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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...

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...

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....

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...

Over the last several months, the W-S Urban League has been advocating around a few key issues. It is always great when elected leaders are responsive to our efforts. We recognize supportive officials whenever we can with a big: THANK YOU! Public transportation We thank the entire City Council and the Mayor for an expansion of night and weekend bus service in the 2017-18 budget. It is key to making transportation opportunity equitable for all residents. The expansion was inline with our recommendations from earlier this spring. We go a step further in applauding the heroic efforts of three Council-members for their heroic albeit unsuccessful vote to rescind increases...

Contact aharris@wsurban.org for inquiries. On Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 am at the Winston-Salem Urban League's Vivian Burke Quality of Life Center at 3441 North Patterson Ave., the Winston-Salem Urban League will release the State of Black Winston-Salem Report. The report, previewed by Urban League members and partners who attended the organization's annual meeting, presents indices that compare the standing of African-Americans in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to white residents. It is modeled after the decades old, annual, State of Black America Report published by the National Urban League. The Winston-Salem Chronicle previewed and published an exclusive article about the report's findings on Thursday, July...

On Thursday night, approximately two dozen Winston-Salem preferred employers came together at the home of W-S Urban League CEO James Perry. The house was stirring with anticipation. The purpose: an orientation and mixer for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program. Every employer was committed to supporting and mentoring teens in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Ja'net Adams talked about her experience with the program in 2016. Three interns worked with her business last year. She taught them how to market a business, run a professional social media program, manage a lecture enterprise and more. She also mentored each intern on debt and...

Happy 4th of July! This Independence Day, we say thank you to elected officials who have taken key steps to support Urban League policy positions and programs. Public transportation We thank the entire City Council and the Mayor for an expansion of night and weekend bus service in the 2017-18 budget. It is key to making transportation opportunity equitable for all residents. The expansion was inline with our recommendations from earlier this spring. We go a step further in applauding the heroic efforts of three Council-members for their heroic albeit unsuccessful vote to rescind increases to Trans-Aid fares: Vivian Burke; Derwin Montgomery; and James Taylor. Summer Youth Employment Program A huge thank you goes to...

Winston-Salem Urban League CEO, James Perry traveled to Washington D.C. to join almost 300 Urban League CEOs, board members, young professionals and guild members from across the United States, to advocate to members of Congress. Perry is urging North Carolina elected officials to protect progress and opportunity for low-income and minority constituents. “Our Senior Jobs and Summer Youth programs transition 300-400 low-income North Carolinians to permanent job opportunities each year. The White House budget proposal would end those programs.” Perry continued, “If the White House has its way with policing, transportation and housing budgets, the effects on the criminal justice, public transit systems and...