FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Injustice of Justice
Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Release The Urban Report
Houston, TX, January 4, 2016 – Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) has released a special advocacy project, The Urban Report: “The Injustice of Justice”. The Urban Report is intended to spark dialogue in our communities on repairing Police and Community relations in America.
Last year many millennials were dismayed as we witnessed news reports of the misconduct by select police officers around the nation. The relationship between Police and minority communities has always been strained, and now this relationship is in desperate need of repair. Most major changes in America begin with grassroots movements ignited by a single spark. HAULYP is looking to create that spark. The Urban Report offers objective viewpoints on several focus areas including Racial Profiling, Police Diversity & Training, and a look into Police and Community Relationships. The report also highlights solutions from the 10 Point Justice Plan proposed by the National Urban League, and strategies that the Houston Area Urban League is implementing locally.
“The Urban Report is critical in providing a Young Professional’s perspective and necessary to keep the dialogue active on police community relations to drive meaningful reform.” explains Ray Shackelford the HAULYP President. “It’s release is also timely as we just closed a year where it seemed as though minorities were victims of police brutality in the headlines far too often.”
“The Injustice of Justice” is available by visiting bit.ly/urbanreport. Viewers may read the report directly on the website, or download it for further distribution. The website also features an interactive area, The Urban Discussion, that enable viewers to comment on the issues raised in the report. The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals hopes to find peaceful solutions to these issues facing our communities.
About Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals
As an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League, we engage young men and women towards the achievement of professional development, social and economic equality, and community service.
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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals
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