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Presidential hopeful Cory Booker speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

Why Cory Booker Is Focusing on Affordable Housing

By | News & Current Affairs

A monthly tax credit for low-income renters and a “baby bond” program to help first-time homebuyers are part of the presidential hopeful’s list of proposals. By Kriston Capps, City Lab — Pledging to make housing a priority in his 2020 presidential candidacy, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker unveiled a plan on Wednesday with features that would ease affordability, homelessness, and first-time homeownership pressure for millions of families. At the core…

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Oprah donation will help fund Newark after-school program

Oprah donation will help fund Newark after-school program

By | News & Current Affairs

By News 12, Newark, NJ — Oprah Winfrey surprised students and teachers Friday at Newark’s West Side High School with a donation for $500,000. The visit and the donation was a surprise to many of the students – who still remained shocked Monday morning. “When Oprah came Friday, it was so surreal…everyone lost their minds,” said one student. The money will help fund the school’s Lights On program…

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National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Combating the Displacement of Black People and Black Culture April 4-6, 2019, Newark, New Jersey

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification — Synopsis of the Proceedings

By | Events, Gentrification

The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Participants Emerge Determined to Preserve and Rebuild Black Communities Organizers Outline Elements of an Action Agenda Synopsis of the Proceedings April 4-6, scores of grassroots leaders, community economic development practitioners, urban planners, elected officials, scholars, professional planners, civil rights and faith leaders gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification. Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century…

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Report Back from the National Emergency Summit on Gentrification on April 8th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

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April 8th Edition of Vantage Point Radio Program Focus Report Back from the National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Newark Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification Gentrification: The Negro Removal Program of the 21st Century Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 4-5PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 4PM-5PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point Radio at ibw21.org About the…

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April 1st Vantage Point: Newark Town Hall Meeting on “The Negro Removal Program of the 21st Century”

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4/1/19 Vantage Point Radio. Topic: Newark Town Hall Meeting Gentrification, The Negro Removal Program of the 21st Century. Guests Fredrica Bey (New Jersey Coalition for Due Process and WISOMM, Newark, NJ) and Larry Hamm (Chairman People’s Organization for Progress, Newark, NJ).

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National Emergency Summit on Gentrification Combating the Displacement of Black People and Black Culture April 4-6, 2019, Newark, New Jersey

Newark National Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification in Black America

By | Events, Gentrification, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

The “Negro Removal” Program of the 21st Century National Town Hall Meeting to Assess the Crises of Gentrification in Black America WATCH: The Town Hall Meeting streamed live from the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday, April 5th – Click here April 4-6, 2019, all roads will lead to Newark, New Jersey, for a National Emergency Summit on Gentrification convened, by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century…

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In Newark, Jesse Jackson’s Warm Embrace of Winter

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Todd Steven Burroughs — Ras Baraka gave the Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson the key to the city on Saturday. He talked about why this had to be: all the struggles for social justice during a half-century. But knowing how hard it is to lead Black people, Baraka joked,“He gets it just for that.” Jackson returned the joke, remembering how Baraka was a hell-raising undergraduate student at Howard University when Jackson…

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NJCI - The state Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations committee receives testimony in regards to cannabis legalization at the Statehouse Annex Committee Room in Trenton on March 05, 2018.

Black community leader: Legalizing weed should come with reparations to people of color

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The state Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations committee receives testimony in regards to cannabis legalization at the Statehouse Annex Committee Room in Trenton on March 05, 2018. Photo by Alexandra Pais, For NJ Advance Media. By Charles F. Boyer, NJ.com — Marijuana prohibition in New Jersey has been enforced by race and socio-economic status. African Americans are three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites even though…

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