After Friday’s release of body camera footage of the arrest of 14 year old Rockell Baldwin, the Winston-Salem Urban League remains concerned about the Winston-Salem Police Department and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ approach to policing in schools. While Officer McCormick states that Ms. Baldwin was ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct related to a fight, the footage suggests that no fight took actually place. James Perry, Winston-Salem Urban League CEO, said, “Schools are intended to provide a caring learning environment for children as they mature. It is understood that children will stumble while on the path to adulthood. If the new standard is one in which childhood...

Attend the October Young Professionals "Know Your Ballot" Mixer on October 18 at 6pm at Fair Witness* (290 East 4th Street, Winston-Salem). Network with candidates and representatives from local offices, become informed about who and what is on the November ballot, and have a great time. Whether you're getting involved for the first time, rekindling old friendships or looking for business contacts, this is the place for you. Bring a friend and come ready to discuss this election’s candidates and ballot measures! Join us for great music, great drinks, and great people! Not a member of the Young Professionals, or need to renew...

In response to the October 5, arrest of Rockell Baldwin at Hanes Magnet School by a school resource officer, James Perry, Winston-Salem Urban League issued the following statement: While we are still collecting facts in the disturbing and violent arrest of 14-year-old Rockell Baldwin at Hanes Magnet School, the current available information provides no reasonable explanation for an adult male to slam a child to the hot pavement, put his knee in her back, apply the full weight of his body to her, and hold her face against the hot pavement and handcuff her. We urge the following: The school resource officer who engaged in this...

National Voter Registration Day! 10 AM TO 6 PM Register to Vote at the: Winston-Salem Urban League Quality of Life Center 3441 N. Patterson Ave., W-S, NC 27105 Download your voter registration form here.   [video width="720" height="406" mp4="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0095.mp4"][/video]   [video width="720" height="406" mp4="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0098.mp4"][/video]   [video width="3840" height="2160" m4v="https://wsurban.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0054.m4v"][/video]  ...

From the Desk of Marc Morial: National Urban League l week was honored to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. Focused on the theme of “The Dream Still Demands,” the conference is one of the nation’s most significant policy gatherings on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. During the session titled “Transforming Moments into Movements: Mobilizing the Black Community for Sustainable Change,” we announced our new voter education and engagement campaign, Enough is Enough. VOTE! Other important policy discussions focused on amplifying the voice of formerly incarcerated individuals in civic life and the imperative to...

Today is election day! So get our there and vote. Here are a few resources to help you out! Voting info: Sample Forsyth County Democratic ballot. Sample Forsyth County Republican ballot. Are you registered to vote? Check here. Get registered to vote today! Click here. List of all candidates in North Carolina. Partisan Groups: Forsyth County Democratic Party Forsyth County Republican Party North Carolina Green Party Non-Partisan Voting Advocacy Groups Common Cause NC Democracy NC League of Women Voters Later tonight, see election results here.   As a voter, You've got rights! c/o Democracy NC 1. HOURS. Each polling place is open between 6:30 am and 7:30 pm on Election Day. You must be allowed to vote if you are...

We've redefined Political PARTY! This Political "Party" provides a unique opportunity to come together and about the issues that matter most to Millennials. Enjoy refreshments and vibes by DJ Trellz! Millennial Night has partnered with Black Girls Vote and local organizations- Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, and Urban League Young Professionals -to bring you a non-conventional way to learn about the candidates and the issues. DATE AND TIME Thu, April 5, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION The Ramkat 170 West 9th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/political-party-tickets-44519965415?ref=eios&aff=eios" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in...