P.O.P. lays flowers at Civil War memorial for Memorial Day

P.O.P. lays flowers at Civil War memorial for Memorial Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the grassroots social and economic justice activist group spent Monday, May 29, doing what they have been doing for the last 70 consecutive weeks — protesting outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark in an attempt to convince President […]

P.O.P. demands investigation into deaths of the ‘Jersey 4’

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress, a local grassroots activist group, held its 67th consecutive Justice Monday protest outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in downtown Newark on Monday, May 8, to convince the next U.S. attorney in New Jersey to open civil rights investigations into “The Jersey Four.” P.O.P. […]

Tax lien sale raises $800K for Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The home mortgage foreclosure crisis has been a hot topic of discussion throughout New Jersey, including at People’s Organization for Progress meetings, where 2017 New Jersey Democratic Party gubernatorial candidates Steve Wisniewski, Phil Murphy and state Sen. Raymond Lesniak have appeared ahead of the primary election set for Tuesday, June 6. “It […]

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 […]

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