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We Must Ensure Young Adults Can Access Public Support During COVID-19
July 16, 2020
While President Franklin Roosevelt and a Democratic-led Congress were crafting the New Deal in the 1930s, and defending its Depression-era social programs against Republican opposition, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt amplified the voices of America’s youth when she expressed that she was terrified of losing an entire generation. America’s youngest workers, predominately in low-wage, low-skilled jobs, were most severely impacted then and during every major economic downturn since. The New Deal operationalized the most comprehensive relief, reform and recovery effort in U.S. history. It was inclusive of youth, providing young men and women with access to employment opportunities and financial assistance, though not equitably. Because of segregation, African Americans received less financial support than their white counterparts, even when they applied for it.  ... read more »
COVID-19: Flatten the Curve, Bridge the Opportunity Divide
March 26, 2020
We’re already in a global recession that will inform a national recession. An estimated 80 million U.S. jobs are at risk. More than 75 percent of 16–-24-year-olds are hourly employees who are at greater risk of being laid off. ... read more »
Employers: Catalyze collaboration to achieve a triple bottom line ROI
March 12, 2020
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon, in a recent opinion article on CNN.com, issued a call to action for businesses, communities and local governments to break down the silos that prevent them from working together to create Opportunity Markets and ensure that the most disparate members of their communities aren’t left behind.  ... read more »
Celebrating L.A. Heroes Who Mentor the Next Generation
February 27, 2020
The legacy of Harriet Tubman needs to continue ... read more »
From X to Z: Bridging the Social Capital Divide
February 6, 2020
Social entrepreneurship is in my DNA. After finishing graduate school, I wanted to give back to my community, but I needed to earn a living. After a few months of job searching, I reached out to my mentor Angela Reddock Wright for job leads and advice. Although my previous work history with Angela as a student was spotty, she believed in me and offered me a position on a project team she was leading for the Los Angeles Urban League. ... read more »
Top Local Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
Local news and stories of 2019 ... read more / view gallery »
Why can’t South L.A. be 100% employed?
October 24, 2019
A trusted advisor once told me, “Never reach over a dollar to pick up a dime.” It’s a metaphor I’ve lived by as a social entrepreneur and president and CEO of talent development accelerator LeadersUp for the last five years. It reminds me not to play small if I want to make transformative impact, which leads me to ask: Why can’t South L.A. be 100 percent employed? ... read more »
LEADERSUP PARTNERS WITH LA SENTINEL TO CLOSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT GAP AMONG YOUTH IN SOUTH LA
September 19, 2019
LeadersUp not only recruits, trains and advocates for inclusive hiring practices but it partners with employers who are looking to hire diverse talent NOW! And its growing its Fair Chance Coalition of employers adopting hiring practices inclusive of jobseekers with prior arrests and convictions. ... read more »
Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund
August 15, 2019
Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic. ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel and LeadersUp Lock Arms to Generate More Job Opportunities for African American Young Adults in South Los Angeles
June 20, 2019
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. ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League Honors Byron Allen at 46th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr., Awards Dinner
April 4, 2019
Byron Allen serves as a powerful role model for African-Americans, and all Americans by inspiring entrepreneurship, dedication and passion in the tradition of Whitney M. Young, Jr. ... read more »
Festivalgoers ‘Felt the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 20, marked 13 years of the largest street festival in Southern California and the Taste of Soul (TOS) nation still hasn’t come down from the festival high! ... read more »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... read more »
Bakewell Media Presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
September 27, 2018
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action and produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
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