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
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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 – It was no small feat, even for a dogged group like the People’s Organization for Progress and its …Read the Rest
East Orange – Esmay Parchment remembers the details of Feb. 4, 2001, with brutal clarity. She was in the shower …Read the Rest
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
“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.
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.