Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP to present 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who represents Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District and serves as the Democratic Caucus chairperson in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at the 108th annual Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, held virtually this year with the theme “When We Fight We Win.” […]

East Orange woman honored by UNC–Chapel Hill

East Orange woman honored by UNC–Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, NC — On April 15, at the annual Public Service Awards event, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored 11 individuals — including Dawna Jones, from East Orange — and one organization for outstanding contributions to the campus and broader communities. This year’s event was held virtually. Jones, a staff member […]

Community Coalition on Race sponsors 2021 Conversations on Race

Community Coalition on Race sponsors 2021 Conversations on Race

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, April 29, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and Seton Hall University will co-host Conversations on Race, an annual community dialogue on race-related issues. This year’s event, titled “Racial Justice in Education,” will be virtual and is free and open to all. The featured speaker is […]

NAACP calls for widespread policing reforms

NAACP calls for widespread policing reforms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Oranges and Maplewood Unit sent the following statement to the newspaper on June 9: “For a fortnight citizens throughout our country have by their public actions voiced their concerns about policing in communities of color. It is the sincere hope of the Oranges […]

Newark NAACP to host 105th Freedom Fund Gala

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark branch of the NAACP will host its 105th annual Freedom Fund Gala Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Robert Treat/Best Western Hotel, 50 Park Place in Newark, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature a stellar line up of honorees and scholarship recipients. The Rev. Ronald […]

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 […]

Bill would make interaction with police part of school curriculum

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Ralph Caputo to instruct New Jersey students on how to interact with law enforcement was released Thursday, June 15, by an Assembly panel. Bill A-1114 would require school districts to provide instruction on interacting with law enforcement in a manner […]

NAACP to host workshop on housing and related issues at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, the organization hosted a workshop on discrimination in housing and employment on Saturday, July 9, at Greater New Point Baptist Church. Witcher said the NAACP will be hosting another workshop on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute […]