Coffee house discussion on immigration in SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Who are today’s immigrants? The Community Coalition on Race’s 2016 demographic study found that 23 percent of SOMA residents are foreign born, and 41 percent of those are people of color. Come to the next coffee house discussion on Wednesday, March 8, at Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave. in South […]

Talking to children about race and identity

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Running March 14 through April 1, the Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will be hosting three workshops to help parents, teachers and anyone working with children gain an understanding of the stages of racial knowledge, how to talk with children about race, and a […]

New residents join the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that there are two new trustees on the executive committee and five new members. Robert A. Marchman and Indira Singh are new to the executive committee — with Marchman taking on the role of chairman — joined by Leila Gonzalez […]

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

interACT’s ‘Rasheeda Speaking’ runs this weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — interACT Theatre Productions presents “Rasheeda Speaking,” a Pocket Theatre Production benefiting the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, for three performances this weekend at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. Performances on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee on Feb. […]

​SOMA community comes together for Luminary Project​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race recently announced that more than 500 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a small donation. The goal […]

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

Community members from Maplewood and South Orange honor King’s legacy at annual CCR event

Two towns unite to remember Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race united the two towns to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love, equality and acceptance Jan. 16, with its 16th annual MLK Observance and Volunteer Fair. The event, previously held at religious institutions, was hosted by Columbia High School for the […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

CCR holds 2017 Civic Engagement Institute in February​

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Register for South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s free volunteer preparation training program, the Civic Engagement Institute. The training is intended primarily for South Orange and Maplewood residents who are interested in becoming volunteers, but could use additional information about the volunteer process, the expectations and the opportunities available […]