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January 2019

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 2018

People to watch in 2019: These leaders can shape Louisville

Courier Journal staffPublished 6:51 a.m. ET Dec. 27, 2018 | Updated 9:05 a.m. ET Dec. 27, 2018 As we look ahead to 2019, keep an eye on these people who could help shape Louisville, the state and our image. We saw brutal fights over the state pension system in 2018, wholesale changes in administrationand coaching at the University of Louisville, [...]

Police union president reacts to Louisville Urban League’s statement

 | Updated: 10:50 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 By Deni Kamper The president of a local police union is unhappy with a statement made by the Louisville Urban League regarding the issue of police violence. The Urban League released the statement on Wednesday and held a press conference. The statement condemned the actions of officers [...]

Statement on Police Violence in Louisville, KY

N E W S  R E L E A S E Statement on Police Violence in Louisville, KY Louisville, KY, December 19, 2018— We stand united in our frustration and determination. No longer will we stand by and allow Black and Brown people to be abused by law enforcement. We have repeatedly examined the [...]

Criminal justice: Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote on bill

Mitch McConnell, in reversal, says Senate will vote on criminal justice bill Deborah Barfield Berry, Eliza Collins and Herb Jackson, USA TODAY Published 10:30 a.m. ET Dec. 11, 2018 | Updated 8:01 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a shift, announced Tuesday the Senate would take up a long-awaited bipartisan bill that aims [...]

18-12-07 Annual Luncheon Speech – Sadiqa N. Reynolds – YouTube The Louisville Urban League presents a formal report of its activities to the community at its Annual Report Luncheon held in December of each year. The luncheon, which traditionally reaches full-capacity seating, also features a dynamic keynote address from, Sadiqa N. Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. [...]

Paul, Yarmuth join forces to support criminal justice reform

Mark Vanderhoff, Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Two lawmakers -- often at odds with each other --are joining forces. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat, appeared Monday at the Louisville Urban League to support criminal justice reform. Paul and Yarmuth both want fellow Kentuckian, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to [...]

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