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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

Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor?

Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor? New York newspapers, including The New York Times, are reporting that the Working Families Party, whose New Jersey affiliate just helped get Ras Baraka elected mayor of Newark on the issue of school reform, is considering making her its candidate in this November’s election if it decides […]

Did Cami think Newark's parents, students & teachers would fade back after Baraka's win? Nope.

The election Tuesday of Ras Baraka as Newark's incoming mayor, a 54-46 win over Shavar Jeffries, was a mandate for the Newark Central High School principal on leave and city councilman who made opposition to Cami Anderson's disastrous 'One Newark' school plan the centerpiece of his campaign. Show More Summary

Newark Students, Parents, Teachers & Community Are About to Take a 'One Newark' Alternative to BOE

The election Tuesday of Ras Baraka as Newark's incoming mayor, a 54-46 win over Shavar Jeffries, was a mandate for the Newark Central High School principal on leave and city councilman who made opposition to Cami Anderson's disastrous 'One Newark' school plan the centerpiece of his campaign. Show More Summary

Week in Pictures for May 16

A slide show of photographs of the past week in New York City and the region includes the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the newly elected mayor of Newark, and a World War II plane embarking on a new mission.

Afternoon Audio: New Yorker Reporter Talks Newark

Check out this podcast in which Dale Russakoff talks about her Newark story, and also be sure to read her post about the mayoral election that just happenedL Ras Baraka's Newark Victory. In her post about the election, Russakoff notes...Show More Summary

Why Newark Turned From Booker to Baraka

When I grew up in Newark, N.J., in the 1970s and early 1980s, Kenneth Gibson held office as the city’s first black mayor. He had a famous quote: “Wherever American cities are going, Newark will get there first.” In his postelection speech Tuesday, Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka thanked Gibson for the phrase and repeated it.

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