West Orange organization holds Black Lives Matter demonstration

West Orange organization holds Black Lives Matter demonstration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Aug. 28, some 40 residents of West Orange lined Northfield Avenue with “Black Lives Matter” signs. The peaceful event was organized by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  It has been more than a year since police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, sparking outrage, protests, marches and calls […]

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 19, the Library Media Center at West Orange High School was filled with fashionable women of all ages dressed in shades of pink and green, celebrating not only the unveiling of the portrait of West Orange–born educator Anna Easter Brown, but the day itself. The West Orange School District […]

WOAHO to celebrate Juneteenth, honor Anna Easter Brown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization, in partnership with the West Orange Board of Education, will honor historical figure Anna Easter Brown, a West Orange native, on Saturday, June 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at West Orange High School’s Library and Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave.  Brown graduated from West […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

WOAHO organizes Black Lives Matter rally

WOAHO organizes Black Lives Matter rally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents gathered on Northfield Avenue on July 25 for another Black Lives Matter protest, led by the West Orange African Heritage Organization. Standing on either side of the road down the street from the Turtle Back Zoo, protesters held up signs asking drivers to honk in support. “This is […]

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, […]

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