Message From Our President

Message From Our President

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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What is an Urban Leaguer?

  • by HAUL
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

People often ask me, "what does the Urban League do?" Although this national organization has been established for more than 100 years, it is easy to get all of the organizations confused and generalize them as all providing the same services. Another question, I sometimes hear is concerning membership, what do you get and how often do the members meet? These are uneasy qu ..

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Houston's HERO Ordinance

  • by HAUL
  • Monday, October 19, 2015

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has become a divisive election issue here in Houston. One of the main issues for Civil Rights organizations like the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) is dissolving barriers to opportunity. Ending discrimination or at least creating ordinances that discourage it, is a step in the right direction as far as I am concerned. The Anti HERO argument has been very ..

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It's Time to Re-Visit...

  • by HAUL
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This message is a reprint of the 2015 State of Black America report that was written in response to the ongoing issues regarding civil unrest. It's imperative that we take a closer look at some of the identified factors in the report that really cause communities to feel safe and determine what’s working and what’s not. This means examining the role of current stakeholders clo ..

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