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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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Alondra Nelson: Discussion on “Body and Soul: Politics of Race and Medicine” today at Dana Library

4. March 2015

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Alondra Nelson recovers a lesser-known aspect of The Black Panther Party’s broader struggle for social justice: health care. Nelson argues that the Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right anticipated current debates about the politics of race and medicine. “In Body and […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Rutgers Newark and Library events

3. March 2015

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  BY JADE MCCLAIN Who comes to mind when you think of a scientist? A filmmaker? An activist? How many of those were women? Despite the significant strides that women have made, their achievements can easily go unrecognized and overlooked as society still struggles to reconcile greatness with womanhood.   This March, Rutgers University-Newark highlights […]

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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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NJIT plans $100M events center, may help NCAA Conference discussion

19. February 2015

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More NJT sports fans will likely be able to take the family to regular home games a few seasons from now, thanks to a recently approved events center that school officials say should be added the the university’s campus by 2017. The NJIT Board of Directors recently approved preliminary plans for a 200,000 square foot […]

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Crossing Broadway, Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression

16. February 2015

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“Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on the Hudson” because of its large German Jewish population to its current designation as home to the country’s largest Dominican community.   It shows how a neighborhood once nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]

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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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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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