Saturday marked a series of firsts for Juneteenth in Montclair.
It was the first Juneteenth since the Montclair Public School district marked the holiday on its calendar. It was the first Juneteenth since Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law last year making it a public holiday in New Jersey, and since President Joe Biden — just this past Thursday — signed a law making it a federal holiday.
The forum was co-moderated by MHS juniors Genesis Whitlock and Shayla George, who serve as the president and vice president, respectively, of the Montclair NAACP Youth Council. George is also the president of the MHS Black Student Union.
By ERIN ROLL
A group of parents and community advocates called for the removal of Interim Schools Superintendent Nathan Parker at the Jan. 22 Board of Education meeting, alleging he made racist remarks during a meeting of the Montclair NAACP Education Committee this past fall...
Diane Anglin has been named as the interim education committee chair for the Montclair NAACP.
Anglin was announced as the interim committee chair on Wednesday, Jan. 15. She is the replacement for James Harris, who is on leave from the position for six months...