Sunday, February 17, 2013
School board to host documentary screening followed by soul food tasting and panel discussion.
Sunday, February 17
The Teaneck Board of Education will host a screening of "Sing Your Song," a critically acclaimed documentary about the life and activism of Harry Belafonte. The screening will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School auditorium (1315 Taft Road) Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. A soul food tasting and panel discussion will follow the film. Local organizations and businesses teamed up with the town's school board to put together the event. Full details on the event are below, as provided by the school district: In celebration of African-American History Month, the Teaneck Board of Education is partnering with various Teaneck community organizations, individuals and restaurants to host a screening of Sing Your Song, the critically acclaimed …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Teaneck business owner and local student were among those recognized by the county’s top officials.
HACKENSACK -- Seven local women were honored for outstanding contributions to the community in front of an overflow crowd at Bergen County’s Black History Month Celebration Thursday night. The seven included a Teaneck realtor and an award-winning artist who taught at Teaneck High School. Keynote speaker Ursula Parrish Daniels reminded the audience of trailblazers before them by sharing the story of her grandmother, Mary Virginia Cook Parrish, who was born a slave but graduated college with honor and fought for civil rights. “It is time, Grandmother Parrish, to tell your story,” Daniels said to the crowd packed in the freeholder chambers. When Cook Parrish learned she could not join a Parent Teacher Association in Louisville, Kentucky, she…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Some of the state's top elected officials turned out for event recognizing local residents
A selection of Teaneck residents were honored Saturday at Councilwoman Lizette Parker's 4th annual Black History Month Program. The event featured community leaders ranging from Teaneck council members to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Rep. Steve Rothman and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. The following Teaneck residents were given awards at the event for their contributions to the community:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Teaneck residents to receive community service awards
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The following news released was submitted by Councilwoman Lizette Parker: Councilwoman Lizette Parker will host her 4th Annual Black History Month Program on Feb. 4. This theme is "Celebrating African-Americans ~ Making A Difference In the Community." The event will be held at the Logan Family Life Center, 274 Central Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 from 9am to 12:00 noon. This year's awards include Community Service Award to Lillian Lewis, Education Award to Dr. Ardie Walser, President Teaneck Board of Education, Business Award to Andrea Holmes-Thompkins, and Health Award to Joanne English-Rollieson. Youth Awards to Patrick Edmonds, Ashley Edwards, Camile Parker and Michael Pleasant for their five years of dedicated service to Teaneck’s …