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Stand By Me

The rate at which black women are dying unnecessary deaths, suffering through unreasonable surgeries, and incurring outrageous medical debt is inexcusable. The Louisville Urban League Community Health Program continues to stand in the gap and advocate for those who experience inequalities in healthcare. Ms. Lori Williams became an Urban League client after losing her house [...]


Hurdles & Homeownership

Brenda never likened homeownership to sports until her life became a track meet of its own. Her first event: hurdles. One by one, barriers mounted before her creating a line of obstacles. After more than ten years of service, she was laid off from her job at Humana. Unemployment benefits kicked in but the [...]


Grand[daddy] Lessons

Hailey’s love for chess led her to the Urban League. Her grandfather, Robert Mize, taught her all she knew about the game. He taught her skill, strategy, and to confidently lead in a space where she wouldn’t see many girls, so when he passed away - she was devastated. Before his passing, Mr. Mize was [...]


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 [...]


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

"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 [...]


Louisville’s Sports Learning Complex can transform city

With this Sports and Learning Complex we have the ability to help black Americans in Louisville realize a dream that’s been deferred for far too long. Jay Gulick, Opinion contributor  Published 2:55 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2018 On Father’s Day, this year I asked my 12- and 17-year-old sons to accompany me on a [...]


Leaders discuss west Louisville’s economic transformation

West Louisville's economic landscape is changing and those who have a key role in that growth are sharing how it impacts the entire city. Updated: 5:46 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 Caray Grace  Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. —West Louisville's economic landscape is changing and those who have a key role in that growth are sharing [...]

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