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30 Years Ago: The LA Uprising

30 Years Ago: The LA Uprising

April 29 marks the 30th anniversary of the LA Uprising of 1992. The acquittal of four LAPD Police officers for the beating of Rodney King and the suspended sentence of Soon Ja Du, a 51-year-old Korean-American...

Protecting Our Vote

Protecting Our Vote

Historic voter turnout in the 2020 election sparked the beginning of one of the most dangerous partisan attacks on voting rights in American history. Fueled by the "Big Lie" and a record number of voters from...

LA MAYOR CANDIDATES TO TALK ABOUT EDUCATION

LA MAYOR CANDIDATES TO TALK ABOUT EDUCATION

On Friday, April 22, the candidates for the role of Mayor of the City of Los Angeles will meet for a forum focused on one of our most pressing issues, education. This forum will allow the voters to hear the...

Remembering Lewis Howard Latimer

Remembering Lewis Howard Latimer

When we look back on the great inventors of 19th century America, we can recall big names such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. However, one man connects these figures, someone who worked with these men...

CROWN Act Seeks to End Hair Discrimination

CROWN Act Seeks to End Hair Discrimination

The US House of Representatives recently took an important step towards banning race-based hair discrimination with the passage of the CROWN Act. The legislation, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open...

Remembering Latasha Harlins

Remembering Latasha Harlins

Thirty-one years ago this week, Latasha Harlins' life was cut short over a dollar and some change by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner. This tragedy is often lost to time, overshadowed by the Rodney King beating...

Career Fair Promotes Diversity & Inclusion

Career Fair Promotes Diversity & Inclusion

On Tuesday, March 1, the Los Angeles Urban League will host a Career Fair at Baldwin Hills Mall from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More than 30 employers that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity,...