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Newark's Art Scene Speaks Volumes in Glass

Isa Freeling | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Some exciting things are happening in Newark, New Jersey. It is quickly becoming a new cultural hub. Its Gateway project located in the Gateway Center (built in 1932), is becoming the centerpiece of this extraordinary renaissance. The brainchild of two amazing women.

Hackers, Press Releases and Millions

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.20.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Gordon Gekko said it best in Oliver Stone's classic Wall Street, "The most valuable commodity in the world is information." Indeed, that's true, but of course, the ruthless insider trader played by Michael Douglas implored his young protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) to take it a little bit further.

Yep, The 10 Worst Cities For Driving Are Pretty Predictable

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

For some people, commuting to work means hopping out of bed and heading to the next room to sit in a home office. For others, it involves dealing with...

'The Fraud,' -- A Conversation with Brad Parks

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In The Fraud, a rash of carjackings is terrorizing Newark. When one theft results in the murder of a banking executive, Ross begins investigating the case. He soon learns that a Nigerian immigrant was also killed in another carjacking only days apart from the executive's murder.

When Kids Walk Out of School, Who's Listening?

Junius Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Junius Williams

The state of New Jersey is in charge and the ball is in Governor Christie's court, to act on student demands that Cami Anderson be replaced; and that school district disruption cease.

Who's Listening in Newark?

Peter Greene | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

When Mayor Ras Baraka joined a student protest on Newark's main drag last Wednesday, it was if New Jersey media had collectively decided they were going to silence the dissenting voices of Newark.

Baltimore, Black Advocacy, and Our Future

Rashawn Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

Like many others, I took some time to be thoughtful before I wrote a piece about the events in Baltimore surrounding Freddie Gray. Every aspect of this situation seems to be incredibly divisive within the dialogues of our communities.

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

I Am 28 Years Old, And I Am Too Young to Lose My Mother

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Alicia Cook

My grandmother never got to see my mother marry my father. She never got to grow old with my grandfather. She never got to attend the weddings of her grandchildren. Hell, she was gone long before she even had the chance to find out she was going to be a grandmother to four children.

Does Anyone in Education Reform Care if Teaching Is a Profession?

Daniel Katz | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Daniel Katz

Reformers act as if they believe that teaching is something you do in your twenties when you are idealistic and want to "give something back" -- and then you move on to a "real career" in some other sector.

Through IGNITE, Students of Greater Newark Get a Fresh Set of Experiences

Golriz Moeini | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Golriz Moeini

The other day on my drive home I was listening KPFK to the story about education. The journalist, who is a producer on the show did a piece on the suc...

Talking Left-Handed Sh*t to Right-Handed People

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There seems to be a new generation in which some people feel free to use to the N-word (at least in their own fraternity house) with no fear of the consequences. They are "talking left-handed shit to right-handed people." I only hope there are enough right-minded people to shut them up and send them away.

PARCC Is 30 Days of Destruction

Branden Rippey | Posted 05.03.2015 | Education
Branden Rippey

We are offended by the situation in which we find ourselves, in which education policy is dictated by billionaires who never taught a day in their lives, while our patiently gained professional expertise is ignored. Thirty days of testing is sufficiently outrageous and -- we believe -- indefensible.

The Student Heroes of Newark

Daniel Katz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Daniel Katz

It may be back to business as usual in the Superintendent's office in Newark as Cami Anderson continues to push changes and incompetent management upon the children and families of the city and ducks her legal and ethical responsibilities to meet with them. However, in one very important way, business cannot return to usual.

Black Millennials: We Need Your Presence, Not Just Your Success

Rashawn Davis | Posted 04.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.

A Diploma and a Degree... For Free?

Randy Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Randy Miller

Community colleges is not the final destination, however if utilized strategically, urban students can benefit from the opportunity to attend them; particularly if they were to obtain an associate's degree during their final two years in high school.

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.

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The students who make up the poverty and homeless statistics that some suburbanites look at dispassionately, shaking their heads while proclaiming, "Not in America!" -- these kids want to succeed.

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...

Marcial Garlitos, Local 52, Set Carpenter for Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Other TV Shows and Movies

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A New Jersey boy through and through -- he was born and raised in the tough streets of Newark -- Garlitos never imagined he'd one day build sets for...

Transforming Schools With Five Ingredients

Cami Anderson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Cami Anderson

Newark is a city comprised primarily of financially struggling residents -- with over 50 percent receiving public assistance and 71 percent of students eligible for free lunch.

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

How to Get Your News From Poems

Josh Stearns | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

"It is difficult / to get the news from poems," wrote American poet William Carlos Williams, "yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there." And yet, we are seeing more and more efforts to combine poetry and reporting.

New Jersey Nun Is The First Would-Be Saint Beatified In The United States

The Associated Press | Julio Cortez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials sai...