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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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NJIT’s Women in Computing Society Volunteers at Nearby STEM Academy for CSEDWeek

29. January 2016

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By Shydale James “It was a woman who wrote the first code in history,” said NJIT graduate student Krupali Patel to an auditorium full of children at the East Orange STEM Academy. “There are a lot of women who’ve contributed immensely to the new ways and strategies that are now changing the world.” National Computer […]

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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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NJIT hosted “A Day of Dialogue”

27. January 2016

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By Robert Florida Now that school is back in full swing, NJIT hosted “A Day of Dialogue” on January 27 in the Campus Center Atrium, where hundreds of students came together to discuss diversity and what NJIT can do to become an even more inclusive campus. Guest speaker Felicia McGinty, vice chancellor of student affairs […]

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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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Rutgers Newark to provide tuition free scholarship to Newark residents who’s families making below $60,000

23. December 2015

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Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor  announced a major new financial aid initiative called the Talent & Opportunity Pathways program—or RU-N to the TOP—which will make college more affordable for wide swaths of New Jersey students, especially residents of Newark, those transferring from county colleges, and those with great potential to make an impact on the […]

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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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NJIT Stuns St. Johns in a title one match up

21. December 2015

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QUEENS, NY—NJIT junior Damon Lynn scored a season-high 32 points to lead four Highlander double-figure scorers Sunday afternoon in an 83-74 win at St. John’s in what was a historic first-ever win for the visitors against a team from the vaunted BIG EAST Conference. Last year NJIT shocked Michigan in last years  ICCA tournament.  Sports […]

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“Smorgasbord in the Central Ward” with Legendary Boxing Promoter Don King

21. December 2015

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  Legendary boxing promoter Don King, famous for promoting the “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” will be participating in the “Smorgasbord in the Central Ward,” on Monday, December 21 at noon, when he will be joined by Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, Mayor Ras Baraka, former Mayor Ken Gibson […]

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