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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.

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.

Why Did Corporate Reformers Overlook Newark's Children and Families?

John Thompson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
John Thompson

As the climax approached in Dale Russakoff's compelling New Yorker article, "Schooled," a Newark mother asked the key question of Superintendent Cami ...

Rebecca Klein

Newark, N.J., Schools Plan Opposed By Mayor-Elect Takes Big Step Forward | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

An education plan at the center of Newark, New Jersey's, vitriolic mayoral campaign became much more real this week when school officials provided fam...

Matt Sledge

Newark Mayoral Candidates Vying To Replace Cory Booker Battle Over Schools | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- "They're trying to make it like the street fight between Cory Booker and Sharpe James," says Ras Baraka, candidate for mayor of New J...