Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy addresses ‘black agenda’

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy stopped by the People’s Organization for Progress weekly meeting at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark on Thursday, April 6, a month after P.O.P. members had met to start crafting a black agenda for New Jersey. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm said the meeting on Saturday, […]

Anti-Trump rally to coincide with anti-violence Week of Action

Anti-Trump rally to coincide with anti-violence Week of Action

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent recently joined forces with several other people for a “One United” rally on Saturday, March 18, to repudiate what he called President Donald Trump’s anti-Islamic, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. Inclement weather, however, postponed the event until Saturday, April 8, when it is […]

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

NEWARK, NJ — At the State of the Black World Conference in Newark last year, People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm said his organization would hold a meeting Saturday, March 4, to begin working on developing a comprehensive black agenda for New Jersey ahead of the primary election Tuesday, June 6, and the general […]

P.O.P. celebrates anniversary of Justice Mondays protests

NEWARK, NJ — Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the People’s Organization for Progress are coming up on a milestone, in terms of the weekly Justice Mondays protests in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in downtown Newark, and it will be during the national observance of Black History Month […]

P.O.P. hosts march and rally in honor of MLK

P.O.P. hosts march and rally in honor of MLK

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress hosted a protest march and rally in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Newark on the slain civil rights leader’s birthday, Sunday, Jan. 15, one day before the observance of the national holiday in his honor. “His whole thing was about changing people’s minds; changing […]

Protest march and rally scheduled by P.O.P. for MLK Day

Protest march and rally scheduled by P.O.P. for MLK Day

NEWARK, NJ — The new year began just as last year ended, with the People’s Organization for Progress hosting its 48th consecutive “Justice Monday” protest outside the federal building on Broad Street in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 2. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and protesters braved 10-degree weather outside the federal building Monday, Jan. 9, […]

POP protests Donald Trump at most recent rally

POP protests Donald Trump at most recent rally

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its 45th consecutive “Justice Monday” rally in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in Newark on Monday, Dec. 5, as part of the ongoing effort to convince U.S. Attorney General for New Jersey Paul Fishman to open up federal civil rights investigations […]

Attorney general urged to use Faison case as a template

NEWARK, NJ — During the People’s Organization for Progress’s 40th consecutive Justice Monday protest rally in Newark, Chairman Larry Hamm was quick to admit the shooting death of Earl Faison was more relevant than ever, thanks in part to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to launch her own independent civil rights investigation into the […]