LAUL President/CEO Cynthia Mitchell-Heard Urges Black Women to ‘Shoot for the Moon’ 

“So many pivotal moments in my life have informed my practice and my commitment to the community. But it was my parents who first instilled two major lessons: a strong belief in oneself and an even stronger sense of responsibility to my community. ‘Shoot for the moon and grab the stars while you ‘re up amongst them,’ said Cynthia Mitchell-Heard, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) 

Dr. Randy Hawkins Elected President of Medical Board of California

On Thursday, August 24, 2023, Dr. Randy W. Hawkins of Los Angeles was elected by his fellow members of the Medical Board of California (Board) to serve as the Board’s president.  The Board also elected Ms. Laurie Lubiano as Vice President and Mr. Ryan Brooks as Secretary.

Wheeler Promotes Unity and Community in L.A. Labor Movement 

The labor movement is front and center in Los Angeles and Yvonne Wheeler is right in the thick of it.  As the president of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, Wheeler serves as chief advocate for unity and community among thousands of members. 

Abraham Assumes Presidency of L.A. County Medical Association

Dr. Jerry P. Abraham, a steadfast advocate for equitable access to public health and healthcare delivery, was installed as the 152nd president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) on August 18, at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. 

New President Rochelle Ford Reveals Bold Plans for Dillard University   

Dr. Rochelle Ford is traveling at warp speed in her new role as president of Dillard University, the oldest HBCU in the state of Louisiana. Appointed to the prestigious post last month, Ford immediately made strides to implement her main goal of enlisting the support of “alumni, partners, everyone we encounter” to help fulfill the university’s mission. During a recent visit to Los Angeles, the president elaborated on her strategies to achieve that objective. 

ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president.