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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 »
The Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is a Deeply-Felt Loss to the Urban League Movement
July 19, 2018
While John’s service to the Urban League goes back more than half a century, his association with the leaders of the movement goes back even further. While he was studying for his Master of Social Work degree at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta), he became a protégé of Whitney M. Young, then Dean of the School of Social Work. Just a few short years later, Young would take the helm of the National Urban League and ask John to lead the affiliate in Flint, Michigan. ... read more »
Prominent Civil Rights Leader John Mack Remembered
July 12, 2018
A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service.  ... read more »
John Mack Sunrise (1-6-1937) Sunset (6-21-2018) A Hero, Statesman and Man of the People
June 28, 2018
When it comes to John Wesley Mack, the opinion is unanimous.  Civil rights legend, social justice warrior, and groundbreaking public servant are words that illustrated his life and career. ... read more »
New LAPD Chief  Shares His Policing Vision with South L.A. Black Leaders
June 21, 2018
Continuing his meet-and-greets around the city, new LAPD Chief Michel Moore stopped by the L.A. Sentinel on June 19 and heard about the pressing policing concerns from South Los Angeles African American community representatives. ... read more »
Civil Rights Town Hall Focuses on Financial State of Black Angelenos
April 26, 2018
The town hall provided an opportunity to discuss relevant issues with a variety of experts and leaders. The event featured keynote speaker Valeisha Butterfield Jones of Google, as well as a panel discussion with Lori R. Gay, brand strategist, Sheila Coates, financial psychologist, Anita R. Johnson, AARP California’s associate state director for multicultural outreach, Jennifer L. Hopson and urban planning scholar Andre Comandon. NABJ – LA Vice President Jarrett Hill served as emcee and moderator. ... read more »
Noted Attorney and Community Activist Michael Lawson Named Interim President of Los Angeles Urban League 
November 16, 2017
The Los Angeles Urban League announced that noted attorney and civic leader Michael Lawson has accepted the position as Interim President and CEO of the famed civil rights organizations Los Angeles Branch.  ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Noted Attorney and Community Activist Michael Lawson Named Interim President of Los Angeles Urban League
November 9, 2017
The Los Angeles Urban League announced today that noted attorney and civic leader Michael Lawson has accepted the position as Interim President and CEO of the famed civil rights organizations Los Angeles Branch. Michael Lawson is not new to the Los Angeles Community and is well respected throughout both the business, political, philanthropic community here in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Michael Lawson served as a partner at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flori, LLP in their New York and Los Angeles offices until he retired in 2011. ... read more »
Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Hold Historic Meeting in South LA
September 28, 2017
In addition, the organization collected over 4,200 polls from South Los Angeles residents to gain a deeper understanding of the issues impacting their quality of life. ... read more »
Earvin ‘Magic’ and Cookie Johnson Honored at 44th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards 
May 3, 2017
The stars aligned at the Dolby Ballroom as the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) honored Earvin “Magic” and Cookie Johnson at their annual fundraiser, the 44th Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner on Friday, April 21. ... read more »
Harriett Hicks Johnson Mack
November 3, 2016
A quiet and consistent pillar of the community, Harriett was a life member of Holman United Methodist Church and served with distinction as First Lady of the Los Angeles Urban League for 37 years. ... read more »
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