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August 2017

One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol 08/16/2017 04:55 PM by Kevin Wheatley FRANKFORT — Dozens gathered to denounce white nationalism and, at times, call for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, a demonstration in response to the eruption of violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday over the removal of a statue of Robert E. [...]

Statement on Charlottesville & Monuments

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lyndon Pryor Louisville Urban League (502) 585-4622 [email protected] N E W S R E L E A S E Statement on Charlottesville & Monuments Louisville, KY, August 16, 2017— “There is no place for you here. There is no place for you in America.” This was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's [...]


NEW YORK (August 12, 2017) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA: "Horrifying expressions of white supremacy and Nazi sympathies sadly are nothing novel in the United States, even in the 21st Century.  What is shocking is that these demonstrations - [...]

July 2017

Lexington, Louisville awarded $5 million for violence prevention

Lexington and Louisville have been awarded $5 million over the next three years to start leadership fellowship programs for young black men age 16 to 25. BY BETH [email protected] Lexington and Louisville have been awarded $5 million over the next three years to start leadership fellowship programs for young black men age 16 to 25. [...]

A vision for Louisville’s vacant properties | Gill Holland

We need to come together as neighbors and remedy this blight, because the decay can’t be missed and should no longer be ignored. Gill Holland, Guest ContributorPublished 8:19 p.m. ET May 16, 2017 | Updated 9:32 a.m. ET June 22, 2017 If you drive through many of the neighborhoods west of Ninth Street, you can’t [...]

Volunteers Needed for Citizen Foster Care Review Boards

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 71 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed [...]

June 2017

UPS partners with Louisville Urban League for job fair

The Louisville Urban League works to assist minorities and the disadvantaged achieve economic and social equality. Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 5:19 pm EDT   UPS is hiring for a range of positions. To fill the slots, the company hosted a job fair Wednesday afternoon at the Louisville Urban League. The company has part-time and full-time [...]

Fixes will take prayer and pen | Sadiqa Reynolds

Depending on his heart, a governor that prays is a good thing, but praying while promulgating policy that kills and destroys does not honor God. The Louisville Urban League supports the idea of corporate prayer coupled with corporate investment. God can do his part but he wants us to meet him halfway. The Governor, with [...]

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