Bernie Sanders speaks at the Vatican and meets Pope Francis

Bernie Sanders at Vatican
Bernie Sanders spoke at the Vatican on 16 April 2016. Here are the Video and Transcript of his prepared remarks.

Sen. Sanders met with Pope Francis early Saturday morning in the foyer of the Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where Francis resides and where Sanders and his wife spent Friday night as well. No photographs were permitted.

Share your opinion at POP election forum Mon Aug 24

POP members and communityPeople’s Organization For Progress (POP) will hold a community forum on Monday 24 August on “The Obama Years and the 2016 Election.” This event is sponsored by POP and Marlo’s Cocktail Lounge. The program is free and open to the public.

Chairman Lawrence Hamm extends his personal invitation:

This is a community speakout. There are no guest speakers. Anyone in attendance who wants to give an opinion on the topic will be given an opportunity to do so. All are invited. Please make every effort to attend. Thank you. Power to the people! read more

An evening with Cornel West and POP in Newark

The People’s Organization for Progress and the Bethany Baptist Church Board of Deacons presents a special Black History Month event: An Evening with Cornel West!

This special event will take place at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30pm (rescheduled due to ice storm).

Cornel WestDr. West will discuss ‘The Importance of Organization Building in the Struggle for Racial, Social and Economic Justice.’

Cornel West has written 19 books, including his best seller Democracy Matters. He appears regularly on the Bill Maher Show, The Colbert Report, CNN and CSpan. He can be heard on a weekly basis on the popular public radio show, Smiley and West, co-hosted by the critically acclaimed Tavis Smiley. The show airs locally on WBGO-FM/Jazz 88 (88.3FM) on Saturday mornings at 6am. read more