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       For Blacks In Government

      2020 Annual National Training Institute



The Blacks In Government (BIG) 2020 Annual National Training Institute
(NTI) is in Tampa, FL, 
24-27 August 2020. Once again, the NTI will feature
workshops, special enhancement 
programs, and unlimited networking
opportunities. The 2020 NTI Workshop Committee is 
seeking proposals that
reflect the best thinking in the professions based on research and 
The committee invites proposals that include innovative and cutting-edge content

and foster discussion and student engagement.

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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


                        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


2020 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!!!!



National Black Political Convention (NBPC2020) Rescheduled to June 12-13 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC -- Due to the national and international COVID-19 health crisis, the National Black Political Convention (NBPC2020) has been rescheduled from April 16-18 to June 12-13, 2020.

We are very hopeful that the crisis will be greatly reduced; travel and meetings approved to re-engage; and there will be safe, clean environments so levels of normalcy throughout our country and the world can resume.  NBPC planners will continue to monitor and follow federal, CDC and local governments recommendations.

The National Policy Alliance (NPA) is serving as the organizer for this historic event and is composed of the eight major organizations representing over fourteen thousand black public officials; as well as Blacks in Government whose members are federal, state and local government employs across the country.

For delegate, sponsorship, or registration information, visit www.npalinks.org/NBPC.

Washington, DC — On March 10-12, 1972, under the leadership of U.S. Congressman Charles Diggs (MI), Mayor Richard Hatcher (Gary, IN) and author/activist Amiri Baraka hosted the first ever National Black Political Convention in Gary, IN.  This historic event was overwhelmingly received by nearly 10,000 convention participants.  In 2016, The National Policy Alliance convened the second NBPC.  The city of Gary was again the gracious host to participants.  Both historic meetings yielded a Black Agenda that was shared across the country with the media, national organizations and educational institutions.

Tuskegee, AL former Mayor Johnny Ford, who attended the 1972 convention and a 2016 & 2020 convener, stated that, “We are proud to convene this third historic meeting to discuss strategies that will encourage policy and action from officials, representatives and people at large regarding economic development, education, social justice, energy, health, wellness and other critical matters in our communities  As well, during this meeting, we will honor the legacy of the NBPC founders.  We welcome the lineup of powerful speakers.”

The schedule will include a Presidential Candidates Forum at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.  NBPC sessions will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.  Invited speakers include: President Barack Obama; Sen. Cory Booker; Senator Kamala Harris; former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Rev. Louis Farrakhan; and all the current presidential candidates.

The National Policy Alliance (NPA) is serving as the organizer for this historic event and is composed of the eight major organizations representing over fourteen thousand black public officials; as well as Blacks in Government whose members are federal, state and local government employs across the country.

For delegate, sponsorship, or registration information, visit www.npalinks.org/NBPC .


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.