County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 17 by honoring four community leaders who have all been heavily involved in the towns they live and work in. Recognized by the commissioners were Montclair’s Annette Strickland, Irvington’s Lionel Leach, South Orange’s Johanna Wright and Newark’s Roger […]

Open house highlights black history at Nutley’s Kingsland Manor

Open house highlights black history at Nutley’s Kingsland Manor

NUTLEY, NJ — In recognition of Black History Month, Kingsland Manor in Nutley held an open house on Feb. 20 to share the recently researched history on the African American connection to the manor. The event was well attended. Next month, Kingsland Manor will hold an open house in celebration of Women’s History Month, featuring […]

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Black History Month celebration. During the ceremony, the county executive presented the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Coretta Scott King […]

West Orange HS Student Council recognizes Black History Month on Instagram

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Student Council has continued its fundraising efforts and recognition of Black History Month with a campaign on its Instagram page. Each year, the Student Council holds a large Black History Month dinner and event featuring guest speakers and student performances. Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, […]

Women’s Club of Glen Ridge hosts Black History Month, music event

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge celebrated Black History Month with an engaging and educational virtual program, “Exploring the Black Roots of American Music.” Hosted by the club’s music department, the event investigated and celebrated the contributions from black and African American cultures that have influenced the […]

Open-hearth cooking at Durand-Hedden

Open-hearth cooking at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Durand-Hedden House and chef Jesse Jones for “Open Hearth Cooking: Explore African American Foodways” on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors also can view an exhibit about African Americans who fought for women’s suffrage. Admission is free; proof of vaccination and masks are required. Jones’ culinary DNA […]

Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, at the Feb. 22 Bloomfield Council meeting, the mayor and council honored community residents who have given back to the greater Bloomfield community. These recognitions were held in conjunction with the Historical Society of Bloomfield.  Councilman Nick Joanow read a Black History Month Service Recognition proclamation […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate African American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 17, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 African American Heritage Month celebration via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the African American community, and acknowledged the contributions of Essex County’s African American residents.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program […]