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 […]

Only 2 of 5 BOE candidates attend NAACP forum

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP hosted a Candidates Night Forum for the five men and women running to fill the three seats on the Irvington Board of Education in the upcoming Tuesday, April 17 election, but only two candidates attended. According to Kathy Steele, assistant to Irvington board secretary and business administrator Reginald Lamptey, […]

Irvington NAACP president chimes in about Burgess v. McDaniel case

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP has chimed on the case of Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess’ formal complaint with the Irvington Police Division against Elouise McDaniel, president of both the Irvington Joint and Nesbit Terrace block associations. “I talked to Miss McDaniel and I was just surprised that Renee Burgess felt threatened,” said […]

Irvington NAACP to host Black History Month event

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP will host a program for Black History Month on Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., at Greater New Point Baptist Church, according to Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 23. “Our guest speaker is going to be Wade McIver, a black historian who majored in black history. He […]