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2019 Derby Urban League Gala to feature Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds

The 2019 Louisville Urban League Derby Gala will feature Grammy Award winner, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Adrianne Kelly  Digital Editor LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2019 Louisville Urban League Derby Gala will feature Grammy Award winner, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. The event will be held on May 1 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. “All proceeds raised at [...]

2019-01-29T10:11:57-04:00

Urban League hires investment director for Heritage West project; CEO speaks at Women’s March – Insider Louisville

The Louisville Urban League recently hired a director of investment for its sports complex, and its CEO gave a speech at the Women's March in Washington. The Louisville Urban League leadership was busy this past week — the social justice organization announced the hiring of a new director on Wednesday and its CEO took [...]

2019-01-24T10:02:32-04:00

Louisville is renaming its airport after Muhammad Ali

Now his name will be among the first things visitors and travelers see when they fly into his beloved hometown. City officials announced Wednesday that Louisville International Airport will be renamed after the boxer and humanitarian often called "the Greatest."The new name: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport."Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had [...]

2019-01-17T10:54:35-04:00

UK law school graduate working to bring change to Louisville community | Features | kykernel.com

UK law school graduate Sadiqa Reynolds is bringing about change in the West End Louisville community through the Louisville Urban League. Sadiqa Reynolds is a UK law school graduate and the current president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. Jericho Curry: Jan 14, 2019 UK law school graduate Sadiqa Reynolds is bringing about change [...]

2019-01-15T09:41:13-04:00

Louisville Urban League offers free CDL training

Updated: 6:09 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 Alex Durham Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Louisville Urban League now offers free CDL training. The first class graduated in December, and seven of the students now have jobs at TARC. There is a huge need for commercially licensed drivers in Louisville. TARC, UPS and Jefferson County Public [...]

2019-01-15T11:50:46-04:00

JCPS plan to fix racial inequality falls short, critics say

(Photo: Matt Stone, Courier Journal) The Jefferson County Public Schools board will vote Tuesday on the district's first "racial educational equity plan." Over the next two years, Jefferson County Public Schools will strive to increase teacher diversity, stem disproportionate suspension rates and shrink its racial achievement gap. But some in the community are questioning [...]

2019-01-08T10:59:46-04:00

Urban League shy of $3 million goal, but lands $250,000 matching gift for track project – Insider Louisville

Urban League shy of $3 million goal, but lands $250,000 matching gift for track project By JOE SONKA | January 8, 2019 10:15 am The Louisville Urban League will spearhead the track and field facility project. | Courtesy of Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government The Louisville Urban League fell short of its ambitious 30-day goal to match the $3 [...]

2019-01-08T10:46:39-04:00

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 [...]

2018-12-13T10:06:33-04:00

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 [...]

2018-12-13T10:00:41-04:00
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