East Orange celebrates Juneteenth flag raising

East Orange celebrates Juneteenth flag raising

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Joining the long list of those celebrating Juneteenth, East Orange honored the national holiday by holding a flag raising on June 19 at City Hall, with many elected officials in attendance. Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is now recognized as an official national holiday. Councilwoman Alicia […]

NAACP holds Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony at Bloomfield College

NAACP holds Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In support of the mission of the Oranges and Maplewood Branch of the NAACP and in observance of Juneteenth, Bloomfield College raised a commemorative flag on campus in front of Knox Hall as part of its participation in the Bloomfield Township Juneteenth celebration. Fittingly, the double-sided standard-size flag was designed to feature […]

NAACP branch celebrates Juneteenth across several towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Branch of the NAACP will mark the Juneteenth holiday with flag-raising ceremonies across several Essex County towns represented in the branch’s catchment area. A special commemorative flag or banner has been designed to fly or hang over the municipal complexes in Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood […]

Bloomfield College president recognized with NAACP award

Bloomfield College president recognized with NAACP award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College President Marcheta P. Evans was bestowed with a President’s Award as a “thought leader” by the Oranges and Maplewood Branch of the NAACP at its 108th annual Freedom Fund Gala, held virtually on May 8. This year’s event theme was “When We Fight, We Win.” “The NAACP has made significant […]

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.” […]

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood invites any interested high school students in Millburn, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona and Nutley to its annual ACT-SO Kickoff Zoom Orientation meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, […]

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 […]

Three vie for two open seats on the WOBOE

Three vie for two open seats on the WOBOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three candidates are running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education in a quiet local election season for West Orange. All challengers, Jennifer Tunnicliffe, Jeremias Salinas and Gary Rothstein discussed what they would do to make the district better, if elected, in a debate hosted by […]

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization and Maplewood-Oranges branch of the NAACP will hold a debate for West Orange Board of Education candidates on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Orange High School Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave. For more information, contact WOAHO President Althia Tweiten […]

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