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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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Black History & African American Unity Awareness Celebration (Dr. Cornel West – Keynote Speaker)

Black History & African American Unity Awareness Celebration (Dr. Cornel West – Keynote Speaker)
February 22, 2011

The North Jersey Local Residents Work Force, the People’s Organization for Progress and the Community Unity Leadership Council hosted a Black History & African American Unity Celebration on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Martin Luther King School #6, 85 Hamilton Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055.

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More than 150 people attend celebration for Martin Luther King By Tanya Drobness (Montclair Times)

More than 150 people attend celebration for Martin Luther King By Tanya Drobness (Montclair Times)
January 20, 2011

Larry Hamm, chairman of Newark-based People’s Organization For Progress, delivered a keynote speech, sending a strong message to youth and adults.

“It’s wonderful that our children have the day off from school. But it is not wonderful that none of his books are required reading in any of our secondary schools,” Hamm said at the podium during the annual event, which was co-sponsored by the Montclair Chapter of the NAACP, the Montclair African American Clergy Association and the Montclair Clergy Association.

Hamm told youngsters attending the event to stand up for what is right, even though it is easier said than done. He also told them to “live like King,” in a booming voice that commanded the attention of the crowd.

“You want to be doctors and you want to be lawyers, and that’s all right because you’ve got to make a living. But be a person that stands for truth. Be a person that stands for freedom. Be a person that stands for justice. Be a person that stands for equality.”

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Chairman Hamm at Plainfield Town Hall panel discussion simulcast live on WBLS 107.5

Chairman Hamm at Plainfield Town Hall panel discussion simulcast live on WBLS 107.5
August 1, 2010

The panel covered topics including gangs, guns, education and employment, among others.

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POP ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF MALCOLM X (EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ) GUEST SPEAKER: GLEN FORD, EDITOR BLACK AGENDA REPORT

POP ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF MALCOLM X (EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ) GUEST SPEAKER: GLEN FORD, EDITOR BLACK AGENDA REPORT
May 20, 2010

VIDEO: PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS (POP) COMMEMORATED THE BIRTHDAY OF MALCOLM X WITH GLEN FORD, BLACK AGENDA REPORT The People’s …Read the Rest

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Newark high school students are first graduates of Rutgers early college program

Newark high school students are first graduates of Rutgers early college program
March 26, 2010

Newark high school students are first graduates of Rutgers early college program By Philip Read/The Star-Ledger

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Chairman Hamm at Black Is Black Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2010

Chairman Hamm at Black Is Black Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2010
January 20, 2010

Chairman Hamm speaking at Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations National Conference on the need for community-based political action. The Conference was held at the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida, January 23-24, 2010.

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From Newark to Washington: Busing to Obama’s big day

From Newark to Washington: Busing to Obama’s big day
January 20, 2009

Star-Ledger columnist Mark DiIonno and photographer Robert Sciarrino are traveling by bus with people from Newark to Washington, D.C., for the Obama inauguration. Here are real-time dispatches.

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Newark group overflows with travel requests for Obama inauguration

Newark group overflows with travel requests for Obama inauguration
January 13, 2009

Damien Kelly of West Orange purchases two round trip tickets, which costs $40 each for the bus ride to the inauguration in Washington D.C, handed by Angenetta Robinson, treasurer for People’s Organization for Progress during their weekly meeting held at Abysinnian Baptist Church in Newark.

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Lawmakers to push for U.S. apology for slavery (USA Today)

Lawmakers to push for U.S. apology for slavery (USA Today)
February 28, 2008

The New Jersey Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved a resolution Jan. 3 to express an apology for the state’s role in slavery.

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