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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In April of 2014 doctors diagnosed my sister with stage three breast cancer. She was only 31 years old at the time and had just left her job in banking to start her own business. Luckily for our family, California...

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 8, President Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. This federal holiday celebrates and honors Native American peoples and...

Righting the Wrong of Bruce’s Beach

Righting the Wrong of Bruce’s Beach

In 1912, Willa Bruce purchased two lots of land along what is known as the Strand in Manhattan Beach. It was here that Willa and Charles Bruce would run their lodge, cafe, and dance hall. A destination of...

Supporting Our Youth Through Project Ready

Supporting Our Youth Through Project Ready

In 2008, the National Urban League founded a program known as "Project Ready," which prepares African Americans and other historically underserved youth in grades 6 -12 for college and careers. The National Urban...

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...