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Fraud And Hokum's Journal: The Root.com, Refusing To Assign Any Blame To Mayor Barack - Who Is Also A "Root 100" Member - For The "Spike In Murders In Newark", Reports That "Republican Governor Christie" In His Quest For The "2016 Republican Presidential

NJ.COMA Syndication Of All Of The Local Newspapers In The State Of New Jersey Who Were Around When NJ Was A Powerful Manufacturing StateThey Worked To Balance The Interests Of Industry With Workers Rights THE SPIKE IN MURDER THAT THE...Show More Summary

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Wins Praise for Trying to Unite City

14 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The mayor, who took office last summer, is gaining attention for his efforts to curb crime and spur economic development.

David Simon Talks About His New Miniseries – About Housing Desegregation – With Sen. Cory Booker

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In the edited conversation that follows, Mr. Booker” – former mayor of Newark, now U.S. Senator from New Jersey – “and Mr. Simon traded ideas about cities as America’s future, where not just the economy and creative capital but also equality and justice need to be worked out.”

LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

LaGuardia Airport was born of controversy after Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, miffed that his city did not have its own airport, refused to exit a plane that had landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in neighboring New Jersey. 

Newark Police Compares Black Mayor To An Ape In Facebook Message

Mayor Ras Baraka likened to an ape. The post Newark Police Compares Black Mayor To An Ape In Facebook Message appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Newark, NJ Mayor Ras Baraka Likened To Gorilla in Reported Facebook Post Between Two Cops

Newark, New Jersey police are investigating a alleged Facebook exchange between a one-time city police officer and an active-duty city police lieutenant in which "Ras Baraka, the city's African-American mayor, is referred to as a gorilla," the Star-Ledger reports.

Newark mayor gives anti-crime speech in closed meeting

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Ras Baraka, fed up with rampant crime in New Jersey’s largest city, issued a stern warning to about 150 parolees.

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

Poet, playwright and professor Amiri Baraka was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement, known for his firey and outspoken demeanor before his death in 2014. His son, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who confirmed his father's death to the public last year, joined HuffPost Live last week and reflected on his powerful legacy. Show More Summary

Mayor faces complexities of poverty, crime in reviving N.J.'s largest city

A handful of streets in New Jersey's largest city boast glistening apartment towers with floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline, but much of the rest of Newark bears the scars of stubbornly high crime rates and persistent poverty. Show More Summary

AM News: Newark's Cami Anderson Steps Down

Cami Anderson, Picked by Christie, Is Out as Newark Schools Superintendent NYT: Ms. Anderson, who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents. See also NJ.com, WSJ, District Dossier, Washington Post. Show More Summary

Cami Anderson to Quit Newark Schools Superintendent Post

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Cami Anderson, an appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents.

Booker Is Writing a Memoir

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is set to release a memoir entitled United in January, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The book will trace the New Jersey native’s life from Rhodes Scholar and two-term mayor of Newark to the U.S. Senate. [...

Cory Booker Inks Book Deal

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark and the Democratic senator from New Jersey, has signed a book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell. The book, entitled United, will be Booker’s vision of how to revitalize the American dream and will share insight into his policy ideas. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, May 29, 2015

Headline of the Day: George Pataki: Is he Chris Christie without the baggage? Dump Cami Anderson, Newark's fully-rejected School Superintendent Braun: Mayor Ras Baraka, citing "chaos, graft, miseducation," demands people take back Newark schools. Show More Summary

The Largest Student Walkout in Newark History - and All of New Jersey Should Have Their Backs

"Look, If Governor Christie can disrupt traffic to make a political point, well, so can we." - Walkout participant "The schools in Newark are in chaos." - Mayor Ras Baraka It is refreshing to the soul to see thousands of students put...Show More Summary

Who's Listening in Newark?

The mayor of a state's largest city joins protestors in blocking the main street during rush hour. Just imagine how that would play out anywhere else. Bill DeBlasio joins high school students to stage a protest shutting down Times Square. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Responds To Internet Trolls In The Best Way Possible -- With Kindness

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

As a politician and Twitter celebrity, it’s no surprise that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is bombarded by abuse from Internet trolls on a regular basis. But trolls seem to be no match for the former Newark mayor. On Sunday, Booker tweeted...Show More Summary

Beginning tonight - Ras Baraka calling Newark men to Occupy the Block

This week, Mayor Ras Baraka is calling on the men of his city of Newark to hold court with him on specific streets; he's calling it Occupy the Block. The first Occupy the Block just started at 4:30pm at Clinton Ave and Chadwick today. Show More Summary

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on The Nightly Show - on snitching to police

Talking snitching to the police, police transparency and civilian review, and then playing Keep It 100 on a tough question. With host Larry Wilmore, MTV's Chris Distefano, and rapper Cam'ron. Shout-out to Working Families; the mayor's wearing that button of yours.

Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?

In Newark last week, high school principal and city councilman Ras Baraka was elected mayor. Tuesday Baraka unveiled his agenda for educational “local control”: a return of the Newark school district to city management, and a total rejection of the school reform policies embraced by his predecessor Cory Booker, Gov. Show More Summary

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