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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 »
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 »
LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More
August 13, 2020
The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of systemic violence Black Americans have faced for centuries and continue to encounter daily. Much of the current attention is focused on law enforcement. But our public education system has its own racialized history of oppression. ... read more »
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Black Business Group Takes AB 5 Independent Contractor Fight to Gov. Newsom
June 18, 2020
The Black Small Business Association of California (BSBA) sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom June 12. In it, the group criticized the state’s proposed allocation of $20 million in the 2020-21 budget to enforce AB 5. ... 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 »
Covid-19 Is An Urgent Reminder That Food Insecurity Is a Pressing Problem
May 28, 2020
We knew many of our fellow Angelenos worked on the margins of the previously healthy economy, but that reality didn’t hit home until we saw reports that less than half of adults in Los Angeles County had a job post pandemic. We all probably had at least heard that minorities had worse health outcomes than white Americans, but perhaps that didn’t really register until statistics about the shockingly high death rates of black and Latinos from Covid-19 became reality.  ... 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 »
SCAQMD and Sentinel host Community Leaders
October 3, 2019
South Coast Air Quality Management District educates and solicits community support for cleaner air within our neighborhoods. ... read more »
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Attendees Reflect on Biden’s Breakfast Meeting at Dulan’s
July 25, 2019
At a breakfast gathering held at Dulan’s On Crenshaw soul food restaurant, Biden greeted, chatted and donned an apron and hat to serve meals to more than 60 people who attended the event on iconic Crenshaw Blvd., in South Los Angeles.  He outlined his reasons for running, saying that he wants “to restore the soul of the country,” and he also took time to take a shot at President Donald Trump, referring to Trump’s recent Twitter comments, which disparaged four Democratic congresswomen and stated that they should  “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”  ... read more »
Banking on the Future? Start Saving Today.
June 14, 2019
The youngest American generations in or approaching adulthood --the Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) and Generation Z (born after 1996) -- will have less wealth, less property, lower marriage rates, fewer children, and less savings compared to any generation born since the Great Depression, the Wall Street Journal just reported. ... read more »
WATCH: President Barack Obama Blvd. South L.A. street renaming ceremony
May 6, 2019
President Barack Obama street renaming, unveiling ceremony ... read more / watch video »
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 »
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 »
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