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AN OPEN LETTER FROM FELIPE LUCIANO IN RESPONSE TO RECENT ACTIONS OF PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT NELSON “BUTCHIE” NIEVES

27. August 2015

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Tensions are high, fellowing the Puerto Rican Parade Committees, “no show” to the anticipated Press Conference this past Monday’s award of $5,000  the committee a $5,000 award. The apparent snub of the committee notedly the result of the amount offered.  Set the stage for a public challenge with the leadership within the Puerto Rican Newark […]

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A Stepping Stone for Change

20. August 2015

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  Understanding “what we need to change and how we can help” should happen early on, says Nicole Binns, a graduate student at Rutgers University – Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and a former high school track star. She is founder of the nonprofit Project Y2Z, which aims to provide youth with […]

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Can Art Bridge the divide between Animal Trophies and Conservation?

18. August 2015

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The outrage over the killing of Cecil a popular lion Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has created international condemnation and has prompted many to seek alternatives to killing wild life for merely sport.  For many sport hunters, animal trophies are a desired centerpiece from the hunt.  Hunters like Walter Palmer fit this profile, even after […]

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Dirt Rich a play by Chisa Hutchinson, gives voice to youth

17. August 2015

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Chisa Hutchinson brings her 2nd play to Newark, at Riverbank Park entitled it “Dirt Rich”.    It is alway refreshing to hear her screenplays and other writings.  Chisa topics are broad ranging, but truly urban.   Last year, Ms. Hutchinson, read from her short story piece entitled, “Choosing Love” about a psychic sees love and tragedy […]

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St Michael’s Medical Center File for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

10. August 2015

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Today, St Michael Medical Center, has filed for bankruptcy protect through Chapter 11 status. Chapter 11 is a chapter of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is available to every business, whether organized as a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship, […]

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Newark’s attend the largest Dominican Parade in New York

10. August 2015

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Sunday morning hundreds of young people of Dominican decent embarked onto the Path train to attend the largest and longest running Parade celebrating the people of Dominican Republic.  People draped in the Dominican Flag, others wearing coordinating colors with the red and white colors. We spoke with Silvia Lopez as she traveled from Newark to […]

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Teens From Around The Globe To Meet For Cultural Exchange In Newark

7. August 2015

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    About 100 teenagers from more than a dozen countries around the globe will take part in a cultural exchange with youth from Newark, New Jersey, as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Social Ventures for Social Development Seminar. The program took place at the New Community Corporation, 233 West Market St. in Newark. The […]

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Blacks Lives Matter Come Together in Newark

2. August 2015

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Black Lives Matters come together at the Hall of Records building in Newark NJ.  The movement which began as a hashtag after George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and later gained momentum after the shooting of Michael Brown, the shooting of John Crawford III, and the death of Eric Garner, […]

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My Front Porch “Lot on 7th”

30. July 2015

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Last night feature the second in a series of  live performances by “Lot on 7th” , in  the Lower Broadway neighborhood in a series entitled   “My Front Porch”.  Front Porch is a community collaborative initiative  sponsored by La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark Science and Sustainability, The Lost Tribes Zulu Nation, the Rutgers Office of Community […]

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Lincoln Park Part 3 Hip-Hop

30. July 2015

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