Important Notice

We are currently in the process of converting to a new system and the online membership system will be down until the new system comes online.
Blacks In Government national leadership apologizes for any inconvenience that our efforts to offer an enhanced, real-time system may cause the membership at this time. 
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National Organization of Blacks In Government 2019 Installation Ceremony  

On January 26, 2019, history was again made at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, when the National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) held its second installation program outside of Washington, DC.

More than 200 current and former members of BIG, their families and friends, jammed packed the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel's Grand Salon, where the Honorable Hazel Calhoun Hays presented the Presidential Oath to Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor.

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2019 Installation Ceremony  

Click This Link for the Honorable Dr. Sartor's Video Inaugural Address
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The World Conference of Mayors

The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. conducted its 2019 Collaboration conference, January 30th to February 3rd in Orlando and Eatonville, Florida. The primary objective of The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. is to stimulate positive and constructive relations between mayors internationally, based on interlocking interests and concerns.  Through a network of international municipal associations, mayors, and units of local governments, The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. plans, designs and manages an international, intergovernmental communications system, promoting trust, trade, tourism, technology, treasury, training, and twin city programs and services between mayors and cities of the world.

The conference theme was "Building Bridges, Not Walls." As BIG National President, I attended the conference, along with the Chair of the National Board of Directors, Honorable Darlene H. Young. Honorable Young also serves on the Board of Directors for The World Conference of Mayors. The Conference Coordinator was The Honorable Johnny Ford, Former Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama; Former Alabama State Legislator; Co-Founder of the National Policy Alliance; and Founder of The World Conference of Mayors. According to Honorable Ford, the conference focus was on building bridges, not walls, between the cities and local governments in the U.S., Africa, and the rest of the world. The conference focus was accomplished via the various keynote speakers, workshops, face-to-face exchanges, best practices, and panel discussions.

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 The Conference hosts were: The Honorable Eddie Cole, Mayor, Town of Eatonville, Florida; ZORA! Festival 2019, "A Global Celebration;" The Honorable Samuel B. Ings, Mayor Pro Tem and District 6 Commissioner, City of Orlando, Florida; and The Honorable Jerry Demings, Mayor, Orange County, Florida. A highlight from the conference was the MOU signing of the new historic organization, "United Cities and Local Governments of the World." Blacks In Government was part of this signing ceremony.   

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  "BIG NTI: Your Benchmark for Achieving Excellence in the Workplace"

                                   
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              Blacks In Government's Position Paper

Opposition of Proposed Legislation Regarding Federal Retirement Benefits Position Paper
 

The National Blacks In Government (BIG) organization is concerned about the proposed changes to the federal employees' retirement system because it will adversely impact thousands of civil servants. BIG believes the four recommended changes to federal retirement benefits will diminish the quality of retirement life for many dedicated and loyal federal employees.

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National Constitution Of Blacks In Government ® (BIG)

P R E A M B L E

We believe that Blacks in government should have the opportunity for full, complete and equitable access to jobs, education, advancement, housing and health services, and that they must have recourse in adverse situations without discrimination because of race.

We further believe that Blacks should unite in order to obtain and secure the rights and privileges of full citizenship participation.  It is necessary to develop a mechanism for inclusion, growth and power for all present and future Black employees in Federal, State and local governments.

Therefore, we, the members of Blacks In Government ® (BIG), in order to act as an advocate for the employment and general welfare of Blacks employed in Federal, State and local governments and to establish a national network of Black Federal, State and local government employees, do hereby establish this constitution for a national organization of Blacks in government.

                                    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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

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

3.   3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

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

5. To establish a mechanism for the gathering and dissemination of information to Blacks in government.
 

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

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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.