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'We Are Doing Something About It' -- How 3 Detroit High School Seniors Are Fighting Illegal Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

I Am Doing Something About It... Meet Byron Bigelow

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Actress Christina Jackson Discusses Her Audition for the New Series Outsiders

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I must say, I love Christina Jackson, and not just because she studied and graduated from the Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey, but because she totally corrected me when I goofed up about her HBO Boardwalk Empire seasons.

You Can Do Something About It

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of American Democracy

John Bredin | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

Even if Bernie Sanders loses to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and recent polling data suggests that he might not, he has already won. ...

Fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream: the Role for Higher Education

The Conversation US | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

We -- the universities -- are the ones sitting in the midst of these realities, facing the choice between being walled citadels that separate the privileged from the uninvited other or being welcoming hubs connecting young individuals with opportunity.

'This Is Not Normal': Brick City Star Shot Dead

Marc Levin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices
Marc Levin

We mourn for Creep along with his friends and family. It is a terrible loss. That life has been cut short and Layla's father, Creep, is dead. So much love, creativity and potential died with him. This is not normal.

Mark Zuckerberg Highlights What He Learned After $100 Million Gift To Newark

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Five years after donating $100 million to remake education in Newark, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he's using lessons learned...

Lessons From Newark: Why School Reforms Will Not Work Without Addressing Poverty

The Conversation US | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Downtown Newark is only 12 miles from lower Manhattan, but there are days when the distance seems much greater. While New York grapples with gentrification and globalization, Newark struggles -- with some signs of success -- to revive its economy.

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

Owen Griffith | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education
Owen Griffith

The trio of Zuckerberg, Christie, and Booker came in to try to flip Newark's school system, predicting that within five years, they would have a national model for turning around any big urban school system that needed help.

Verizon's Memo to Staff About FiOS: "Trust the Facts." What About the Truth?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Click for Verizon's "Trust the Facts". Verizon created "Trust the Facts", a fact sheet and talking points for the Verizon staff. It appears to be ba...

Confronting My Prejudices About People Like Me

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Nika C. Beamon

I harbor prejudices about people like me: Black and living in the inner city. However, I wasn't fully aware of it until one night I hobbled on to the number one subway train on Manhattan's Upper West Side using my cane.

Newark Must Invest More in Millennials

Rashawn Davis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

There is an entire group of people in this city who are being left out of the decision making process. If we want to thrive, young people need to be apart of the conversation and apart of the decisions. We need to be talked to, not talked at. The future of our city, Newark depends on it.

Q&A: Washington Post Reporter Dale Russakoff On Why the Big Plan for Saving Newark's Schools Imploded

The National Book Review | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

In her critically acclaimed book "The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools," Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff tells the story of how an ambitious plan to turn around Newark's failing schools crashed and burned.

Review: How Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, And Cory Booker Flunked School Reform

The National Book Review | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

No one was tasked with informing Newark that its school system was about to be overhauled by a pair of politicians with a think-tank plan, backed by a Silicon Valley fortune.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Hubris

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Ifi charter schools are only as good as their teachers and leaders why not try to make the district more efficient so that you can have publicly governed schools and a publicly governed system responding to the needs of Newark kids and the concerns of the community?

Determined to Succeed: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day The Pollination Project provides a seed grant of $1000 to a social change visionary who is making their community and the world a more sust...

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.