June 21, 2021

Taylor named head of Los Angeles Urban League

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Urban League has announced its successor for John W. Mack, the organization’s longtime president and chief executive who now serves as president of the city’s Police Commission. Blair Taylor, executive vice president of College Summit, a Washington, D.C.-based organization helping low-income students get into college, will be the league’s new leader, organization officials announced Thursday. “Blair Taylor has the vision for this work and a commitment to community advancement,” said Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles. Taylor worked as a senior staff member for Ridley-Thomas during his time on the City Council. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League works to secure equal opportunity for blacks and other minorities through job training, job placement and business development programs. Before stepping down in June, Mack had served as head of the Los Angeles Urban League for 36 years. An early leader of the student civil rights movement in Georgia, Mack was appointed to the Police Commission on Aug. 17 and named president a few days later. – Associated Presslast_img

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