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LA Sentinel: LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More

LA Sentinel: LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More

Los Angeles Sentinel Dr. Ana F. Ponce and Michael Lawson August 13, 2020 The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of...

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State of Black America 2020 Report unmasked

Urban League Report 2020 State of Black America Report
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Our right to vote is the fabric of this democracy. On this anniversary of #bloodysunday , as some states seek to disrupt what is due to each American under the law, disproportionately targeting the ... See more

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Whether you're in the market for a job or a candidate, our LA Jobs Board is the right place for you! ⁠

Check out current roles with Farmers Insurance and Sysco ➡️⁠

Head to the link ... See more

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As we continue to celebrate 100 years of the Los Angeles Urban League, it seems only fitting that for the first week of women's history month, we honor the woman who helped to shape our history here ... See more

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Even while more vaccine doses become available, we continue to see how this virus has devasted OUR community. As new variants continue to emerge, WE MUST continue to do our part!⁠

☑️ WEAR A ... See more

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It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Vernon Jordan, a leader of our movement even beyond his time of serving as the National Urban League President and CEO. We have lost a great ... See more

🙏🏾Today we mourn the passing of Vernon Jordan, who served as President and CEO of the National Urban League from 1971-1981.

“The nation has lost one of its greatest champions of racial and ... See more

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In honor of Women’s History Month, this month’s Building Bridges theme is “How Female Leadership Impacts Our Communities”.

Join us this Wednesday, March 3rd at 11 AM PT, for a conversation ... See more

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We know accountability is essential for progress. That's why we are pleased to partner with @Jfedla and the @pat_brown_institute for Public Affairs for 'The First 100 Days: The Impact in Los ... See more

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From the southside of Chicago to the White House, we begin Women's History Month, with these words of motivation from our forever First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. ⁠

Far more than ... See more

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"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and ... See more

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Very little is known of Moses Simon, believed to be the first African American lawyer and graduate of Yale.

Based on records it is believed that Simons was the son of a Jewish man and African ... See more

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Press releases

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...

Reclaim Our Vote

The final day to vote in the 2020 election is November 3rd – four days from today. We have four days to Reclaim our Vote and to make our collective...

By Voting We Honor Our Ancestors

We cannot overstate the importance and the power of the African American vote. We don't all have to vote as one, but when we show up at the polls,...

The Fight for Economic Justice

I still have a dream that one day all of God’s children will have food and clothing and material well-being for their bodies, culture, and education...

The Count for Census 2020 Must Continue

This past Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government must continue the Census 2020...
We must vote

Get Out the Vote – Yes on Prop 16

This upcoming election is like no other, and I urge you to use your voice and reclaim your power by voting. Not only are the stakes high nationally,...
Ms. Breonna Taylor

Grand Jury Fails to Deliver Justice for Breonna Taylor

The Grand Jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky, failed to deliver justice for Ms. Breonna Taylor and her family this week. The Grand Jury indicted one...