FOR RELEASE MAY 9, 2018 WINSTON-SALEM URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT & CEO FEATURED IN 2018 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA WINSTON-SALEM – The National Urban League’s annual State of Black Americareport, which evaluates the relative social and economic status of African Americans, this year includes commentary from James Perry. "Right here in Winston-Salem, we're leading the charge to make lives better. Through our computer labs on 5th Street and Patterson Ave, we are constantly connecting our community to the digital revolution. People are always shocked when they step into my office and realize that it is a small but mighty digital studio...

Winston-Salem, NC, March 9, 2016 – With the support of Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, AMC Theaters, the Anna Julia Cooper Center, Color of Change, the Winston-Salem Urban League and the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals will send 300 children from title one schools and low and moderate income communities to the grand opening of a Wrinkle in Time in an effort dubbed “Give a Child a Universe.” The science fiction movie, directed by Ava DuVernay, featuring Oprah Winfrey, tells the story of Meg Murray and her younger brother Charles Wallace as they travel through time and space in search of...

Join the Winston Salem Urban League Young Professionals for the HERstory, Her Business panel discussion and networking event. The event will feature local black women entrepreneurs as panelists, sharing their learning experiences for developing a business, challenges and highlighting the overall success of their business models. Who: W-S Urban League Young Professionals What: March Mixer l HERStory Her Business When: Thursday, March 15th l 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Ma'ati Spa, 707 N Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [embed]https://www.facebook.com/WSUrbanLeague/videos/10155723907192499/[/embed]...

Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP 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 By Busta Brown, W-S Chronicle The Business of the Month is The Village Produce and Country Store, 4219 N. Liberty St. in Winston-Salem. I sat down with owners Jerry Anderson and his wife, Paula McCoy, to talk about why they saw the need to bring a fresh produce store to the Twin City. “We knew that there were many conversations in the city...

 ICYMI: Honoring Veterans & Addressing Mental Health Last Friday, the Urban League hosted United States Veterans from across the Triad. We paid tribute to nearly 100 veterans for their service, served them a free lunch and discussed mental health issues and services available to support United States Veterans. Many are current or past participants in our Senior Community Service Employment Program. Special thanks to Forsyth County and Commissioner Fleming El-Amin for making the event possible....