https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/news/2019/08/21/black-philanthropy-initiative-grants--25-000-to-advance-racial-equity-in-education- WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Winston-Salem Foundation's Black Philanthropy Initiative is granting thousands of dollars to schools and non-profits. Click here to view the video. The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization's Black Philanthropy Month.For the past nine years, the organization provided more than $190,000 in program grants to local nonprofits. The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers. “It’s really important for us that we invest explicitly in the black community just because we see where there has been disinvestments,” said Andrea Hulighan, Director Strategic Initiatives for The Winston-Salem Foundation. “And so, we want to make sure that we’re being intentional in doing that.” Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization's Black Philanthropy Month. That money will support small businesses and summer youth employment. “We get small businesses that are owned by...

RSVP now Join Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation with dream hampton and Andrea Richie. Time magazine recently named award-winning filmmaker, writer, and organizer dream hampton among its 100 most influential people. Her most recent work, “Surviving R. Kelly”, Lifetime Television (2019), broke ratings records and had wide and far- reaching impact. Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney and organizer who has engaged in extensive research, writing, and advocacy around criminalization of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color. She is author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. When: Tuesday, April 30 @ 4pm Where: Brookstown Inn                  200 Brookstown Ave,   Room 302B                 Winston Salem, NC  27101 RSVP now ...

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...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: James Perryjames@wsurban.org336.725.5614 The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League call on Representatives Debra Conrad and Donny Lambeth to withdraw racially discriminatory House Bill 519. If passed, House Bill 519, short titled, Revise W-S Charter/Elections/Redistricting, would merge three majority African-American council districts, all currently represented by African-American Women, into a single district. The two eliminated African-American held district seats, along with one other district seat, would be replaced with three at-large seats. Additionally, the mayor would gain the voting powers and privileges afforded members of the council, making the Mayor a defacto fourth council at large council person.  The Supreme Court held in White vs Regester in 1973, that the practice of replacing district seats with at-large or multi-member districts in a manner that "invidiously discriminates" against minorities is illegal.  The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and Winston-Salem Urban League stand opposed to HB519 and call on its authors to revoke the bill because it would have...

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Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP, Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce and the Winston-Salem Urban League present a community business of the month. Check out this month’s Community Business of the Month. Then follow the effort on social media: #WSBiz Click here to apply to be the next Business of the Month. Successful applicants receive the following: · Interview/Article in The Chronicle · Social Media promotion · Newsletter promotion (Chronicle, Urban League, Black Chamber, NAACP, Small Business Center) · Access to Small Business Center services...

Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP, Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce and the Winston-Salem Urban League present a community business of the month. Check out this month’s Community Business of the Month. Then follow the effort on social media: #WSBiz Click here to apply to be the next Business of the Month. Successful applicants receive the following: · Interview/Article in The Chronicle · Social Media promotion · Newsletter promotion (Chronicle, Urban League, Black Chamber, NAACP, Small Business Center) · Access to Small Business Center services...

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...

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