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The New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP is set to hold its 2017 convention at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel Oct. 5 through Oct. 8 in Parsippany, N.J.

This year’s theme for the four-day convention is “Relating to the Past, Understanding the Present and Preparing for the Future.” The convention will feature workshops, a job fair and a gala awards banquet.

The convention will open with a job fair Oct. 5 followed by the gala awards banquet Oct. 6, featuring keynote speaker Angela Ray, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies.

Black Panther Party co-founder and political activist Bobby Seale will give the keynote address at the MembeRship Brunch Oct. 7. Registration for the conventions can be done online at, by downloading the registration form and mailing it to 4326 Harbor Beach Blvd. #775, Brigantine, NJ 08203 or on-site. Call 609-310-0211 or email for more information.