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Guest Speaker Michael McMillan, CEO of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis Oct 9, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC – On Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, the Winston-Salem Urban League will host the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala. The event, sponsored by Food Lion, Reynolds American/British American Tobacco, AT&T and others will recognize business and community pioneers in the Triad community and launch the Winston-Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Advisory Board. WSUL will present the 2017 Whitney M. Young Award to Forsyth County United Way’s Place Matters Program. The Program focuses on 13 neighborhoods in northeast Winston-Salem to impact Education, Financial Stability, Health and...

Working with the Young Democrats of Forsyth County and the Young Professional Republicans of Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals led a visual in support civil rights advocates in Charlottesville, Virginia. YP President, April Johnson and 1st Vice-President, Kenneth Pettigrew are quoted below.   "We’re just in a bolder era these days when it comes to people speaking out about their hatred of people of color, of sex and gender, of religion,” April Johnson said. “For those people, the president seems to be saying to them it’s OK to release their hatred, rather than depress it, when he doesn’t come out and denounce it.” The antidote, Pettigrew...

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...