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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...

It's a party with a purpose, this Memorial Day Weekend! Join us for our second annual All White Party! Last year's party was incredible and we've got the pictures to prove it. Take a look! This year, we're raising money for the Winston-Salem Urban League's employment and entrepreneur programs. Party with us as we transform the newly painted, upgraded air conditioned, Urban League Conference Center into the hottest night spot in the Triad. Tickets 50% off for Members! To receive your code, email membership@wsurban.org with the subject "White Party Member 50% Discount Code" When: 9:00 pm - until Where: Winston-Salem Urban League Conference Center, 510 Trade St., W-S, NC...

YP May Mixer: officer elections, entrepreneurs tell their stories and more! Join us at the Village Produce and County Store, a grocery store owned by black entrepreneurs and strategically located in a food desert in a minority census tract here in Winston-Salem. We will hear from owners, Paula McCoy and Jerry Anderson as they discuss the struggles. Plus the ever important, election of new YP officers! RSVP NOW Join us for: Officer Elections; fireside chat with husband and wife African-American entrepreneurs, Paula McCoy and Jerry Anderson; Tour of the Village Produce and Country store; Networking; and more! See you there! When: 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 11 Where: Village Produce & Country Store 4219 N. Liberty...

We celebrate the successes we have had this fiscal year and invite you to continue the momentum as we move into our election season. This is your opportunity to take on a leadership role within WSULYP and I strongly encourage each of you to consider running for an Executive Committee position. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following Executive Committee offices: President Vice President First Vice President Treasurer Secretary All persons interested in running for office, or nominated by others, must have paid membership dues in full by Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Candidates must submit the attached Candidate Declaration Form either online...

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!...

Get ready for the 2016 Holiday Soriee on December 16th, 2016 at the Marriot Hernn Ballroom in downtown Winston-Salem! Tickets are on sale now! Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 10 PM The Marriott Hernn Ballroom 425 North Cherry St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Advance tix members: $15 Advance non-members: $20 Door price for members and non-members: $25...

The Winston-Salem Urban League was built for moments like these. Our goal is socio-economic progress for diverse communities. We believe improving outcomes for diverse communities makes things better for everyone. We intended to push that message to the President-elect, whoever he or she was. That’s why I made time for both the Republican and Democratic Conventions this summer. Our work is not in the glitz of political campaigns or the give and take of political parties. Rather, the Winston-Salem Urban League is focused on the un-glorious gritty work of affecting policy. Donate today to help us do just that: Donate Now Like many of you, I am concerned. I...