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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....

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...

Black & Blue Town Hall #3 set for November 9, 2016 RSVP now. The third town-hall in the Black & Blue series has been set for: November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Wake Forest's Pro Humanitate Institute 2599 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 The third town hall will feature a keynote by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. Eberhardt, is a Stanford University Professor, who was awarded a 2014 MacArthur fellowship for her study of racial biases in criminal justice systems. Additional parking on the evening of the event will be provided at the Winston-Salem First parking lot at the corner of Polo Road and Long Road. Shuttles will run on a continuous...

Standing with Charlotte Charlotte is more than an hour away, but their challenges could become ours in seconds. We must all stand with Charlotte during this difficult time. I urge our partners to follow the work of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas as they provide steady leadership in Charlotte during this difficult time. It would be a nightmare to see Winston-Salem violently divided, police against residents and government against citizens. I dare not imagine protesters marching down 4th Street seeking basic dignity and respect clashing with police obligated to establish order. We all hope to avoid that nightmare by implementing the right policies on...

Register today for part two of this three part series. The first town hall was a resounding success with nearly 160 attendees discussing the relationship between the community and the Winston-Salem Police Department. The second town hall moves the dialogue closer to solutions as experts analyze and discuss the community's recommended solutions and offer some solutions of their own. 6:00 pm, Thursday, August 18, 2016 The Enterprise Center 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27107 Click here to register for Town Hall #2 Registration is encouraged but not required. The series is supported by several collaborating organizations and supporters including: Black Chamber of Commerce, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Kimya Dennis, Institute for Dismantling Racism, Winston-Salem...

The Winston-Salem Urban League announces Black & Blue, Community-Police Town Halls. The three town-hall series is designed to allow members of the community, community leaders and the police department to channel frustration into a constructive solution-oriented dialogue. The first town hall, is scheduled for 6:00 pm, on Thursday July 28, 2016 at the Winston-Salem Urban League, 201 W. 5th Street in Winston-Salem. It will be an opportunity for the community to present concerns and solutions to challenges that harm healthy relationships between police and communities of color.  The event will be led by Dr. Kimya Dennis, a criminologist and sociologist...