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The Root 100 Member Mayor Ras Baracka Of Newark: From Accepting An Award From His Progressive Colleagues At An Afternoon Ritual Ceremony, Later That Evening Back To Reality - Leading A Discussion On "Stopping The Violence In Newark" At A Community Forum

It Is Important To Look Past "WHO THE ROOT.COM IS PLEASED WITH" And Instead Inspect WHAT THEY ARE AFFIRMING PROGRESSIVISM IS ADVANCED INTO THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE "AMERICANIZED BLACKS" AT THE EXPENSE OF EVIDENCE OF ORGANIC COMPETENCY...Show More Summary

Newark’s Mayor Meets One-on-One With Gangs to Forge Peace

With his first-100-days marker past, Newark, N.J.’s new mayor, Ras Baraka, is trying a variety of actions to keep crime down in his bullet-riddled city. And variety means not just within the range of conventional, public-official thinking:...Show More Summary

(Another) Cautionary Tale for School Reformers

(Another) Cautionary Tale for School Reformers May 15, 2014 Ras Baraka, the winner of this week’s special election for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, staked a big part of his campaign on his opposition to the school-reform effort backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Show More Summary

Teen Says Cops Broke Her Arm

The Mayor of Newark has ordered an investigation after a plain-clothes officer broke a teenager’s arm during an attempt to clear a street of school protesters. The protest began when the students blocked the street near the headquarters of the Newark Public School District to protest new policies imposed by the district’s superintendent. A video [...]

AM News: Union Chief Hopes Chicago Follows Newark

CTU President Karen Lewis meets with Newark Mayor WGN-TV: The Chicago Sun-Times reports Chicago Teacher's Union President, Karen Lewis, another possible candidate for mayor, was in Newark, New Jersey over the past few days. She was talking with Newark's mayor, who also had a background in education. Show More Summary

Cory Booker, U.S. senator

On Oct. 31, 2013, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker became the first African-American U.S. senator representing the state of New Jersey, winning a special election after incumbent Frank Lautenberg died in office. Booker has proven to be...Show More Summary

Ras Baraka, politician, poet, educator and activist 

Ras Baraka first ran for mayor of Newark, N.J., 20 years ago at the tender age of 24, and finally reached the promised land in May with the platform, “If I become mayor, we become mayor.” The former high school principal and councilman...Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Ope Thread for August 23-24, 2014

Christie "town halls:" daytime political events. Ras Baraka town halls: 7pm with on-site child care. Got it? The differences are pretty stark. (Auditor) Also Newark: Bob Braun has some advice for you, Mayor Baraka. You should consider it. Show More Summary

Saving New Jersey's children three zip codes at a time

Cross-posted with Marie Corfield blog. - Promoted by Rosi. Yesterday the mayors of New Jersey's three largest cities, Ras Baraka of Newark, Jose Torres of Paterson and Steven Fulop of Jersey City, announced a bold move to collaborate on reducing violent crime in all three cities. Show More Summary

Georgia Democrats Assemble Their Coalition: Where Do You Fit In?

[guest post by JVW] Eliana Johnson has quickly become one of the best young investigative reporters in the conservative movement. From chronicling the serial exaggerations and fictional buddies of Newark mayor (and now U.S. Senator) Cory Booker to the EPA’s curious (and potentially illegal) use of fake email accounts by fictitious employees to the amazing […]

Chris Christie to mayor: ‘I’m the decider and you have nothing to do with it’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is consistent — at least when it comes to espousing total  indifference to what Newark residents want for their state-operated public school system. Christie just bragged (see video below) that he told new Newark Mayor Ras Baraka that Baraka’s views on education reform don’t matter a whit — and […]

Chris Christie to mayor: ‘I’m the decider and you have nothing to do with it’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is consistent — at least when it comes to espousing total  indifference to what Newark residents want for their state-operated public school system. Christie just bragged (see video below) that he told new Newark Mayor Ras Baraka that Baraka’s views on education reform don’t matter a whit — and […]

BLAX NEWS: After 40 Years Of Reading The Marking Hope From Jet Magazine About "Black Power" Over Newark - Today's Black Residents Are Optimistic About Federal Oversight Of Their City Because It Is To Fight Claims Of Racism And There Is No "Emergency Manag

Mayor Baraka Is Open To A Federal Probe Of His Police Department For Charges Of Civil Rights Violations Against Newark Residents Feds To Investigate Charges Of Racism In Newark School Reorganization I Applaud The Leadership Of Our New...Show More Summary

BLAX NEWS: The "Arc Of The Universe That Bends Toward Social Justice"......................Had Its Arm Bent Behind Its Back And Broken By The Newark Police Department - From "Amiri Baracka Getting Beaten By The Police On The Floor Of The Mayor's Office "

Note: This post was stuck in draft form and never released when the news hit earlier this week about the Federal Monitoring of the Newark Police DepartmentThe Arc Of History - In Reverse Order The Civil Rights Pharisees Of Northern New...Show More Summary

Senator Cory Booker on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Conan O'Brien

The former mayor of Newark is known for his focus on small business and his appreciation of technology--especially Twitter.

Newark, N.J., prepared to accept federal police monitor

Mayor Ras Baraka said Wednesday that he would not oppose appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reforms in New Jersey's largest police department, one of the fixes the Justice Department is likely to mandate following a years-long inquiry into allegations of abuse, corruption and faulty...

Common ground

CORY BOOKER and Rand Paul hardly seem like natural bedfellows. Mr Booker, the former mayor of Newark and now a junior senator from New Jersey, has devoted himself to finding big-government solutions to seemingly intractable problemsShow More Summary

In the Garden State: Ras Baraka, Son of Amiri Baraka, Grows Up to be Mayor of the City of Newark

Congratulations to Ras Baraka: Mayor of the City of Newark!!! Read all about his campaign and his victory, right here right now, at The Nation. The election-night victory party for Ras Baraka, the new mayor of Newark, New Jersey, took place on May 13, at a hotel in the city’s gradually reviving downtown. Jubilant union [...]

A New Leader for Newark

Ras J. Baraka was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday outside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Campaigns Ras Baraka to be sworn in today as Newark mayor by Dick Codey. CD3: Republican robocall goes out today districtwide designed to ding Aimee Belgard, saying she "regurgitates the DCCC's liberal and tired rhetoric that is sent to her every morning by Nancy Pelosi's campaign organization" CD5: Roy Cho releases promising-looking poll results. Show More Summary

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