Irvington NAACP holds virtual session on financial literacy

Irvington NAACP holds virtual session on financial literacy

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP recently hosted a virtual session on financial literacy with experts Abel Jean-Baptiste and Brenda Robinson. Both presenters provided important information about how to go about successfully planning for the future, whether by investing in buying a home or managing personal resources. There are many people who need expert advice, […]

Irvington NAACP installs executive committee, celebrates black history

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP installed its executive committee members at a virtual black history presentation on Feb. 27. Idris Wheeler, a youth member of the branch, opened the event by welcoming the elected officials, as well as NAACPers and supporters from Irvington and throughout New Jersey.  Former state conference Chairperson Rev. Bill Rutherford, […]

Irvington NAACP to meet Feb. 27

Irvington NAACP to meet Feb. 27

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP will meet Saturday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. via Zoom for the installation of the executive committee members and a black history presentation by Bashir Akinyele on “Knowledge of Self: The Keys to Black and Human Liberation.” To attend the meeting, send an email to Kathleen Witcher at kwitcher2000@yahoo.com.

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

NEWARK, NJ — Irvington’s NAACP hosted its 37th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the B.F. Johnson Fellowship Hall in the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark on Friday, Oct. 4. Also serving as a fundraiser for the organization, the event helps subsidize organization expenses that arise in the course of the year, as well as the […]

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

    ESSEX, NJ — Members of the “Essex 5” local civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy groups were honored by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety Building. […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

Dancy elected as new branch president of Irvington NAACP

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the Irvington NAACP’s election on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue, Thurman Dancy was elected as its new president. Dancy beat out at large Councilwoman Charnette Frederic 7-3, with 10 members participating in the election. “It feels challenging and exciting to be the new president,” […]

Irvington NAACP to host branch officer elections on Nov. 1

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP’s branch officer election is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. “It’s this Thursday,” confirmed outgoing Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 30. “The meeting starts at 7 p.m.” Harris previously went on the record to describe […]