Community Coalition on Race presents XrootsFest on July 16

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race presents XRootsFest, an annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its third season — previously called the Cultural Heritage Festival — XRootsFest will take place at Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowland Park […]

Tatum discusses creating a racially healthy community at CCR event

Tatum discusses creating a racially healthy community at CCR event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race hosted the 20th of its annual “Conversations on Race” at The Woodland in Maplewood on May 11. This year’s event featured the return of race-relations expert Beverly Daniel Tatum, nearly 20 years after her first time in South Orange-Maplewood, and she revisited many of the […]

District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

Community Coalition on Race launches Shekere Maker workshops

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has partnered with local visual and performing artist Ahmondylla Best to launch the 2016 Shekere Maker Project. The inaugural series will enable residents to learn the unique process of making a West African shekere instrument from start to finish, as well as how to […]

CCR launches video competition for SouthNext project

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The community is invited to bring SOMA’s diversity to the big screen through “My Story,” a video competition hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. Residents of all ages are invited to produce two-minute video vignettes with their smartphone or tablet that feature the vibrant life and […]

Save the date: Beverly Daniel Tatum to return to SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of the Community Coalition on Race’s 20th Anniversary, the CCR is bringing race relations expert Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum back to the community to revisit the topic about which she spoke to the community nearly 20 years ago. Tatum, a clinical psychologist, professor and recently retired president […]

Two towns celebrate Dr. King’s legacy

Community Coalition on Race sponsors interfaith service of diversity, equality, respect, integration

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Equality and integration is hard work, but luckily South Orange and Maplewood have the Community Coalition on Race to light the way. On Jan. 18, the CCR sponsored the 15th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of equality, tolerance and freedom. The event, held at Congregation Beth […]

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