👇🏿

🚨There are a lot of myths and conspiracy theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine online, like it will affect women’s infertility.

👉🏾The truth is the vaccine encourages the body ... See more

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Congratulations Team LAUL

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Shout out to Amylah Charles, 16 years old for an outstanding job! #BizCamp/BizInstitute2021

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Achieving a just and fair system requires action and we are taking those steps each and every day for our community.

Read more from LAUL President and CEO Michael Lawson in this week's blog at the ... See more

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Students, parents, family, and friends, show your love for the #Class of 2021 by registering for #2021BlackHSGrad and taking a commemorative photo with our virtual photo booth 📸. Register and take ... See more

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100 Day check-in ⬇️⬇️⬇️

💯Today marks 100 days in office for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. So, how have they done?

✅❌We issued this progress report and declare that theirs has been one of the ... See more

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Our LA Jobs board is where our diverse community connects for opportunity. Whether you're seeking talented applicants or looking for a career move, our website is powered to help you ... See more

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TODAY @ 4:00 pm get your questions answered by joining this engaging and honest conversation with Cedars-Sinai health experts alongside LAUL President and CEO, Michael Lawson and fellow community ... See more

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🗣 High School shout-out! Let us know what school you’re reppin’ and tag 3 friends you want to join in on this year’s virtual #2021BlackHSGrad. Register for free at

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Press releases

CA Steps Towards Ending the Cash Bail System

The current cash bail system in California is classist, racist, and unfair, and the California Supreme Court recently agreed to make a change that will address some but not all of the ills that befall our system.

The Verdict is Justice for All

“We Are Able to Breathe Again”

On April 20, 2021, after 44 witnesses and 15 days of testimony, we held a collective breath while waiting for the jury to render its verdict on Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd by grinding his knee into the back of George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds…

How Maryland’s New Police Reform Bill Can Lead Us Forward

This week as Maryland took a bold and essential step toward meaningful police reform. The Maryland legislature overrode the Republican governor’s veto and adopted landmark legislation that will set new rules regarding the use of force, establish new investigative procedures, and apply robust disciplinary outcomes to police officers who violate these rules.

Shame on Kroger for Closing LA Area Stores

The announced closures of five grocery stores in the Los Angeles area by Cincinnati-based Kroger is a shameful and callous act of corporate greed....

Protecting Voting Rights in the New Jim Crow Era

Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a shameful law that places Jim Crow era-like restrictions on voting and gives unconscionable oversight and control over the very elections that determine their fate.

Octavia E Butler with some of her novels at University Book Store in Seattle, in 2004. Photograph: Joshua Trujillo/AP

‘So be it! See To It!’, Honoring the Everlasting Legacy of Octavia Butler

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we cannot help but marvel at the once-in-a-lifetime literary mind of Octavia Butler. Her sci-fi novels...

LA Urban League Partners with California Health Officials to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines to South LA.

Given our history with the American healthcare system, this mistrust is understandable. In this instance, however, our doubt is misplaced. The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are safe and effective according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health authorities worldwide.

On the Shoulders of Greatness: How Vernon Jordan Inspired us to Lead a Life of Service

"I am here because I stand on many, many shoulders, and that's true of every Black person I know who has achieved." -Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. This...

From Slave to Savior: How an African Slave Helped to Mitigate the Boston Smallpox Outbreak of 1721

African Americans have long played a pivotal role in our modern world's many technological and scientific achievements. This past year amid a global...
COVID-19 Vaccine

Despite History, We Must Take A COVID-19 Vaccine

At long last, a coronavirus vaccine may be available for use in the United States very soon. Before people outside of clinical trials can get the...