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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
This week the Newark Housing Authority officially “breaks ground” on the redevelopment of the Cleveland Heights Public Housing Project property. A new apartment complex, to be renamed “Alder Creek”, is being developed in a public-private partnership with New Jersey-based Ingerman Group on a portion of the original site. The property where Cleveland Heights was constructed
A new report by the NAACP describes the racial profiling policy landscape in the United States. 20 states, including Delaware, do not have laws that specifically prohibit racial profiling. The End Racial Profiling Act has now been introduced in the US Senate by Senator Cardin (MD) (S. 1038) and in the US House of Representatives
Delivered during the 18th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Minquidale Fire Hall. Welcome to our 18th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and this year’s theme “The Struggle Continues, Where do we Go From Here.” Dr. Martin King, Jr. wrote a book in the 1960s challenging us to be committed to our
Many thanks to our members and supporters for making our 18th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner a success. This event is important to the branch as our primary fundraising initiative. The money allows the branch to continue in the struggle against injustice and to work for equal opportunity for all. The Freedom Fund Dinner has also
We have experienced many changes in Newark, including the expansion of student housing into our neighborhoods. These trends are affecting our quality of life and the cost of housing in our community. Newark’s City Council has dramatically expanded its approval of new rental housing projects. So far this year, Newark approved at least 478 new