Destination Cleveland 2022!


2021 NTI Registrants:


We are excited that you were able to attend this year's Blacks In Government,
Virtual National Training Institute, August 23-26, 2021. Available now are all
the National Training Institute daily sessions on the Virtual WebEx Platform
for your review.  We recommend you use your personal device due to some
government agencies firewalls.

The WebEx is live until October 8, 2021!

Instead of using your browser, it is recommended you download the application
onto your computer using this link
for more stability.

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Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Have your experiences, behaviors,
or stress levels changed over the last several months? Help CWRU researchers
learn more about the impact of the coronavirus on the experiences of people
of diverse identities. If you are 18 years or older and have been impacted by
the COVID-19, please fill out our online survey! We hope to use this study
to learn more about how people of diverse identities have been impacted by
COVID-19 and recent events in the United States. You can participate by going




 Please read the article by the Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq.,
 BIG National President: BIG's Getting Back to the Basics!

2021 Officer Installation Program

Please subscribe to Blacks In Government new YouTube Channel to
enjoy the video recording of the event as well as the photo slide show. 



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.

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.
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.