Los Angeles Urban League

L.A. Urban League to Honor Rev. James Lawson

Legendary civil rights leader James Lawson will receive the Centennial Award at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala sponsored by the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) on Thursday, June 30, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

National Urban League Honors Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Karen Bass with Community of Champions Award

The National Urban League and the Los Angeles Urban League will honor civil rights activist and media entrepreneur Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., sports legend, entrepreneur and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Los Angeles mayoral candidate and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass at their Community of Champions Luncheon on Friday, February 11. 

Los Angeles Urban League and UCLA Medical Assistant Program Celebrate Students Graduating with National Certifications

The Los Angeles Urban League and UCLA Medical Assistant Program are intentional on advocating and advancing health equality. The program’s goal is not only to graduate students to work in healthcare, but also to give them a voice to speak on behalf of patients, especially those who look like them. Diversity and advocacy are important and are part of the training the students receive in the program. The importance of MA 3 graduates to confidently speak on behalf of patients is one of the services they provide to the community. Many alumni from the program have gone on to do exciting things in healthcare.


Several South Los Angeles nonprofits and their top executives were recognized at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards honor individual organizations and leaders whose focus is to improve the communities they serve.  Finalists and winners and were recognized during the L.A. Business Journal virtual event in early May.

Urban League Hosts ‘100 Years of Black History in L.A.’

Achieving a century of progress is not easy, but the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) defied the odds by celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded in 1921, the heralded organization has made a huge impact for the last 10 decades by promoting business opportunities, training and development and coalition building on behalf of African Americans.