NAACP to screen ‘Hidden Colors’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP will conduct public workshops at local libraries to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural heights that the people of the African diaspora have achieved. The documentary film “Hidden Colors” will be screened. “Hidden Colors” is about the real and untold history of people of […]

NAACP schedules events for Black History Month

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has organized free screenings of the documentary “Hidden Colors” at libraries in Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange and Maplewood throughout February in honor of Black History Month. This documentary is not to be confused with the film of the same name currently showing in theaters. “This year, […]

Seton Hall offers strategic influencing workshops

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Lee E. Miller, a professor of management at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and a premier trainer in the field of leadership, influencing and negotiating, will lead three seminars in March on strategic influencing. Using role-playing and small group exercises, these highly interactive workshops will allow participants to experience […]

‘A Composer’s Vision’ in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 12, at noon, Grigory Smirnov, the organist at First Presbyterian and Trinity Church in South Orange, will discuss his musical process in “A Composer’s Vision: How Composers Develop Their Work.” The event will be moderated by pianist Beatrice Long. Smirnov earned a bachelor’s of music degree in composition […]

Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — interACT Theatre Productions presents “Rasheeda Speaking,” a Pocket Theatre Production benefiting the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, for three performances this weekend at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Performances on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee on Feb. […]

CHS teens learn about preventing dating abuse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner, according to a release from NCJW/Essex. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. One such program took place […]