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Selma “50th Anniversary”, Fergerson, film, celebration, and a dream deffered

6. March 2015

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President Obama will be at the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. With an audience slated to include Obama and family, former president George W. Bush, and  95 members of Congress, will join congressman John Lewis, the last remaining presenter and marcher in Selma nearly 50 years ago.   (There are unconfirmed rumors that Oprah Winfrey will show up, […]

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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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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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Black Ice the autobiography of Val James

19. February 2015

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Wow its is cold outside.  With plugging temperatures and Black history month, we thought it fitting to share a book about Black Ice.  No, not the icing black top that is cause of many traffic accidents in this wintery season, but the story of Val James.  Since Newark is a hockey town, we thought this […]

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Chinese New Year, The year of the Sheep, Goat, Ram?

17. February 2015

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Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4713 begins on Feb. 19, 2015.  Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the […]

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Senators introduce bill to lift Cuba embargo

13. February 2015

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democratic and Republican U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday seeking to lift the half-century-old trade embargo against Cuba, nearly two months after President Barack Obama announced moves toward normalizing relations with the Communist-ruled island nation. The legislation seeks to repeal provisions of previous laws that prevent Americans from […]

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Rutger Marion Thompson Wright Lecture series, Next Saturday Feb 21st with Tribute to Dr. Clement Price

12. February 2015

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As Americans celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans during Black History Month, Rutgers University-Newark can take a special place in the festivities. The state’s most prestigious, largest and oldest Black History Month celebration, the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture, has been held here annually since it was begun in 1981. What’s more, a Rutgers University-Newark professor is […]

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The Grenada Revolution and the US Invasion: A Scholar’s Journey

11. February 2015

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm John Cotton Dana Library Dana Room, 4th Floor Apart of Rutgers Universities Black History Month series.  Shalini Puri is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of the award-winning book,”The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post-Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity.” Her recent book, “The Grenada Revolution in the […]

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THE HOLDOUT” by Derrick Adams: entitled — A Social Sculpture

11. February 2015

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The Opening Reception: February 12, 2015, 6–8pm Newark, New Jersey— On February 12, 2015 from 6–8pm Aljira presents THE HOLDOUT, a provocative solo project by artist Derrick Adams. Consisting of a large-scale pyramid-like sculpture, along with photography and text-based work, the project features a functioning radio station with music, special guests and programming selected by […]

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Triangle Park (Newark’s newest proposed park in Downtown) inches forward

9. February 2015

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For Over 10 years, Triangle Park, a new park located next to the Prudential center, was envisioned as the lush capstone on a plan to rebuild Newark’s once desolate downtown core.  The final stage in a project under way for a decade, the park would provide a pedestrian link between Newark’s Ironbound, Penn Station and […]

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