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    WELCOME TO BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT
    - GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER -
    Blacks In Government - Greater Boston, Massachusetts (BIG Greater Boston MA) is a regional chapter of the national non-profit organization, Blacks in Government, Washington DC. We operate as a part of the New England regional council and exist to support Black professionals working at all levels of government (local, state, and federal) in the greater Boston area.

    Why JOIN Blacks in Government 

    • Advocating equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
    • Eliminating practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.
    • Promoting professionalism among Blacks in government.
    • Developing and promoting programs that will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
    • Establishing a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.
    • Providing a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local and regional significance that affect Blacks in government.

    Please read it and think about becoming a more active participant in our activities.


    The Boston BIG  is co-sponsoring the 26th Annual 2013 Ebony Winter Gala, December 13, 2013. Tickets are $60 in advance and $80 at the door. Over 1,000 minority professionals attend, so you’re bound to network as well as re-connect with an old friend or co-worker. More importantly, a major portion of our tickets sales is designated for our scholarship fund. Please mark the date and purchase your tickets below.


    Ebony Winter Gala

    December 13, 2013 from 8 PM – 2 AM

    Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

    425 Summer Street

    Boston, MA 02116

     

    ENTERTAINMENT

    MULTIPLE ROOMS OF MUSIC

    Room 1: DJ Kevin Lawyer – Spinning Top 40 Music – R&B - OLD SCHOOL - HIP-HOP – HOUSE

    Room 2: "Rob da Hitman"

    Spinning Caribbean Sounds

    Room 3: Live music - LeMixx Band

     

    PARKING

    Westin Boston Waterfront Parking:  $25.00

    Additional parking lots in the area


     SPECIAL HOTEL RATE

    Westin Boston Waterfront:  $139.00

    By December 2nd 888-627-7216


    Purchase Your 2013 Gala Ticket Safely and Securely. Click on the "BUY NOW" button below and you will be able to select the quantity of tickets you wish to purchase. 

    Thank you so much for participating in this year's 2013 Winter Gala, wee look forward to a great night to get everyone out!

    26th Ebony Winter Gala

    $60.00

    Future Leaders in America’s Government (FLAG) Program.
    Blacks In Government Region I is now recruiting middle and high school students to participate in its Future Leaders in America’s Government (FLAG) Program. The FLAG program will provide opportunities for youth to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally. The program is designed to successfully meet developmental needs of youth and help them become productive citizens. The FLAG program utilizes the talents and skills of BIG members as mentors to help youth transition from adolescence to adulthood. In line with BIG’s preamble, this program will help ensure that our youth will have the opportunity for full, complete and equitable access to jobs, education, advancement, housing and health services.
    We have designed the program around five critical areas that will help prepare our youth to reach their full potential—mentorship; financial literary and leadership training; career training and education; pre-professional career opportunities; and scholarship opportunities. BIG has collaborated with the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club and the Mildred Avenue Community Center to operate this program.
    BIG has partnered with community organizations, government agencies, corporations, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide youth with opportunities that foster academics, leadership development, personal growth, and life skills.
    This program meets monthly from October through May (unless otherwise notified). Students interested in participating should complete the attached application and submit it by October 30, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and students accepted into the program will be notified. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Best at KathyBIGBoston@gmail.com.


    Future Leaders in America's Government 2013 Brochure


    President OBama's Weekly Address - Video

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    Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work
    In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.

    Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000


    Weekly Address: The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hard-Working Americans
    In this week’s address, President Obama highlights the important differences between the budget he’s put forward – built on opportunity for all – and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class.

    Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000

    Resourceful websites that are full of facts about how Obamacare is working across the country -- including in Massachusetts. Take a look, and share it with your friends and family:

    https://www.healthcare.gov/

    https://www.mahealthconnector.info/

    http://www.thisisobamacare.com/
    SCHOLARSHIPS !  Blacks In Government is a major advocate of education for all children. We strongly believe that a good education is a key success factor in life. We also realize that not every family has the financial means to send a child to a good college or university. (scholarships)

    Sponsors and Donors
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    Blacks In Government - Greater Boston, Massachusetts is a registered 501(c)3 - non-profit - organization. We welcome the generosity and support of corporate sponsors and private donors. We invite prospective sponsors and donors to connect with us to learn more about our worthy causes. (Sponsor Connection)
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    BIG National Training Conference Highlights:  The annual tradition attracts thousands of participants from across the United States. Thanks for thinking BIG!
    BIG goes to JFK - The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Conference

    Sunday, August 18, 2013 

    12:30 PM: Film Screening

    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Conference


    As previously announced, the Kennedy Library will be hosting an afternoon conference to commemorate the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speaking program will begin at 1:00 PM, but we are pleased to show a documentary entitled The March beginning at 12:30 PM. Following the film, there will be presentations by attendees of the March; a panel discussion with historians Clayborne Carson and Peniel Joseph, civil rights leader Elaine Jones, Kennedy administration official Harris Wofford, and veteran journalist Callie Crossley; and a concluding keynote from Congressman John Lewis, who will also be signing copies of his newest book - a graphic novel about the March. 

     

    For those who have already registered for this event, there is no need to register again.