Mr. James  Harden "Pat" Daugherty one of the five
Co-Founders of Blacks In Government died on January 21, 2015

Congressional Record Honoring James Harden "Pat" Daugherty


      Blacks In Government 2015 National Officer's Installation


The Blacks In Government National Officer's Installation will be held on February 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm at The Capitol Hilton located at 1001 16th Street NW,Washington,District of Columbia, 20036.

Please click on this link for additional
information concerning The Washington Hilton

      Blacks In Government 2015 National Training Institute


Location: Orlando FL

Dates: August 24-27, 2015

Hotel: Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway

Orlando, FL 32819

                                     MS. PATRICE L. HOWARD

We congratulate Ms. Patrice L. Howard member of the Lower Manhattan Chapter (Region II) as the 2014-2015 recipient of the four-year undergraduate scholarship awarded by Grantham University.  Grantham University's mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Ms. Howard has taken many accounting courses over the years, but never earned a degree.   This BIG-National Scholarship will allow Ms. Howard to obtain her undergraduate degree and move her closer to her aspiration to go into management.  Ms. Howard shares these thoughts, "I want to thank BIG for giving members the opportunity to continue their education by offering this scholarship. I plan to use my college education to further help BIG by being extremely verbal about my scholarship and who made it possible. My next goal is to be accepted into the Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy."  We wish Ms. Howard well as she continues her education and we are proud to have her as part of the Blacks In Government family.



Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.

Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.


1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.

2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.

3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

5.To establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.

6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.

                                   BIG PURPOSE 

An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.

                                       BIG VISION

Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.

                                                        BIG MISSION

Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy.

                              BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1. Be Accountable

2. Commit to Excellence

3. Act with Integrity

4. Take Responsibility

5. Work As A Team

6. Remain Loyal and Dedicated