Friends, In response to popular demand, The People’s Organization For Progress has chartered a third bus to the March On …Read the Rest
NJ Churches and Community Set Eyes Toward August 24th March on Washington DC “July 28th Prayer Rally”
Who : Rev. Dr. David Jefferson Sr., Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church …Read the Rest
Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ By Jessica Calefati and Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger
NEWARK — Their reasons were universal and personal; their cause common and intensely private.
The hundreds of people who endured 95-degree temperatures in Newark this afternoon to protest the verdict of the George Zimmerman murder trial were there because of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Zimmerman killed last year.
But they were also there for their own communities, their own families, their own sons.
NEWARK — The chants have the same message. The signs have the same words.
But the usual suspects in the world of Newark dissent have a lot more voices joining their ranks.
Close to 200 people marched from the Essex County Hall of Records, to City Hall to the Prudential building on Broad Street Tuesday night, protesting unrelenting economic conditions they say have had an outsize effect on urban communities. Newark’s unemployment rate skyrocketed after the economic collapse and has hovered around 15 percent for the past two years.
Hundreds marched through downtown Newark yesterday evening to commemorate the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years earlier, and to celebrate his legacy of defending workers’ rights.
A rally was held in Newark to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The rally on Market and Broad streets was held by People’s Organization for Progress.
The group says that the work King did is threatened with what they call attacks on organized labor.
PRESS RELEASE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”
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
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for …Read the Rest