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An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.

Newark Mayor Remembers His Father Amiri Baraka's 'Incredible' Legacy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.07.2015 | Black Voices

Poet, playwright and professor Amiri Baraka was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement, known for his firey and outspoken demeanor before his ...

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.

Rebecca Klein

To Protest Their Superintendent, These Students Are Sleeping In Her Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Instead of going to class or eating dinner at home with their parents, a group of New Jersey students has been living inside the headquarters of Newar...

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.

To Fight for Public Schools Is to Fight for Democracy

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We believe that an informed public will not give away its public schools to amateurs, hedge fund managers, rock stars, for-profit corporations, athletes, fly-by-night entrepreneurs, and religious groups.

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.

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 ...

LeRoi Jones' Dutchman at The Classical Theater of Harlem

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

As mounted by the consistently wonderful Classical Theater of Harlem in tandem with National Black Theater, this 50th anniversary production of Dutchman is the most gripping 45 minutes in town.

Without Cory Booker, City Faces Major Threat

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is hitting some roadblocks just months after its rising-star mayor went off to Washington. A bold refo...

Rebecca Klein

Clearly, Newark Mayoral Race Candidates Aren't This School Leader's Biggest Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

One mayoral candidate says Newark School District Superintendent Cami Anderson should be fired. The other says he would confidently work with her if e...