Congresswoman Maxine Waters

National Urban League CEO Celebrates New LAUL President  

National Urban League President/CEO Marc H. Morial is on a high note, but isn’t he always. Coming fresh off the success of his new critically-acclaimed HBO documentary, “Gumbo Coalition,” aptly named for his energetic leadership style and the title for the most recent version of his book, “The Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite, and Achieve,” the former New Orleans mayor who also served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors made a landmark visit to Los Angeles to celebrate the Los Angeles Urban League’s newly installed President & CEO Cynthia Mitchell-Heard.  

Lawson Honored at New Frontier Democratic Club Gala

The New Frontier Democratic Club held its 63rd  Annual Fundraiser Gala in honor of renowned leaders, including Ambassador Michael Lawson, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Urban League, for his outstanding community service and leadership to greater Los Angeles area. New Frontier’s chosen theme for the evening was Reparations Now! Equity, Education, and Democracy for All, which characterizes the many chapters of his life-long career sealed by the Los Angeles Urban League. The 2023 Annual Gala was emceed by veteran actor, Richard Lawson, who has been a beacon in the world of entertainment and education. Ambassador Michael Lawson received this award among friends, family, and 500+

Waters Salutes 40th Anniversary of Hobson’s Ariel Investments

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, joined Ariel Investments, the nation’s first African American-owned Asset Management, for the firm’s 40-year celebration. Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and president of Ariel Investments, invited Waters and others to celebrate the significant milestone. 

HACLA Joins U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary to Celebrate ‘RAISE Up Watts’ Grant Funding

On Tuesday, August 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher A. Coes (U.S. DOT) met with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) executives, local authorities and community members to celebrate the recently awarded grant funding for the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles.

ABWP’s 41st Gala Sets Standard for Virtual Charitable Events

The 41st annual Association of Black Women Physicians’ event, themed “Regal and Revolutionary: 40 Years of Boldly Advocating for Health Equity and Justice,” featured speakers as varied as Congresswoman Maxine Waters and actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

California Hawaii State NAACP Honors Maxine Waters

The California Hawaii State Conference NAACP hosted its 10th Annual Legacy Hall of Fame Ceremony at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on June 25, honoring Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Maxine Waters Misses Anniversary Due to COVID

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who played a critical part in quelling the emotions during the 1992 L.A. uprising, was unable to participate in the city’s 30th anniversary programs.  Just prior to the festivities, Waters tested positive for COVID-19 and still remains in quarantine.