On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host the Chicago Freedom Movement Photo Exhibit from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Urban League Event Center located at 510 N. Trade Street. The exhibit features rare historic color photographs of Dr. King and other civil rights leaders. The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to open housing by the people of Chicago. In remembrance and celebration of the Chicago Freedom Movement's fight for...

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...

Seniors, 65 and older, join us for a SNAP Out Senior Hunger SNAP Enrollment Breakfast.  Both events will offer heathy meal, one on one SNAP application assistance and education on healthy living with food benefit services. What: SNAP Out Senior Hunger Breakfasts Where and When: April 4, 2018, 9am-12pm, Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 April 5, 2018, 9am-12pm, Hayes Taylor YMCA 2630 E. Florida St, Greensboro, NC 27401 You may qualify for SNAP benefits if you are: 65 or older;  Not currently receiving SNAP benefits; and you meet the income criteria. To find out more the events or about SNAP eligibility, contact our Urban League...

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=""]...

Forsyth Tech Technology Skills for Life & Employment Course is a FREE 30-hour course covering everything from basic computer skills, to how to complete an online job application, interviewing techniques, communication skills and much more.  By completing the course you will become eligible to purchase a refurbished laptop computer at a greatly reduced price. To be considered for participation in this training and computer purchase program, you must first meet the following criteria: •    You don’t have a working computer at home •    You are unemployed or meet the income criteria •    You live in the target neighborhoods or surrounding area. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Register Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon=""...

Mid-March Job Board Service Technician-Certified-(SIGN-ON BONUS) Winston-Salem, NC Sears Holdings Corporation  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job  Seeking a challenging and fast-paced work environment? Sears Auto Center is going through an exciting transformation!! Sears Auto Center is looking for professional automotive service technici...

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...

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...

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]...

Consultative Sales Associate - Home Appliances Sears Holdings Corporation  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job  The Consultative Sales Associate is responsible for enhancing the experience of members and driving profitable sales of Home Appliance area by providing proactive consultative sales assistance...

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...

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...

W-S Urban League Members in the news! Burke family has a legacy of public service By Todd Luck, W-S Chronicle For the last 40 years, local residents have been casting their votes for members of the Burke family. Winston-Salem Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke first ran in 1977, winning her seat to represent the Northeast Ward on the Board of Aldermen, which is now known as the Winston-Salem City Council. She was one of the first two African-American women elected to the board; the other being Dr. Virginia Newell, who was also elected that year. Cont…   Endia Beal makes art to inspire and give voice...

Markdown 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 Markdown Associate! Do you enjoy working behi...

Read This Notice In Its Entirety: Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List will open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00am and close on Friday February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm for any persons interested in applying. The HCV Program is a tenant based rental assistance program that is administered by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem within Forsyth County. Applications will only be available online. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, a vaild email address and a pen and paper. HAVE PAPER...

Join the Sears Home Services team as a Refrigeration Repair Technician! Sears Home Service, the home solutions division of Sears Holdings Corporation, is the nation’s largest product repair…. Application URL: http://www.maxoutreach.com/job/N48570457R74661?src=email Job Req ID: 850663BR-2168 Posted 1 day ago …Supply Chain Sales / Marketing Transportation Our team of highly experienced recruiting and staffing professionals are known for their market intelligence, unparalleled contacts, high-impac…. Application URL: http://www.maxoutreach.com/job/B10085189R74661?src=email Job Req ID: ziprecruiter_backfill-e1ade4cc Posted 1 day ago Accounting / Finance Administrative / Clerical Aerospace Biotech Call Center / Customer Service Consumer Goods Executive Management Human Resources Insurance Information Technology Legal Light… Application URL: http://www.maxoutreach.com/job/B10072468R74661?src=email Job Req ID: ziprecruiter_backfill-cf941678 Posted 2 days ago Repackage the completed...

LPN Pediatrics Clinic Advantage On Call  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job Government services staffing is nationwide. Advantage On Call provides short term, per diem, temp-to-perm and permanent staffing for a variety of medical specialties including RNs, LPNs, CNAs ...

Join us as at Patio 9.2.4 on February 15, as we celebrate love, black love. Relationship experts will engage us in electrifying dialogue about the power of love! Clips from classic and modern black romance movies will give us prompts for discussion. Who: W-S Urban League Young Professionals What: February Mixer l Celebration of Black Love When: Thursday, February 15 l 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Patio 9.2.4, 924 Marshall St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP Here! ...

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By Ja'Net Adams. When we talk about Martin Luther King Jr. we tend to focus on his fight for racial equality. The fight that every man and every woman is created equal no matter the color of their skin. He fought for the lynchings to stop, for the end of separate schools, water fountains, and restaurants. He fought for the front of the bus, voting rights, and so much more. A little known fact of his fight had to do with economic equality. Not only for African Americans, but for all races. He wanted people of all colors to have better...

By Commissioner Fleming El-Amin.   There is no simple way to summarize how Dr. Martin L. King, Jr’s work has directly affected my life. The last book that he wrote entitled, Where Do We Go From Here, written in 1967, is a good starting point.  Dr King provided a blueprint in that book for us today. He challenged the country and the moral leaders of that time to choose human values as a beacon of hope to maintain a spirit of unity during a time of aggressive divisions in the country.      Today, we are faced with another systemic effort to...

By Timothy Carter. The Black Experience is an experience of struggle and hardship as well as achievement and accomplishment. I feel there are many facets to the Black Experience in America. One notable achievement was the work on Civil Rights and Social Justice by Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King’s work has impacted my life tremendously and continues to impact African Americans in a positive way. He spearheaded several causes that has changed the lives of Blacks in America. His struggle for Civil Rights and activism brought about the Voters Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act as well as the end...

By Kismet Loftin-Bell “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true of it’s creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” By the age of 4 years old, I had memorized large excerpts and was reciting the famous, “I Have a Dream” speech before a middle school assembly, churches, and the audiences of my nursery school events. I was often known as “that little girl that did the King speech”. Today, at 36 years old, I find myself reciting the parts that I remember only when I...