Bishop returns to discuss NJ gentrification

ORANGE, NJ — Bishop Reginald Jackson, the former pastor of Orange’s St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue and leader of the New Jersey Black Ministers Conference, participated in the Institute of the Black World 21st Century National Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification at the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark on Friday, […]

Orange marks 20th anniversary of police officer’s death

Orange marks 20th anniversary of police officer’s death

ORANGE, NJ — Family members of Earl Faison, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and DeLacy Davis, a retired East Orange police officer and founder of Black Cops Against Police Brutality, gathered with members of the People’s Organization for Progress and other civil rights organizations on Thursday, April 11, in the Ironbound Community Corporation facility in Newark, […]

Independent prosecutor bill signed into law

Independent prosecutor bill signed into law

ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday, Jan. 30, signed Senate Bill 1036 into law, which orders the state attorney general to handle the investigation and prosecution of a crime involving a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in their official capacity or while the decedent was […]

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

NEWARK, NJ — At the People’s Organization for Progress’ weekly Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 28, the organization called for Gov. Phil Murphy to establish an independent prosecutor to investigate deaths that occur during encounters with police or while in their custody. P.O.P would […]

Hamm and P.O.P. celebrate ‘true’ Memorial Day

Hamm and P.O.P. celebrate ‘true’ Memorial Day

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange celebrated Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, with the annual parade down Main Street and the first one with Mayor Ted Green presiding. “I hope everybody’s enjoying their Memorial Day,” said Chris Coke, the East Orange Department of Public Works director, Monday, May 28. “This year definitely is special […]

Protesters unite in Newark on anniversary of King’s death

Protesters unite in Newark on anniversary of King’s death

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newark resident Earl Best spent Wednesday, April 4, marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination by hosting a right-to-work protest outside the former Newark School District building downtown, as he believed King would have appreciated. The district offices recently relocated to another building at 765 Broad St., after having […]

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