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July 18, 1987 | United Press International
About 15,000 people are expected here Sunday to attend a four-day National Urban League Conference.
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May 18, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
PORTLAND, Ore. - Proponents of fluoridating Portland's water supply had no trouble getting the local Urban League on board. Here in the biggest city in the country that still doesn't treat its water to prevent tooth decay, studies show that low-income children and kids of color have been hit hardest by untreated cavities. "Do we really want our children to be suffering from something we could prevent? Why would we not want to be involved?" said Jerome Brooks, an Urban League advocacy contractor who has helped marshal the civil rights group behind a fluoridation measure on Tuesday's municipal ballot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1985
Unemployment cripples the lives of many, in spite of the good news that the unemployment rate has dropped. Many of the jobless are unskilled, undereducated, unsure about how to find and keep a job--or simply unlucky. Some need special help if they are ever to lead productive lives.
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August 2, 2008 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Sen. John McCain told a largely black and not particularly receptive audience of National Urban League members Friday that it was time for affirmative action to end. "We should provide equal economic opportunities for all Americans, and I think Americans have rejected a quota system," he said. Silence greeted his comments at the league's convention in Orlando, Fla. With race as a backdrop to the presidential campaign, the Arizona senator and his Democratic opponent, Sen.
NEWS
April 14, 1997 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I got it mixed up. I thought it was the 'Earvin League,' that's why I'm here," honoree Denzel Washington joked to the crowd at the Los Angeles Urban League's 24th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Award dinner Thursday night at the Century Plaza Hotel. He was referring to his good friend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who had just paid eloquent tribute to Washington, who was being recognized as an activist and humanitarian, not just a silver screen superstar.
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May 3, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former San Diego Urban League President Herb Cawthorne Wednesday asked a Superior Court judge to halt the black service agency's lawsuit against him, contending that the Urban League breached his contract by not first submitting their bitter financial dispute to arbitration.
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February 22, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ibrahim Naeem, former Los Angeles Urban League official, was named chief executive officer of the troubled San Diego Urban League on Wednesday. Naeem fills a post vacated by Herb Cawthorne, who resigned abruptly June 7 amid allegations that he mismanaged about $13,000 in funds belonging to the black service organization. Cawthorne, who was one of the city's most influential black leaders when he headed the Urban League, never offered an explanation for his mysterious resignation.
NEWS
April 9, 1993 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a star-studded ceremony Thursday night, the Los Angeles Urban League presented its highest honor to a man described as "one of our own." John W. Mack, who has headed the organization since 1969, received the 20th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Award at the Century Plaza Hotel event. The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions in advancing human and civil rights for African-Americans and other minorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
John Mack, civil rights leader and president of the Los Angeles Urban League since 1969, will be teaching for the next four months at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics. As a fellow in residence, Mack has been invited to lead undergraduate study groups in trying to find solutions to urban problems. The fellowship starts in September.
NEWS
June 27, 1990
Mollie Moon, 82, founder and full-time volunteer president of the National Urban League Guild that she founded in 1942 to raise money for Urban League programs that promote racial equality. The guild has grown to include 30,000 volunteers in 80 groups across the country. Mrs. Moon also worked to move black social events downtown from Harlem starting in 1948 when she--with the help of Winthrop Rockefeller--moved the guild's prime fund-raiser to the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
South Los Angeles, like many hard-pressed areas of the city, has struggled for decades with unsafe streets, inadequate housing and healthcare, unemployment and educational gridlock. It's a combination of problems that is too great for any one program to tackle. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Urban League announced the launch of Neighborhood@Work, a $25-million, five-year strategic plan designed to concentrate private and government assistance in a 70-block area surrounding Crenshaw High School.
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July 28, 2007 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
With his rivals engaged in a high-profile feud, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards tried to position himself Friday as the more statesmanlike leader, saying that the bickering between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama epitomized what was wrong with U.S. politics.
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October 17, 2005 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Blair Taylor is at home in two worlds. With a background in business, he understands the language and the logic of corporate America. With a long history of involvement in the African American community, he understands its problems and possibilities. Taylor's experience helps explain why he discusses the state of black America and the future of U.S. business with the same passion -- and often in the same sentence. "I've tried to make the marriage between those two," Taylor said.
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October 14, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Blair Taylor, executive vice president of College Summit, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that helps low-income high school students get into college, will succeed John W. Mack as president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Urban League, the league announced Thursday. The appointment was hailed by Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles), for whom Taylor served as a senior staff member when Ridley-Thomas was a member of the Los Angeles City Council.
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September 4, 2005 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
John W. Mack, brand-new president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, wore a wan smile as he stepped before the microphones to face the press last week. "I've had a long honeymoon as a new commissioner," the 68-year-old civil rights leader said dryly: "About 30 minutes or less." Mack, appointed to the board Aug.
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June 27, 2005 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Heads turn and murmuring begins when the distinguished, silver-haired African American walks through Harold and Belle's, a popular Creole restaurant in southwest Los Angeles. A professor looks up from her shrimp and crawfish etouffee. Genteel little old ladies dressed to the nines for lunch grab at his hands. Diners approach his table before he can savor the shrimp, crab, smoked beef sausage, ham and chicken thickening his file gumbo. "Isn't that John Mack from the Urban League?" a diner asks.
NEWS
August 1, 1988 | Associated Press
National Urban League President John E. Jacob on Sunday lashed out at the Republican Party, saying he questioned its claims of trying to woo black voters in this year's presidential election. Jacob said at a news conference opening the group's four-day national meeting that presumed GOP presidential nominee George Bush declined an invitation to address the gathering, "just as Ronald Reagan didn't come in 1984."
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July 15, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The White House confirmed on Wednesday that President Bush, who angered black leaders by declining to address the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People last week, will speak next week to the National Urban League. White House spokesman Scott McClellan, traveling with the president in Wisconsin, said Bush would make remarks July 23 to the Urban League convention in Detroit. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F.
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July 24, 2004 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
Claiming "a solid record of accomplishment" on civil rights, President Bush told the National Urban League on Friday that he had reached out to blacks and suggested that Democrats took their support for granted. "There is an alternative this year," Bush said. "Take a look at my agenda." But it is his record that many black leaders found wanting. "He's closed his door on black voters" while embracing "ideologically divisive, polarizing policies," said the Rev.
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July 15, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The White House confirmed on Wednesday that President Bush, who angered black leaders by declining to address the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People last week, will speak next week to the National Urban League. White House spokesman Scott McClellan, traveling with the president in Wisconsin, said Bush would make remarks July 23 to the Urban League convention in Detroit. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F.
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