The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) and our President & CEO, Judson Robinson III, join the National Urban League in commending the U.S. Justice Department’s indictment of the former Memphis Police officers involved in the tragic death of Tyre Nichols in January. Tyre Nichols’ life mattered, and his memory will continue to drive our commitment […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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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.
If Houston had a royal family, the Robinsons would certainly be in contention. Judson Sr. was a community giant who had his hand in countless initiatives, including helping found the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) in 1968. Judson II became Houston’s first Black city councilman. And Judson III has taken up that mantle of leadership […]
For 55 years the Houston Area Urban League has been focusing on a vision of enabling Black and other “marginalized communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights,” according to its vision statement. This week HAUL will host the National Urban League Conference, which means leaders from as many as 90 Urban League […]
FOX 26 is partnering with the Defender Network, which has been delivering news and information to the Black community in our area for more than 90 years. Click here to view the video.
For the first time since 1999, Houston will play host to one of the nation’s largest civil rights and social justice events, and you can get a free seat at the table.
Mental illness and specialty care does not have color, face, or name, but adequate support to address a variety of issues like toxic stressors that lead to depression can curve impacts through policy intervention. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Houston Area Urban League, NAMI and partnering organizations in Houston gathered for a rally at the […]
Texans are witnessing one of the most extreme, authoritarian and discriminatory legislative sessions in years. Bills moving through the Legislature would make Texas law dramatically more anti-immigrant; radically reduce the power of local governments, courts and prosecutors; diminish, criminalize and encourage interference with voting rights; and even impose extreme authoritarian views about what can be […]
Judson Robinson, CEO of the Houston Area Urban League, talks to KG Smooth about the Texas Education Agency taking over Houston Independent School District. We also talk about the state of education and what really needs to be done. Click here to listen to the full interview.