Press Releases

Cynthia McKinney Speak to POP on Libya

Cynthia McKinney Speak to POP on Libya
July 26, 2011

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! CYNTHIA MCKINNEY ROLLS INTO NEWARK AS A PART OF 11 CITY NAT’L TRUTH TELLING TOUR! On Thursday, July …Read the Rest

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PRESS RELEASE – P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!

PRESS RELEASE – P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!
May 15, 2011

P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:00 PM

WHERE: Corner of Broad & Market Street(s), Newark, NJ.

At the conclusion of the March and Rally, organizers will host a showing of the moving documentary “Before They Die” at the Newark Public Library. The documentary delineates the violent destruction of what was known as ‘Black Wall Street,’ a model Black community that thrived in spite of segregation, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, as told by the survivors of this horrendous event themselves.

For more information call (973) 801-0001

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PRESS RELEASE – Protest AGAINST High Gas Prices (Exxon Mobil – South Orange Avenue and Bergen Street, Newark, NJ), Saturday, April 16, 2011

PRESS RELEASE – Protest AGAINST High Gas Prices (Exxon Mobil – South Orange Avenue and Bergen Street, Newark, NJ), Saturday, April 16, 2011
April 15, 2011

The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will protest rising gas prices Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00 PM at the Exxon Mobil Gas Station located at intersection of South Orange Avenue and Bergen Street in Newark, New Jersey.

This station has one of the highest prices in the Newark area. “We are protesting at this station because it is located in one of the poorest communities in New Jersey and yet it has one of the highest prices for gas,” stated POP State Chairman Lawrence Hamm.

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Artist Bob Lampert’s show benefits Haiti cholera victims (Pascack Valley Community Life)

Artist Bob Lampert’s show benefits Haiti cholera victims (Pascack Valley Community Life)
April 7, 2011

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!,” artist Bob Lampert’s benefit for the People’s Organization for Progress, a Newark-based community organization devoted to racial, social and economic justice, is based upon family experiences.

His traditional watercolors will be displayed until April 11 at Bella Campania Ristorante, 456 Broadway. Proceeds of all sales will be used to purchase oral rehydration salts (ORS) packets, which are used to save the lives of victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti by stopping severe dehydration, which kills within hours of the onset of the disease.

Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at Bella Campania.

Our Lady of Mercy church in Park Ridge, in collaboration with the People’s Organization for Progress, will ship the salt packets directly to medical clinics and personnel in Haiti who are treating cholera victims.

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PRESS RELEASE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”

PRESS RELEASE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”
March 12, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011, 5:30 PM
WHERE: Corner of Broad & Market Street(s), Newark, NJ
For more information call (973) 801-0001

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PRESS RELEASE – “ABBOTT v. BURKE: REPARATIONS DENIED”

PRESS RELEASE – “ABBOTT v. BURKE:  REPARATIONS DENIED”
March 11, 2011

“ABBOTT v. BURKE: REPARATIONS DENIED”
WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7 PM – 8 PM
GUEST SPEAKER: Junius Williams, Esq., Director – Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University – Newark
WHERE: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kenney Street, Newark, NJ 07103
For more information call: (973) 801-0001

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Lawrence Hamm (Adhimu) – Community Awareness Series of the Jersey City Free Public Library

February 26, 2011

Community Awareness Series
of the Jersey City Free Public Library
Celebrates African-American History Month
Forum: Building A Movement for Racial Justice

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PRESS RELEASE – Chairman Hamm will speak at The Newark Public Library Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society

PRESS RELEASE – Chairman Hamm will speak at The Newark Public Library Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society
February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Main Library – James Brown African American Room
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ

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Peace and Justice Activists to Respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 25th!

Peace and Justice Activists to Respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 25th!
January 24, 2011

On Monday, January 24th at 6:00pm to hear interview about this upcoming event! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2011 Contact: Madelyn …Read the Rest

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PRESS RELEASE – POP’s ANNUAL DR. MLK, Jr. MARCH

PRESS RELEASE – POP’s ANNUAL DR. MLK, Jr. MARCH
January 4, 2011

PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS POST OFFICE BOX 22505 NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-2505 (973) 801-0001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION …Read the Rest

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