Roach couple decorates library for BHM

Roach couple decorates library for BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During Black History Month, the West Orange Public Library was decorated by West Orange African Heritage Organization members Michael Roach and Yvonne Nambe Roach. This was their second year decorating the library for Black History Month. Their decorations represented African art and African-American art, and provided information to library visitors. Photos […]

WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service to all mankind and exemplifying genuine brotherhood to “all God’s children” was not left unnoticed by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  In celebration of King’s birthday, WOAHO members spent their time volunteering with residents at the Canterbury Village assisted living residence. Many of […]

WOAC, WOAHO present ‘Sharing Our Stories’

WOAC, WOAHO present ‘Sharing Our Stories’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council and the West Orange African Heritage Organization present “Sharing Our Stories,” an exhibit celebrating black family heritage and pride, curated by Carol Black-Lemon, from Saturday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 29, at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. An opening reception will be Saturday, […]

Three vie for two open seats on the WOBOE

Three vie for two open seats on the WOBOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three candidates are running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education in a quiet local election season for West Orange. All challengers, Jennifer Tunnicliffe, Jeremias Salinas and Gary Rothstein discussed what they would do to make the district better, if elected, in a debate hosted by […]

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization and Maplewood-Oranges branch of the NAACP will hold a debate for West Orange Board of Education candidates on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Orange High School Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave. For more information, contact WOAHO President Althia Tweiten […]

West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 28, the West Orange African Heritage Organization held its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Washington Elementary School. The celebration was held on the third day of Kwanzaa: Ujima, collective work and responsibility. This year’s theme was “Return, Reclaim, Restore and Rejoice,” for “Return to our roots, Reclaim our forgotten […]

‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will sponsor ‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’ to celebrate the ethnic, racial, social and religious diversity of West Orange and the country through music, dance, testimonials and food on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road in […]

Community activist sworn in as president of West Orange Rotary Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident and community activist Cynthia Hadley-Bailey was sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of West Orange for the 2018-2019 year on June 30 at Mayfair Farms. She is the 91st president of the West Orange chapter and the sixth woman president. Hadley-Bailey has long been involved in grassroots community […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

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