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 Please read the article by the Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq.,
 BIG National President: BIG's Getting Back to the Basics!
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2021 Officer Installation Program

Please subscribe to Blacks In Government new YouTube Channel to
enjoy the video recording of the event as well as the photo slide show. 

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2021 990 Filing and Financial Reporting Information

The BIG Calender Year 2021 Financial Reports, Certifications, and IRS

Electronic Filing for the year ending December 31, 2020, are now due.

The report is inclusive of the following documents listed below, guidance
for 
preparing and submitted financial reports can be downloaded below:
 
1. BIG 990-1 Required Authorization for IRS Group Return
2. BIG 990-2 Certification Form
3. BIG 990-3 Financial Activity Report
4. BIG 990-4 Financial Institution Information Form
5. IRS Form 990-N or IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ
6. Procedures for submitting BIG Annual Financial Reports (CY 2020)
7. Instructions for Preparing Annual Financial Reports (CY 2020)

Financial Compliance means filing ALL (1 thru 5) required documents.
Click 
each link to download forms. Please complete items 1 thru 5 and
forward 
those documents to the National Office postmarked or emailed
no later 
than March 31, 2021.

Please forward documents to the National Assistant Treasurer, Mr. Duane
Hill at 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or forward all completed documents to:

Blacks In Government
Attn: Assistant Treasurer, Ref. Form 990
3005 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

It is imperative that all BIG chapters and regional councils adhere to
the 
annual financial reporting requirements of the Blacks In Government
National Constitution, as administered by the National Board of Directors, 
and the Internal Revenue Service. Failure to adhere to the established
financial reporting requirements will result in chapter/council suspension
and possible revocation of your chapter's charter. Note: Always retain a 
copy for your records.
                                                                                               

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 JonesLetter

Click here to download letter.
 
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.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
 
 
 
 
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.