On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Judson W. Robinson, III, president and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League. This past summer, the Houston Area Urban League hosted the 2023 National Urban League Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The NUL Conference return to Houston […]
HOUSTON – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that 31 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grants totaling over $6.9 million were awarded to 26 Gulf Coast-area veteran service organizations as part of the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Big Check Tour, according to a release. The funding will provide services to more than 5,300 veterans and their families […]
SAN ANTONIO – A trial began Monday over a sweeping Texas voting law that sparked a 38-day walkout by Democrats in 2021, part of Republican efforts across the U.S. to pass new voting restrictions following President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. The lawsuit was brought by a coalition of voting rights groups after Republican Gov. […]
The GOP-backed Senate Bill 1 added voting restrictions that plaintiffs claim unfairly impacts voters of color. Click here to view the full article.
“Today, more than 50 Democratic members of the Texas House left Austin…not because we want to — it breaks our heart that we have to do it — but we do it because we are in a fight to save our democracy. The nationwide Republican voter suppression efforts are coming to a crisis point in […]
[San Antonio, Texas] – Today, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas began the first day of trial in a case challenging S.B. 1, a Texas law that targets voting access. The case is comprised of five lawsuits, including Houston Area Urban League v. Abbott which was filed in 2021 by […]
SAN ANTONIO — A trial began Monday over a sweeping Texas voting law that set off a 38-day walkout by Democrats in 2021 and resulted in thousands of rejected mail ballots under the stricter measures, which Republicans had rushed to pass following President Donald Trump’s defeat and his false claims of a stolen election. The lawsuit was brought […]
The Texas Veterans Commission will present 31 grants for $6.99 million to 26 Gulf Coast area veteran service organizations. The funding will go towards 5,370 veterans and their families. The presentation will be given by TVC commissioner and Army veteran, Kevin Barber at Houston-Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston. The TVC approved these grants back in May through […]
Uniting Against Racism and Hate: Houston Area Urban League Mourns Tragic Dollar General Shooting Amidst Ongoing Fight for Inclusivity and Equality in Houston We condemn racism, hate, and those that stir these pools of intolerance and division. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time as we mourn the […]
The company’s ‘Digital Navigator’ programs teach digital skills that will provide greater opportunities and quality of life. HOUSTON — Almost every job or level of education requires some level of digital skill. Whether it’s working a cash register, joining an online conference call, or accessing information, these digital skills are vital to know. According to […]
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The National Urban League, a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, on Wednesday opened its annual convention in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, state representatives, and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump are among the speakers and panelists scheduled for the four-day gathering. Click here to view the full article.
The National Urban League’s conference kicks off in Houston, and President Marc Morial joins Morning Joe to discuss. Click here to view the video.
With new political challenges rapidly emerging in Texas, coordinated action among the state’s civil rights advocacy groups is essential. That’s why the Urban League Texas Delegation will hold an “Urban League Fights for You Rally” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, the first day of the National Urban League (NUL) Conference being held at the […]
Hip Hop has been the most influential cultural force of the last half-century. Get your dancing shoes ready for a memorable night of music with Mannie Fresh, Kid Capri and special surprise performances as the Urban League celebrates Hip Hop’s 50thAnniversary. Click here to view full article.