PROTEST AGAINST U.S. MILITARY ATTACK ON SYRIA SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013, 1:30P.M, CORNER OF BROAD & MARKET STREETS, NEWARK, NJ The …Read the Rest
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CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM August 30, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS WILL PROTEST U.S. MILITARY ATTACK ON SYRIA …Read the Rest
NEWARK — It pays to be early. That’s what a group of New Jerseyans unhappily discovered when all 55 seats …Read the Rest
Four years ago, Lawrence Hamm was marshaling a convoy of 11 buses to make the four-hour journey from Newark to …Read the Rest
People’s Organization for Progress P. O. Box 22505 Newark, NJ 07101-2505 Phone: 973-801-0001 www.njpop.org “Celebrating 29 + Years 1983 …Read the Rest
Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
“We are more than a half-century away from the Montgomery bus boycott, but we are dealing with issues just as pressing,” said Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress.
Peoples Organization for Progress (POP) will host a press conference to spotlight its ‘Daily People’s Campaign’ for ‘Jobs, Peace, Justice and Equality!’
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2011
WHERE: Lincoln Memorial, located at the Springfield Avenue and West Market Street intersection, Newark.
TIME: 12:00 PM
“It’s popular in the South and West, but it’s still only growing in the Northeast,” said Lawrence Hamm, chairman of the community activist group People’s Organization for Progress and the event’s keynote speaker. “This is a special day because it focuses specifically on slavery and emancipation. You really can’t understand current conditions in America unless you understand those two things.”
Hamm added this year’s celebrations were particularly momentous because the U.S. Senate issued an apology for slavery last week.
President Barack Obama also noted Juneteenth in a press release.
“June 19, or Juneteenth, is now observed in 31 states,” Obama said. “Nearly a century and a half later, the descendants of slaves and slave owners can commemorate the day together and celebrate the rights and freedoms we all share in this great nation that we all love.”
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.
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.