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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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Lula Washington Dance Theatre to perform tomorrow at NJPAC

25. February 2015

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  One of the most admired African-American contemporary dance ensembles in the West is coming to Newark later this month for a special Black History Month Program. The Institute and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) are co-presenting a special concert by The Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2015, in conjunction with the […]

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Healing Through the Arts

24. February 2015

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Wednesday, February 25 @ 2:30-3:50 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Galleries – Main Gallery, there will be a panel discussion on Healing Through the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Benefits of Engaging in the Creative Experience. Many artists have experienced art-making as a healing tool to help them navigate through life’s physical and emotional difficulties and to improve […]

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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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Wanted: Jazz Champion (Newark) Who Just Can’t Keep A Secret

13. February 2015

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Quick: Where is the largest, most comprehensive jazz archive and research center in the world? New Orleans? St. Louis? Kansas City? Try another river city farther east. Would you believe Newark, New Jersey? It’s true. On a hill above the prosaic Passaic River, where it has been housed at Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N) for […]

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New Jersey Environmental Training

12. February 2015

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* Are you a Newark resident and are 18 or older? * Do you want to represent your community, religious, or educational institution? * Are you willing to accept the challenge to be a change for your environment? Newark Needs You to be an Environmental Champion! 10 week training Saturdays: 10 am – 3 pm […]

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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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Thursday City Hall will be closed for Lincoln Observance

11. February 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed. All non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will work as usual “I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold […]

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The Famous, The Familiar and the Forgotten

10. February 2015

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Today at the Newark Public library, a new book chronicles the known and not so well known people connect to our great city Newark.   In anticipation of Newark’s 350th anniversary next year, Guy Sterling has written The Famous, The Familiar and the Forgotten: 350 Notable Newarkers, with tributes to Newarkers from 1666 to the […]

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Black History month celebrations at the Newark Library starts TODAY

5. February 2015

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Today, February 5th, marks the opening reception for the Newark publics library Black history month celebration.  On Thursday, February 5 the Newark Public Library will begin its annual celebration of Black History with an Opening Reception at the Main Library on 5 Washington Street. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall as […]

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