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Recovering the New-Ark: Amiri Baraka’s Lost Chronicle of Black Power in Newark, 1968

22. April 2014

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by Whitney Strub Amiri Baraka’s lost Chronicles have been recovered and will premiere to a new audience today.  The Black Power movement has been defined cinematically by the iconography of black-and-white grain of groups like Newsreel, and in national memory through the lens of a white-dominated media awash in reductive and violent imagery. The city […]

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Cycling in Branchbrook Park at Cherry Blossom festival

9. April 2014

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On a windy Saturday, which marked the beginning of a two week series of events celebrating the blooms of Cherry blossom in Branch Brook park , we focused on the annual bike cycle race.  The bike race is for all the cycle enthusiast, of all ages and experience participated in the annual bike race.   The race was […]

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The 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend

4. April 2014

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The Annual Cherry Blossom festival is my affirmation that spring has finally come thank goodness for it arrival.  The annual event in Essex County which is in it 38th year is schedule to begin this Saturday. The festival begins Saturday with the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bicycle Race and concludes on Sunday, April 13, with the Bloomfest […]

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Real Estate Panel Discussion Downtown Development 24/7 Lifestyle (Part 1 of 2)

28. March 2014

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Another great event hosted by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) covering real estate in Newark.  The event brought together several developers underscoring the changes in real estate in Newark.  With a recent string of impressive buildings completed or underway, commercial development features household names such as Prudential, Panasonic and Cablevision. The plan downtown is […]

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St. Joseph (Met.) wins first Tournament of Champions title, defeats Newark East Side 49-47

25. March 2014

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With March madness in full effect, and local teams out of concession (unless you consider Connecticut local)  We focus on two high-school local stories.  St. Joseph defeated Newark East Side, 49-47, in the title game of the 26th NJSIAA/ShopRite Tournament of Champions on Monday at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, before a crowd of […]

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PROFILE: HE’S HELPING PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES AFTER SANDY – IN NEWARK

5. March 2014

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SCOTT GURIAN Community advocate Diego Arias notes that the mega-storm’s impact – including flooding and building damage — was not confined to Jersey Shore Diego Arias Name: Diego Arias Job: Disaster Relief Program Manager at the Ironbound Community Corporation. Age: 29 Hometown: Arias was born in Colombia, but grew up in Linden, where he still […]

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Black Violin Strange out at Victoria Theater At NJPAC

3. March 2014

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Black Violin gave an energetic performance at NJPAC on February 22.  It’s hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability […]

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Mansa Mussa: Photography and Lecture at Newark library final

28. February 2014

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Feb. 20.  Newark Public Library.  ”Africa,Oh Africa”  A Black History Celebration Featured speakers were: Mansa Mussa,  photographer(left-right), Wilma Grey, Executive Director of the Newark Public Library, Maisa Amen  Ph. D, and Benjamin Jones, Host and moderator. Lecture and “slide show” discussing and dismissing misconceptions about modern day Cuba and the influences of African and American culture.  Essentially, […]

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15 Washington St. in the James Street Commons Historic District gets Board of Adjusters Approval

25. February 2014

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Last Evening the Board of Adjusters gave site plan and final review , of the building, at 15 Washington St. in the James Street Commons Historic District,  formerly site of the Rutgers law school until it moved to 123 Washington St. in 1999. The 21-story building has been empty since then.  With the goal to to […]

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City Without Walls Welcomes New Executive Director: Ebony T. Simpson

19. February 2014

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After a comprehensive search and recruitment process, the cWOW Executive Search Committee is proud to present the new Executive Director of City Without Walls: Ebony T. Simpson. Ebony brings a vitality and enthusiasm to cWOW that has been a trademark of our organization for its 38 years. She is a proud daughter of Newark, a […]

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