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Joint Statement on Charlottesville from the Winston-Salem Branch of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League. We condemn the Alt-Right’s violent expressions of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia. The Alt-Right’s rhetoric and actions have been of consistent concern. But this past weekend, a short three and a half hours from Winston-Salem, the Alt-Right positioned themselves as the deadly central voice of the modern neo-Nazi movement. The Winston-Salem branch NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League are united in support of civil rights organizers opposing the Alt-Right on the ground in Charlottesville. We are prepared to oppose the movement here in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem branch NAACP President, Rev. Alvin...

Working with the Young Democrats of Forsyth County and the Young Professional Republicans of Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals led a visual in support civil rights advocates in Charlottesville, Virginia. YP President, April Johnson and 1st Vice-President, Kenneth Pettigrew are quoted below.   "We’re just in a bolder era these days when it comes to people speaking out about their hatred of people of color, of sex and gender, of religion,” April Johnson said. “For those people, the president seems to be saying to them it’s OK to release their hatred, rather than depress it, when he doesn’t come out and denounce it.” The antidote, Pettigrew...

WINSTON-SALEM URBAN LEAGUE WHITNEY YOUNG GALA Guest Speaker: Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis  Saturday, October 21, 2017 Semi-formal 6:00 pm, Vip Reception, 7:00 pm, Gala At Bio Tech Place, 575 N. Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC Ticket Pricing: Gala dinner tickets - $50 each VIP reception - $30 (WSUL members receive admittance to VIP reception with dinner ticket purchase) Gala and VIP reception package - $60 Table (seats 10, VIP reception included) - $450 [edgtf_button size="large" type="solid" text="Buy Tickets" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://act.myngp.com/Forms/8726796295123176192" target="_self" color="white" hover_color="" background_color="red" hover_background_color="" border_color="gray" hover_border_color="" font_size="18" font_weight="1200" margin="500"] Foundation Sponsorship - $15,000 Title sponsor listing 10 VIP reception invitations 3 VIP tables...

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Download the State of Black Winston-Salem report by clicking here. Join the Urban League Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4% more frequent than for white residents. Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices....

The Winston-Salem Urban League is proud to collaborate with the National Black Theatre Festival for the Youth Celebrity Project, Teen Talk, where youth explore issues that affect their lives. Building on the State of Black Winston-Salem report released on July 18th by Urban League CEO James Perry, a youth panel led by celebrity host and actress Colby Christina, with motivational speakers Frankie Gist and Jeffrey Frierson Jr and other special guests, will discuss the State of Black Youth. Spoken word and music will be provided by Vibe Funktion, an artist collective of poets, musicians and hip hop lyricists. This event...

Betty Ann Falkner (below) with Center for Smart Financial Choices spent Wednesday, July 12 making sure our youth understood what was their money and what [caption id="attachment_16151" align="alignright" width="150"] Intern discussing banking options with Allegacy representative[/caption] was the bank's money, as they were presented the option to open accounts with BB&T and Allegacy Credit Union. Bank Manager Tommy Hicks (featured picture) from the Old Walkertown BB&T branch explained to our participants that "banking is an adult task and they are taking steps into a good future if they do their accounts correctly." Allegacy encouraged our youth to apply for the scholarships they have available for college. SYEP staff want our youth to get...

As I stood in Samaritan Ministries, it all flashed before my eyes. I remember the first day the participants were dropping off their applications, to the day they interviewed and wrote they wanted to work in Samaritan Ministry soup kitchen. It made me so proud to see them holding hands, praying and serving. To have the director confirm that the youth have been amazing thus far; even the "15 year old". Most sites felt the younger the youth, the harder it would be. I believe, the younger  the participant, the more impact they can have! I knew at that point we are on the way to making...

Meet the BelFlex team tomorrow on Friday, July 28th from 10:30 am to noon at the Winston-Salem Urban League. BelFlex connects local business to talented people like you! They openings in the ranging from maintenance to logistics. Stop by to see they have right opportunity for you! If you have a resume bring it. If you don't, we'll help you make one! What: BelFlex Career Fair When: 10:30 am, Friday July 28th Where: Winston-Salem Urban League, 201 West 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101...

Register now Key leaders of local civil rights organiztions discuss the results of the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4 more frequent than for white residents. Most...