California/Hawaii NAACP – Dismantling Racism and Disrupting Inequality

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931), a Black investigative journalist, women’s rights activist, and civil rights advocate, is renowned for her campaign against lynching. Wells-Barnett was instrumental in shaping public opinion against lynching through her newspaper editorials, pamphlets, clubs, and lecture tours across the northern United States. Wells held the position of secretary in the Afro-American Council, where she led its anti-lynching bureau. Her efforts paved the way for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) anti-lynching campaign. Following the racial violence of the 1908 Springfield massacre in Illinois, the NAACP was founded on Feb. 12, 1909.  The organization

Los Angeles Urban League Hosts Youth and College Fair

The Los Angeles Urban League in Partnership with Honda, JP Morgan Chase, and Cedars-Sinai host a Youth and College Fair at the Beehive. The highly anticipated job fair is occurring during the month of May in honor of “Youth Hiring Month.”

Fair Chance Hiring Program Gives Another Chance 

On Friday, January 27, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, the Department of Economic Opportunity, business and community leaders launched the Fair Chance Hiring Program designed to create hiring practices with the goal of getting 200 local businesses to commit to employing system-impacted individuals this year. 

Los Angeles Sentinel and LeadersUp Lock Arms to Generate More Job Opportunities for African American Young Adults in South Los Angeles

Bakewell Media, owner of the Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times, in partnership with LeadersUp, a proven talent development accelerator, are teaming up to tackle the staggeringly high unemployment rate among mid-career African Americans, young adults and other people of color in South Los Angeles.

MAY 18 WLAC Open House Highlights $0 Tuition, Prep for $60K+ Careers & New Facilities Management Program

A $0 Tuition program for incoming freshmen regardless of household income, career programs preparing students to make $60,000 or more annually on average, and degree programs tailored for working adults will be among the information sessions held at the free Open House at West Los Angeles College (West) on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels

“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director.