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                              Honorable Ms. Ramona McCarthy

It is with a heavy and saddened heart that I inform you that our beloved, The Honorable Ms. Ramona McCarthy, has heavenly transitioned on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Honorable Ms. McCarthy is one of our Blacks In Government's Founders, and we praise God for the vision she and our founders sought to create Blacks In Government, Inc. As her BIG family, we love “Ms. Ramona” and will miss her dearly. Yet, “we are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8-10).

Please keep the McCarthy Family and our BIG Family in prayer; more details on the interment will be provided.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7-8); rest in peace, Ms. McCarthy.

Humbly,

Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor
National President
Blacks In Government, Inc.

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2018 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK
HISTORY MONTH OBSERVANCE POSTER

The theme for 2018, as provided by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is “African Americans in Times of War.”

This year’s theme commemorates the centennial of the end of the First World War in 1918, and highlights the service and sacrifice of African Americans during wartime from the Revolutionary War to present. 

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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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Blacks In Government Announces Outreach Initiative
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The Department of Defense (DoD) established an engagement outreach effort with Blacks In Government to contribute to increasing the full representation of minorities and women. DoD is energetically pursuing diversity through a magnitude of contemporary challenges and issues to achieve a high-performing, diverse workplace. This is a year-long effort with DoD supporting our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Student Competition (STEM-SC); NOW Generation; Future Leaders in America's Government (FLAG); and Darlene Young Leadership Academy (DYLA) programs. 

Participation in, and support of workforce development and careerenhancement training are actions that contribute to increasing diversity in the workplace though outreach. Pursuing workforce diversity in DOD is paramount to securing the Nation's defense.

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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!
 
 
 
 
 
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                                      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.