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Newark Branch NAACP statement on University of Delaware Diversity Plan

The Newark Branch NAACP thanks the University of Delaware for making the draft of their Action Plan for Diversity publicly available. We will be carefully reviewing the Action Plan to evaluate its ability to meet the present and future needs of the community, including enhancements to people of color and low-income student recruitment, retention and

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Voting Rights Act turns 50

On August 6, 2015 Newark Branch NAACP members Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Common Cause, and Delaware Sierra Club for a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.  The U.S. Justice Department has called this Act the most effective civil rights law ever passed in this country.

Newark Branch NAACP asks state officials to install crosswalks and bicycle safety measures on Cleveland Avenue

Dear Governor Markell, Mayor Sierer, Ms. Cohan and Mr. Zegeye, We are writing to express our concern about the lack of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety on Cleveland Avenue in Newark, particularly in the area near Alder Creek. The recently redeveloped Cleveland Heights public housing project, now known as the Alder Creek community, will be

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