HOUSTON -

The Houston Area Urban League hosted their 45th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala in Downtown Houston.

Local 2's Irika Sargent and Khambrel Marshall emceed the event Saturday night.

The Houston Area Urban League's mission is to enable African Americans along with other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, equality and power.

The group also works to educate, provide workforce training, housing and health and wellness initiatives to residents in economically disadvantaged areas.