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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....

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...

That's right! WXII covered our Summer Youth Program. This amazing program, funded by the City of Winston-Salem, allows low-moderate income teens, ages 15-19 to intern at local businesses throughout Winston-Salem. They receive stipends while gaining paths to career opportunity! Click here to see us in action!...

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...

The Young Professionals have gathered experts from various STEAM fields, including medicine, robotics, and aerospace engineering to present information and interactive activities for teens. This event offers a chance for informal exploration of opportunities in the ever-growing STEAM fields, as well as opportunities to talk to professionals about their paths and ask any pressing questions. Sign up for the event here, and we hope to see you on Saturday the 19th!...

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...