Education

The Struggle for Drug Treatment in America at Real Talk Thursdays

NEWARK, NJ - Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  The focus of the forum is to provide weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family. 

This week’s forum topic will focus on the struggle for drug treatment in America. The community based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C), New Jersey Communities United, Young & Successful Men’s Organization, and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.

The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High School for students and the community.

Sign Up for E-News

Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says, “This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Rutgers Researchers Invent Sensor that Could Improve Treatment of Asthma

June 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit ...

East Orange Employee Cyrus Ferguson Receives Distinguished Commissioner’s Award

June 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City is happy to announce Cyrus Ferguson, Health Department Supervisor in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Division, received the Distinguished Commissioner’s Award this week from the Northern New Jersey Boy Scout Council and the Lenape Trail District for his exceptional and outstanding service to the Lenape Trail District which serves East Orange, Orange, ...

The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

June 11, 2017

Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the value of their assets (particularly homes that have appreciated markedly).*

Fraudsters target older Americans because they may be experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility or other ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 24, 5:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Latin Night at OSPAC

Arts & Entertainment