Onyango grew up with future president's father.
The aunt of President Barack Obama, Zeituni Onyango, will visit the Newark campus of Essex County College next week. The free program, sponsored by the college’s Humanities Division, will be held in Siegler Hall, from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 6. Onyango’s talk will focus on her personal experiences with domestic abuse, immigration matters, homelessness, racism and race relations, the struggle to empower women, and growing up in the home of the father of President Obama in Kenya. Onyango will also discuss her book, Tears of Abuse. She is referenced as “Auntie Zeituni” in President Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father. “Her message is one of educational empowerment for young people,” said Mikal N. Nash, a history instructor and coordinator of…
Essex County College announces its Fall 2012 Semester Dean’s List.
Wednesday, February 20
Forty-seven students were named to the Fall 2012 Semester Dean’s List at Essex County College.Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average to be included on the list. Residents named to the ECC dean’s list include
Fugees singer returns to Newark to drive young voter registration
Wyclef Jean rocked the vote at Essex County College's Newark campus Friday for a civic awareness initiative to drive voter registration among college students. Hosted by the Newark Youth One-Stop Career Center, Essex County College and Newark Public Schools, the "uWork Behind the Music" project mixed civic awareness sessions, voter registration training and live musical performances to educate youths on their right to vote. The program was part of the Rock the Vote campaign, which uses music and pop culture to engage young people in the election process. "Voting – you have to make it cool for the kids because they don't really understand the importance of going out. So, this is why we tie music in with it…" Jean told reporters. There are…