African-American board leadership responds to comments from Los Angeles City Council members


Jonathan SandvillePresident and CEO of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) responded to comments from members of the Los Angeles City Council.

LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As Los AngelesAn Africa-based organization whose mission is to train the next generation of African American civic and community leaders, the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) rejects anti-Black language and any attempt to undermine leadership and representation African-American politics in the City of Los Angeles. Furthermore, we condemn all hateful, racist and violent language that harms the citizens of this great city.

Like many of you, we continue to process the events of the past two days. Jonathan Sandville, President and CEO of AABLI, said, “We are ready to begin the important work of healing any divisions that may have resulted from the racist remarks made by some of our most powerful voices in government. from the city”. Sandville also said, “AABLI has spent more than a decade developing and preparing leaders to serve with integrity at the highest levels of government, business, and the not-for-profit sector. We will always advocate for power, resources and equitable conditions for all communities across California to thrive. AABLI continues to be an important resource that corporations, private foundations and government entities can rely on for the development of visionary leaders in an inclusive society for all.

About the Institute of African American Board Leadership

Created in 2011, by Virgil Robert and Yvette Chappell-IngramAABLI is the only training and leadership development organization in United States that exists solely to advance systemic fairness and foster an inclusive society. AABLI offers a solution to the problems that arise from a lack of diversity at the board level by creating a pool of qualified African American candidates for board positions.


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