Did you know that people in close quarters are at heightened risk of catching COVID-19… OF COURSE YOU DID
But, did you know that in an effort to address this issue in NJ prisons, over 2000 incarcerated, low-level offenders were released
home to NJ communities on Wednesday, November 4th?
They need our support in order to adjust to life at home and to be
What can you do to help? GLAD YOU ASKED!!!
1. Donate Prepaid Debit cards or Gift cards
2. Donate New or Used Cell Phones
3. Support the General Funds of the Integrated Justice Initiative which is the lead organization of the Welcome Home Initiative
4. Donate or connect an individual with needed goods or services
5. Donate your time by working on the hotline, providing a distribution point, offer rides, etc.
Interested in helping?
Contact Kylthia (Kay) Roberts at 609-284-2790 or
Contact Brother Bilal Muslim at 609-902-3440

Willingboro, NJ – NE Willingboro LLC, the current owner of the Grand Market Place in Willingboro, NJ plans to apply for a zoning variance to convert the parking lot of the property to a “parking facility for 218 trailer vehicles, apparently associated with an off-site Amazon distribution center.” This location contains a senior housing facility at the edge of the parking lot and a pre-k and kindergarten school directly across the street. If this repurposing moves forward it will disproportionately negatively impact our most vulnerable citizens. The emissions from the trucks that will be pulling the trailers will have an adverse environmental effect on the surrounding community. According to the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, “diesel particulate matter (diesel PM) has been identified as having the potential to cause cancer, as well as many other adverse health effects. In addition to particulate matter, emissions from diesel-fueled engines include over 40 other cancer-causing substances.” There is also the increased noise pollution that will permeate the neighboring residential area. The NAACP recognizes that environmental injustice has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low-income communities in the United States and around the world.

“Willingboro is a town with a majority Black and Brown population. We deserve and will fight for environmental justice. The planned use for the Grand Market Place property shows a callousness toward the people in the community especially because of its proximity to senior housing and a school. Historically communities of color have been given little regard by many big businesses, this is just another example of profits over people. We demand no variance be given to NE Willingboro LLC”-William Weston, Willingboro & Vicinity NAACP Branch Vice President

For more information, email willingboronaacp@gmail.com

Make a plan to vote! Drop your ballot off Oct 17 or 18th between 1-3 pm and get your very own coveted ”I voted” Sticker! See below for locations in Willingboro. Burlington and Mt. Holly




We had a successful Freedom Run event.  We thank all who helped support and were a part of this fundraising event.

The first step to activism is getting active!
After the heinous murder of Ahmaud Arbery, our freedom to run in our own neighborhoods was highlighted as a privilege that only some could enjoy. Our very existence walking or running as a Black person could cost us our lives. #EnoughIsEnough
Walking and running have SO MANY health benefits and is an easy activity for anyone to start! Now in the time of COVID-19, when health is at the forefront of all of our minds and the effects of the virus disproportionately affecting Black, Brown and indigenous communities as well as those with comorbidities, the benefits of physical activity become even more important:
-Lowers blood pressure and risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes
-Improves mental health
-Reduce the risk of upper respiratory infections and influenza, and improve antibody response.
-Helps to improve sleep
Just to name a few…
This year, in response to the constant threat to our lives and our health the NAACP Willingboro & Vicinity
, will forgo it’s annual Freedom Fund Banquet where we recognize and honor change-makers in our community in exchange for the inaugural FREEDOM RUN!
This event challenges each of us to take literal steps for our health, for our lives and to do our part in forwarding the NAACP mission to ensure the health and well-being of all persons. We encourage you to join us as we Walk, Run, Jog, or a combination of the three towards a more just and equitable future!
Samantha Whitfield
Willingboro & Vicinity NAACP
Click the link to register:



This is a gentle reminder we are fastly approaching the deadline for the VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT. Please be mindful of the following brought to you from the Willingboro & Vicinity Branch Political Action Committee.

𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
“VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT” Deadline: In before July 7, 2020.

1. Every active registered Democrat and Republican should have already received your mail-in ballots.

2. If you have not received your ballot you may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (attached) and returning the application to the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk prior to 8:00 P.M. on the day of the election.

3. If you choose to go to the polls you will have to vote by Provisional Paper Ballot on the day of the election July 7, 2020, at your polling place. Be sure to check your polling place as some locations have changed.

If you are not sure of your polling location, visit the NJ Department of Elections website at https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/ or The Willingboro & Vicinity Political Action Committee is happy to assist you.

June 6, 2020
Want to take Action!
Join the NAACP…

If you live or work in Beverly, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Delanco, Delran, Eastampton, Edgewater Park, Florence, Hainesport, Mt Holly, Westampton or Willingboro
select 2111 as the unit when you join.

Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month, send an email to willingboronaacp@gmail.ocom for login credentials.


Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill restoring voting rights to more than 83,000 people who are either on probation or parole. This bill provides former felons access to the ballot box.

During this crucial time in our country’s history when every vote is needed, we are asking the leadership and members of organizations across the state to spread the word about this important legislation. These individuals could be the difference to our having the change so greatly needed today.

We are asking you to inform everyone who believes they are banned from voting due to past legal mistakes that this law reinstates their right to have their voting voice heard.

However, to exercise this right, they must register.

New Jersey online voter registration will not be implemented until June 2020, too late for the July 7th primary date. However, you can register by visiting



Historic Bail Reform
Ban the Box {Opportunity to Compete Act}
Dash Cam Bill
Pricing Standards for Inmate Phone Calls
Racial & Ethnic Impact Bill
Minimum Wage Increase Bill
Independent Prosecutor Bill
Black History Month Celebrations
These events are at the JFK Center in Willingboro, NJ.  The Willingboro and Vicinity Branch will be hosting the event on Feb 21st, 2019.
“the time is always right to do the right thing” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

What are you doing for your Martin Luther King Day of Service?

Rutgers–Camden Campus has some opportunities.

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Rutgers–Camden

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Rutgers–Camden Campus Center
Address: 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Campus Map
Parking is available in all lots except Lot C12

Click link for more detail:

Rutgers Camden Day of Service

Meeting Information:

NAACP Willingboro & Vicinity Branch meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month a the JFK Senior Center(429 John F Kennedy Way. Willingboro, NJ 08046)