Mental Health Association offers free virtual webinar series for Black History Month

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Community Education Department will offer a free virtual webinar series in celebration of Black History Month in February. The topics include four specific presentations highlighting different aspects of support around mental health in the black community. Each interactive, one-hour session will be offered twice each […]

Durand-Hedden, CCR to honor black history with lecture and workshop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month this February, Durand-Hedden House & Garden and the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold two events dedicated to African American genealogy. On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m., join Barbara Velazquez at Durand-Hedden, 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, as she shares her journey of […]

Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 in Bloomfield Center

Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Township is asking residents to mark June 18 on their calendars as that is the day Juneteenth will be celebrated in Bloomfield Center. The township has additionally created a Bloomfield Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, led by Councilwoman Sarah Cruz.  “Juneteenth is an important holiday in which we celebrate the emancipation of […]

Bank Employees and Newark Bronze Shields members read to students

Bank Employees and Newark Bronze Shields members read to students

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated Black History Month by hosting a read-aloud event for Newark students. The bank’s volunteer program, Team Columbia, and its Black Employee Resource Group partnered with Newark Bronze Shields, the African American police officers association within the Newark Police Department.  At the Feb. 24 event at Speedway Avenue School, bank […]

Carteret students become a wax museum to celebrate Black History Month in Bloomfield

Carteret students become a wax museum to celebrate Black History Month in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In culmination of Black History Month, Carteret Elementary School in Bloomfield held its first Wax Museum Day on Tuesday, March 1. Although Black History Month was celebrated during February, better late than never, especially since Bloomfield elementary school wax museum presentations have become an anticipated fixture on the school calendar for any […]

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Dr. Chris T. Pernell, a public health physician and social change agent, delivered a rousing keynote address at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s annual Black History Month celebration on Feb. 28. Newark Beth Israel also honored several local trailblazers who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the city of Newark, including […]

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