The National Organization of Blacks In Government, Inc. sends our heartfelt condolences to the families of The Reverend Doctor C. T. Vivian, former President of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and The Honorable U. S, Representative, John Lewis. We join the nation in mourning the passing of these iconic Civil Rights leaders.

These two great leaders' lives and legacies are forever enshrined in the civil rights annals for their courage, commitment, and unwavering determination in the fight for justice, fairness, equality, and peace for all in these United States of America. Congressman Lewis's life's journey, from the Student Non-violence Coordinating Council, beatings in crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, to becoming a member of the U. S. Congress, has been about making a difference. As a Member of Congress, he courageously led and consistently spoke out on behalf of the disinherited. He admonished us always to Give it all You've Got and Make Good Trouble.

In this time of passing the baton and our country being at the crossroad in continuous fights for social justice, fairness, equality, and peace, the pathway is clear. They never gave upon us, and we must now stay the course to finish the fight that Congressman Lewis and Reverend Vivian led throughout their lifetime.



Theme: “Rising To Do The Work”
BIG National Training Institute Memorial Wall
Recognition Form

The Memorial Wall Program celebrates the contributions and accomplishments
of the deceased BIG member. Provide the contact information of the person
who will be honored in the 2020 memorial Wall Slide Show. Due to the
Pandemic, and the postponement of the 2020 NTI, there will not be a
Memorial program. However, we will still honor those members who have
transitioned after giving so much to BIG.

Please return this form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by August 15, 2020 in
order to be included in the slideshow.

Please click here to download the Memorial Wall Recognition Form.  


                 Postponement of National Blacks In Government's 

                    42nd Annual National Training Institute

National Blacks In Government, Inc. (BIG) is postponing its 42nd Annual
National Training Institute scheduled August 24-27, 2020, in Tampa, Florida,
because of the increasing risks regarding the coronavirus outbreak and travel
concerns. The 2020 NTI is being postponed until 2023 or later.  The health
and well-being of our members, conference attendees, corporate sponsors,
and partners are of utmost concern.


NOTE:  At this time, the 2021 and 2022 National Training Institutes are
projected to take place.


As the coronavirus spreads and drastically affects our lives and daily routines,
BIG continues to emphasize the need to adhere to the guidance of local and
national health authorities, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), as well as the World Health


 During this critical time, we must care for and about each other.  Please 
continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to travel 
restrictions, implementing social distances, and using healthy practices. 
It is not only about you; but about all of us. This is the time for us to 
join together for the health and well-being of ALL. 


                         Nominations for National Officers!

This is the official notification that nominations may be submitted for the
National Offices listed below. All nominations received will be presented
at the 2020 National Delegates Assembly scheduled for Sunday, August 23,
2020 via a virtual setting.

Article VIII, Section 1 of the National Constitution of Blacks In Government
states that nominations for National Offices shall be made by a
Nominating Committee 
elected by the delegates at the previous National
Delegates Assembly. Nominations 
may also be submitted by individuals,
regional councils, and chapters provided that 
such names are transmitted
to the Nominating Committee at least sixty (60) days 
prior to the date set
for the National Delegates Assembly. Delegates may also make 
from the floor of the 2020 National Delegates Assembly during the 
nominating process.

The following offices are open for nominations in August 2020 per Article 8,
Section 2. (A):

1) President (Incumbent is not eligible for re-nomination)

2) First Vice President (Incumbent is not eligible for re-nomination)

3) Third Vice President (Incumbent is not eligible for re-nomination)

4) Secretary (Incumbent is eligible for re-nomination)

5) Assistant Treasurer (Incumbent is not eligible for re-nomination)

The following documents are provided:

Nomination Letter
Certification Form


                                       Call for Resolutions 
                       for the 2020 National Delegates Assembly

The 2020 National Delegates Assembly will be held on Sunday, August 23,
2020 via a virtual setting.

All Chapters and Regional Councils are asked to email in their resolutions
to the
BIG National Office, postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 24,
Copies of the resolutions must also be emailed to the National
Committee Chair. Please submit all information to:

Blacks In Government                                    Honorable Dr. Ethel Crisp

3005 Georgia Avenue, NW                             1447 East 83rd Street

Washington, DC 20001-3807                         Chicago, IL 60619-4629

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Download the 2020 Call for Resolutions memo         


National Awards Program

1. Download the 2020 DSHOF Award Program memo

2. Download the 2020 National Prestige Awards Program memo

3.  How to Apply for 2020 BIG Military Meritorious Service Award


         Blacks In Government/Management Concepts

       2020 National Certificate Program Scholarships


The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG), Inc.
and Management Concepts are pleased to announce the 2020
Certificate Program Scholarship!!!  All BIG Members, who have
at least two consecutive years as a member in good standing is
eligible to apply.  Two (2) Leadership Scholarships will be
awarded!!  The Applicants must complete and submit an Essay
on the NTI 2020 Topic, “Vision of Excellence - Enhancing Your
Leadership Skills", no less than 500 words and no more than
1,000 words, discussing why you feel the leadership scholarship
will enhance your career.  In addition, the essay must address
the transformative actions you will bring back to
your agency, after completing the Program.

The Recipients must complete all the program requirements
within three years of being awarded the Scholarship.  Application
deadline is June 17, 2020.

For further information, please contact Ms. Mazella Thomas at:
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Please click here to access the application package.                               


                        Click Here - 990 Training Slides

Request for Calendar Year 2019 Financial Reports, Certification,
and IRS Electronic Filing 
Requirements Form 990 (e-Postcard)
Due March 31, 2020 Memo

1. Required Authorization for IRS Group Return CY-2019
2. Certification Form CY-2019
3. Financial Activity Report CY-2019
4. Financial Institution Information CY-2019
5. IRS Form 990-N User Guide

6. Procedures for Submitting Annual Financial Reports
7. Instructions for Preparing Annual Financial Report


2021 Iberostar, Jamaica Fundraiser

Blacks In Government® (BIG) invites you to join us as we travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica. This fundraising endeavor will help raise funds to further our commitment to promote the well-being of government employees on issues of Equity, Excellence and Opportunity in the workplace through Advocacy, Education, Training, Legal and Financial Support.

BIG was established in 1975 and incorporated as a nonprofit national organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG is comprised with over 200 chapters in 11 regions of the U.S., as a national response to the need for African Americans in federal, state and local government service, to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues.

Please see the attached flyer.

Thank you for thinking BIG!!!!


On this Veterans Day, Blacks In Government salutes our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.
Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they've done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service.
                            Visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/veterans-day/

It takes great courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his/her country and as civilians we must honor these heroes. This is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration.
Honor these great men and women with words of appreciation.
Click the link below to hear the Bebe Winans song:
                                      The History of Veterans Day
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.