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Councilwoman Williams Seeks Honors for Local Medical Legend and More

On Tuesday evening, February 20th, Orange Councilwoman Donna K. Williams will introduce a resolution honoring critically acclaimed Orange based psychiatrist Mindy Thompson Fullilove for her accomplishments and service.

            Fullilove was born and raised into an activist Orange family. Her parents, Ernest and Maggie Thompson, launched the campaign that desegregated Orange Schools.

            As a scholar and teacher, Dr. Fullilove has studied a range of matters from AIDS prevention, to the impact of racial inequality on Public Health Policy development and services.

            In New York, she has pioneered an environment-centered physical activities movement model  program called CLIMB or City Life Is Moving Bodies.

            Here in Orange, the Columbia-educated health professional has also launched The University of Orange, a grassroots, mutually interactive education project that educates and empowers citizens to engage their local government and institutions while mutually enriching each other’s lives.

            “Dr. Fullilove is a pioneering Orange treasure as her parents were before her.

            “She wholeheartedly earned this honor and providing the kind of pioneering service that may very well produce more Orange residents like her, people who love their city, are trained to engage their city leadership and who see themselves as active agents of empowerment in the city,” she finished.

            Dr. Fullilove would be honored during Women’s History Month pending the Resolution’s passing…


            In another matter, Councilwoman Williams will also introduce a resolution that would update, reform and streamline the Township’s Finance Committee.

            At the heart of this Resolution is the composition of the Finance Committee and it properly safeguarding confidential information…


            The much anticipated Sci-Fi/Action film ‘Black Panther’ opened last Friday and has already generated of $300 million dollars at the Box Office, a historic accomplishment.

            The film, based on the robust African-centered reimagining of a Marvel Comic character that dates back to 1966, is the first of its kind where a Black superhero is central and is treated on this scale and magnitude.

            Forty Orange youth were a part of that groundbreaking experience thanks to the City of Orange, partnering with the Thomas Colson Woody Foundation (TCW Foundation).

            “The kids loved it, their parents loved, I loved it.

            “Most importantly, it had so many affirming layers that it triggered so many positive educational activities to consider following up with.

            “Wakanda forever,” she said smilingly celebrating the advanced marvel city and civilization whose safety drove the epic depiction.

            Organizers are already planning activities to follow up on the engaging event and will announce those activities soon.

            The TCW Foundation, founded by Williams in 2008 to honor Orange business legend community mentor Thomas Colson Woody, is a highly respected local non-profit committed to providing meaningful educational and community initiatives for the benefit of Orange residents…


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