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National Black Voter Registration Day

National Black Voter Registration Day

Today, September 17, 2021, is National Black Voter Registration Day. The Los Angeles Urban League and the National Urban League celebrate National Black Voter Registration Day in partnership with BET and more than...

Get Vaccinated and VOTE

Get Vaccinated and VOTE

As Californians and Americans, it is time to respond to two urgent calls to action: to get vaccinated and to vote. Our choices today on these crucial matters will profoundly impact our future as individuals and as...

The California Recall Is Not Democratic

The California Recall Is Not Democratic

Since its inception in 1911, the California Recall system has been flawed. The system allows a small group of voters to initiate the recall of a sitting governor. In addition, the system enables an opposing...

We Must Strengthen The Voting Rights Act

We Must Strengthen The Voting Rights Act

August 6 marked 56 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified 95 years earlier. The purpose of the Voting Rights Act of...

Remembering El Paso

Remembering El Paso

This past Tuesday marked yet another day of sad remembrance for our nation. On August 3, 2019, a lone gunman drove over 600 miles from a Dallas suburb to El Paso, Texas, to "stop the Hispanic invasion of Texas."...

Diversifying the Construction Industry

Diversifying the Construction Industry

The construction industry is a $1.5 trillion industry that creates pathways into the middle class for millions of workers and continues to grow. Recently, however, there has been a disturbing rise in cases of...

Black Restaurant Accelerator Program

Black Restaurant Accelerator Program

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard a common refrain regarding the impact of this dreadful disease and the response. The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on African Americans resulting in...