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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 (July 9, 2016) --   Winston-Salem Urban League, President and CEO James Perry issued the following statement in regard to the deaths of African-American men in Baton Rouge, LA and St. Paul, Mn at the hands of police and the deadly attacks on police officers in Dallas, Tx: "As a former Louisianan, I was horrified to see the video of the death of Alton Sterling. I have stood on the very corner in Baton Rouge where he died. Seeing the video of the aftermath of the death of Philando Castile, another African-American man at the hands of police in St. Paul in what should have been an everyday traffic...