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Vantage Point: State of Black New Jersey Report – National Urban League Returns to Harlem

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, July 5, 2021 — On this Frederick Douglass Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks special guests Marc Morial and Ryan P. Hayggod. Topics The National Urban League Returns to Harlem State of Black New Jersey Report Special Guests Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League, New York, NY Ryan P. Hayggod, President/CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark, NJ Ways to listen Live…

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Newark lead levels fall below federal benchmark levels for third straight reporting period

By News & Current Affairs

City has replaced more than 20,000 lead service lines throughout Newark. Newark, New Jersey — On Thursday, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the average lead levels in Newark water have fallen well below the federal benchmark for acceptable levels for the third straight reporting period, as the City continues to abate and eliminate all miniscule traces of lead from its drinking water. The new preliminary averages are below 7…

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Mayor Baraka launches ambitious two-year economic recovery plan with $8.8 million first year budget.

Mayor Baraka launches ambitious two-year economic recovery plan with $8.8 million first year budget

By Editors' Choice

Investment will focus on small businesses, equitable development, and neighborhoods; Funding comes from 2021 American Rescue Plan legislation to create affordable commercial space. Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced last week that Newark is launching an ambitious two-year economic recovery program at a press conference at Kleen Kutz Unisex Beauty Salon at 1011 Bergen Street. The program will help small businesses like Kleen Kutz connect to grants, technical assistance and other…

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NJ legislators and activists renew efforts for a reparations task force

By Reparations

By James Ford, PIX 11 News — Because many people aren’t aware of northern states’ history of slavery, and because the descendants of those enslaved people have drastically less wealth now than white Americans, some legislators and activists in New Jersey are redoubling efforts to set up a reparations task force. Bills have been introduced in both the state senate and the state assembly for the group to be organized. Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, a Democrat…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report – Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

May 3, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests, Lakeesha Eure and Pastor Michael McBride. Topic Special State of Newark Report Gun Violence As A Public Health Crisis Guests Lakeesha Eure Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Newark, NJ Pastor Michael McBride Director, Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaign. Faith In Action, Berkeley, CA Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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2021 WaterNow Alliance Impact Award Recipient Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Mayor Ras J. Baraka has been selected as the 2021 WaterNow Alliance’s Impact Award recipient

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs

The Impact Award is designed to honor local leaders who have shown exemplary initiative in advancing sustainable and equitable water strategies with meaningful impact at the community or regional level. The WaterNow Alliance is a forum for local water leaders who want to champion sustainable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies. WaterNow is a catalyst for change, and an architect for solutions. They identify and overcome barriers and provide tools…

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Why Abolish The War On Drugs?

By Events, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Join a Virtual Conversation on March 30 for a discussion with families, survivors, advocates, partners and stakeholders, about the need to eradicate the 50yr drug war in New Jersey. 2021 marks the 50th year of the Drug War in the United States. An incalculable number of families and communities have been destroyed by a war that has been widely viewed as a failure. Join us as we discuss with a…

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ABOLISH THE DRUG WAR COALITION APPLAUDS NJ’s PASSAGE OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION BILL

By War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2021 After Lengthy Legislative Process, Coalition of Advocates from Across NJ Celebrate Cannabis Legalization as Right Step to End War on Drugs TRENTON, NJ – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill to legalize and decriminalize cannabis, a beginning step to turn the tide on New Jersey’s disastrous War on Drugs that continues to have devastating effects on families and communities. The bill passed by both…

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TELL NJ ELECTED OFFICIALS: Move Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization Forward

By Initiative Posts, Newark As Model City Initiative Posts

Act Now Last November, New Jerseyans across the state voted overwhelmingly in support of legalizing cannabis for adult use, primarily due to the tremendous harm the war on drugs has perpetrated on Black, brown, and low-income communities. With every day that goes by, New Jerseyans across the state continue to be arrested, limiting opportunity, and devastating families and communities. New Jersey can’t afford any more delays. There is an urgent…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report with Mayor Ras J. Baraka • Professor on the Soap Box

By Vantage Point Radio

Vantage Point December 7, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ. Topics State of Newark Report Controlling the Pandemic Are Vaccines the Answer? Assessing the Biden-Harris Transition Special Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap Box   Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka on COVID-19 Pandemic and Power of the Vote

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 2, 2020 — On this Election Eve Edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ. Topics State of Newark Updates Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic The Power of the Vote for Social Justice Post-Election National Town Hall Meeting Special Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ Plus “The Professor” Dr. Ron Daniels on the Soap…

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Vantage Point: Mayor Ras J. Baraka State of Newark Report • Professor on the Soap Box

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point October 5, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest The Hon. Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Topic State of Newark Report Guest Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” steps on the soap box to discuss to following topics: The Quest for Reparations Now! Biden…

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