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Aljira;’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Auction is ON TONIGHT!!!

21. May 2015

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ABOUT THE AUCTION Join us for the Pinnacle of Aljira’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations. The Aljira (dreams are for real) Fine Art Auction 2015! Thursday, May 21, 6 to 9:30pm at Aljira: 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Reception and Silent Auction begin at 6. Program and Live Auction at 7:30pm. Silent Auction continues through the […]

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Fashion Revamped Under Construction Part Deux (Part 1)

20. May 2015

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The styles and new trends were presented at Essex County College’s (ECC) 33rd annual fashion show. This years name was “Revamp, Under construction Part Deux”, a continuation from last years exciting lineup of design and couture. Those who attended this show was not disappointed, the show featured over 600 original designs, 53 models, and over […]

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Students in Rutgers Business School’s new course “Supply Chain Management for Fashion capped off their semester in style “Runway to Cuba”

14. May 2015

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After months of lessons on logistics of sourcing, producing and distributing, they tackled one of the industry’s essentials: a fashion show. “Runway to Cuba” transformed a corridor outside the Barat Foundation’s gallery in Newark’s Gateway Center into an impromptu runway, where models in sexy short sets, satiny skirts and seductive dresses strutted by as cameras […]

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Joey Alexander album debut, remember the name

12. May 2015

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Thanks to WBGO, Gary Walker and the radio stations seasonal fund raiser campaign drive, that introduced through a radio interview, a jazz prodigy and his new album release today.  His name is Joey Alexander, (jazz lovers and none jazz lovers alike) will remember the name of this jazz prodigy at just 11 years of age. […]

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Greater Newark Conservancy Semi-Annual Block Partty

11. May 2015

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On a Saturday, The Greater Newark Conservancy concluded it semi-annual block party.  Although the day was cloudy (rain or shine) the event was well attended by Newark plant advocates, city lot adopters, ands residence all came out the support the element that signals the official planting season along with arrangement and plant option for those […]

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Upper Clinton Hill Neighborhood gets new mural on new community center

7. May 2015

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In a  move to bring the creative energies to the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood,  Rodney Gilbert, the founder and CEO of Yendor Productions, (a Newark-based firm that consults, develops, and produces arts education programming and events) with a mission to bring purpose and conversation to the latest mural installation in the city of Newark. Mr. […]

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Two of hip-hop’s biggest exponents – B.O.B. and Wale – electrified a crowd of more than a thousand college students who gathered last night on campus for the first NJIT Fest

1. May 2015

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.It was a cool night, more winter than spring, but students came dressed in shorts and t-shirts: Dancing kept them warm. They stood in serried ranks close to the stage, swaying their arms, swinging their hips and harmonizing with B.O.B., the first of the two headliners to take the temporary stage set upon the NJIT […]

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Artfront Galleries/La Casa de Don Pedro Small Works Show

20. April 2015

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On 39 Broadway, Newark, NJ  Artfront Galleries, a newly open Gallery in the North ward in lower Broadway,  invites you to participate in our 1st Annual Small works show. show and sale of original, postcard-size artworks on paper by established and emerging artists. All artwork is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is […]

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Mayor Baraka Defines what’s a Snitch

17. April 2015

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On Wednesday or better known as Tax date, the Mayor of Newark, went on The Nightly show with Larry Wilmore, the new Comedy Central Channel host that several months ago replaced Steven Colbert show with the same name.   Mr. Wilmore, a Black comedian and write of comedy has written in the past for Living […]

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Celebratory farwell to Dr. Ben

14. April 2015

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Friday was the funeral or to some a homecoming celebration to the ancestors of Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, as most people familiar with him called him simply Dr. Ben.  My first exposure to Dr. Ben came from my weekly watching, the late Gil Noble, as a kid, my first introduction to black history, host of the public […]

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