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This Is Where Cory Booker Draws The Line

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

Cory Booker's Twitter has been a thing of beauty throughout Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The Newark mayor was already known as an active presenc...

Cutbacks and Cops

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this week's Huffington, John Rudolf profiles the Newark Police Department as it faces steep budget and personnel cuts. "Newark's cops do not work at an ordinary job, like the rest of us," John Rudolf writes. The dangers they routinely face make them more like "soldiers on the front lines of a ceaseless, low-intensity war."

Notes From the NBA Draft

Thomas Alter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Sports
Thomas Alter

The Hornets don't count, because the team that ended up with Anthony Davis was destined to be the clear winner of the draft. With Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph, Danny Ainge drafted three accomplished, tough college players who fit roles for Doc Rivers' squad.

NYC Corporate Philanthropy Summit: What Attendants Were Buzzing About

Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

Bringing together business professionals invested in social good, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) hosted its annual summit in ...

Radiohead Roars at The Rock

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On the second of two sold-out shows, Radiohead returned to Newark at New Jersey's Prudential Center, and just like they did at Roseland a few months prior, they dazzled the packed audience.

'Secret Millionaire' Artist Tears Up

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

Scott Jacobs has earned millions of dollars as an artist, but on the season premiere of "Secret Millionaire" (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on ABC), he spent a week...

'Nauseating' Booker Controversy Sparks Resignation

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker's communications director Anne Torres has resigned in the wake of the mayor's controversial "Meet the Press" rema...

Cory Booker Street

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Bottom Line? Cory Booker Has Got It!

Erin Schrode | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Erin Schrode

The power of Cory Booker entered my life and quickly spread to family, friends, classmates, teachers, you name it. Everyone seemed to have the same response upon discovering this new breed of political force... this guy is the real deal.

A Homeless Bystander

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Homelessness, you see, puts a bull's eye on the backs of kids. And I am tired beyond words of the violence and the suffering that results.

Woman Saved By Mayor Booker Speaks Out

Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

The woman who was saved from her burning apartment by Newark Mayor Cory Booker has given her first interview. 48-year-old Zina Hodge, still recove...

WATCH: Whitney Houston Funeral Costs Newark Taxpayers $187K

Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices

Newark residents turned out by the hundreds when pop icon Whitney Houston was laid to rest in their hometown on February 18, but their show of support...

Homeless Mom Of 5 Goes From Streets To Preschool Classroom

Posted 05.11.2012 | Impact

Once homeless, a New Jersey mom of five now has quite a few lessons to teach her preschool students. After losing her job, Tracy Stapleton's life q...

NYPD Defends Tactics Over Muslim Spying

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department targeted Muslim mosques with tactics normally reserved...

A Superstar's Farewell: Whitney Houston's New Hope

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Whitney Houston's funeral will be the antithesis of Michael Jackson's theatrical farewell. That is only fitting.

My Friend Rev. Jesse Jackson on Whitney Houston

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women
Lonna Saunders

Her death is a wake up call for all of us to reach out to those we know and love, whether they seek our help or not.

PHOTOS: The Priciest Airports To Fly Out Of In The U.S.

Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Cost has largely replaced distance as the measure of how hard it is to get around. Sure, Indianapolis is closer to Philadelphia than Chicago is, but t...

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

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...

Undercover Newark Cop Touched Himself And Fondled Masseuse During Sting Operation

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Police in Newark, N.J., will implement a new protocol for sting operations after an undercover vice cop pleasured himself and fondled a masseuse durin...

Black America's $100M investment experiment

Mike Green | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

What if Zuckerberg had challenged innovative Black entrepreneurs across the nation, rather than students, to compete for 1,000 cash prizes of $100000 each?

Hoping for a Finer State of Internal Affairs for Newark's Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 11.13.2011 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

In the year since the ACLU of New Jersey sent a battery of grievances to the Department of Justice asking it to investigate the Newark Police Department, a few things have happened.

Booker To Release 'Whatever We Can Find' On Facebook Donation Documents Cited In Suit

West Ward, N.J. Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education

The mayor of New Jersey's largest city did an about-face Monday after saying he would release documents requested by the American Civil Liberties Unio...

Rebecca Carroll

Zuckerberg's $100 Million To Newark Starts To Gain Some Traction | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices

On their first day back at school today, the students of Newark, N.J., may be too focused on reconnecting with friends and meeting new teachers to not...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker LiveTweets Hurricane Irene

Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

Go ahead and complain about how New York City overreacted to Hurricane Irene. But Irene was a serious hurricane that has so far left 40 people dead, w...