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...

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...

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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]  ...

Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “The equity gap is calculated not just on the basis of what the black female corporate lawyer makes, compared with her counterpart within the firm, but it looks at the median average salary … What is really bringing that wage gap down are the women on the low end. Black women are underrepresented in corporate and professional roles - what is it, 8 percent of us in corporate sector jobs? 2 percent in leadership positions? - despite the fact that we are the most educated group as a segment of the population. Where are...

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...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League Annual Meeting. The Board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members with successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-s-urban-league-annual-meeting-tickets-44152735019?ref=ecal" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] DATE AND TIME Thu, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center 510 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...