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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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Joining our panel of financial experts is Dr. Zuri Murrell, leading authority on cancer and illness prevention through nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Murrell has appeared on the Doctors and ... See more

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NEXT THURSDAY 📢 Don't miss this important and necessary conversation on criminal justice reform with LAUL President and CEO Michael Lawson alongside Richard Hirschhaut, Director of @AJCGlobal Los ... See more

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Hey High School Seniors, we still want to feature you in our virtual #2021BlackHSGrad celebration! Head over to Instagram and post a 15 second Instagram Reel sharing 1) your inspiring story, or 2) ... See more

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We've partnered with the Grammy Museum for Music Production 101, designed to teach you the basics of music production.

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CALLING ALL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS 📢 Your ticket to learning all of the Business tips you need to succeed is here 🎟️ ⁠

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For more from President and CEO Michael Lawson and our stance on the recent store closures, click the link below ⤵️

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You're just a few clicks away from a new career! Apply today for our Construction Career Academy and gain the skills and insight you need for a successful career in construction.

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Tag a graduating high school senior in the comments and join us in celebrating the Class of 2021 during our virtual and interactive #2021BlackHSGrad. Registration is FREE and open to all!

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The Los Angeles Urban League has partnered with America On Tech (AOT) to run a series of virtual tech workshops for selected high school students between the ages of 15-19 years old in the LAUL ... See more

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Press releases

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...

As Our Communities Hurt, COVID Relief is Needed

As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamal Harris work on their transition to the White House, we know that there is much work to...

Los Angeles Urban League Salutes President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on Their Historic Election Victory

Statement from Michael A. Lawson, President, and CEO of Los Angeles Urban League The Los Angeles Urban League joins with Americans in every state of...