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The economics of Race, a new book that yields context to a complex topic

25. June 2015

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How does Race play a role in the Economy? Now  there is a new book that attempts to quantify this, while yielding a better understanding as to  how economics is impacted by race.   Its author presented his publication last Wednesday at the newark library to a well attended discussion.  Columbia University Professor of Economics, […]

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The Most Dangerous Man In America (WEB DuBois) Amiri Baraka’s last play performing until June 28th

23. June 2015

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The New Federal Theater  premiered Amiri Baraka. final play Most Dangerous Man In America (WEB DuBois).  The season, entitled “The Amiri Baraka Project,” which has been dedicated to the late poet/playwright, will contained two Baraka plays: the the 1964 classic Dutchman,(Feb. 5–March 8) alludes to the Dutch East India Company, a 17th-century slave ship company. The play, […]

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Clement Price Memorial at Justice William Brennan Park

18. June 2015

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On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the late Dr. Clement Alexander Price, former Newark historian and scholar, now be permanently remembrance with a memorial in the city he loved to call home.  The Mayor Ras Baraka , the Essex County executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.Bob Curvin, and Guy Sterling and others met at the Justice William […]

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The Paterson Art Walk two day art show NJ’ Innovation of recycled material

16. June 2015

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The Annual Paterson Art-walk occurred this weekend at the historic great fall district of Paterson.  The city’s art community kicked off the seveth annual Paterson Artwalk, the largest artistic event in northern New Jersey, on Saturday morning.  The two-day event includes seven different venues throughout the city’s art corridor which startsfrom Spruces Street, encompasses the […]

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Better Block Emerges on Lyons Avenue residents responses are mix

11. June 2015

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Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time. Jason […]

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A true “Coming to America” story arrives at the Newark Musuem

5. June 2015

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  Photo: George Osodi Not to date myself, but do you remember the Eddie Murphy Comedy “Coming to America”, can you believe it’s been 26 years since Eddie Murphy’s classic hit comedy Coming to America debuted on the big screen? The hilarious story of a African Prince coming to America in disguised as a regular person, […]

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Glass Books Exhibition Based on African-American Oral History Collection at Gateway

4. June 2015

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Photo information: Provisions, Nick Kline & Adrienne Wheeler with Endless Editions and Rutgers University-Newark Book Arts Students, from GlassBook Project #10. (18) Risograph artists publications, 3”x6.25”x8.5”, edition 150 + 5AP, 2015 BY CARLA CAPIZZI   The “GlassBook Project: Provisions,” an exhibition of interactive, unique glass books, photographs, printed publications and sounds – all inspired by […]

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Archi Awareness: New Prudential Building (needs link to Gibraltar Building article)

1. June 2015

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Archi Awareness: New Prudential Building (needs link to Gibraltar Building article)

By now everyone has seen the recently completed headquarters of Panasonic North America at the corner of McCarter Highway and Raymond Boulevard.  It sits upon the sparsely used parking lot of the Newark Legal Center. No tears will be shed for the loss of surface parking, especially when considering the tax revenue the city will […]

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US State Dept Removes Cuba off Terrorism List

29. May 2015

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP On Friday, the State Department announced the decision to drop Cuba from a list of states sponsoring terrorism. The official press release: In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and provide a report to him […]

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The Newark Book Festival will be relocated to Military Park starting TODAY May 27th lunchtime series

27. May 2015

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Formally known as the harlem Book Fair in Newark, (now Newark Book Festival), founded by Max Rodriguez,  Wednesday, May 27th, today will began the Military Park Author Reading Series on Broad Street near Park Place enters into its second year of capturing downtown Newark’s lunch crowd to hear featured Newark poets, writers, and jazz artists. The […]

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