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Remembering Vincent Chin

Remembering Vincent Chin

This past week marks 40 years since the brutal murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit, Michigan. On June 23, 1982, Ronald Ebens, a 43-year-old Chrysler plant supervisor, and his 22-year-old stepson Michael Nitz, a...

LA Urban League Honors Rev. James M. Lawson

LA Urban League Honors Rev. James M. Lawson

Next week on Thursday, June 30, the Los Angeles Urban League will host the 47th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year’s honoree is one of the civil rights movement’s leading activists and strategists who worked directly with...

Redlining and Its Impact on Black America

Redlining and Its Impact on Black America

During the 1930s Great Depression, the mortgage lending markets were a mess, with thousands of homeowners defaulting on their mortgages daily. In 1933 half of all mortgages in America were in arrears. President Roosevelt's New Deal included the creation of the Home...