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COMMUNITY LEADERS STAND WITH VICTIMS OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE: Rally March 31, 2015

FUNDS FROM SETTLEMENTS SHOULD GO TO VICTIMS RALLY WITH US! Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30PM – 8:30PM Longshoremen Union Hall, 200 S. Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE   VICTIMS STAND AGAINST FORECLOSURE EVERYWHERE – V.S.A.F.E Victims Stand Against Foreclosure Everywhere or VSAFE is a grassroots movement founded, (December 13, 2014)  by victims of unfair foreclosure, under

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March 7th Environmental Summit to discuss environmental racism and other important topics

Delaware’s annual Environmental Summit is an opportunity for advocates state-wide to meet and discuss strategies on a range of issues.  The 2015 Environmental Summit will be held on March 7 at Wesley College in Dover.  Themes for this year’s summit include environmental racism, energy efficiency, the role of democracy in the environmental movement, and sustainable

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Newark Branch NAACP writes Joint Finance Committee on racial disparities at the University of Delaware

Dear Representative Melanie George Smith & Senator Harris McDowell, III Co-Chairs of the Joint Finance Committee: We are writing in regard to the issue of Racial Disparities at the University of Delaware in Newark -UD Campus. We have spoken to the President of the UD College Chapter of the NAACP and she expressed concern about

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Adopt-A-Family 2014

Newark Branch NAACP has been adopting a family each year for more than a decade. This year our family was a single mother with 4 children.  The mother left her abusive boyfriend’s home due to allegations of sexual abuse involving her daughter.  The family is currently living in a shelter. Our donation has been delivered

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Newark Rental Housing Needs Assessment Update from the Open House

Newark’s Rental Housing Needs Assessment appears to have an inherent bias that disregards the issues confronting the housing needs and challenges of Newark’s African American community.  The impact of the student rental housing market on families and quality of life is substantial. The following is re-posted from the Newark Residents Alliance Project: Last fall the

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Community to be protected from foul odors from mismanaged commerical composting facility

After years of odor complaints from New Castle and Wilmington-area residents and businesses, the State of Delaware has finally stepped in to protect public health and quality of life from the Peninsula Compost Facility at 612 Christiana Ave in Wilmington. Peninsula Compost is an organic composting facility that specializes in food, organic and yard waste. 

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UD invites Newark area residents to a community meeting to discuss the future of the University

  The University of Delaware is inviting Newark residents to a community meeting to discuss the future of the University and its strategic plan. When:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m. Where:  St. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark DE 19711 (parking is available in back of the oratory). From UDaily: Residents of

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Christina School District to hold town hall meetings on “priority schools”

Six Wilmington schools, including 3 in Christina School District, are at risk to Governor Markell’s Priority Schools plan. The Priority Schools are: Christina School District’s Bancroft Elementary, Bayard Middle and Stubbs Elementary schools; and Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Warner Elementary, Shortlidge Academy and Highlands Elementary schools. All are located in Wilmington. Christina School District

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