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Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka by Heroes Are Gang Leaders

1. February 2016

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   GETTING LESS & LESS SAFE OUT HERE: A TRIBUTE TO AMIRI BARAKA BY HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians formed by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, and his frequent collaborator Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. This is in honor […]

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NJIT’s Women in Computing Society Volunteers at Nearby STEM Academy for CSEDWeek

29. January 2016

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By Shydale James “It was a woman who wrote the first code in history,” said NJIT graduate student Krupali Patel to an auditorium full of children at the East Orange STEM Academy. “There are a lot of women who’ve contributed immensely to the new ways and strategies that are now changing the world.” National Computer […]

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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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NJIT Stuns St. Johns in a title one match up

21. December 2015

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QUEENS, NY—NJIT junior Damon Lynn scored a season-high 32 points to lead four Highlander double-figure scorers Sunday afternoon in an 83-74 win at St. John’s in what was a historic first-ever win for the visitors against a team from the vaunted BIG EAST Conference. Last year NJIT shocked Michigan in last years  ICCA tournament.  Sports […]

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“Smorgasbord in the Central Ward” with Legendary Boxing Promoter Don King

21. December 2015

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  Legendary boxing promoter Don King, famous for promoting the “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” will be participating in the “Smorgasbord in the Central Ward,” on Monday, December 21 at noon, when he will be joined by Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, Mayor Ras Baraka, former Mayor Ken Gibson […]

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Rutgers University-Newark, National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation

15. December 2015

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By Carla Capizzi The newly restored, historic 15 Washington Street building at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) was a fitting setting on Dec. 8 for a national conference, “Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice,” which highlighted innovation in urban development preservation in Newark while releasing a nine-point “Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in […]

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Westward is pursuing “BID” Business Improvement District

14. December 2015

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The City of Newark, the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, Councilman Joe McCallum, the West Ward Economic Development Corporation, and the Unified Vailsburg Services Organization are sponsoring a Community Meeting to discuss a Business Improvement District (BID) for the West Ward on S. Orange Avenue from Dover St. to Bergen St. A BID is a […]

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Aljira NO Boundaries Jazz Series TODAY

12. December 2015

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Jason Kao Hwang and his trio Amygdala heat up NO Boundaries Jazz Series, Saturday, December 12, 4 to 5:30pm Aljira is proud to present “NO Boundaries”, a series of four concerts curated by world-renowned jazz saxophonist, Oliver Lake. The second performance in the series coming up on Saturday, December 12 features Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) […]

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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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