CCR celebrates 20 years in the two towns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Celebrating Integration: Many Voices, One Community” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The event will feature dinner, live music, dancing and an auction. Cocktail attire is suggested. Admission is […]

Community Coalition on Race sponsors BOE candidates forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Schools Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is presenting its ninth annual candidates forum for the Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the South Orange Middle School Library, 70 North Ridgewood Road in South Orange. This candidates forum is an opportunity for […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

Talking about race with the CCR

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Talking about Race and Culture: The Construction of Race” with Khyati Joshi on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School Library. Joshi, a professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author and co-editor of many publications, […]

CCR fundraiser to be held at Papillon 25

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Papillon 25 in South Orange will host a fundraiser for the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 25 Valley St. Join the community for a buffet dinner that includes the specialties of Papillon 25 chef and owner […]

CCR is now accepting applicants for its Home Maintenance Loan Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Summer is the season for home repairs. For qualifying South Orange and Maplewood residents needing exterior work on their houses, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is now offering the Home Maintenance Loan Program. This special program lends to SOMA neighbors regardless of income level and is now open for applications. […]

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

South Orange, Maplewood community come together to say ‘enough is enough,’ combat racism

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A passionate plea for unity from a group of recent Columbia High School graduates sparked an outpouring of discussion and action from the Maplewood and South Orange communities concerning race relations and law enforcement procedures with the #NotInOurTwoTowns event held July 12 in the South Orange Middle School Auditorium. The event […]

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOMA residents celebrate varied cultures at XRootsFest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race celebrated its 20th anniversary in the two towns and the many cultures here with XRootsFest at Flood’s Hill on July 16. The festival included art performances featuring many different cultures, booths selling handmade crafts that reflected the heritages of the vendors, and a zone for […]

CCR to celebrate 20 years in the community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland in Maplewood. Great food, live music, a fun auction and more will make this evening — “Celebrating Integration: Many Voices-One Community” — special. More details will […]

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 […]