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Celebrate Black High School Graduates
June 4, 2020
Join the Los Angeles Urban League and the Black College Expo to Celebrate Black High School Graduates In The United States of America. “2020 Black High School Graduation: Rites Of Passage” where nationwide, students will share their high school achievements during this historic virtual ceremony.  ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Ivan James Houston 1925 – 2020
March 12, 2020
Ivan J. Houston was born in Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1925, the second son to Norman O. Houston and Doris Young Houston. After graduating from L.A.'s Polytechnic High School in 1942 Ivan entered the University of California at Berkeley. The country was also engaged in World War II, and in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the legendary African American 92nd Infantry Division, also known as the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Returning from the war in 1945, he married Philippa, and reentered U.C. Berkeley, then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1948. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of La Verne. ... read more »
South LA Construction Career Academy Prepares Students for In Demand Construction Jobs
February 21, 2020
Los Angeles Urban League’s Construction Career Academy (CCA) held its first class of the new year this past week with a full house of diverse men and women of all ages looking to get into a construction trade.  CCA and many other workforce development programs are trying to fill employment gaps as labor shortages continue to plague the construction industry. ... 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 »
CSU Dominguez Hills President Thomas A. Parham Honored by the City of Los Angeles with the Hall of Fame Award for Education
January 30, 2020
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) President Thomas A. Parham will be honored with the City of Los Angeles Hall of Fame Award for Education on Feb. 5, at 11 a.m., at L.A. City Hall during the opening ceremony for the city’s annual African American Heritage Month Celebration. ... read more »
Mark Calendars For Black College Expo February 1, 2020
January 30, 2020
This is the 21st year that the expo will be in town. ... read more »
Black Leaders Confront LAPD Chief Moore, demand changes in the midst of gang database corruption scandal
January 23, 2020
Group wants changes in the midst of gang database corruption scandal ... read more »
New Book Released on Early Life of John Mack
July 25, 2019
Everyone agrees that John W. Mack made a lasting impact on the city, especially in South Los Angeles. His role in advancing civil rights, social justice and economic equity for African Americans is documented in print publications, Internet entries, TV news archives and several YouTube videos. ... 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 »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
December 20, 2018
In a previous column, Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent? (Nov. 2008), I   described barriers in LAUSD that contributed to a failure of the district to properly educate Black students. Substantially ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: LAPD Chief Meets With Prominent Black Leaders After an Officer Involved Killing
December 13, 2018
In light of this event and in an effort to continue the promises he made when elected chief of LAPD, Michel Moore met with local Black leaders at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper on Tuesday, December 11, to discuss the officer-involved shooting. ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League and OmniWorks™ Promote Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success for Minorities and Women
November 1, 2018
The first workshop will start November 2nd from 1:00PM-6:00PM at Los Angeles Trade Tech College ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League and OmniWorks™ Promote Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success for Minorities and Women
October 30, 2018
Los Angeles Urban League and OmniWorks™ are proud to announce the launch of their Entrepreneurship Workshop, a free two-day workshop that will give aspiring and existing small business owners a chance to get their questions answered and learn best-practices for starting and growing successful businesses. The first workshop will start November 2nd from 1:00PM-6:00PM at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and with more than 150 participants already registered, more workshops are being planned for early 2019. ... read more »
Improving Black/Latino Relations is Their Job, Not Others’
October 12, 2018
Improving Black/Latino relations was never really a major political priority in Los Angeles but should have been. Why? Sustainable collaboration between the two groups, based on mutual respect and an explicit commitment to honor the terms of any agreement to work together, is really the only way to strengthen their relationship and respective goals. ... read more »
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