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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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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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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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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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Community Kwanza event at NJPAC

18. December 2015

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Honoring the rich heritage of Newark’s vibrant African-American population, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to announce the schedule for our 2015 Kwanzaa celebration, featuring a fun-filled day of FREE activities and performances for the entire family on Saturday, December 19 from noon to 5:00 pm. The festivities will include a variety […]

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Newark’s Holiday Pop’ up stores Launch Party TODAY!!!

11. December 2015

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This week, an eclectic group of local designers, artists and creatives set up shop at 744 Broad Street and introduced shoppers to the Downtown Holiday Market.   The Holiday pop-up shop is up and running at 744 Broad St.   With an assortment of vendors vintage cloths both men and women, designer originals, afro-centric items, to […]

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Birth of a Nation “100″ showing at Newark Museum

10. December 2015

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D.W. Griffith’s three-hour Civil War epic, The Birth of a Nation, was released in March 3 1915 after a special showing in March at President Woodrow Wilson’s White House. It is widely recognized as a blueprint for the feature-length movie and as a showcase for Griffith’s Tolstoyan command of historical narrative, from the battlefield to […]

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NJIT’s Library was Awarded a Grant to Develop Archive of Newark Architecture NEWARK

24. November 2015

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By Shydale James NJIT’s Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library was awarded a $13,500 state grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) to further develop the Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. The initiative to document the physical life of New Jersey’s largest city (and one of the oldest towns in America) was […]

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It’s still not to late to attend TONIGHTS “Taste of the City” @ NJPAC on behalf of Link Community Charter School

18. November 2015

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Link Community Charter School this evening will present it 18th “Taste of the City” fund raiser this evening at NJPAC.  The school originally formed as a private school founded by Nuns in Newark, has been serving the Newark community for nearly 50 years. The fund raiser objective is the support the school that traditionally received […]

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Jazz at Aljira’s “Jame Evan”

13. November 2015

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To some Newark is a Jazz town.  With many venues featuring Jazz, included Symphony Hall, Metropolitan Chuch (Jazz Vespers), NJPAC, WBGO, Museum, Library, Dukes, The Priory Restaurant and the Rutgers Jazz institute.  On Saturday Aljira Gallery added Jazz to the line-up of “Performance Art” with the Josh Evan Quartet, the young turks hitting the jazz scen. […]

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