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L.A. Urban League to Honor Rev. James Lawson
June 26, 2022
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. ... read more »
Rose Bowl Operating Company Board Announces New Leadership
March 2, 2022
Earlier this fall, the Rose Bowl Operating Company selected its new executive leadership for its volunteer-driven Rose Bowl Operating Company Board of Directors. ... read more »
National Urban League Honors Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Karen Bass with Community of Champions Award
February 9, 2022
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.  ... read more »
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Bank of America Awards $11 Million to Los Angeles Nonprofits in 2021
January 20, 2022
As part of its commitment to strengthening communities by addressing critical needs that help advance racial equality and economic opportunity, Bank of America has awarded $11 million to 174 local nonprofits across greater Los Angeles last year. ... read more »
Mothers In Action Spreads Christmas Joy Throughout South L.A.
December 23, 2021
Mothers In Action gave toys and gift cards to more than 450 young people in South L.A. through its Angel Tree Christmas Project. Also, three daycare facilities, several families and 100 homeless individuals received a range of much-needed supplies. ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League and UCLA Medical Assistant Program Celebrate Students Graduating with National Certifications
November 4, 2021
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. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Ruth Jean Davis
November 4, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the sudden transition of Ruth Jean Davis on October 17, 2021.  ... read more »
Wells Fargo Pledges One Million Dollars to Support the Los Angeles Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship
October 28, 2021
The Hot and Cool Café, located in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, was recently the venue for a well-attended press conference where Wells Fargo announced a $1 Million Dollars investment in the Los Angeles Urban League, the 100-year-old highly respected civil-rights and economic empowerment organization. ... read more »
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LAUL & PEDC Team Up for Black Wealth Attainment And Retention Program
June 10, 2021
Legendary Banker and Philanthropist Darrel Brown and expert Tax Accountant and Real Estate specialist David Murphy are featured speakers for the Black Wealth Attainment And Retention Program ... read more »
SALUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN NONPROFITS
May 27, 2021
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. ... read more / view gallery »
Urban League Hosts ‘100 Years of Black History in L.A.’
March 4, 2021
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. ... read more »
In a dark moment for L.A.’s workforce, embracing the chance to build back better
December 24, 2020
Right now, more than 600,000 people in our city are unemployed in the fallout from this pandemic. They are disproportionately women and people of color. As we help them get back to work, we have an opportunity to set our city down a more equitable path.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League Letter to The Editor – Another Police Killing
September 11, 2020
On Monday, August 31, 2020, two Los Angeles County Sherriff deputies shot and killed Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old African American man from Lancaster, CA, visiting friends and family in the Westmont neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Shortly after Mr. Kizzee was pronounced dead, community activists gathered at the sight of the shooting. They marched to the local Sheriff's station to protest the unnecessary murder of another Black man by those pledged to protect and serve. Protesters are rightfully outraged, and the family deserves answers and transparency.  ... read more »
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 »

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