NAACP Awards Banquet honors local individuals and groups

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP unit honored the Committee for an Elected Orange School Board at its 105th annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet at the Wilshire Caterers in West Orange on Sunday, April 29, along with a host of others, including East Orange Democratic Committee Chairman and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy […]

Orange’s NAACP has a busy schedule in April

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has a full slate of events scheduled for this month, starting with a screening of the movie “Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America” on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange and ending with the annual Freedom Fund Banquet on on […]

Local NAACP unit celebrates 105th anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, April 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will celebrate its 105th anniversary. The 105th annual Freedom Fund event will be held at Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The evening’s theme is “Freedom is Never Granted but Won. […]

NAACP and Wind of the Spirit host Immigration Workshop

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP branch hosted an Immigration Workshop at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 270 Reynolds Terrace, Orange, on Saturday, Jan. 27, in conjunction with Karol Ruiz and Cynthia Osorio of Wind of the Spirit, a nonprofit immigration advocacy and legal aid group, with the support of Pastor E.T. Stoddard. “We’re excited because […]

NAACP branch is hosting Immigration Workshop on Jan. 27

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP branch has decided to wade into the debate about the federal Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision to revoke the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 El Salvadorans, 45,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans that have been living and working in this country for years by organizing an Immigration Workshop at […]

Local NAACP branches going to bat for immigrants and Dreamers

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP branch has decided to wade into the debate about the federal Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision to revoke the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 El Salvadorans, 45,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans that have been living and working in this country for years by organizing an Immigration Workshop at […]

Muhammad inspires at local NAACP chapter event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In a presentation drawing on the rich history of social justice movements in the United States, Harvard University professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke at an event hosted by the Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange on Jan. 7. A well-known speaker and […]

NAACP to host acclaimed author

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a presentation by acclaimed author and speaker Khalil Gibran Muhammad of Harvard University on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m., at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church, 135 Elmwood Ave. in East Orange. Muhammad will be […]

NAACP plans rally in East Orange to protest racial bias

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-Maplewood NAACP Unit will host a Justice and Equality Rally on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Soverel Field Park, Springdale Avenue, East Orange, in response to the recent events in Charlottesville, Va. “Freedom isn’t free. The Oranges and Maplewood NAACP is encouraging citizens in our catchment […]