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Remembering Vincent Chin

Remembering Vincent Chin

This past week marks 40 years since the brutal murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit, Michigan. On June 23, 1982, Ronald Ebens, a 43-year-old Chrysler plant...

LA Urban League Honors Rev. James M. Lawson

LA Urban League Honors Rev. James M. Lawson

Next week on Thursday, June 30, the Los Angeles Urban League will host the 47th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year’s honoree is one of the civil rights movement’s...

Redlining and Its Impact on Black America

Redlining and Its Impact on Black America

During the 1930s Great Depression, the mortgage lending markets were a mess, with thousands of homeowners defaulting on their mortgages daily. In 1933 half of all mortgages in America were in arrears. President...

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Commemoration

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Commemoration

On June 19, our nation will officially recognize our second Independence Day – Juneteenth, which was signed into law in 2021 by President Biden as a national holiday. While we enjoy the cookouts, get-togethers,...

We Need More Gun Regulation NOW!

We Need More Gun Regulation NOW!

In 1966, on the eve of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense began as a small community organization. The founders were Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Under California law, it...

When We Vote We Honor Our Ancestors

When We Vote We Honor Our Ancestors

This Saturday, the California Primary Election begins with early voting at polling stations located throughout Los Angeles County. Angelenos will have an opportunity to vote on three city-wide offices,...

Together We Must End Mass Shootings

Together We Must End Mass Shootings

This past week our nation's collective hearts were broken, once again, by mass shootings motivated by racial and ethnic hatred. One gunman sought to kill members of a Taiwanese religious congregation attending...