100 volunteers are needed to take part in a Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Trip that will take place from October 21-27, 2018. Transportation, lodging, and food will be provided free of cost to all volunteers. Click HERE to register now!  Not able to travel? Click here to view more ways you can support disaster relief efforts for the coast! For more information, please call or text (919) 394-6180...

Enjoy live music, great food, AND help provide scholarships to deserving students at Winston Salem State University. S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation is celebrating Winston-Salem State University's Homecoming in the best way they know how: brunch! Party with a purpose at the "Soulful Homecoming Brunch" on Sunday, October 21, 2-5pm at The Enterprise Center, 1922 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive! Tickets are $25. Net proceeds will benefit The Winston Salem Sate University Foundation. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW The Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation (SGACDC) is a non-profit organization that strives to foster community-based leadership focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding Winston-Salem State University....

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...

Chicago Urban League Releases Statement on Laquan McDonald Verdict “Laquan McDonald’s family and much of the city of Chicago have waited for nearly three years hoping to see justice served. While many of us who watched that disturbing and unforgettable video believed that a first-degree murder conviction would be a reasonable outcome, the jury found Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder among other charges. The fact that the jury delivered a verdict that finally sends a message that no one—not even a police officer—is above the law is significant. Source: National Urban League...

Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP, Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce and the Winston-Salem Urban League present a community business of the month. Check out this month’s Community Business of the Month. Then follow the effort on social media: #WSBiz Click here to apply to be the next Business of the Month. Successful applicants receive the following: · Interview/Article in The Chronicle · Social Media promotion · Newsletter promotion (Chronicle, Urban League, Black Chamber, NAACP, Small Business Center) · Access to Small Business Center services...

Seasonal Cashier Associate Burlington Stores  -  Winston Salem, NC View details to share this job **Overview** If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retail stores in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Stock and Merchandise Flow Associate! Are y...

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]  ...

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “The equity gap is calculated not just on the basis of what the black female corporate lawyer makes, compared with her counterpart within the firm, but it looks at the median average salary … What is really bringing that wage gap down are the women on the low end. Black women are underrepresented in corporate and professional roles - what is it, 8 percent of us in corporate sector jobs? 2 percent in leadership positions? - despite the fact that we are the most educated group as a segment of the population. Where are...

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...

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, please read the following information and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your family safe. Secure Your Valuables Store all valuables and government documents in one location in case you need to grab & go (include personal, home/property, estate, medical, and financial documents) Store items in water-safe containers to prevent damage – keep high and as far away from water as possible Bring your pets inside and take them with you if you leave (if you cannot take them, find someone who can) Basic Disaster Supplies Kit Water (one gallon per person per day) fill extra...