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How News Media Fan The Flames Of Police And Community Violence

Mayor Ras J. Baraka | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Mayor Ras J. Baraka

The decision by Frontline to focus on the brutality of a few rather than airing the many examples of how people are coming together to reduce police/community conflict is symptomatic of the larger media mindset in America, a very dangerous mindset.

More High-paying Port Newark Jobs Should Go to Newark Residents

Ryan Haygood | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Ryan Haygood

The door of opportunity to a middle class job at the Port of New York and New Jersey, America's third busiest port, is largely closed to Newark residents.

The Day Little Jimmy Scott Sang Just for Me

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I was a little girl, with a big vibrato, recording my first single in Newark, New Jersey. Okay, I confess: it was a demo. But still, there I was at Savoy Records, a label whose catalogue of R&B, jazz, and gospel artists included Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, The Clara Ward Singers and John Lee Hooker.

Booked for the Evening Gala: Newark Public Library

Madinah James | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Madinah James

During a brisk October evening this past fall in downtown Newark, NJ, guests came out to attend a fundraising benefit for The Newark Public Library entitled "Booked For The Evening" and to celebrate The Library's 125th Anniversary as one of the city's premiere educational and cultural public institutions.

Runway Radar System Often Malfunctions At One Of Nation's Busiest Airports

ABC 7 New York | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

NEWARK (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News exclusive investigation looked at safety at one of the nation's busiest airports. A radar system at Newark Liberty...

Student Success and Opportunities for Families

Cami Anderson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

The debate over the future of our public schools should not be about a small number of individuals who benefit from a polarized debate. Too much has been written about political and local leaders (myself included). This work is not about me, or politicians, or newsmakers. It is about our incredible students.

Police Accountability After Ferguson

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

Improving policing in departments with entrenched cultures has proven a challenging endeavor. Departmental culture plays a defining role in how police officers conduct their work, and it flows from the top, or, as they say, rots from the head.

Shavar Jeffries: A Vision for Newark

Rob Taub | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Rob Taub

I walked with Jeffries and a group of his supporters last week as he canvassed Newark's South ward, which he does regularly, despite it being an extremely time-consuming effort.

Breaking Down UFC 169

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining one of the biggest fight cards of the year are bantamweights Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, who will square off for the second time, after Barao took a unanimous decision in their first meeting to earn the promotion's interim title at UFC 149.

The Most Powerful Music Video You'll See Today

Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

Too many news broadcasts and print headlines recount the senseless violence that occurs daily in cities across America. But few methods of communicati...


Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

By KATIE ZEZIMA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker has come to Washington. The former Newark mayor will be swor...

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

WATCH: Cory Booker Rescues Dog From Bitter Cold

Posted 01.25.2013 | New York

Last year, Newark Mayor Cory Booker saved a neighbor from a burning building. This year, he's rescued a local dog from the bitter cold. ABC 7 repo...

LOOK: Newark Mayor Penned Amazing Gay Rights Op-Ed While In College

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A poignant 1992 Op-Ed penned by Cory Booker when the future Newark mayor was still a student at Stanford University is making the blogosphere rounds. ...

The Man To Take Down Chris Christie?

The New York Times | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

When snow blanketed this city two Christmases ago, Mayor Cory A. Booker was celebrated around the nation for personally shoveling out residents who ha...

How Does Poetry Matter?

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

For C.K. Williams, poems emerge from cities. His poetry draws our attention to urban spaces, to the ways in which they pulse with layers of interaction often missed.

Can Handpicked Teachers Turn Around An Underperforming School?

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — It was a fight to the finish, but Erskine Glover can honestly say he’s ...

Newark's West Ward: Living Amid Pervasive Poverty | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

"Even though it's not my own, it's something because there are people that live under the train station."

New Jersey Shooting Leaves 6 Injured, Say Officials

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl and Karen Yi | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

At least six people have been wounded in a midday shooting in a courtyard outside Kemsco Village apartment building at Stone and Crane streets in Newa...

Newark Not Friendly Over $100 Million Facebook Gift

Posted 08.22.2011 | Education

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million contribution to Newark, N.J. public schools has lately drawn a reaction very different from the standi...

Newark Cop Killed In Drive-By, Suspect Arrested

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl and Lia Eustachewich | Email the Authors | 2:30pm | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

A 16-year veteran of the Newark police department, described as being "personable" and "well-liked," was killed late Thursday night in a drive-by shoo...

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez remains on witness stand during corruption trial | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tyson Trish/The Star-LedgerRidgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez continues to testify on his own behalf during a corruption trial in Newark. RIDGEFIELD — ...

N.J. corrections officer charged with sexually assaulting woman at Newark prison is caught | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Essex County Prosecutro's OfficeDevere Hatchett NEWARK — A New Jersey corrections officer charged with sexually assaulting a woman at the prison whe...

Newark man is charged in stabbing death of wife | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Google MapsNewark, N.J.. NEWARK - Yvette Pieters wanted her husband out of their Newark home late Wednesday night, but Frederick Pieters wouldn't leav...

Newark set to become tourism mecca | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Devils owner Jeffrey Vanderbeek (left) shows New Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (right) the view during a tour of Prudentia...