SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 50th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 12 at South Orange Middle School. Beloved Community Awards were presented to Adunni Slackman Anderson of South Orange and former Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca. Photos Courtesy of Nancy Gagnier

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

Celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, volunteer fair and luminary lighting on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 2 p.m. at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. The observance is free and open to all. This year’s theme is “The […]

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at West Orange High School Auditorium, located at 51 Conforti Ave.  The keynote speaker will be Maurice Stinnett, the first black male vice president of diversity and […]

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 6th Annual MLK Luminary Project, organized by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, raised more than $13,000 for the organization — $2,500 more in donations than in 2018 — as a result of close to 1,400 homes, businesses and local institutions participating by lighting luminaries. This initiative […]

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 […]

WSOU show to air special episode with Forrest Pritchett

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, WSOU-FM’s “Thank God For Monday” program will air a special hour-long interview on Saturday, Feb. 16, with the Rev. Forrest Pritchett, an esteemed activist and mentor who currently serves as the director of Seton Hall University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Program. Pritchett — […]

Despite rescheduling, annual Legacy of a Dream is a success

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee’s 34th annual Legacy of a Dream ceremony in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 9, Mayor Tony Vauss congratulated the winners of this year’s essay contest. “I just want to congratulate all of our students, our scholars, everyone who performed here, […]

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