Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

Black History Scholarship dinner connects past, present and future

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School Black History Scholarship dinner, held Feb. 7, connected the community to the past, present and future history of the black experience locally and worldwide through words, song and dance. Guest speaker Lawrence Hamm offered a powerful historical perspective of black history in New Jersey, describing […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Hamm, P.O.P. celebrate MLK Day with a 101st consecutive protest

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, by hosting its annual March and Rally Against Inequality, Racism, Sexism, Fascism and War in his honor, which also doubled as the 101st official Justice Monday protest. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and his group have been gathering […]

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