Memorial service for Reno Smith, former Morris NAACP president, Feb. 18 in Morristown

Reno Smith, 1927-2017, was president of the Morris County NAACP chapter.

She was remembered this week as ‘an icon of strength, dedication and love.’

Kids get tips for law enforcement careers, at Morristown Neighborhood House

A seminar on police careers drew a large audience of young people to the Morristown Neighborhood House. Photo by Bill Lescohier

Study hard, stay in shape, and stay out of trouble, and maybe you can wear the blue.

NAACP to host founder of NJ African American Chamber, in Morristown, Feb. 24

naacp poster

The meeting is scheduled for the seniors center on the third floor of town hall.

Morristown author weighs in on Rachel Dolezal resignation from NAACP

Allyson Hobbs, author and assistant professor of history at Stanford, speaking at the 2014 Morristown Festival of Books. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

MHS grad Allyson Hobbs, a Stanford history professor, writes in the NY Times that racial identity in America goes deeper than skin color.

‘Keep your hands at 2 and 10’ : Police deliver life-or-death lessons at Morristown Neighborhood House

Audience settles in for talk about police encounters, at the Morristown Neighborhood House. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Minority youths get survival tips from veteran cops.

What kids should do if stopped by police: Seminar at Morristown Neighborhood House, May 11

naacp nabe police rights

How kids can keep their cool so things don’t get hot.

‘Die-In’ at Drew, rally in Morristown, to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign

police brutality rally dec 2014 morristown

Local die-ins and rallies will join nationwide protests against perceived police brutality toward African Americans.

NAACP to host free film Sunday at the Bickford tracing history of African Americans in Morris County

naacp

How did African Americans fare in Morris County before the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1960s?  A documentary will attempt to answer that question on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township. Chanceman’s Brothers and Sisters: The Origins of the 20th Century Morris County Black Community will be screened at […]

Morristown council approves contract for red-light cameras; also renews lease for NAACP

The Morristown council on Tuesday approved a three-year contract with an Arizona company to install red light cameras at busy intersections. Which intersections, and when, still must be determined. The resolution approving the deal with American Traffic Solutions Inc. was adopted by a 6-1 vote. “If there’s an opportunity to reduce accidents and we don’t […]

Morristown councilwoman’s vote against NAACP surprises colleagues

alison deeb

In a move that surprised fellow council members, Morristown Councilwoman Alison Deeb voted tonight against renewing the lease of a town office to the Morris County NAACP, suggesting the town could reduce residents’ taxes by charging higher rent. The NAACP pays $100 a month for a 125-square-foot space on the third floor of town hall, […]