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By Ja'Net Adams. When we talk about Martin Luther King Jr. we tend to focus on his fight for racial equality. The fight that every man and every woman is created equal no matter the color of their skin. He fought for the lynchings to stop, for the end of separate schools, water fountains, and restaurants. He fought for the front of the bus, voting rights, and so much more. A little known fact of his fight had to do with economic equality. Not only for African Americans, but for all races. He wanted people of all colors to have better...

By Commissioner Fleming El-Amin.   There is no simple way to summarize how Dr. Martin L. King, Jr’s work has directly affected my life. The last book that he wrote entitled, Where Do We Go From Here, written in 1967, is a good starting point.  Dr King provided a blueprint in that book for us today. He challenged the country and the moral leaders of that time to choose human values as a beacon of hope to maintain a spirit of unity during a time of aggressive divisions in the country.      Today, we are faced with another systemic effort to...

By Timothy Carter. The Black Experience is an experience of struggle and hardship as well as achievement and accomplishment. I feel there are many facets to the Black Experience in America. One notable achievement was the work on Civil Rights and Social Justice by Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King’s work has impacted my life tremendously and continues to impact African Americans in a positive way. He spearheaded several causes that has changed the lives of Blacks in America. His struggle for Civil Rights and activism brought about the Voters Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act as well as the end...

By Kismet Loftin-Bell “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true of it’s creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” By the age of 4 years old, I had memorized large excerpts and was reciting the famous, “I Have a Dream” speech before a middle school assembly, churches, and the audiences of my nursery school events. I was often known as “that little girl that did the King speech”. Today, at 36 years old, I find myself reciting the parts that I remember only when I...

Join us at the Delta Arts Center for the Conscience of Human Spirit: Quilts Honoring Nelson Mandela Exhibition. The January 18th mixer will introduce new Delta Arts Center Executive Director, Alizá Diggs-Bailey, honor the work of South African artisans and the life of Nelson Mandela. And of course…lots of networking!  Who: W-S Urban League Young Professionals What: January Mixer l Recognition of the Arts When: Thursday, January 18th l 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Delta Fine Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP Here!...

On Thursday, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority finalized an expansion of night and weekend bus service on most bus routes. At a cost of only $1 million, the expansion ensures night and Saturday service on 25 of 31 lines. 17 of 31 routes will have Sunday service. James Perry, Winston-Salem Urban League CEO remarked, “If transportation is the link to opportunity, then the Winston-Salem Transit Authority just connected tens of thousands of residents to upward mobility. WSTA and City Leaders are to be commended for hearing the needs of residents and adapting to meet our needs. Thank you. Every expansion in service...

Celebrate Umoja as we launch Kwanzaa 2017 at the Winston-Salem Urban League! In partnership with the Triad Cultural Arts Group, this year’s honorees are Ben Piggott and Rabonda Dalton-Rann. The 2017 Umoja speaker is Dr. Karen Marie Winkfield, a radiation oncologist and Director of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital's Office of Cancer Health Equity. Bring your friends and family, and join the fun! RSVP today! Who: W-S Urban Leauge and TRIAD Cultural Arts What: Kwanzaa Celebration of Umoja When: Tuesday, December 26th l 5:00pm Children's Arts & Crafts l 6:00pm-8:00pm Program Where: Event Center, 510 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP HERE ...