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April 2019

Project CommUNITY: Community Conversation

Updated: 4:48 PM EDT Apr 21, 2019 Caray Grace, Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. —WLKY’s Caray Grace has an honest discussion about racism with local leaders, including Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, Director, Office of Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods; Marian R. Vasser, Director of Diversity Education & Inclusive Excellence, UofL; Dr. Shannon Cambron, School of Social Work Chair, Spalding [...]

ACLU Kentucky hopes to shine light on juvenile justice reform

ACLU Kentucky hopes to shine light on juvenile justice reform By Taylor Durden | April 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM EDT - Updated April 17 at 1:15 AM LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The ACLU of Kentucky is hoping to debunk myths and educate the community on juvenile justice reform. “The main important thing is to figure out [...]

Louisville police face heat after black teen’s traffic stop

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad will be asked to provide proof to city officials that traffic stops in high-crime neighborhoods reduce violence. Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:46 a.m. ET April 5, 2019 Civil rights leaders and several Metro Council members said Thursday they were enraged by a traffic stop in which a [...]

Statement on LMPD Treatment of Tae-Ahn Lea

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lyndon Pryor [email protected] 502-585-4622 N E W S  R E L E A S E Statement on LMPD Treatment of Tae-Ahn Lea Louisville, KY, April 5, 2019—The LMPD bodycam footage of the August 9, 2018 traffic stop of 18-year-old Tae-Ahn Lea has recently gone viral. As part of an [...]

Louisville police criticized for handcuffing black teen for wide turn

1 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE VIEWED A VIDEO OF A LOUISVILLE TRAFFIC STOP ON YOUTUBE. MANY SAID IT SHOWS EXACTLY WHY MINORITIES DISTRUST LAW ENFORCEMENT. Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal Published 7:46 a.m. ET April 4, 2019 | Updated 6:56 a.m. ET April 5, 2019 He was homecoming king at Central High School and had just [...]

March 2019

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 [...]

Louisville remains stagnant in comparison to peer cities

A new report shows Louisville has remained stagnant since the city-county merger in comparison to peer cities. Updated: 5:22 PM EDT Mar 26, 2019 Caray Grace A new report shows Louisville has remained stagnant since the city-county merger in comparison to peer cities. The study by the Greater Louisville Project measured education, 21st-century jobs, [...]

Women of distinction share advice for success at Louisville forum – Insider Louisville

A panel discussion organized by AARP Kentucky featured women of distinction offering advice on how to succeed in business and in life. WFPL’s Jean West moderated a panel discussion at “Louisville’s Leading Ladies,” a forum organized by AARP Kentucky. The panelists, from left to right, were Jackie Ford, Rita Phillips, Sadiqa Raynolds and Grace [...]

Louisville Urban League moving forward with sports and learning complex

The $35 million state-of-the-art complex is planned for 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville. By Taylor Durden | March 19, 2019 at 11:12 PM EST - Updated March 19 at 11:32 PM LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Urban League is moving forward with plans to turn a 24 acre vacant [...]

Request For Proposals: Calling All Videographers

Request For Proposals Calling All Videographers The Louisville Urban League Derby Gala is fast approaching and we’re looking for a creative local videographer to help us document this phenomenal community event. Please see below for details. Louisville Urban League Request for Proposal (RFP) for Digital Video Production Project: Louisville Urban League Derby Gala PROJECT [...]

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