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Ben Affleck and the debate for Reparation continues

24. April 2015

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With the recent public news reports that Ben Affleck demanded an omission in ‘Finding Your Roots’.  The host of the show, Henry Louis Gates, a prominent Harvard history professor, appeared upset by the apparently unprecedented request but the sensitive facts were nonetheless left out of the show, which aired last September. The issue could be […]

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Week of The Young Child at Ironbound Early Learning Center “Celebrating Our Community”

23. April 2015

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The Ironbound Early Learning Center is a new state-of-the-art, LEED certified facility built last year in 2014, 35,000 square foot center for 222 children and their families. A new $6.5 million infant and toddler wing was completed in September 2014 that enabled ICC’s Early Head Start Program to be integrated, physically and programmatically, with ICC’s […]

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Earth Day 2015 What does it mean to you?

22. April 2015

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Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and […]

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Artfront Galleries/La Casa de Don Pedro Small Works Show

20. April 2015

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On 39 Broadway, Newark, NJ  Artfront Galleries, a newly open Gallery in the North ward in lower Broadway,  invites you to participate in our 1st Annual Small works show. show and sale of original, postcard-size artworks on paper by established and emerging artists. All artwork is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is […]

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Mayor Baraka Defines what’s a Snitch

17. April 2015

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On Wednesday or better known as Tax date, the Mayor of Newark, went on The Nightly show with Larry Wilmore, the new Comedy Central Channel host that several months ago replaced Steven Colbert show with the same name.   Mr. Wilmore, a Black comedian and write of comedy has written in the past for Living […]

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Newark Public Library Director to Retire

16. April 2015

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  Dr. Wilma Grey, Director of the Newark Public Library, yesterday announced her plan to retire later this year following forty-six years of service. She has held the post of Director since 2005.   “Wilma has been a passionate and tireless advocate for the Library, and we are grateful for her years of dedicated service […]

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Commemorate Lincoln Assassination 150 years ago at The Lincoln Monument Newark Historic Courthouse, TODAY April 15th

15. April 2015

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The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago changed the course of U.S. history. Museums and historic institutions across the country are featuring special exhibits, plays and musical performances to commemorate that seminal event on April 14, 1865. At Ford’s Theatre in the nation’s capital, where Lincoln was shot, objects from that tragic evening […]

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Celebratory farwell to Dr. Ben

14. April 2015

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Friday was the funeral or to some a homecoming celebration to the ancestors of Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, as most people familiar with him called him simply Dr. Ben.  My first exposure to Dr. Ben came from my weekly watching, the late Gil Noble, as a kid, my first introduction to black history, host of the public […]

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Newark Riverfront Revival Kick-off Party tommorrow

13. April 2015

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The day is almost here! Join us and the Friends of the Riverfront tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th from 6-8pm for Newark Riverfront Revival’s release of our Mega Poster at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art located at 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. DJ Gonzalo Silva will provide the sounds and drinks will be sponsored by […]

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Global Is Local:The Nigerians election and the hopes of New President elect Muhammadu Buhari

10. April 2015

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Observer all over the world, watch Africa’s largest populist country emerge through a democratic election, and most important set the stage to an orderly transition, to an newly elect government.  New Jersey and Newark particularly, has a large population of Nigerians.  Nigerians living in Newark were excited about the prospects of a new president, and […]

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