HB 490 & HB 518 SPEAK against HB 490 at the State and Local Government Committee hearing at the North Carolina State Capitol on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 am in hearing rooms 1228/1327 LB. WRITE a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Visit www.journalnow.com and www.wschronicle.com. CALL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and tell them to withdraw HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample phone scripts. EMAIL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and appropriate legislative committee members and tell them you oppose HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample letters. Click here to Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12 Education Committee. Representative Donny Lambeth: Phone: 919-733-5747Email: donny.Lambeth@ncleg.net Representative Debra Conrad Phone: 336-978-0169Email: Debra.Conrad@ncleg.net Resources: Download HB 518 talking points.Download HB 490 & HB 518 letter and phone writing scripts.Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12...

Join the Winston Salem Urban League for a free Lunch and Learn Thursday, March 28th, as Choey Gilreath, LPCA leads us in an open conversation surrounding mental health stigmas, education on mental health, and tools to identify personal mental health needs. Afterwards, one on one referrals and resources will be provided to all those in attendance, regardless of insurance. This event is free and open to community. Date: Thu, March 28, 2019Time: Noon –  2 PMLocation: LaDeara Crest Resource Center, 2531 Ladeara Crest Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 RSVP Now ...

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 stumbles are confronted with the full and often violent force of the law, then we serve only to harm children who most need the comfort and encouragement of a loving school environment. School resource officers should act as emergency responders and leave teaching and school discipline to teachers.” We urge an...

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 behavior should be immediately and permanently removed from Hanes Magnet School; The school resource officer who engaged in this behavior should be immediately and permanently removed from any duties related to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System; The school resource officer involved in this matter should face disciplinary record view and dismissal...

  By Rep. Bobby Scott United States Congress 3rd Congressional District, Virginia African-American students are graduating high school and enrolling in college at higher rates than ever before, but despite much progress, the right to equal educational opportunity remains a struggle. Access to public education may have come a long way since the dark eras of slavery or the segregation of Jim Crow, but too many African-American students still attend underfunded public schools segregated by race and class, effectively denying them equal educational opportunity and the chance to succeed in college and career. Continue reading...

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Last night, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial and Winston-Salem Urban League President and CEO, James Perry, released the following statements expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill: Marc Morial: "Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services. "To be clear, this is not a tax reform bill. What the Senate passed without fully reading is a massive giveaway for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that will ultimately increase the hardship of ordinary American families, while also triggering crippling effects on the U.S. economy. "This is also another move in a string of disturbing partisan actions that prioritizes the wants of a few over the needs of many. "The National Urban League will continue to oppose this sham...