National Urban League: Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Would Benefit African Americans' Health NEW YORK (November 13, 2018) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plan to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes: “The destructive impact of menthol cigarettes on the African-American community is clear. African Americans smoke menthol cigarettes at higher rates, quit smoking at lower rates and have far higher death rates from smoking-related illnesses, including lung cancer, than the population as a whole.  Source: National Urban League...

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...

Join the Winston-Salem Urban League and the City of Winston-Salem as we combat hunger through the city-wide campaign "Think Orange." We are kicking off our first SNAP Out Senior Hunger event at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, from 9am to 12pm, on November 17th. All those aged 65 and older, or disabled, let our Urban League experts help you through the SNAP application and identify deductions you may qualify for. We'll have free health screenings, low-cost internet, cell phone info, free recipes, produce samples, and more! DATE: Saturday, November 17, 2018 TIME: 9am - 12pm LOCATION: Hanes Hosiery Community Center - 501 Reynolds Blvd...

The Winston Salem Urban League is excited to host its annual Veterans Day Mental Health Luncheon, funded by our partnership with Forsyth County. Our luncheon will honor Veterans from across the Triad, as we bring awareness to PTSD and other mental health challenges our Veterans experience. Mental Health professionals and Veterans' support organization representatives will provide education on well-being and their individual services. Please join us for this event as we continue the work of improving the quality of life of our Veterans. Date: Monday, November 12th Time: 11 am - 1:30 pm Location: Urban League's Event Center (510 Trade St - Winston Salem,...

National Urban League President Marc Morial Urges Louisianans to Vote "Yes" to Change Discriminatory Jury Law NEW ORLEANS – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Judy Reese Morse, President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana today denounce Louisiana’s unjust and discriminatory jury law and urge Louisianans to vote yes on the upcoming ballot question to bring the state in line with most of the rest of the country. “The law was a blatantly racist attempt to deny Black citizens a voice in the justice system and 120 years later it is no less discriminatory,” Morial said....

Meet up with the Young Professionals at Zesto Burgers on November 15 at 6pm to discuss, and actually support, small businesses. Zesto Burgers is a new local restaurant owned by black entrepreneurs from Winston-Salem. Algernon Cash, co-owner of Zesto will discuss business ownership and answer your questions about entrepreneurship! Whether you're getting involved for the first time, rekindling old friendships or looking for business contacts, this is the place for you. RSVP NOW! Reserve your ticket now for the Young Professionals Holiday Party! ...

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Urban League Leaders Morial & Bush Call For Healing in the Wake of Deadly Hate Crimes National Urban League President Marc H. Morial and Esther L. Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, condemned this morning's mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue and said recent violence points to a desperate need for a national movement of unity and healing. "Our hearts are with the Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh, the police officers who were shot in the line of duty, and all those who have been targeted in this spate of bigotry and violence," Bush said.   Source:...

There's a lot at stake with the 2018 mid-term election and we want you to be prepared when you go to the polls to vote! Use these links to learn about who and what is on the ballot! North Carolina Voters' Bill of Rights See a sample ballot Get your voting rights questions answered Look up your early voting location Other early vote details Linda Sutton from Democracy NC [embed]https://www.facebook.com/WSUrbanLeague/videos/1892644157492254/[/embed]   Donald Dunn from the Forsyth County Democratic Party [embed]https://www.facebook.com/WSUrbanLeague/videos/311739012751518/[/embed]   Brian Miller from the Forsyth County Republican Party [embed]https://www.facebook.com/WSUrbanLeague/videos/2011871325539987/[/embed]   Meet the Candidates The Young Professionals hosted a mixer on October 18 to talk about what's on this year's ballot. Candidates...