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Baraka Hires Bridgegate Defense Lawyer

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, defending himself from a former city attorney who filed a discrimination and retaliation suit against the mayor and others, has hired the criminal defense lawyer known for his work in the Bridgegate tria. TAPInto Newark reports...Read more

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka On The 1967 Riots

Amiri Baraka | Neal Boenzi/The New York Times 'On July 12, 1967, a rumor that police had beaten a black cabdriver to death triggered five days of looting and rioting in Newark, N.J. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, whose father and poet Amiri Baraka was an important critical voice in that moment, talks with Steve Inskeep.' -- Morning Edition

Newark mayor signs sweeping sanctuary city executive order

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

NEWARKMayor Ras Baraka signed what is the city’s most sweeping declaration yet to protect undocumented residents against President Donald Trump’s federal immigration policies. Surrounded by municipal council members and advocacy groups, Baraka signed a detailed 10-page...

Jersey’s Biggest City Joins Fair and Welcoming Movement

Newark is the latest, and largest, New Jersey municipality to join the Fair and Welcoming or Sanctuary City movement that has towns making clear its roles in non-enforcement of federal immigration law. Mayor Ras Baraka announced today that he had...Read more

New Jersey's largest city committed to Paris accords

New Jersey's largest city remains committed to the Paris climate change agreement. One day after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the pact, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka … Click to Continue »

Hey, Mindy Kaling: Put Cory Booker Out of His Misery and Set Up That Newark Date

Last month, something truly wonderful (a real rarity these days) occurred on social media. After receiving a diss along with the city of Newark on an episode of The Mindy Project, former Newark mayor and current New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, playfully tweeted at the show’s star, Mindy Kaling, to ... More »

Newark Mayor Calls Trump's Plan on Sanctuary Cities ‘Fugitive Slave Catchers’

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (D) was recently on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation when he told host Al Sharpton that the Trump administration wanted to make sanctuary cities into “fugitive slave catchers” by withholding federal funding from such cities. Baraka made a point that he would defy they law when it came to illegal immigration.

Dem Mayor… Trump Trying To Make Sanctuary Cities ‘Fugitive Slave Catchers’ [VIDEO]

Newark, New Jersey’s Democratic Mayor, Ras Baraka, is flashing the race-card once again in an attempt to delegitimize the argument of President Donald Trump that we need to enforce our

Mindy Kaling says "yes" to dinner with Sen. Cory Booker

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Mindy Kaling's joke about Sen. Cory Booker on her show may have led to a future dinner date with him. After recent episode of The Mindy Project included a diss about Booker formerly being the mayor of Newark, the two joked about it on Twitter, which resulted in Kaling responding "yes" to having dinner with Booker in Newark. Show More Summary

Mindy Kaling Gets Flirty with Senator Cory Booker on Twitter, Agrees to Go on Dinner Date!

Mindy Kaling is heading to Newark for a dinner date with Senator Cory Booker! The 37-year-old actress made a joke in a recent episode of her Hulu show The Mindy Project, about the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey doing “anything to get out of Newark” which struck a nerve in Cory. Cory tweeted jokingly [...]

Newark mayor identifies boy killed in accidental shooting

Newark's mayor has released the name of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was accidentally shot and killed by another juvenile during a family party at a city home. Mayor Ras … Click to Continue »

Transcript: Sen. Cory Booker’s testimony against Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Senator Booker’s office sent this over, and I thought it was worth posting. I can hear some of you groan; we’ve been critical of Booker both when he was Newark’s mayor and then our senator. But we’ve been critical on...Read more

Cory Booker Was Right.

In June of 2012?--?then Newark Mayor Cory Booker told the Star-Ledger "I've always been very compelled about the democratizing force in social media that is getting more voices engaged in the larger dialogue." He said that #waywire was...Show More Summary

New Jersey Mayor Wants State Worker Fired After Woman's Hijab Is Yanked Off

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The mayor of Newark is demanding that a New Jersey state worker be fired and criminally prosecuted after the Labor Department employee was accused of tearing off the hijab of a woman in the office and throwing it to the ground. The employee...Show More Summary

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: White Americans Should NOT Be Offended That "The City Of Newark" Published Their Mayor's Speech At The "Black World Conference". BLACKS IN REST OF WORLD (B.R.O.W.) Should Be Offended That Blacks Representing 2.5% Of The

It Is ILLOGICAL for anyone to get angry over the fact that the OFFICIAL CITY GOVERNMENT MEDIA OPERATIONS published a speech by the Newark Mayor to the "State Of The Black World" Conference that was held in Newark. BLACK PEOPLE IN THE...Show More Summary

Guilty Verdicts Reached In Bridgegate Trial

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were found guilty over a bizarre scheme to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge as punishment against a mayor who declined to endorse Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) re-election, the Newark Star Ledger reports.

Bridgegate verdict: Christie Aides Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts

NEWARK — Two former Christie administration insiders charged in a bizarre scheme of political retaliation against a mayor who refused to endorse the governor for re-election were found guilty Friday on all counts in the long-running Bridgegate saga. In a seven-week trial that saw their own words used against them, Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne [...]Show More Summary

De Blasio urges P.A. to pay Newark Airport workers $15 an hour

last yearNews : NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio is pressing the Port Authority to raise wages for workers at Newark Airport to $15 an hour.

Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ELECTION 2017 Sources: Five counties are ready to line up behind Phil Murphy for Governor: Hudson, Bergen Middlesex, Passaic, and Morris.  Middlesex may be wobblier than the others. (Max Pizarro) Newark Mayor Ras Baraka gets on board with Murphy.  Hillsborough Assemblyman Jack...Read more

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