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CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:          
Teresa Candori
                              212-558-5363 | tcandori@nul.org

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON BLACK AMERICANS

Marc Morial, Melanie Campbell, Derrick Johnson & Rev. Al Sharpton Question Availability of Testing and Care, Disruptions to Education and Employment

NEW YORK (March 16, 2020) – The nation’s leading civil rights organizations have requested an urgent meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer regarding racial equity in the coronavirus response proposal.

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League; Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable; NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network, insisted that coronavirus response legislation must take racial equity into account.

“As we often say, when white America catches a cold, Black America gets pneumonia, and never has that metaphor been more apt,” Morial said. “Urban communities of color are likely to suffer the brunt of the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis and any legislative response must contain targeted relief.”

“We’re concerned about the impact it will have on children who are out of school and don’t have the broadband internet access they need for digital learning at home,” Campbell said, “And comprehensive paid family leave for all is needed now more than ever.”

“Low-income workers, who are disproportionately African-American, are the least likely to have paid sick leave,” Johnson said. “Black workers are more likely to face short-term layoffs or total loss of employment. How is the country going to address their plight?”

Sharpton noted that urban neighborhoods and communities of color often lack access to quality health care facilities.

“What efforts will be made to make testing freely available in urban and poor communities?” Sharpton asked. “We need to make sure that the relief offered in any coronavirus response plan does not bypass the communities most in need.”

The leaders said discussions would include the possibility of making some provisions of the response plan permanent.

Home of My Own: 1st Time Homebuyer Seminar

Home of My Own: 1st Time Homebuyer Seminar

2020 is your year! So start off with your foot in the door…literally. Attend the Home of My Own, 1st Time Homebuyer Seminar. At this event, industry professionals will take attendees through each step of the home purchase process. Some of the Triad’s top lenders, realtors, and non-profit housing professionals will walk you through the process.

Stop renting and take the first step towards ownership.

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservation is preferred. 

Produced in partnership with the Center for Homeownership

RSVP NOW

Date And Time

Sat, January 25, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Location

W-S Urban League Event Center

510 Trade St NW 

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Young Professionals Family Gathering

Young Professionals Family Gathering

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Sometimes the best family is the one you get to pick//choose. This ain’t your grandmother’s family gathering…

Join us at the 4-diamond rated Kimpton Cardinal Hotel for an evening of food, (adult) beverages, fellowship and just general turn-up. You’ll learn about what we have in store for 2020 as we announce this year’s theme, mission and programming.

You can also enter to win our 50/50 raffle—the more tickets purchased, the larger the prize!

Dress to impress at this who’s who event of young, Black Winston.

If you are new to the YP’s (or even if you’ve been inactive) this is the PERFECT opportunity to meet other members (or reconnect with them) in a festive setting.

Bring a friend and your flyness to come party for FREE with a purpose with some of your favorite (and soon to be) melanated folks in one of the world’s most legendary buildings.

Doors open: 6PM

Presidential Presentation: 7PM

Soul Train Line

Aux God Battle

50/50 Raffle

ParkingFree street parking is available and in the 4th & Church St. parking garage. Enter along 4th Street and look for the “Residences at the RJR Building.” Enter through the Main Street entrance and follow the signage down to the Community Room.

Click here to RSVP.

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Veterans Mental Health Breakfast…ICYMI…

Veterans Mental Health Breakfast…ICYMI…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The W-S Urban League’s annual Veterans Mental Health Breakfast the place to be last Friday. More than 50 veterans and their loved ones heard from Harold Eustache. Eustache served six years on active duty in the United States Army as a paratrooper-infantryman. Harold served in the 101st Airborne Division’s elite Pathfinder Company. While on active duty, he served tours in Iraq in 2005-2006 and Afghanistan in 2008-2009. During those tours Harold conducted and led nearly 300 combat missions against enemy forces, everywhere from Tikrit and Samarra in Iraq to the Korengal Valley and the Pakistan Border in Afghanistan – he was awarded three Army Commendation Medals and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge as well as forty-three parachute jumps.

Harold served as one of the county’s juvenile court prosecutors and also was the lead prosecutor in the county’s Veteran’s Treatment Court, which he helped to create. This court focuses on getting veterans, charged with crimes, the help they need.

Eustache discussed the mental health challenges that affect all veterans, including himself.

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2019 Fall Career Expo…ICYMI

2019 Fall Career Expo…ICYMI

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Wow, with 30 top employers and nearly 200 job seekers, there are only two things left to say. First, thank you to our sponsors:
Gold Sponsors:
BB&T
Herbalife
Pepsico
Silver Sponsors:
FedEx
Wake Forest Baptist Health

And second, go ahead and save the date for the 2020 Spring Career Expo!

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