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04/30/2019
The National Urban League

The National Urban League

Attention, #DC folks! 📣

Join us on Monday, May 6 for the official release of the 2019 State of Black America report at the National Press Club. A panel of journalists and experts will dive into how voter suppression and #Russian interference in the last two #elections specifically impact communities of color.

RSVP 👉🏾 bit.ly/SOBARelease. #Getting2Equal #StateOfBlackAmerica

04/10/2019
The National Urban League

The National Urban League

What is the future of education in America? 📚 Standards of Excellence: A Lens on ESSA State Plans.

12/16/2018

The Northern Virginia Urban League thanks you for your support!

12/03/2018

Northern Virginia Urban League Guild Holiday Gala - Ticket Deadline (Dec. 4th).

11/27/2018

Giving Tuesday - November 27, 2018

10/24/2018

ASTEAM Fall Family Carnival in Woodbridge - Saturday, November 3, 2018

September 22nd ASTEAM Fall Family Carnival
10/22/2018

September 22nd ASTEAM Fall Family Carnival

07/18/2018

ASTEAM Fall Family Carnival in Alexandria - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Donate today - www.nvul.org! Thank you for your support!
07/18/2018

Donate today - www.nvul.org! Thank you for your support!

Juneteenth
07/18/2018

Juneteenth

06/15/2018

Tuesday, June 19th

06/11/2018

Preserve the Freedom House Museum Capital Campaign

Northern Virginia Urban League's 28th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala on April 27, 2018.  Enjoy the...
05/12/2018
28th annual gala photos

Northern Virginia Urban League's 28th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala on April 27, 2018. Enjoy the photos!

Explore this photo album by Northern Virginia Urban League on Flickr!

Northern Virginia Urban League's cover photo
11/29/2017

Northern Virginia Urban League's cover photo

05/22/2017
Eligibility

TODAY, May 22 is the LAST day for Virginians to register to vote in order to be eligible for the June 13th primary. Visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/Registration/Eligibility for more information or to register.

To register to vote in Virginia, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Virginia, at least 18 years old by the next general election, have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony, and have had capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated.

It's not too late to donate! Support Alexandria's Day of Giving by helping to enable children in the community to attend...
04/06/2017

It's not too late to donate! Support Alexandria's Day of Giving by helping to enable children in the community to attend the ASTEAM Family Carnival this November!

Donate TODAY! https://www.razoo.com/story/Asteam

It's time to Spring2Action! Alexandria's Day of Giving is on April 5th! Show your support by donating to our upcoming AS...
03/28/2017

It's time to Spring2Action! Alexandria's Day of Giving is on April 5th! Show your support by donating to our upcoming ASTEAM Family Carnival. The campaign starts NOW and goes through April 5th... how much can YOU help us raise?

Please visit https://www.razoo.com/story/Asteam to donate TODAY!

Announcing NVUL Honorees for Annual Gala on April 28th, Darrell Green, NFL Hall of Fame; Virginia Congressman Bobby Scot...
02/23/2017

Announcing NVUL Honorees for Annual Gala on April 28th, Darrell Green, NFL Hall of Fame; Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott; Mele Melton, Culturfied Foundation; and the Historic African-American family with father and two sons who attained rank of General in US Army, Leo Brooks Sr, Leo Brooks Jr, and Vincent Brooks. Join Us to celebrate these Champions in Our Community. Get your tickets TODAY: https://nvulannualdinner.eventbrite.com

Join us on April 28th for the NVUL Annual Gala, Scholarships, Honorees, Networking, Fundraising for STEM Education, Ment...
02/14/2017

Join us on April 28th for the NVUL Annual Gala, Scholarships, Honorees, Networking, Fundraising for STEM Education, Mentoring, Professional Development, Financial Literacy.....and more. Go to www.nvul.org for more information

Northern Virginia Urban League
02/08/2017

Northern Virginia Urban League

Join us for our 27th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala on April 28th, "Honoring Champions in Our Community" Last year we SOLD OUT, purchase your sponsorship or tickets at: https://nvulannualdinner.eventbrite.com

Join us for our 27th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala on April 28th, "Honoring Champions in Our Comm...
02/07/2017

Join us for our 27th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala on April 28th, "Honoring Champions in Our Community" Last year we SOLD OUT, purchase your sponsorship or tickets at: https://nvulannualdinner.eventbrite.com

We're open for business! For Black History Month, The Freedom House Museum will be open for tours every Saturday from 10...
02/04/2017

We're open for business! For Black History Month, The Freedom House Museum will be open for tours every Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Join us for a wonderful lesson in our history!

One week from today! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., make January 17, 2017 a day of service and celebration.The...
01/09/2017
TinnerHill

One week from today! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., make January 17, 2017 a day of service and celebration.
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a March for Unity, Racial Justice, and Healing followed by a panel and discussion. The Northern Virginia Urban League, along with other community organizations will participate in the panel.Please see http://www.tinnerhill.org for more information and to register.

A partnership between Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation (THHF), the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) will develop the Tinner Hill Historic Site. The development of the Tinner Hill Historic Site is the culmination of 17 years spent by the Ti...

Do you have plans for MLK Day? In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., make January 17, 2017 a day of service and celeb...
01/02/2017
TinnerHill

Do you have plans for MLK Day? In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., make January 17, 2017 a day of service and celebration.

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a March for Unity, Racial Justice, and Healing followed by a panel and discussion. Please see http://www.tinnerhill.org for more information and to register.

A partnership between Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation (THHF), the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) will develop the Tinner Hill Historic Site. The development of the Tinner Hill Historic Site is the culmination of 17 years spent by the Ti...

Have a Happy New Year and an EMPOWERED 2017!Best Wishes from the Northern Virginia Urban League!
01/02/2017

Have a Happy New Year and an EMPOWERED 2017!

Best Wishes from the Northern Virginia Urban League!

Timeline Photos
01/01/2017

Timeline Photos

Northern Virginia Urban League
12/30/2016
Northern Virginia Urban League

Northern Virginia Urban League

Yolanda Vazquez talks with Lavern Chatman, the Director of Fund Development with the Northern Virginia Urban League about, the recent ASTEAM Carnival event. The event focused on Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Also discussed is the importance of preparing young peopl...

2 Days Before the End of The Year, Make a Donation to The Northern Virginia Urban League TODAY, go to www.nvul.org. Help...
12/29/2016

2 Days Before the End of The Year, Make a Donation to The Northern Virginia Urban League TODAY, go to www.nvul.org. Help us provide college scholarships, STEM Education programs, internships, financial literacy classes, and address minority health disparities. We need your help. Go to www.nvul.org and DONATE

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You're invited to the Sixth Annual Virginia Climate Crisis Forum: Our Children's Future, on November 17, 7PM EST, online. Registration for this live, free event is encouraged: bit.ly/vaclimateforum21. The interactive forum will feature an important discussion of climate solutions needed now to safeguard our families' futures, with panelists Fairfax County Chair Jeff McKay, Arlington County Chair Matt de Ferranti, Prince William County Chair Ann Wheeler, and guest speakers - including Senior Staff Attorney Nate Bellinger - from Our Children's Trust, in a conversation moderated by Andrea McGimsey, Executive Director of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. Hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. #VirginiaClimateForum #OurChildrensFuture #ActOnClimate #FaithClimateAction https://fb.me/e/1Q5o80075
“This nation is what it is because of the efforts and sacrifices of its veterans…The celebration of Veterans Day is a vivid reminder of the price which has been paid for the liberty we enjoy.” - General Colin Powell The Links, Incorporated EasternArea Links Arlington Branch NAACP Northern Virginia Urban League The Afro American American Newspaper
The Northern Virginia Urban League (NVUL) Guild is proud to Celebrate 25 Years!!! The 25th Anniversary Celebration will honor five phenomenal women for their 25 years of continuous service to the NVUL Guild. This virtual event will feature Broadway star talent, Krystal Joy Brown, KaNikki Jakarta, Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia, and award-winning saxophonist Todd Ledbetter. The Honorable John T. Chapman is our Master of Ceremonies. Spread the word! The NVUL Guild is celebrating! Have you purchased your tickets yet?
On July 20, the Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter (AFAC) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity launched an aviation program in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Urban League (NVUL) Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Northern Virginia Urban League
THE PANDEMIC NEXT TIME AND LEADING A CHILD IN THE WAY THAT HE SHOULD GO In 2017, near the end of the election season, and after watching a mass exodus of concerned Arlington Dems voters engage in a mass exodus as the candidates for Arlington Public Schools Board took the stage for a candidate forum, League of Women Voters of Arlington (VA), with or without the rainbow flag banner, posed the question as to what each candiate would do to help students develop critical thinking skills, and, the great thing about being a long shot candidate is that you are permitted to depart the script and think outside the box, especially when you don't have to tow a party line, not endorsed by Arlington Republicans or Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans, bound in by party talking points, and not even have to worry about offending special interests, who actually had a plank on the Monique4APS - Monique O'Grady for Arlington School Board website platform. So, based upon a unique experience that few parents even in Virginia's 8th District Republican Committee possess, I recommended a trip to the International Spy Museum to attempt the think outside the box skill assessment tests to have the opportunity to engage in a fantasy role play and imagine a career that few may ever enjoy. Well, obviously it was not a winning message, but in science, Galileo could tell you, a good idea is rarely decided by the majority or the folks in power. And, looking ahead to the upcoming election events, like another opportunity to get nixed for specious reasons from the Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum, one thought about critical thinking skills development arises from an issue about which candidates vying for the Democratic Party of Virginia nominations for school board across the state proviides a great example. Schools were closed and libraries were closed, and far too many times I am simply aghast to hear purportedly educated persons blame the schools for not teaching them this subject or that subject, especially in an information age where just about anything you might wish to know is at your fingertips. Just because the school and library is closed does not mean that you lost an opportunity to learn, unless you have to be told to do everything, even think, but some folks apparently did endorse the idea that they did not know when they presented the asymptomatic signs of infection, to include coughing and sneezing, and required @Governor of Virginia to mandate that they wear a nonmedical grade facial covering for source control, under the presumption that they were infected, while some actually dismissed the irrefutable determination of the NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health a decade ago in the Barack Obama Administration that had told anyone who read a science report that one-ply cotton was not impervious to microbial pe*******on, and others, as late as August--our visual learners--actually prompted CDC to commission a cartoonist to explain in Sesame Street Simplicity the locations of the upper respiratory tract that needed to be covered by a hydrophillic cloth mask. Question: when you breathe, do you use your mouth more than your nose? So, why is your nose sticking out, if you believe you need that cloth to be protected? In grammar school, second grade, in fact, we had a teacher who wanted to expand our vocabulary so that perhaps, like one recent child, we might actually compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and she would write a large word on the blackboard and give us an entire day to compete for a prize to be awarded to the kid who could develop the most smaller words from the letters in the larger one. If nothing else, it prompted you to go grab a dictionary yourself just to try to be competitive. And, I know it got me into the county spelling bee. But, results may vary, and it is probably not a winner in a school district with the most government scientists still constantly striving to eliminate the achievement gap, about which Arlington Branch NAACP complains, but won't run a candidate, but will join a throng of naysayers at a Northern Virginia Urban League candidate forum to call racist and reject. But, if I was a kid in school, placed on indefinite hiatus, and if I had plans one day to be a smooth talking lawyer in a fancy law firm, I'd probably have spent the pandemic doing what a law student actually does: spot the legal issues. Even if you never filed a case, you would at least have the opportunity to do what most folks with JDs that never practice--like Senator Mark Warner--will tell you they find most valuable about attending a law school: learn to think like a lawyer. If, as they say, in pandemic, science became political, and if, as they say, some folks were claiming that it was all about rights, while others were saying it was not about your rights, that should have been a clue that there might be an opportunity to explore constitutional law. As John Kennedy said, the Mandarin character for "crisis" is a marriage of two characters: danger and opportunity. And you just ran from a perceived danger for a year and got a vaccine because somebody told you to do it. And, perhaps for you that is not a waste of an entire year in a finite life, unless you plan to live forever. Mayor Justin Wilson, just don't tell your crazy uncle, right? And wear a dang mask.
Have you met honoree Christina Calloway Baucom? Join us on July 15th as we celebrate the 2021 40 Under 40 class. Christina is an attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is secretary of the Board of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum and was recently appointed to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. She is a 2019 graduate of Alexandria’s City Academy. She frequently speaks and/or volunteers with such organizations as the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church and Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network in educating small business owners and creatives about their intellectual property. She is also the digital content creator of sharpandsound.com which focuses on local lifestyle and style inspiration. https://thechamberalx.com/event/40-40
The Plummer Family is a huge part of Riversdale's history, where we tell Adam Francis Plummer's story, but on this first day of Black History Month, here's a spotlight on his daughter, Sarah Miranda. Miranda lived with her mother, Emily, at the Three Sisters Plantation in Lanham until their mistress' death in 1851, when her mother was sold to another plantation. Miranda was kept at Three Sisters with her brother, Elias. This would be the first time Emily and Adam's children were separated and isolated from them, but not the last. In 1860, Miranda was sold to a slave trader in Washington DC, and taken to a slave pen of the Franklin and Armfield Office in Alexandria. Today this slave pen is the Freedom House Museum (owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League), and is a powerful experience with original artifacts and first-person narratives. She was sold down to New Orleans, where she remained until after the Civil War. At this time, her brother went south to bring her home, uniting her family under one roof for the first time. Miranda's sister, Nellie wrote about the occasion: "Now the object of [father's] prayers and struggles was standing before his very eyes! Never to be again separated against their will! We never saw our father shed tears of joy except on two occasions. This was the first time!" Images: Library of Congress
Kudos to the Northern Virginia Urban League and AlexandriaVA.gov for working to retain this critical piece of Black History.
The Freedom House Museum, which was once home to the largest domestic slave trading firm in the country, is up for sale. The four level office/townhome at 1315 Duke Street is owned by the City and the Northern Virginia Urban League, and has a listing price of $2.1 million.
Thank you Northern Virginia Urban League for the wonderful Young Professionals Political Forum and meet and greet. Great meeting constituents and seeing old friends!