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 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...
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 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 »
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 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.
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'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 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'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 »
Christie, a Newark native, says he's been a Cowboys fan since 1971
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Mayor de Blasio is pressing the Port Authority to raise wages for workers at Newark Airport to $15 an hour.
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
Just a week after Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop surprised the pol watchers as he declined to enter the 2017 gubernatorial race and instead focus on reelection and endorse Ambassador Phil Murphy for governor, Newark mayor Ras Baraka is now expected...Read more