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About the Branch

The branch is a presence and a voice for the greater Newark and New Castle area.

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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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University of Delaware study: racial images shape opinion on voter ID laws

The University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has released analysis of a newly-published national study of race and voter ID laws.  The news release about the study stated: The study reveals that seeing a photograph of an African American voter and poll worker affected how white respondents answered a survey question about voter ID

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Environmental Justice and Public Health Forum highlights need for public comments to demand safer chemicals

On October 2, 2014 environmental justice advocates, community members, faith leaders, nurses and elected officials joined together in a forum at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew and Matthew on the environmental justice public health crisis impacting communities across the country. Sponsored by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, Michele Roberts of The Environmental Justice

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