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14th Annual RAAA HALL of FAME is October 14, 2017
Sep 1, 2017

The14th Annual RAAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 15 Washington Street at Rutgers University Newark.  The grand space, which is the home of Clem's Place, was generously made available for booking a year in advance by the Rutgers Newark Chancellor's Office under the leadership of Chancellor Nancy Cantor. The Chancellor's Office will once again lend their support as a Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Hall of...

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The RAAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017 - Come Let Us Build
Aug 15, 2017

Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. would be honored by your presence at our Annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony Celebrating Alumni Achievements and the Successful Paul Robeson Plaza Campaign  Saturday, October 14, 2017 5 to 9 PM 15 Washington Street Rutgers-Newark Newark, New Jersey 07102   Celebrating the induction of our 2017 Hall of Fame alumni, THOMAS ASHLEY – RC’64, NLAW’67 SHAWN AUSTIN – RC’89 MILDRED...

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Emily and Ellsworth Austin Educational Trust - May 31, 2017 Application deadline
Apr 24, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN: Commencing in September 2014, in partnership with the Emily and Ellsworth Austin Educational Trust , a renewable scholarship opportunity is now available to incoming freshman carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. The scholarship is open to students of African descent. For the four consecutive year, the Emily and Ellsworth Austin Education Trust will provide a renewable scholarship to an incoming Rutgers University...

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Paul Robeson Plaza - Class of 1971 Milestone Campaign
Feb 17, 2017

Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. launched an online campaign in support of the Class of 1971's Paul Robeson Plaza initiative. As an organization that greatly values and continuously honors the legacy of Paul Robeson, we are excited to have joined forces with Rutgers University Class of 1971 Milestone Campaign in support of the highly anticipated Paul Robeson Plaza. The plaza will be prominently located near Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus...

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SAVE THE DATE - 14th Annual RAAA HALL of FAME is October 14, 2017
Jan 2, 2017

Save the Date! The14th Annual RAAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 15 Washington Street (home of Clem's Place), on the Rutgers-Newark Campus.  The grand space, which is the home of Clem's Place, was generously made available for booking a year in advance by the Rutgers Newark Chancellor's Office under the leadership of Chancellor Nancy Cantor. The Chancellor's Office was a Presenting Sponsor for the 2016 Hall of Fame event held...

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Rites of Passage Ceremony - May 12, 2016 Volunteers Needed
Apr 24, 2016

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 24th Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony, which gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the academic accomplishments of black and latino-identified students at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. This year's Rites of Passage Ceremony will be held on Thursday May 12th, 2016 at 5pm on the Livingston Campus. Please join the PRCC as a Rites of Passage Volunteer and invite your friends, classmates, peers and...

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Honoring the Legacy of Evelyn S. Field - May 7, 2016
Apr 14, 2016

Please join us as Rutgers University celebrates Mrs. Evelyn Field’s life and legacy of service to Rutgers University. The memorial service is Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 am at Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick. An RSVP is required by April 15 to the attention of Jackie.gerrity@rutgers.edu   Mrs. Evelyn Sermon Field: RAAA Hall of Fame Inductee – Class of 2011  

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2016 Hall of Fame Nominations deadline April 30, 2016
Apr 10, 2016

Nominations for the RAAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is Saturday, April 30, 2016. The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick. Nominations can be submitted via mail or preferably online via the website. http://www.rutgersblackalumni.org/hall_of_fame/submit_nomination.php

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2015 RAAA, Inc. Hall of Fame Induction
Nov 26, 2015

The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA, Inc.), held its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The 12th RAAA Hall of Fame was themed "The Song of Freedom." The Class of 2015, representing another layer of shoulders for future generations to stand on, were welcomed into the fold. Not pictured is Hall of Fame Inductee, Sister Souljah. Class of 2015 Anthony...

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RAAA, Inc. 2015 Hall of Fame - October 3, 2015 SAVE THE DATE
Jul 26, 2015

SAVE THE DATE - October 3, 2015 The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA) Inc., will hold its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at theHyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. On behalf of the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc., welcome to the12th anniversary of the RAAA Hall of Fame. The year’s celebration is themed is “Activism: The Song of Freedom” and we are so very excited...

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Our community suffers a great loss with the sudden departure of Dr. Prosper Godonoo of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Jul 17, 2015

RAAA sadly confirms the departure of Dr. Prosper Godonoo, the long-time Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center located on Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. Dr. Godonoo worked tirelessly to nurture, guide and support many facets of our community. Well known as a fierce student advocate, with a heart for service and our community, he will indelibly be missed.   Under his leadership, RAAA found a home at the PRCC. Dr. Godonoo was very instrumental in the RAAA incorporation...

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Sudden Departure of Dr. Prosper Godonoo - Paul Robeson Center Piscataway
Jul 16, 2015

RAAA sadly confirms the departure of Dr. Prosper Godonoo, the long-time Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center located on Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. Dr. Godonoo worked tirelessly to nurture, guide and support many facets of our community. Well known as a fierce student advocate, with a heart for service and our community, he will indelibly be missed.   Under his leadership, RAAA found a home at the PRCC. Dr. Godonoo was very instrumental in the RAAA incorporation...

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Alfred Edmond Jr. Co-Author of "Loving in the Grown Zone"
Mar 8, 2015

RAAA’s very own Alfred A. Edmond Jr. just added to his long list of accomplishments – author! Alfred along with Ms. Zara D. Green co-authored, “Loving in the Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect” with Balboa Press. “Loving in the Grown Zone” promotes making better choices, practicing more self-love and the importance of healthy relationships. Alfred...

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2014 Black RU Arts Showcase of Alumni & Students: FREE EVENT!
Oct 11, 2014

Robeson's Rutgers: Reclaiming OUR Legacy Join us for our Preview Black Arts Series!! The FREE event will be held on the afternoon of our hallmark 11th Annual RAAA Hall of Fame Ceremony on October 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick. The preview segment includes a panel discussion on the State of Black Rutgers, a sound and word lounge, Film, Theatre and Fine Arts shows featuring Rutgers University Alumni and Student Artists, Organizations and Presenters.   For undated...

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The 10th Annual New Brunswick JAZZ Festival: November 6 - 9, 2014
Oct 10, 2014

ABOUT THE NEW BRUNSWICK JAZZ FESTIVAL: The four-day event jumps off on Thursday night with FREE LIVE JAZZ November 6 - 9 at various restaurant venues in the heart of downtown New Brunswick, N.J. The main event takes place at the Hyatt Hotel (home to the RAAA Annual Hall of Fame) on Sunday, November 9, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m. featuring Gerald Albright,  Hiroshima, Paula Altherton, Cindy Bradley and MORE!! We are excited to announce that the NB Jazz Festival will both recognize RAAA as...

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RAAA announces the Class of 2014
Aug 1, 2014

The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA Inc), will hold its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Please make plans to join us as we celebrate our 11th Anniversary of the RAAA Hall of Fame. This year's theme is "Shoulder to Shoulder" and we have an exciting evening of celebration and appreciation in store for you! The...

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Emily and Ellsworth Austin Education Trust
May 28, 2014

NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN: In partnership with the Emily and Ellsworth Austin Education Trust , a renewable scholarship opportunity is now available to incoming freshman carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours commencing in September 2014. The scholarship is open to students of African descent.   The Emily and Ellsworth Austin Educational Trust Scholarship awards financial assistance to deserving students that are accepted and enter into an institution...

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2013 - 2015 RAAA, Inc. Election Process
Nov 25, 2013

RAAA, Inc. Elections Committee announced the timeline for the 2013-2015 term. Elections will be held for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. Please refer to the description and responsibilities of each of these Offices included within the bylaws on the RAAA, Inc. website. All Financial Members, or members who pay their membership dues for the current fiscal year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) by December 9th, are eligible to run for...

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RAAA, Inc. the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
Oct 19, 2013

The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA Inc), held its 10th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The annual event celebrates the achievements of alumni of African descent who have made significant contributions to the community and/or their respective fields. The event also serves as a fundraising event in support of the Paul Robeson Scholarship Fund via the Rutgers Foundation. The scholarship...

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RAAA, Inc. Announces the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jul 25, 2013

The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA Inc), will hold its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Please make plans to join us as we celebrate this very special 10th Anniversary of the RAAA Hall of Fame. This year's theme is "Connected, Deeply Rooted and Grounded in Love" and we have an exciting evening of celebration and appreciation in store for you! The night begins with a "Red...

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RAAA, Inc. the Class of 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
Nov 27, 2012

The Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, (RAAA Inc), held its 9th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The annual event celebrates the achievements of alumni of African descent who have made significant contributions to the community and/or their respective fields. The event also serves as a fundraising event in support of the Paul Robeson Scholarship Fund via the Rutgers Foundation. The scholarship...

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It's Time to Move
Sep 27, 2010

With the recent launch of the new RAAA, Inc. website, we encourage you to become both a financial and more importantly an active member of the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. As a small but growing volunteer organization, we have come across and have overcome many challenges. In part, we have been able to do so, for here you will find strength, resilience, patience, love and commitment along with a belief that we can truly make a difference. The underlying message...

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Welcome to the New RAAA Website
Sep 1, 2010

Greetings RAAA Family, I wish to welcome you to our new and improve website. This website project is a testament to the generosity of fellow alumni who graciously gave of their time. It exemplifies the power and beauty of collaboration. With the re-launch of the RAAA website, we hope to engage our alumni and supporters more effectively with a sleek, managed site with the information that matters most to you. The site contains four major sections that highlight upcoming RAAA events and announcements,...

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How Rutgers African-American Alumni Empower the Community through Public Policy Research
Jun 1, 2010

Out of the struggle of the 1960s, a group of Rutgers students from the Newark campus began informal meetings amongst themselves to share insight and thoughts about public policy topics in urban areas of New Jersey. Though their interests were diverse, they remained intensely passionate about policies that would impact communities of color. As African-American student leaders, some of them had been involved in the Rutgers Newark - Conklin Hall Takeover (1969) and saw how their voice could shape policy...

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