Message From Our President

Message From Our President

The Impact of an Urban Leaguer

  • by HAUL
  • Friday, June 23, 2017

This testimony is a must read for any supporter of the Urban League. Mr. Collins was kind enough to share his story regarding the impact our work has had on his life since becoming a client and completing our Workforce Development, & Training program. As you read through this letter, try to notice the words of appreciation and expressed gratitude. This is the client's way of w ..

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State of Black America

  • by HAUL
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017

As the Houston Area Urban League approaches its 50th Year Anniversary, I reflect on the amount of work we have accomplished over the years. The Urban League has helped members of the community find jobs and opportunities for a better life for themselves and their families. However, when reviewing the equality indices presented in the State of Black America report, I am troubled  ..

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The Passing of An Urban League Legend

  • by HAUL
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Remembering Dr. Freddie Louis Frazier 1941 - 2017 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=freddie-frazier&pid=185491256&fhid=3032) Helping children learn has been the obligation of the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) for many years. We do this with our dedicated staff and a host of volunteers, funders and contractors. For years we have rel ..

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Pension solution is an economic justice issue

  • by HAUL
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pension Solution is an Economic Justice Issue As an organization that strives to bring equity to Houston's African American community and other communities of people of color, the Houston Area Urban League, Inc. has much to ask the Texas Legislature when it comes to matters of economic justice. In this current session, one is particularly simple: Passing the Houston pension solution brought forth  ..

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The New Health Care Reform (AHCA)

  • by HAUL
  • Friday, March 24, 2017

Our country recently celebrated the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010. President Obama said in a statement that the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act was "about whether we look out for one another, as neighbors, and fellow citizens. "Thanks to this law, more than twenty million Americans gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance."This week, President Donal ..

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Our Commitment to Grow and Serve More People

  • by HAUL
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Houston Area Urban League Board of Directors This year, we start our march towards the agency’s 50th Anniversary. “Can you believe it?” Since 1968, together, we have served marginalized communities across the Greater Houston area. Our relentless pursuit has helped empower families with hope and opportunity for tomorrow. For those of you that have worked side b ..

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Significance of Our Vote on Election Day

  • by HAUL
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

On the evening of November the 8, 2016, the American people chose a President to represent our nation and lead the free world. Represent our nation and lead the free world. When I ponder the significance of those eight words, I wonder if we really felt the significance of our vote on Election Day. For decades, we as a people have pushed the civil rights agenda forward to en ..

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Young People Matter

  • by HAUL
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016

We come to work at this agency each day because we truly believe we are making a difference in the lives and communities we serve. Our team is devoted to a world where equity, justice, peace and opportunity are a reality in the lives of all people, especially our younger men and women. We understand that for young people to succeed they need to be connected, they need op ..

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A Path to Upward Mobility

  • by HAUL
  • Monday, April 18, 2016

This country is built on the idea of opportunity for all, regardless of where you come from or what you look like. Unfortunately, that’s far from today’s reality with working Americans’ living standards declining and the divide in income inequality widening each day. For some, opportunities have been limited by the ZIP codes in which they reside, race, gender, eth ..

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City of Houston: Frequently Asked Questions About the New Texas Open Carry Law

  • by HAUL
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About the New Texas Open Carry Law As of January 1, 2016, individuals can carry a handgun openly or concealed subject to statutory restrictions as long as they possess a License to Carry (LTC) a handgun issued by Texas or a similar license issued by a state that Texas has accepted. By law, a handgun carried openly must be carrie ..

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