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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.

Working Together

Dennis Walto | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Dennis Walto

It has been said that networking is both an art and a science; but at Clinton Global Initiative meetings, it is the opportunity for impact. Over the past several years I have had the privilege of working with the team at CGI on issues such as redefining "First Responder" assumptions for humanitarian relief in Africa, and rethinking refugee response paradigms in the Middle East.

A Black Boy's Fear

Quassan Castro | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.

Three Things I Learned By Taking a Road Trip From Newark to the White House with 38 Seventh-Graders

Monica Gray | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Monica Gray

On June 3rd, 2016 I took a road trip to the White House with 38 seventh-graders from Newark, NJ, and it's a day that I'll never forget.

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

Like Running Into a Gorgeous Ex: Reflections On Returning to New York

Meghan Feeks | Posted 05.20.2016 | New York
Meghan Feeks

Returning to New York is like running in to a gorgeous ex -- not just any ex, but "the one that got away." The one you left saying "it's not you, it's me." The one that looks like a movie star to everyone else, but all you can see is how they look in the morning, with disheveled hair and coffee breath.

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.

After Newark and Flint -- Mandating Clean Water for All School Kids

Donald M. Payne, Jr. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Donald M. Payne, Jr.

When I traveled to Michigan last month as part of a Congressional delegation to hear directly from the families impacted by the Flint water crisis, I had a thought in the back of my head that a similar crisis could happen in New Jersey, particularly in Newark, our nation's third-oldest city.

Why Millennial Leaders Need to Embrace Non-believers

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

"When it comes to being a leader you have to be ready for people to not believe in you."

Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

NEWARK, New Jersey -- David Rosenberg is trying to build an agricultural empire out of an old paintball arena in a blighted urban neighborhood about 4...

From Behind Bars, Jon-Adrian Velazquez Works to 'Create Healthy Communities' to Reduce Gun Violence by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.21.2016 | 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 w...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney advises 'When a film relies on violence for entertainment, walk out.' Interview No. 12

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2016 | 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 ...

The Tribeca All Access Program: 'Stories Are a Rich Currency that Can Bridge Divides'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Two Gods, directed by Aman and Zeshawn Ali, photo © Zeshawn Ali When spring rolls around, it isn't the cherry blossoms blooming or the ...

Where's The Next Flint Water Crisis? Anywhere.

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, local governments nationwide have had to assure residents worried about brain damage and miscarriages that thei...

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

DOJ's Newark Deal Intended To End Bogus 'Contempt Of Cop' Arrests

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newark, New Jersey, residents who record police activity won't have to worry quite as much about being wrongfully arrested under a deal ...

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Mobilizing With Music for Gun Violence Prevention: Interview No. 8 With 'The Million Mom March' Founder Donna Dees by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

We Need to Talk to People We Disagree With About Fighting Gun Violence says Interview No. 7 Anel Lopez Gorham by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

I am proud to introduce you to each of them and excited to share their insights into how all of us can be a part of the solution to "Raise The Caliber" of our communities.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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 w...

You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

Empowering New Jersey's Urban Communities Through Economic Opportunity

Ryan Haygood | Posted 02.25.2016 | Black Voices
Ryan Haygood

Here in Newark, the poverty rate for black people is a striking 33 percent, more than double the national average for all races. This poverty is tied to a lack of reliable income through full-time work. In Newark, 95 percent of people living in poverty do not have a full-time job.

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...Meet Jennifer Mascia. Her Job is to chronicle who gets shot in America

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Although our backgrounds, experiences and the challenges we face in our work are as complex as the causes and the solutions to this epidemic, all have shown that there is more that can be done to end this senseless loss of human life.

'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 ...