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     Dr. Doris P. Sartor

Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor



First National Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc., (HBTSA), African American Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference

Greeting BIG Family

The National President of Blacks In Government, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor, will be one of the Keynote Speakers for the National Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc. Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference, October 5-9, 2019 in historic Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.  Dr. Sartor will be the luncheon speaker on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The Board of Directors, and members of The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. and the Board of Directors, and members of the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc. invite all BIG members to attend and participate in the National Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc. Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference, October 5-9, 2019 in historic Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.  You will be welcomed by internationally proclaimed experts in Cultural Tourism, and a local outstanding host committee from the State of Alabama, the City of Tuskegee, Macon County, Tuskegee University, The Tuskegee National Park Service, the Tuskegee V. A. Hospital, the Tuskegee Chamber of Commerce, The Tuskegee Historic Preservation Commission, and a host of outstanding citizens, who will happily open up their "hearts and their homes" in welcoming all of you to Tuskegee, the Home of Tuskegee University, "The Pride of the Swift Growing South."

National and international leaders and citizens will be attending the conference in order to study ways to preserve and protect their cultural heritage, and to promote cultural heritage tourism for the economic benefit of their towns, cities and communities. For more details about this event, please visit the WCM web site:, and the HBTSA web site:

     Honoring BIG Legacy, Honorable Ms. Hazel Calhoun Hays
                                Hazel Hays

Honorable Mrs. Hazel Calhoun Hays was laid to rest on Friday, 17 May 2019 at the Second Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX.

National Blacks In Government, Inc. (BIG) mourns and celebrates the extraordinary life of one of its Mothers, Honorable Mrs. Hazel Calhoun Hays, who dedicated her life to serving others. She was committed to Blacks In Government’s goals which center on achieving equity, excellence, and opportunity for all. Mother Hays, as we lovingly call her, was generous, kind, caring, honest and brave. She instilled in the BIG family the importance of making a positive difference in the lives of others by lifting each other up and speaking up against injustice, prejudice, and indifference. She believed we each have a responsibility to make it better for all those who come after us. For her, it was inexcusable for us to do anything less.

Blacks In Government was fortunate to know her. She was an inspiration for all of us and will always remain in our memories. We will continue her legacy of learning and empowering others. Our deepest sympathy and love go out to her family. Mother Hays, thank you for teaching us by your example, the value of hard work, good judgment, courage and integrity

O God, Who has commanded us to honor our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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.

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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                             National President's Visit to Region IX

Prepared by National President, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor

Region IX Council of Blacks In Government gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 15-17, 2019 to hold its Regional Training Conference and Regional Council meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton Alana Hotel. The conference was hosted by the Pacific Ocean Chapter who also celebrated its 10th anniversary during a banquet held on Friday, February 15th.


The Hawaiian island's picturesque mountain ranges were a beautiful backdrop for these events. Region IX Director, Mr. Kenneth Pearson; Council President, Ms. Ramika Lawson; and Pacific Ocean Chapter President, Ms. Celeste Jackson made everyone feel welcome and set the stage for an educational and entertaining weekend. Also, in attendance were Region V Director, Ms. Deena Sheppard and Former Region I Director, Ms. Jacqueline Allen. I am proud to say that Region IX exceeded the standards of excellence in addressing workplace and community concerns and demonstrating to the local community and government agencies the value and importance of supporting and collaborating with Blacks In Government. 

We were also pleased to have in attendance, Mr. Brian Mikel, Deputy Director, Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Board (FEB), Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. The FEB was recognized for assisting the Pacific Ocean Chapter in marketing the conference and conducting the training workshop on EEO and Conflict Resolution. Federal Executive Boards build inter-agency partnerships and community involvement to create and nurture working relationships that address issues of shared interest. The Pacific Ocean Chapter is proud to be part of that partnership. 

The conference agenda provided information on Blacks In Government. Honorable Toni Pearson, Chair, National Project BIG Vote and Region IX Acting Secretary, presented information on "Who We Are;" followed by a discussion of the "Governing Documents" by Director Mr. Kenneth Pearson. This established the foundation for my discussion on "BIG's Strategic Plan" with an overview of the four focus areas: Communication Flow; Financial Accountability; Advocacy; and Membership. 

These topics were followed by dynamic training sessions on "Miracles of Communication;" "Dealing with Bullies in the Workplace;" and "EEO/Mediation." All informative topics that were well received by the attendees. 

Following the conference, later that evening, the Pacific Ocean Chapter held its 10th Anniversary Gala featuring the entertainment of Riya Dais and the Jaykeyz Project. I was honored to serve as the keynote speaker for this event and enjoyed the portion of the program that recognized the Silent Heroes of the Chapter by presenting them with awards for their many contributions. 

Thank you, members of Region IX Council for moving BIG forward toward its purpose as 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. 

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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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Comments from National Blacks In Government, Inc. National President Dr. Doris Sartor, on Former President George H. W. Bush

Blacks In Government, Inc. joins the nation in sending prayers out to the entire Bush family. Although President George H. W. Bush had a mixed record on civil rights, we recognize his actions to improve rights for federal employees as demonstrated by his signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During his administration, he also signed executive orders promoting Quality and Efficient Health Care in Federal Government Administered or Sponsored Health Care Programs; and establishing the President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties. We also recognize his legacy in founding the Point of Light Foundation, credited as the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. 

I share the sentiments of Former first lady Michelle Obama, when she stated his legacy best, "His spirit of service and decency will be missed by many, including our family. I hope his memory will be a guiding light for our country and those around the world."

National Blacks In Government, Inc. is 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.

Please click to read the article from the Washington Post About Bush praised for respecting federal employees, supporting equitable pay .


     National President’s Visit to Region IV Training Conference

Region IV conducted its Regional Training Conference, May 3-6, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference theme was "Together Towards Tomorrow." According to Regional Council President, Mr. Ira Thompson, the conference focused on working collaboratively and creatively to help ensure that BIG members are well prepared for the current barriers and upcoming changes that have a direct impact on one's career. The conference did exactly that and more; it was well attended and well implemented. Kudos to the Raleigh-Durham Area (RDA) Chapter who hosted the conference, with Mrs. Veronica Godfrey Robinson serving as the outstanding On-Site Conference Chair.



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Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor Speaks at the CDC/ATSDR Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

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In her first speech of 2018, The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor, 14th National President, Blacks in Government, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the 2018 CDC/ATSDR Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration on January 11, 2018.

The event Co-sponsored by the CDC Equal Employment Opportunity Special Emphasis Office and the CDC/ATSDR Chapter of Blacks In Government, Faye M. Rashid, Chapter President.

Honorable Sartor spoke on the theme, “King: His Voice, His Teaching and His Love for Humanity” a powerful tribute to this civil rights leader as America celebrates the 50th anniversary of his death in 1968.

Honorable Sartor talked about the words of Dr. King, in which he said, “You are not her merely to make a living.  You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world.”

Honorable Sartor said, “This certainly speaks to the humanity of his teachings.  The legacy of this incredibly influential civil rights leader and minister lives on through his brave actions, as well as thru his heartfelt and inspirational words.  Words such as these that require us to move beyond ourselves and commit to the greater good.”

Honorable Sartor’s speech could have been called, “Harambee” (pulling together), because she said over and over again it is time for America to Harambee and stop do the following: “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”  She encourages the attendees to Harambee!!!

Finally, Honorable Sartor give four powerful points for all attendees to live by:

  1. You Must Become a Role-Model
  2. Actively Engage with Our Youth
  3. Become Advocates of Human Right Issues
  4. Become Actively Involved Organizations that do that… Provide Service to Others

“When you embrace the legacy of Dr. King; his voice, teachings, and his love for humanity, you become a True Servant Leader that has the Confidence to Stand Alone; the Courage to Make Tough Decisions and the Compassion to listen to the needs of others” said Honorable Sartor.

This year’s program was chaired by Dr. Deborah McClanahan, National Third Vice President of BIG and Past President of the CDC/ATSDR Chapter and supported by the entire CDC/ATSDR Chapter members.


 CDC/ATSDR Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Video


Honorable Eason's home-going service was held January 4, 2018 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Seattle, Washington. Honorable Mr. Oscar Eason, Jr. was the Former National President and Former Chair National Board of Directors for Blacks In Government (BIG).

He held our organization's highest positions and received our highest award-The Distinguished Service Hall of Fame. He coordinated Racism and Disparate Treatment Forums in various agencies throughout the country to address discrimination and spoke numerous times on Capitol Hill. He was a passionate advocate for equal opportunity.

He served BIG with dignity, compassion, and unrelenting commitment.It has been said, "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world."

Honorable Eason did all that and so much more. Greater than the sorrow from his death is the joy and inspiration he leaves behind for us to continue his fight for justice and equality for all.

Honorable Eason will be sorely missed-not only by his family, but by his many friends, like me, whom he guided and inspired. But as he rests from his life- long labor, this great man should know HE MADE this World a Better Place.


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


Video Tribute To Honorable Mr. Oscar Eason, Jr.


2017 NCEPS Diversity Summit


NCEPS President's Panel

The National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS) conducted a Diversity Summit on December 1, 2017 at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) auditorium. The theme of the summit was "Diversity-Past, Present and Future." The summit was hosted by the following NCEPS organizations: National Image, Inc. (Hispanics); Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE); Blacks In Government (BIG); Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC); Federally Employed Women (FEW); and FEDQ (LGBT).  NCEPS and its member organizations act in concert to address issues of Equity and Diversity in the public sector on behalf of their members and constituents and the diverse American communities they serve.

Attendees reflected on the progress made on diversity issues and identified potential solutions within topic areas presented during the summit focused on the ongoing development of a more inclusive workplace culture. The summit Opening Keynote Speaker was Dr. Zina B. Sutch, OPM Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Her informative and engaging speech focused on OPM's efforts in developing government-wide policies and guidance to assist agencies build diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforces and organizational cultures.

NCEPS Presidents' Panel was conducted where each organization provided an overview and focused on its accomplishments in meeting goals toward a more inclusive society. The luncheon diversity panel consisted of Ms. Victoria Bowens, Department of Navy, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Ms. Kimberly Castillo, Chair of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM); Mr. Richard Grant, Deputy Director, Civil Rights Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Mr. Fred Cheng, Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager for the USDA's Asian American and Pacific Islanders and the American Indian and Alaska Native; and Ms. Natalie Veeney, Acting Director of Diversity and Inclusion, US Office of Personnel Management. The panel facilitator was Ms. Cynthia Dunn, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Tax Exempt Entities for Internal Revenue Service.

The afternoon sessions were equally as enlightening.  Attorney Paula Rene Bruner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, presented a session on "EEOC E-Race Initiative," which focused on addressing racial disparities in the workplace to promote inclusion and diversity.  Dr. Cynthia Ferentinos, Senior Research Psychologist with the US Merit Systems Protection Board, completed the day's seminar with a session on "Equity in the Federal Workplace: Looking Back and Moving Forward. NCEPS's Diversity Summit focused entirely on diversity and inclusion issues, challenges and opportunities. Attendees now have the knowledge to share best practices and continue this important conversation with their colleagues. The enthusiastic energy displayed by the attendees reflected the need to continue working together to have equal opportunities grow and prosper. 


Blacks In Government National President’s Visit to Southern Illinois Chapter

The most critical part of Blacks In Government is its members. It is our goal to clearly identify, implement and communicate initiatives that will show the current and potential members the benefits of being an active member of BIG. This is exactly what the members of the Southern Illinois Chapter did during its two-day event on October 6-7.  The Southern Illinois Chapter coordinated office calls with Scott Air Force Base senior leadership and hosted a Dinner for the BIG National President.

On Friday, October 6th, the National President, along with the Southern Illinois Chapter President, Ms. Theresa Peters and Vice President, Ms. Ann Johnson visited the following senior leaders of Scott Air Force Base: DISA/CC, Col Lisa Whittaker; DITCO/CC, Mr. James McCreary; 375th Wing/CC, Col John Howard; USTC/TCDC, Lt Gen John Broadmeadow; AMC/CC, Gen Carlton Everhart II; and SDDC/COS, Col Lillard Evans. During the office calls, the purpose and mission of BIG, the value BIG provides to government agencies, and the initiatives of the local BIG chapter were shared. Ms. Peters and Ms. Johnson comments on the chapter’s focus and outreach efforts were well presented. The requests for support of the local chapter programs and funding of regional and national training were well received by the leaders and follow-on meetings were scheduled with the local chapter to discuss strategies for support.

The chapter also held a dinner honoring the National President at the Bella Milano Restaurant in O’Fallon, IL. Ms. Cheryl Gray did an exceptional job as Event Chair and the dinner was sold out with a great deal of support from community leaders. A presentation on Blacks In Government included comments from the Chapter President and Vice President on the value of the office calls with Scott AFB leadership. Of special note was the Poem recited by Ms. Jo Ann Speer Martin. This event was a total success and a tribute to the chapter’s movement toward BIG’s vision of being a “member-focused, world-class enterprise, recognized for excellence.”                             DSC_0867



Blacks In Government National President’s Overview of the Congressional Black Caucus’ 47th Annual Legislative Conference

The Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) 47th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) was an exceptional event, and its theme, “And Still I Rise,” reflected the collective strength needed to address the key challenges and opportunities facing government now and in the future. The Annual Legislative Conference, held September 20-24, 2017, explored numerous critical policy issues such as: education, economic development, public health, civil rights, and voting rights.  Although I attended numerous outstanding events, this article will briefly highlight a few sessions I believe are imperative to share.

My first session was the National Town Hall meeting entitled “Fighting the Systematic Destruction of our Civil Rights.” This panel discussion centered on the need to discuss civil rights through a new paradigm. Several CBC members spoke including Representative John Lewis (Democratic, Georgia), Representative Maxine Waters (Democratic, California), and other leaders/officials representing civil rights-related organizations. A broad range of issues were discussed including voting rights, civic engagement, and criminal justice reform.

Representative Lewis stressed the importance of the continued need for voter participation. He stated, “We must organize. Some of us have been asleep too long… we need to wake up. We need to use everything in our power--economic resources, use the vote. On election day, too many of us are staying at home. People died for the right to vote. The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent instrument… we have in a democratic society and we should use it.”

Another session of interest was the Health and Wellness Luncheon on “African American Participation in Clinical Trials:  Challenging the Gold Standard.” This session focused on the need for minorities to participate in study demographics because it is “good science.” Most medicine is tested on white males, but this type of scientific testing does not occur in our population. In order to better address our health issues, we need better genetic profiles due to the “trial and error” methods African Americans experience when going to the doctor. We have to test on our population to gain insight regarding many of the diseases in our community.

I attended the Prayer Breakfast with Region VII Director, Ms. Delores Ivy. We were honored to be the guests of Representative William Lacy Clay, Jr. (Democratic, Missouri). The keynote speaker was Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Also, the breakfast featured gospel artist Pastor Shirley Caesar. This spiritual message left me with the following thoughts: Equality is a reality for all people if we remain vigilant; there will be no justice and no peace until all Americans come together; lastly, the New Jim Crow takes the form of prisons, voter suppression, racism, and bigotry. We need to collaborate and lift up our people. Our focus should be caring for as many people as possible. The President and CEO of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Ms. A. Shuanise Washington, stated, “The Prayer Breakfast is a time to unite and refocus our priorities on what is truly important, namely investments in our people. By doing so, we will ultimately prevail over those seeking to divide us.”

Finally, the “Sojourner Truth Women’s Leadership Reception: Hidden Figures Around the Globe,” brought together the women of the Congressional Black Caucus and women of various sectors to network and celebrate black women in leadership after hours. We had several BIG leaders participating in this event which included the National Board of Directors Chair, Honorable Darlene H. Young.  Other BIG members from numerous chapters were also in attendance for the reception and countless other conference events.

CBC-1The overall ALC experience was both inspirational and educational. This was an exceptional opportunity to participate in solution-centered sessions on issues that impact African Americans and black communities worldwide.     


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National Blacks In Government President Opening Session Luncheon Speaker for Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) and the National Policy Alliance Conference

National President, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor, was the Luncheon Keynote Speaker at MBC-LEO and National Policy Alliance Conference on July 22, 2017 in Biloxi, Ms.  In attendance were other BIG officers including the National Secretary, Ms. Sandra Glenn; National Corporate Sponsorship Chair, Ms. Mazella Thomas; Region IV Council President, Mr. Ira Thompson; Magnolia Chapter President, Mr. Al Taylor; Port City Chapter President, Mr. Herman Thomas; and Metro Chapter President, Mr. Robert Harris. Other BIG members in attendance were Mr. Lonnie Ball, Ms. Tonya Cowart, Ms. Sandra Foxworth, Dr. Fonda Thompson, Ms. Janet Taylor, Ms. Allison Taylor, and Ms. Katie Course. Blacks In Government was well represented. 

Councilwoman Deborah Delgado and National Policy Alliance Executive Director, Mrs. Linda Haithcox Taylor orchestrated a successful conference.

 Dr. Sartor’s theme was "Leadership, Government, and BIG (Blacks In Government).” Highlights from her speech are provided below:

Thank you for inviting me here today to talk about leadership, government, and BIG.  For me, the linking of these elements has become essential to our ability as Black Americans to thrive in a world of increasing global complexity and accelerated change. Because Leadership is the act of creating outcomes that matter most and is the ability to move people toward change. So, how do we do this in our current environment of injustice, uncertainty, and denial?

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National Blacks In Government President is Graduation Speaker for Troy University Master of Public Administration (MPA) eCelebration

Every year Troy State University Master of Public Administration faculty hosts an eCelebration of Graduates in order to congratulate MPA students who have completed the requirements necessary to receive a diploma.  Family and friends are also invited to attend the event to celebrate and wish graduates well on the next stage of their professional and academic journeys. The TROY MPA 2017 eCelebration of Graduates was held live via WebEx on the afternoon of June 25th.  It included welcome remarks from MPA Program Director, Dr. Terry Anderson and featured guest speaker and National President of Blacks in Government, Inc., Dr. Doris Sartor. 

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 National Blacks In Government Support Legislation to Restore Pension Annuity Exclusion

National President, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor and National Treasurer, Ms. Norma Samuel attended the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on 12 May.  Written testimony was provided reference BIG's support of "Restoring $3000 Pension Annuity Exclusion" based on resolution passed during National Delegates Assembly. Resolution titled, "BIG Endorses Restoration of D. C. Pension Tax Benefit for $40,000 Retired Federal Workers, D.C. Government Employees, Teachers, Police, Firefighters and Veterans." Mr. Sylvester Bush, Coalition to Restore DC Pension Benefit, provided testimony to the Council.
Click the following links to view BIG's written testimony and Mr. Bush's testimony.

Mr. Matthew Fogg, National 2nd Vice President and National Legislative Chair, Ms. Ruth Benson coordinated BIG's written statement.


           Black In Government National President The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor

                                 The First 120 Days in Office:  Focused. Engaged. Responsive.

As I’ve traveled to agencies and chapters throughout the country over these past four months, speaking at various events and interacting with agency and government leaders, I have been so elated and encouraged
by their recognition and respect for Blacks In Government as the single civil rights organization whose sole objective is the preservation and enhancement of Black civil servants. I am also so very honored to 
represent such a prestigious membership and serve side by side with the dedicated members of the National Executive Committee, National Board of Directors, as well as such committed, organized and focused Regional Council and Chapter Presidents; and our BIG members. 

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Celebration of Women's History Month

 Honorable Dr. Sartor's  First Mississippi Chapter of Blacks In Government Speech




Federal Spotlight: Doris Sartor

Dr. Doris Sartor serves as Course Director for the Air Force Civilian Associate Degree Program at Maxwell Air Force Base, and is national president of Blacks In Government (BIG). Here’s our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal Service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

DS:35 years. My main responsibility is serving as Course Director, Air Force Civilian Associate Degree Program at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. The Eaker Center is standing up the Associate of Applied Science in Leadership and Management Studies for Air Force civilians. This degree program is designed to create a body of core competencies, key skills, and abilities infused with Air Force Core Values to prepare USAF civilians to be effective as they assume increased responsibilities as Air Force Leaders.

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                                                Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor and Honorable Darlene H. Young

Thank you for those warm sentiments and Good Evening to my BIG family, Real family, ...all of our Corporate Sponsors and Partners, the Honorable individuals on the Dais, and of course, all of our Distinguished guests.  First and foremost, I want to thank God for allowing our paths to cross today.  It is His hedge of protection, that has brought us together for such a momentous occasion. And we GIVE honor, to whom honor is due.  And, I thank each of you for joining us.I really believe that everything we do and everyone we meet are put in our path for a purpose.....for a again, thank you for your presence here tonight.  It is an honor to stand before you as the 14th National President of Blacks In Government.   For this is the day; that we have been given to transcend the ordinary.

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                                    Federal News Radio Interview with the Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor

Established in 1975, the Blacks in Government organization has helped African Americans in federal service reach their professional potential and to collaborate on workplace issues such as discrimination. BIG recently elected Dr. Doris Sartor as it's 14th president. She works at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in the Civilian Associate Degree program. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko spoke to Sartor on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about  the priorities she plans to focus on as BIG's president.

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                                              Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayCelebration

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, USDA will recognize and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday with the USDA Observance and the Drum Major for Service Award Ceremony.  On this day and throughout the year, all employees are encouraged to perform volunteer service in their communities.  For all Americans, to give of their time in service is an important way to celebrate Dr. King's Legacy.
                                                       Featuring Keynote Speaker:
                                                             Dr. Doris P. Sartor
                                                             National President
                                                     Blacks In Government (BIG)
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