In response to the October 5, arrest of Rockell Baldwin at Hanes Magnet School by a school resource officer, James Perry, Winston-Salem Urban League issued the following statement: While we are still collecting facts in the disturbing and violent arrest of 14-year-old Rockell Baldwin at Hanes Magnet School, the current available information provides no reasonable explanation for an adult male to slam a child to the hot pavement, put his knee in her back, apply the full weight of his body to her, and hold her face against the hot pavement and handcuff her. We urge the following: The school resource officer who engaged in this...

National Voter Registration Day! 10 AM TO 6 PM Register to Vote at the: Winston-Salem Urban League Quality of Life Center 3441 N. Patterson Ave., W-S, NC 27105 Download your voter registration form here.   [video width="720" height="406" mp4="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0095.mp4"][/video]   [video width="720" height="406" mp4="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0098.mp4"][/video]   [video width="3840" height="2160" m4v="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0054.m4v"][/video]  ...

From the Desk of Marc Morial: National Urban League l week was honored to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. Focused on the theme of “The Dream Still Demands,” the conference is one of the nation’s most significant policy gatherings on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. During the session titled “Transforming Moments into Movements: Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Change,” we announced our new voter education and engagement campaign, Enough is Enough. VOTE! Other important policy discussions focused on amplifying the voice of formerly incarcerated individuals in civic life and the imperative to...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League Annual Meeting. The Board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members with successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-s-urban-league-annual-meeting-tickets-44152735019?ref=ecal" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] DATE AND TIME Thu, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center 510 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...

Today is election day! So get our there and vote. Here are a few resources to help you out! Voting info: Sample Forsyth County Democratic ballot. Sample Forsyth County Republican ballot. Are you registered to vote? Check here. Get registered to vote today! Click here. List of all candidates in North Carolina. Partisan Groups: Forsyth County Democratic Party Forsyth County Republican Party North Carolina Green Party Non-Partisan Voting Advocacy Groups Common Cause NC Democracy NC League of Women Voters Later tonight, see election results here.   As a voter, You've got rights! c/o Democracy NC 1. HOURS. Each polling place is open between 6:30 am and 7:30 pm on Election Day. You must be allowed to vote if you are...

Continuing King's Legacy: Fighting for $15 Family Wages  When: Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00 PM Where: Winston Square Park - 310 N Marshall St, parking available across the street at First Presbyterian Church Rain Location:  Goler Memorial A.M.E Zion Church (620 Patterson Ave @ 7th St.) Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights. Dr. King combined the struggle for civil rights and the struggle for economic justice. 50 years after King’s assassination, too many people in our community still can’t afford basic necessities. Join us as we...

We've redefined Political PARTY! This Political "Party" provides a unique opportunity to come together and about the issues that matter most to Millennials. Enjoy refreshments and vibes by DJ Trellz! Millennial Night has partnered with Black Girls Vote and local organizations- Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, and Urban League Young Professionals -to bring you a non-conventional way to learn about the candidates and the issues. DATE AND TIME Thu, April 5, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION The Ramkat 170 West 9th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/political-party-tickets-44519965415?ref=eios&aff=eios" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in...

For Immediate Release Center for Responsible Lending & National Urban League Report Shows Senators Proposal Would Cost More, Deliver Less WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018)  A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation's housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it. CRL and the National Urban League's report finds that the proposed legislation repeals the important public interest mandates within the current system and replaces them with weak incentives that will greatly harm the...