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Lawmakers, business leaders urge McConnell to call for criminal justice reform vote

The Louisville Urban League gathered an array of federal and state lawmakers for a press conference in support of criminal justice reform. A bipartisan group of government and community leaders called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop holding up a vote on a federal criminal justice reform bill. Louisville Urban League President [...]

2018-12-13T10:06:33+00:00

Video of arrest outside Kroger on Broadway sparks outrage from community

Video of Louisville Metro police officers arresting Jarrus Ransom on Sunday has been shared all over social media. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Video of Louisville Metro police officers arresting Jarrus Ransom on Sunday has been shared all over social media. The police chief has called for an investigation into what happened, but some people want [...]

2018-12-13T10:00:41+00:00

National, state, local leaders push for more accessibility to expungements

One of those things is criminal justice reform, specifically about breaking down the barriers for people who have already served their sentence, yet still find themselves carrying the stigma of their former conviction. Author: Dennis Ting Published: 6:00 PM EST December 10, 2018 Updated: 6:18 PM EST December 10, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) -- Senator Rand Paul, [...]

2018-12-13T09:52:47+00:00

$3 million gift propels west Louisville track and field complex – WDRB 41 Louisville News

The Louisville Urban League is trying to raise $20 million by the end of the year $3 million gift propels west Louisville track and field complex toward fundraising goal The Louisville Urban League is trying to raise $20 million by the end of the year Monday, November 26th 2018, 3:27 PM EST Updated:  Monday, [...]

2018-11-27T15:56:40+00:00

New Metro Housing Report shows disturbing trend in Louisville – WDRB 41 Louisville News

The findings in the report showed a disturbing trend continues: hundreds of Louisville families face foreclosure and eviction every day. Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 6:02 PM EST By Stephan Johnson LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An alarming number of homeowners and renters in Louisville in danger of ending up on the street, according to the 2018 State of [...]

2018-11-15T13:54:56+00:00

National Urban League: Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Would Benefit African Americans’ Health | National Urban League

NEW YORK (November 13, 2018) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plan to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes: “The destructive impact of menthol cigarettes on the African-American community is clear. African Americans smoke menthol cigarettes at higher [...]

2018-11-15T11:35:53+00:00

Hundreds gather outside Metro Hall to rally for stronger hate crime laws and inclusiveness – Insider Louisville

The Louisville Urban League's "Stronger Than Hate" rally united people who support stronger hate crime laws and a more inclusive community. By MICHAEL L. JONES | November 6, 2018 10:55 am Hundreds of people ignored the rain on Monday night to gather outside Metro Hall for the Louisville Urban League’s “Stronger Than Hate” rally. Billed as a [...]

2018-11-06T14:54:10+00:00

‘Stronger Than Hate’ rally promotes compassion, caring ahead of elections | whas11.com

"Love is stronger than hate. Freedom is stronger than hate. Liberty is stronger than hate." Author: Robert Bradfield Published: 11:02 PM EST November 5, 2018 Updated: 5:10 AM EST November 6, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A rainy night couldn't dampen the message of compassion that was shared by hundreds attending a rally in downtown Louisville. "Love [...]

2018-11-06T14:05:49+00:00

Some HIP inmates will be released to vote on election day | whas11.com

"Everybody with the right to vote ought to be able to exercise it." Author: Shay McAlister Published: 4:34 PM EST November 5, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — For the first time, some Metro Corrections Home Incarceration Inmates will be granted a release on election day to cast their vote. HIP inmates are either serving time from [...]

2018-11-06T15:50:49+00:00

Black Woman Pfizer Executive Outlines Solution to Fixing Racial Healthcare Disparities – Black Enterprise

How Pfizer’s VP of Corporate Affairs, Boykin-Towns, is working on a new initiative called “Three Virtues” to improve healthcare disparities among the African American community. For over 10 years, Karen Boykin-Towns has been dedicated to solving the systemic issues plaguing African Americans’ healthcare. “Healthcare disparities exist for African Americans, and there are several systemic [...]

2018-11-06T16:32:16+00:00
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