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November 2018

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

October 2018

Sadiqa Reynolds says Kroger shooting ‘looks like a hate crime’

http://www.wave3.com/e5e0a10c-0d99-4e9c-ae0d-1420f55ff32f Sadiqa Reynolds, President of the Louisville Urban League, discusses how the Kroger shooting is a hate crime. Source: Full Interview: Sadiqa Reynolds says Kroger shooting 'looks like a hate crime'

Remembering The 2 Victims Killed In The Kroger Shooting In Kentucky | Here & Now

Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Jones, 67, both African-American, were shot and killed last week at a Kroger grocery store by a white gunman. Funerals begin Tuesday for three of the 11 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Thoughts and prayers are heading there from around [...]

Urban League Leaders Morial & Reynolds Denounce Violent Hate Crimes, Call For Prosecution “To the Fullest Extent of the Law”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Teresa CandoriNational Urban League(212) [email protected] PryorLouisville Urban [email protected] E W S  R E L E A S EUrban League Leaders Morial & Reynolds Denounce Violent Hate Crimes, Call For Prosecution “To the Fullest Extent of the Law”Louisville, KY, October 27, 2018—National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial [...]

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 [...]

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