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March 5, 2015

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Navigant Report’s recommendations creates an uncertain future for Saint Michael’s Medical Center and East Orange General hospital as ongoing Acute heath-care providers

lyanne - On Tuesday the long awaited Navigant report was made public. The report which had been initiated by the state Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd, and can be used by the commission to approve the acquisition of two cash-starved hospitals in Essex County, Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare Services, and the East Orange General to Prospect, […]

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March 3, 2015

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Rutgers Newark and Library events

lyanne -   BY JADE MCCLAIN Who comes to mind when you think of a scientist? A filmmaker? An activist? How many of those were women? Despite the significant strides that women have made, their achievements can easily go unrecognized and overlooked as society still struggles to reconcile greatness with womanhood.   This March, Rutgers University-Newark highlights […]

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February 27, 2015

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Royals and Regalia:Inside the Palaces Nigeria’s Modern-Day Monarchs, In Pictures

lyanne - (photo by George Osodi), His Royal Majesty (HRM), Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, Obi of Idumuje Unor, 2012 Nigeria’s Modern-Day Monarchs, In Pictures A PHOTOJOURNALIST SEEKS TO “DOCUMENT AFRICA FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE” WITH HIS UPCOMING EXHIBIT.Showcase the most recent body of work by acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi in his first solo exhibition […]

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February 25, 2015

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre to perform tomorrow at NJPAC

lyanne -   One of the most admired African-American contemporary dance ensembles in the West is coming to Newark later this month for a special Black History Month Program. The Institute and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) are co-presenting a special concert by The Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2015, in conjunction with the […]

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February 25, 2015

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Triangle park moves ahead despite differing views

lyanne - (Star Ledger Report) Newark’s city council unanimously agreed to pass legislation today that paves the way for the Triangle Park project with the possibility of retail opportunities.  Earlier this month the council voted to transfer city land to the Newark Housing Authority for the creation of a park in the shape of the triangle in […]

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February 25, 2015

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The Passing of Cephas Bowles, an advocate of Jazz, dies at 62

lyanne - Its is with sadness to report the passing of Cephas Bowles, an invigorating force behind Newark’s WBGO, dead at 62.  Cephas Bowles, the president and CEO of Newark’s WBGO Jazz 88.3, died. Bowles passed away Saturday at Hackensack University Medical Center following complications from a stem cell transplant, said his wife, Linda Arrington-Bowles. Bowles, 62, lived […]

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February 24, 2015

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Healing Through the Arts

lyanne - Wednesday, February 25 @ 2:30-3:50 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Galleries – Main Gallery, there will be a panel discussion on Healing Through the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Benefits of Engaging in the Creative Experience. Many artists have experienced art-making as a healing tool to help them navigate through life’s physical and emotional difficulties and to improve […]

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