CCR honors Black History Month with authors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Schools Committee of the Community Coalition on Race for a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session with the authors of “Tasting Freedom,” Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. The authors are passionate about sharing the life and […]

Maplewood celebrates Black History Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, the township of Maplewood has launched a coordinated initiative to highlight and promote related events and activities taking place throughout the community. Working in conjunction with local organizations such as Maplewood Memorial Library, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, SOMA Film Festival, 1978 Maplewood Arts […]

Celebrating MLK Day with the CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance & Fair on Monday, Jan. 15. This event is free and open to the public. At 2 p.m., the observance will be held in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Hundreds […]

‘Giving Teens a Voice’ in SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is teaming with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries for a special session, “Giving Teens a Voice,” at the South Orange Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All teens, adults and community members are invited to attend. After […]

CCR hosts contest for SOMA youth

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Calling all creative youth! In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is asking elementary school students to create posters and middle through high school students to create posters, spoken word pieces or essays that describe the changes they would like to see […]

CCR to honor Anderson, Buchanans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on race will hold its annual dinner, “Celebrating Integration: Our Journey Continues,” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The event will honor Adunni Anderson, Carol Buchanan and Jim Buchanan. The evening includes dinner, live music, dancing and an […]

Coffeehouse draws support, reproach from community

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presented its coffeehouse discussion “RACISM: It’s in Our Backyard Too” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Woodland in Maplewood and tackled community issues surrounding local law enforcement, public school district inequities and the role that recent events in Charlottesville, Va., play on […]