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.
by Michael Lawson | Apr 24, 2021
On April 20, 2021, after 44 witnesses and 15 days of testimony, we held a collective breath while waiting for the jury to render its verdict on Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd by grinding his knee into the back of George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds…
by Michael Lawson | Apr 17, 2021
This week as Maryland took a bold and essential step toward meaningful police reform. The Maryland legislature overrode the Republican governor’s veto and adopted landmark legislation that will set new rules regarding the use of force, establish new investigative procedures, and apply robust disciplinary outcomes to police officers who violate these rules.