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  1. Overseas trip by N.J. lawmaker, other members of Congress under investigation, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    Rep. Leonard Lance is seen earlier this year during a trip to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march in Selma, Ala. Rep. Leonard Lance is one of 10 members of Congress who took a trip to the central Asian nation of Azerbaijan that is now the focus of an ethics probe, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.


  2. Lance in Ringoes May 8; will discuss recent Civil Rights Alabama tourRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    Congressman Leonard Lance will discuss his recent participation in the 2015 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama when he visits in Ringoes tomorrow, May 8. Lance was one of 100 members of Congress who participated in the congressional tour, which was hosted by Congressman John Lewis and other leaders in Congress. It included stops in Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma, Ala., with visits to sites that were significant in the Civil Rights Movement.


  3. What's next for young dreamer from Irvington?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    It was the last day of the Walt Disney Dreamer Academy, a four-day mentoring and educational experience held last month in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and hosted by Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. With each category, students ages 13 to 19 claimed prizes that represent Disney's four C's of success - confidence, constancy, curiosity and courage.


  4. Morgan: Selma and the nation, 50 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    President Barack Obama, eight from left, with the first family, and former President George W. Bush, far right, with Laura Bush, walk with civil rights leaders and members of Congress across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of the landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015. Third from left are Malia Obama, Marian Robinson, Sasha Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Obama, Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," and Adelaide Sanford, also in a wheelchair.


  5. Historians fighting?; Salem City; 1996 Olympics; BEN Column, March 8, update 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    The column that says the reason we don't have a Bridgeton history museum is because local historians can't get along, and it appears we're right in the middle of it, but that dog won't hunt for long. Are you telling us that an award winning planner like Cindy Williams, currently working with Bridgeton City Park, cannot come up with a plan with those two buildings as cornerstones and the Brigadoon restaurant brought back to life -- along with tearing down the old JC Penney building -- to breathe life into downtown Salem? "Backed up by Braised Short Ribs in a Berry Red Wine, Slow Roasted for 36 Hours, backed up by Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Noisette for Dessert and, Oh, Yea, some fine company.'


  6. Gloucester County NAACP branch president, husband invited to Selma, Alabama bridge-crossing eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 |

    Loretta Winters, right, president of the Gloucester County NAACP, and former Gloucester County Freeholder Deputy Director Dr. Warren S. Wallace during a 2011 endowment scholarship signing ceremony. (File photo by Tim Hawk At the request of civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, the 103-year-old matriarch of the civil rights movement, t he president of the Gloucester County NAACP branch will travel to Alabama next month for the Selma 50th Anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee.


  7. Morgan: 'Selma' provides a slice of African-American history for schoolchildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 |

    Last week, I sat watching the film surrounded by approximately 200 Jersey City middle school students who were, for the most part, enthralled by the history and often brutal struggle to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The movie centered around the battle civil rights activists, led by the Rev.


  8. N.J. teens feel impact of Dr. King's civil rights movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    Trae Daniels, right, with his father, Steve, after watching "Selma,'' a movie about voting rights protests under the leadership of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Daniels was among 50 students from Jersey City who were treated to a free screening of the film by the city's recreation department.


  9. In Trenton, MLK Jr. colleague Bernard Lafayette Jr. discusses nonviolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    TRENTON - As "Selma" opens in theaters this weekend, the film has a special meaning for Bernard Lafayette Jr. as a reminder of the civil rights movement in which he played a crucial role. The leader of the 1962 Voter Registration Project spoke to Trenton community members at the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton on Saturday emphasizing the importance of nonviolence, despite how volatile a situation may be, in his presentation on "Kingian Nonviolence."


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