Blacks In Government (BIG)

Blacks In Government (BIG) BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans. Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland.
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The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same

The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same

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#bignational #bignti2021Register Now! This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will tak...
06/23/2021

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Register Now!

This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will take place August 23 - 26, 2021, on a virtual platform due to COVID restrictions that greatly impacted our ability to host an in person training event this year. With many of the federal departments and agencies still working mandatory telework schedules and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still warning against large in person gatherings, we know this is the best way to meet the training needs and demands of our members and registrants.

This year's Virtual Training Institute theme is "Training Matters - Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!'' And, we have four scheduled days filled with government leaders as guest speakers and workshops covering leadership
development, career advancement, networking and mental/health resilience. We are looking forward to seeing you in attendance while you are mapping
out your career goals. BIG is committed to providing you the same quality training as we have provided the last 42 years. So, please join us as we continue that commitment again this year.

Online registration is now open! If you have any questions or have not received your registration confirmation email in a few weeks, please contact the registration committee at [email protected].

Registration Rate
• Members - $399
• Non-Members - $599
• Retirees - $175

Registration link is below:

https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=622093&

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: In order to Register each registrant must create a profile and will be guided through the prompts to do so. If the registrant, is a member they will be guided through the prompts to log in. After they have logged in, the Registration fee will be updated based on their membership.

#bignational #bignti2021

Register Now!

This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will take place August 23 - 26, 2021, on a virtual platform due to COVID restrictions that greatly impacted our ability to host an in person training event this year. With many of the federal departments and agencies still working mandatory telework schedules and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still warning against large in person gatherings, we know this is the best way to meet the training needs and demands of our members and registrants.

This year's Virtual Training Institute theme is "Training Matters - Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!'' And, we have four scheduled days filled with government leaders as guest speakers and workshops covering leadership
development, career advancement, networking and mental/health resilience. We are looking forward to seeing you in attendance while you are mapping
out your career goals. BIG is committed to providing you the same quality training as we have provided the last 42 years. So, please join us as we continue that commitment again this year.

Online registration is now open! If you have any questions or have not received your registration confirmation email in a few weeks, please contact the registration committee at [email protected].

Registration Rate
• Members - $399
• Non-Members - $599
• Retirees - $175

Registration link is below:

https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=622093&

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: In order to Register each registrant must create a profile and will be guided through the prompts to do so. If the registrant, is a member they will be guided through the prompts to log in. After they have logged in, the Registration fee will be updated based on their membership.

#thinkbig #bignational FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National PresidentSUBJECT: National President's Message f...
06/19/2021

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FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: National President's Message for Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, has been recognized long before President Biden signed into law on Thursday the bill to make it a national holiday -after the Senate passed it unanimously and the House passed it with 415 yeas and 14 nays. In fact, Juneteenth has long been a time to highlight our resilience, our culture, and the progress we have made through generations.

But, our BIG National Historian Librarian Lauren Merritt Taylor did want to take this opportunity to share a bit of history and tradition. Of course, it’s called Juneteenth because on June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Importantly, this information was delivered about 2 ½ years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. There have been various reasons associated with the delay ranging from slave owners refusing to adhere to the new proclamation to literally “shooting the messenger” (e.g. Union soldiers attempting to deliver the news to the Confederate states). Despite the delay, the monumental news spawned a monumental celebration.

African American communities continue to keep the legacy of Juneteenth alive by following past traditions and creating new ones. Some communities have recognition ceremonies, attend parades, participate in religious services, buy from black owned businesses, and, ultimately, spread the importance of this historical day. Juneteenth also has a culinary tradition. Some cookout menus include the incorporation of “red foods” like strawberry pie, red velvet cake, and watermelon. Eating “red food items” during the holiday is symbolic of African American resilience and ingenuity.

As you decide how you will commemorate this historic federal holiday that has been a long time in the making, here is a link to a listing of programming and events this weekend.

https://deadline.com/2021/06/juneteenth-programming-schedules-tv-streaming-specials-1234771642/ - Juneteenth Programming Schedules from TV Networks, Streaming Services, Film Festivals, and More!

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"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

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FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President

SUBJECT: National President's Message for Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, has been recognized long before President Biden signed into law on Thursday the bill to make it a national holiday -after the Senate passed it unanimously and the House passed it with 415 yeas and 14 nays. In fact, Juneteenth has long been a time to highlight our resilience, our culture, and the progress we have made through generations.

But, our BIG National Historian Librarian Lauren Merritt Taylor did want to take this opportunity to share a bit of history and tradition. Of course, it’s called Juneteenth because on June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. Importantly, this information was delivered about 2 ½ years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. There have been various reasons associated with the delay ranging from slave owners refusing to adhere to the new proclamation to literally “shooting the messenger” (e.g. Union soldiers attempting to deliver the news to the Confederate states). Despite the delay, the monumental news spawned a monumental celebration.

African American communities continue to keep the legacy of Juneteenth alive by following past traditions and creating new ones. Some communities have recognition ceremonies, attend parades, participate in religious services, buy from black owned businesses, and, ultimately, spread the importance of this historical day. Juneteenth also has a culinary tradition. Some cookout menus include the incorporation of “red foods” like strawberry pie, red velvet cake, and watermelon. Eating “red food items” during the holiday is symbolic of African American resilience and ingenuity.

As you decide how you will commemorate this historic federal holiday that has been a long time in the making, here is a link to a listing of programming and events this weekend.

https://deadline.com/2021/06/juneteenth-programming-schedules-tv-streaming-specials-1234771642/ - Juneteenth Programming Schedules from TV Networks, Streaming Services, Film Festivals, and More!

One of America's Most Influential Organizations

"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

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06/14/2021

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#bignational #bignti2021Register Now! This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will tak...
06/14/2021

#bignational #bignti2021

Register Now!

This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will take place August 23 - 26, 2021, on a virtual platform due to COVID restrictions that greatly impacted our ability to host an in person training event this year. With many of the federal departments and agencies still working mandatory telework schedules and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still warning against large in person gatherings, we know this is the best way to meet the training needs and demands of our members and registrants.

This year's Virtual Training Institute theme is "Training Matters - Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!'' And, we have four scheduled days filled with government leaders as guest speakers and workshops covering leadership
development, career advancement, networking and mental/health resilience. We are looking forward to seeing you in attendance while you are mapping
out your career goals. BIG is committed to providing you the same quality training as we have provided the last 42 years. So, please join us as we continue that commitment again this year.

Online registration is now open! If you have any questions or have not received your registration confirmation email in a few weeks, please contact the registration committee at [email protected].

Registration Rate
• Members - $399
• Non-Members - $599
• Retirees - $175

Registration link is below:

https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=622093&

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: In order to Register each registrant must create a profile and will be guided through the prompts to do so. If the registrant, is a member they will be guided through the prompts to log in. After they have logged in, the Registration fee will be updated based on their membership.

#bignational #bignti2021

Register Now!

This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI) will take place August 23 - 26, 2021, on a virtual platform due to COVID restrictions that greatly impacted our ability to host an in person training event this year. With many of the federal departments and agencies still working mandatory telework schedules and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still warning against large in person gatherings, we know this is the best way to meet the training needs and demands of our members and registrants.

This year's Virtual Training Institute theme is "Training Matters - Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!'' And, we have four scheduled days filled with government leaders as guest speakers and workshops covering leadership
development, career advancement, networking and mental/health resilience. We are looking forward to seeing you in attendance while you are mapping
out your career goals. BIG is committed to providing you the same quality training as we have provided the last 42 years. So, please join us as we continue that commitment again this year.

Online registration is now open! If you have any questions or have not received your registration confirmation email in a few weeks, please contact the registration committee at [email protected].

Registration Rate
• Members - $399
• Non-Members - $599
• Retirees - $175

Registration link is below:

https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=622093&

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: In order to Register each registrant must create a profile and will be guided through the prompts to do so. If the registrant, is a member they will be guided through the prompts to log in. After they have logged in, the Registration fee will be updated based on their membership.

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government SUBJECT: Reminder: 2021 Darlene H. Youn...
06/01/2021

FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: Reminder: 2021 Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy (DYLA) Virtual Open House


Please join us to learn more about the Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy!

The Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy is a competency-based leadership development program designed to develop future public service leaders through providing assessment, experiential learning and individualized development opportunities. The DYLA is a joint effort between Blacks In Government and Morgan State University, Department of Continuing Studies, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Come join the conversation! Learn about the historical foundation of DYLA. Meet the Academic Advisors, Team Coaches and Graduates, who will discuss experience and program requirements. DYLA Alumni members will share their success stories. Graduates will also share their DYLA Orientation experience at Morgan State University.

Graduates receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Morgan State University

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
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FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: Reminder: 2021 Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy (DYLA) Virtual Open House


Please join us to learn more about the Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy!

The Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy is a competency-based leadership development program designed to develop future public service leaders through providing assessment, experiential learning and individualized development opportunities. The DYLA is a joint effort between Blacks In Government and Morgan State University, Department of Continuing Studies, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Come join the conversation! Learn about the historical foundation of DYLA. Meet the Academic Advisors, Team Coaches and Graduates, who will discuss experience and program requirements. DYLA Alumni members will share their success stories. Graduates will also share their DYLA Orientation experience at Morgan State University.

Graduates receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Morgan State University

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82427458970?pwd=c2pEMDM3R1UzbzJBMm1RYUZTbE41dz09

Meeting ID: 824 2745 8970
Passcode: 503908
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,82427458970#,,,,*503908# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,82427458970#,,,,*503908# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 824 2745 8970
Passcode: 503908
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/klAopG260

One of America's Most Influential Organizations

"Thank You For Thinking BIG!"

05/26/2021
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FROM: Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq., National President, Blacks In Government

SUBJECT: You're Invited to GEHA's Cancer Health Webinar

You're invited to GEHA's Cancer Health webinar.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Early detection of cancer or identifying measures that can reduce the risk of cancer are crucial to long-term health and wellness. Cancer screenings can detect potential health issues and save lives.

Join Coletta Meyer, GEHA Health and Wellness Manager; Dr. Jared Dirks, a Medical Director at GEHA; Sasha Choplin, Certified Oncology Nurse Consultant; and Dan Leong, Senior Manager at American Cancer Society; to discuss the importance of cancer screening and detection.

Join us at noon Eastern time on Monday, June 7.

Please register to secure your spot.

Click here to Register!

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Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues. If you plan to participate from work, please use your work email address when registering. You'll receive an email confirmation of your reservation, as well as instructions for viewing and listening to the webinar via computer or mobile device. Then grab your headphones and join us on June 7 to learn about cancer.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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