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Black History Month

2. February 2016

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Newark Public Library Newark, , NJ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society – Celebrating Black History Month. James Brown African American Room. Info: 973–733–7779   Essex County College Garvey/Nkrumah Lecture Series February 4 To help celebrate February as Black History Month, Essex County College is hosting its […]

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Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka by Heroes Are Gang Leaders

1. February 2016

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   GETTING LESS & LESS SAFE OUT HERE: A TRIBUTE TO AMIRI BARAKA BY HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians formed by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, and his frequent collaborator Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. This is in honor […]

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Presenting Jo-El Lopez Opens on Saturday at Gallery Aferro

28. January 2016

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Newark, NJ – Gallery Aferro is pleased to present a major solo show by New Jersey-based painter Jo-El Lopez. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Lopez uses the visual storytelling of traditional realism to convey complex commentary on the intersection of faith and modernity, the strength of family, and the […]

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The Undesirable Spring Art Exhibit Opens

26. January 2016

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The Undesirables – Catherine Chalmers, “Pile of Legs” (detail), 2003, resin, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist The launch of the spring semester brings the launch of 2016′s first exhibitions atThe Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University-Newark. The galleries, in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, are open to the public free of charge. The campus […]

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Obama Administration Extends protections for Lions

22. December 2015

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The Obama administration’s decision to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions is a turning point for the lions now roaming Africa, say advocacy groups who petitioned the federal government to list the lion as endangered.  The global outcry that ensued was unprecedented. Last month, a new anti-poaching bill was passed by […]

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Aljira NO Boundaries Jazz Series TODAY

12. December 2015

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Jason Kao Hwang and his trio Amygdala heat up NO Boundaries Jazz Series, Saturday, December 12, 4 to 5:30pm Aljira is proud to present “NO Boundaries”, a series of four concerts curated by world-renowned jazz saxophonist, Oliver Lake. The second performance in the series coming up on Saturday, December 12 features Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) […]

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The Jacksons and the Commodores to performed Sunday @ NJPAC

11. December 2015

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The Jacksons & The Commodores A Motown Xmas Sunday, December 13 at 7pm Prudential Hall Two Motown legends, at NJPAC for the first time in A Motown Xmas! The Jacksons (“Can You Feel It,” “Shake Your Body”) gave Michael Jackson his first taste of stardom. The GRAMMY-winning Commodores (“Easy,” “Brick House”) are the prolific soul […]

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Introduces today Newark PSEG “Art Wall” project in the Fairmount Neighborhood

8. December 2015

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The City of Newark, the Urban League of Essex County and PSE&G announced today the launch of the region’s first-ever “Art Wall” project designed to beautify the protective façade of an electrical switching station. This facility, conceptualized and created from an aesthetic point of view as opposed to simply a functional perspective, will be located […]

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NJIT’s Library was Awarded a Grant to Develop Archive of Newark Architecture NEWARK

24. November 2015

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By Shydale James NJIT’s Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library was awarded a $13,500 state grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) to further develop the Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. The initiative to document the physical life of New Jersey’s largest city (and one of the oldest towns in America) was […]

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Michael Jordan receives the Key to the city comes Home to Newark

18. November 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Municipal Council Members, John James, along with the Mayors Chief of Staff Amiri Baraka Jr., presented to actor Michael B. Jordan with a proclamation and a Key to the City at the Newark’s Cityplex, at 360 Springfield Avenue, yesterday.  Baraka asked the audience “Is Art High in the house? A big […]

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