‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

‘Bubbly Black Girl’ staged at Burgdorff

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Progressive Theater, in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, presents “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” by Kristen Childs, at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 […]

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

CCR to explore ‘BLACK New Jersey’ with author

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on race will hold a Black History Month event featuring Colgate professor Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author of the recently published book “BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road […]

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., CCR gathers community at CHS

SOMA highlights nonviolence at MLK ceremony

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community gathered at Columbia High School on Jan. 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, welcoming Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver as the guest speaker at the Community Coalition on Race’s annual celebration. After the event, residents signed up to get involved in local organizations at the […]

CCR’s annual preschool open house

CCR’s annual preschool open house

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold its 17th annual preschool open house, featuring representatives from more than 20 preschool and childcare agencies, on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Montrose Early Childhood Education Center, 356 Clark St. in South Orange. This free event will include a […]

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year, the Community Coalition on Race will be exploring the experiences of SOMA emerging affinity groups — such as Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and mixed race — in its Coffee House Discussions. At the first discussion, CCR hopes to explore the intersection of the multidimensional measures of race and the Hispanic/Latinx community on […]

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold “Celebrating Integration: Local Businesses Are Community Champions” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Honorees at the 2018 event include Yanick Ranieri, master chef and owner of Papillon 25 Restaurant & Bar, and Julie Pauly, […]

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

Tutors and students see gains from Achieve Foundation

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]