by Michael Lawson | Jul 16, 2021
We must continue the fight to protect our right to vote and strengthen the integrity of the voting process. Working together to advance change can only happen when all those in favor of change fight the same battle.
by Michael Lawson | Jul 10, 2021
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...
by Michael Lawson | Jul 2, 2021
The very reason we teach about past failings is to ensure they do not become part of our future. We learn about the pain experienced by those before us so that we may never suffer what they had to endure beyond its education.
The Los Angeles Urban League Congratulates Jamecca Marshall on being Selected as a NUL Emerging Leader
by Michael Lawson | Jun 25, 2021
For the past 11 years, the National Urban League has operated an Emerging Leaders Program. This program identifies exceptional people from the Urban League affiliates throughout the country who display a strong passion for our mission and trains them to become the leaders of tomorrow.
by Michael Lawson | Jun 11, 2021
Regardless of your political views regarding the military conflict, its causes, or its outcomes, there is no justification for any act of hate, bigotry, or violence toward our Jewish brothers and sisters. THIS MUST STOP.
by Michael Lawson | Jun 5, 2021
By buying, residing, and building within our communities, we can regain some of what this country stole through Jim Crow laws, riots, lynchings, mass incarcerations, unjust policing, and other racially motivated statutes, regulations, and policies.
by Michael Lawson | May 29, 2021
Monday, May 31, will mark 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre when white vigilantes descended upon Tulsa's Greenwood District, destroying one of the most affluent and prosperous African American communities in...
by Michael Lawson | May 22, 2021
We must honor this powerful rite of passage for what it is – a transition and transformation in identity, life experience, and relationships, a remarkable milestone in the lives of our young people that we should recognize and celebrate.
by Michael Lawson | May 16, 2021
The month of May is officially Mental Health Awareness Month. This month, we join the national movement to raise awareness of mental health issues, eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and elevate the importance of mental health care providers. Unfortunately, mental health is often overlooked in communities of color, specifically among African Americans, particularly among Black youth.
by Michael Lawson | May 1, 2021
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.