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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

5. March 2015

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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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Alondra Nelson: Discussion on “Body and Soul: Politics of Race and Medicine” today at Dana Library

4. March 2015

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Alondra Nelson recovers a lesser-known aspect of The Black Panther Party’s broader struggle for social justice: health care. Nelson argues that the Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right anticipated current debates about the politics of race and medicine. “In Body and […]

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

3. March 2015

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

27. February 2015

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(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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Lula Washington Dance Theatre to perform tomorrow at NJPAC

25. February 2015

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  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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Triangle park moves ahead despite differing views

25. February 2015

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

25. February 2015

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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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Artwork by Aaron Douglas showcased at the Newark library

24. February 2015

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The Newark’s library Black history month celebration, included art pieces from harlem renaissance artwork by Aaron Douglas, the first African-American to explore modernism and to reflect African art in his paintings, murals, and illustrations. Aaron Douglas (1899-1979),was a leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement. Douglas—along with the philosopher […]

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Fifty years after the assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X, family members gathered to remember the leader, just steps from where he was gunned down in New York City in 1965.

23. February 2015

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Saturday February 21st, marked the 5oth anniversary of the assassination of  El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz[A] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against […]

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NJIT plans $100M events center, may help NCAA Conference discussion

19. February 2015

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More NJT sports fans will likely be able to take the family to regular home games a few seasons from now, thanks to a recently approved events center that school officials say should be added the the university’s campus by 2017. The NJIT Board of Directors recently approved preliminary plans for a 200,000 square foot […]

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