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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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Effective cash flow management is crucial to business
success. That’s why we’re partnering with @Chase for Business to offer Advancing Black Entrepreneurs — a guided digital education program. ... See more

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The verdict is in. #DerekChauvin is found guilty of killing #GeorgeFloyd.

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YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Join us on April 28, for a discussion on the policy issues impacting our communities and the response from local leadership.

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High School Seniors! We want a video of you in your cap and gown for inclusion in the #2021BlackHSGrad program. Email to find out how you can participate!

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Consider this your weekend read 📰 Head to the link below for more from LAUL President and CEO Michael Lawson on how our city and those across the nation can learn from Maryland's sweeping police ... See more

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Our Centennial celebration continues! Join the LAUL Guild as they host 'More Than Jazz', honoring the history and heritage of jazz music in Los Angeles!

When: This SUNDAY, April 18 @ 4:00 PM
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#2021BlackHSGrad isn’t just for the graduates! Parents, family, and friends are also encouraged to participate in this interactive virtual celebration, featuring special guests and celebrity ... See more

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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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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...