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! ...

Finance Assistant Analyst PepsiCo Corp  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job  This is your opportunity to take your financial and analytical skills to the next level with endless possibilities! The Credit Risk Asst. Analyst is a key asset to the Credit Risk COE, heav...

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...

Attend the October Young Professionals "Know Your Ballot" Mixer on October 18 at 6pm at Fair Witness* (290 East 4th Street, Winston-Salem). Network with candidates and representatives from local offices, become informed about who and what is on the November ballot, and have a great time. Whether you're getting involved for the first time, rekindling old friendships or looking for business contacts, this is the place for you. Bring a friend and come ready to discuss this election’s candidates and ballot measures! Join us for great music, great drinks, and great people! Not a member of the Young Professionals, or need to renew...

Urban League Leaders: "On Hold" Voters In Georgia Should Go To The Polls With Photo I.D. National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, urge all Georgia voters to head to the polls, regardless of "on hold" status due to Georgia's discriminatory "exact match" policy. Early voting has begun. Source: National Urban League...

100 volunteers are needed to take part in a Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Trip that will take place from October 21-27, 2018. Transportation, lodging, and food will be provided free of cost to all volunteers. Click HERE to register now!  Not able to travel? Click here to view more ways you can support disaster relief efforts for the coast! For more information, please call or text (919) 394-6180...

Enjoy live music, great food, AND help provide scholarships to deserving students at Winston Salem State University. S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation is celebrating Winston-Salem State University's Homecoming in the best way they know how: brunch! Party with a purpose at the "Soulful Homecoming Brunch" on Sunday, October 21, 2-5pm at The Enterprise Center, 1922 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive! Tickets are $25. Net proceeds will benefit The Winston Salem Sate University Foundation. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW The Simon Green Atkins Community Development Corporation (SGACDC) is a non-profit organization that strives to foster community-based leadership focused on revitalizing the neighborhoods surrounding Winston-Salem State University....

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...

Chicago Urban League Releases Statement on Laquan McDonald Verdict “Laquan McDonald’s family and much of the city of Chicago have waited for nearly three years hoping to see justice served. While many of us who watched that disturbing and unforgettable video believed that a first-degree murder conviction would be a reasonable outcome, the jury found Officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder among other charges. The fact that the jury delivered a verdict that finally sends a message that no one—not even a police officer—is above the law is significant. Source: National Urban League...

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...

Seasonal Cashier Associate Burlington Stores  -  Winston Salem, NC View details to share this job **Overview** If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retail stores in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Stock and Merchandise Flow Associate! Are y...

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...

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, please read the following information and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your family safe. Secure Your Valuables Store all valuables and government documents in one location in case you need to grab & go (include personal, home/property, estate, medical, and financial documents) Store items in water-safe containers to prevent damage – keep high and as far away from water as possible Bring your pets inside and take them with you if you leave (if you cannot take them, find someone who can) Basic Disaster Supplies Kit Water (one gallon per person per day) fill extra...

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...

Supply Chain MEM Assistant Customer Service Representative PepsiCo Corp  -  Winston-Salem, NC View details to share this job  $12.76 per hour The SC MEM Asst. Customer Service Rep will provide Fountain Beverage customers throughout the nation a single point of contact for fountain equipment service issues. Althoug...

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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...