L.A. Urban League to celebrate 100th anniversary


Wave Staff and Wire Reports

HOLLYWOOD — The Los Angeles Urban League will mark its 100th year with a program entitled “Centennial Nights” Oct. 21 on the rooftop of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

Th event begins with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. and the main celebration from 7 to 10 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Temptations and two-time NAACP Award nominee Terron Brooks.

“I am pleased to say working with our board, our staff and our community has been most rewarding,” said Michael Lawson, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League. “We are looking forward to Centennial Nights, a banner year of fundraising and first-class programming. Our community can depend on the Los Angeles Urban League to assist them in their time of need.

For ticket information. visit www.laul.org/centennial-nights.

Black women doctors

plan charity benefit

LOS ANGELES — The Association of Black Women Physicians presents its 40th annual charity and scholarship benefit from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

The event will be produced virtually and can be viewed at the ABWP website at https://www.blackwomenphysicians.org/annual-charity-gala, and Facebook Live. Interested viewers must register at the ABWP website.

With a theme of S.H.E., (Serve, Heal and Excel): Leads with Passion & Purpose, this year’s event will feature an array of distinguished participants, led by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Dr. Nadine Harris Burke, first ever surgeon general of California; and Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, 2021-22 presidential chair at UC San Francisco. As part of its annual commitment to the development of outstanding African-American female physicians, ABWP will acknowledge 12 student scholarship recipients attending medical schools across the US.

Woman killed in

Inglewood shooting

INGLEWOOD — An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot as she sat in a car with her sister and two other people, authorities said.

The victim was shot at about 11:55 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 100 block of North Inglewood Avenue and died at a hospital, Inglewood Mayor James Butts reported.

Authorities withheld her name, pending notification of her relatives.

“According to the witnesses (there) were four victims — two females/two males — sitting in a car talking in front of 107 N. Inglewood Avenue,” Butts said in a statement.

A vehicle pulled up alongside the car and shots were fired, mortally wounding the 18-year-old woman, Butts said. None of the other occupants of the car was injured.

No description was released of the suspect or the vehicle used in the crime.

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