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Congratulations to the 2020 New Gold Plus and New Life Members!

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The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG), Inc. and Management Concepts are pleased to announce an additional Leadership Scholarships for 2020!!! All BIG Members, who have at least two consecutive years as a member in good standing is eligible to apply. 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 October 31, 2020.

For further information, please contact Ms. Mazella Thomas This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ms. Michelle Clark at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please click here to download application package. 

UnitedBenefitsWebinar

We would like to invite you to a webinar about Supplemental Benefits, COVID-19 Benefits, SECURE and CARES ACT, and Financial and Retirement Planning.

Marcus J. Williams from United Benefits will be the guest speaker. He has over twenty years of experience in the industry and has made it his life's mission to educate and assist families with making healthy financial decisions. His professional motto is: "A knowledgeable client is a happy client." Marcus resides in historic Selma, Alabama, with his wife and is the proud father of two US military soldiers.

There will be two webinar options, the first will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The second webinar will be the following Tuesday, October 6 6:00 p.m. EST. Please choose the webinar time that will work best for you, you can reserve your spot using the link below.

Click Here to RSVP for the Webinar!
We look forward to seeing you on the webinar.

Congratulations to the 2020 New Gold Plus and New Life Members! We salute you for your
commitment, dedication and service to Blacks in Government
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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.

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         Proclamation Recognition for The Honorable Darlene H. Young
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               Proclamation Recognition for The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor
DPS Proclamation
           
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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!!!!

 


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
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.