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‘Justice for Trayvon’ rally draws hundreds to Newark Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger

‘Justice for Trayvon’ rally draws hundreds to Newark Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger
July 20, 2013

NEWARK — “Tray-von!” “Mart-in!” “Zimmerman?” “Guil-ty!” That call-and-response rang out this afternoon outside the Peter W. Rodino Jr. Federal Building …Read the Rest

Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ By Jessica Calefati and Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger

Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ By Jessica Calefati and Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger
July 14, 2013

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.

Group ends 381 consecutive days of protest in Newark (Star Ledger Story)

Group ends 381 consecutive days of protest in Newark (Star Ledger Story)
July 16, 2012

Newark – It was no small feat, even for a dogged group like the People’s Organization for Progress and its …Read the Rest

The Star-Ledger: Rally to Remember Police Brutality Against 62 Yr Old Woman

The Star-Ledger: Rally to Remember Police Brutality Against 62 Yr Old Woman
February 6, 2012

East Orange  –  Esmay Parchment remembers the details of Feb. 4, 2001, with brutal clarity. She was in the shower …Read the Rest

Nearly 200 march in Newark to protest economic inequality By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger

Nearly 200 march in Newark to protest economic inequality By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
December 27, 2011

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.

Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger

Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
August 11, 2011

“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.

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.