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. 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 general type of employment problems.
Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
BIG Guiding Principles
Commit to Excellence
Act with Integrity
Work as a Team
Remain Loyal and Dedicated
Welcome to Region I!
The Purpose of the regional council is to implement the goals, policies and objectives of Blacks In Government as set forth in the National Constitution.
Region I is committed to promoting excellence in government through equity and opportunity. The broad organizational goals and objectives include advocating for diversity, developing and promoting programs, which will enhance ethnic pride, educational opportunities, and providing a non-partisan platform on major issues of local, regional and nation significance.
Region I chapters are strategically located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont. These chapters cultivate a desire to succeed, stimulate personal development and professionalism, and continuously focuses on achievement of equality through opportunity.
Greater Providence Rhode Island Chapter
April 2016 Newsletter
Goals and Objectives
1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
2. To eliminate practices of racism and discrimination against Blacks in government.
3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.
4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
5. To develop a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.
6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.