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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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Marijuana Arrests / War on Drugs

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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Marijuana, Cannibus, Marijuana Reform

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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Newark Mayor Ken Gibson

Police Power and the Election of Newark’s First Black Mayor

By Editors' Choice

By Andrew Grim, AAIHS — Fifty years ago, Newark, New Jersey, elected its first Black mayor—Kenneth Gibson—at a moment when there was an urgency to address police violence. Three years earlier, the 1967 Newark Rebellion, which began in response to the police beating of a Black cab driver, resulted in dozens of deaths—including two children—at the hands of police and the National Guard. Police violence was nothing new for Black Newarkers….

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey Governor’s “Baby Bonds” Plan Is A First Step Towards Closing The Racial Wealth Gap.

By Commentaries/Opinions

Baby bonds are a good start toward changing the discriminatory status quo, but limiting it to New Jersey is shortsighted. By Maurice BP Weeks, The Appeal — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy dropped a bombshell into the budget he released this month: a proposal to fund “baby bonds,” which would give $1,000 to every baby in the state born to families who make under about $131,000. By the children’s 18th…

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Clockwise from top left: Police officers in Minneapolis; two Camden County, N.J., police vehicles; an officer at a Minneapolis gas station; and Sister Chabree Muhammad, with kids in Camden in July.

Police Reform: Here’s How America Should Rethink Safety

By Editors' Choice

America’s Policing System Is Broken. It’s Time to Radically Rethink Public Safety. By Josiah Bates and Karl Vick, TIME — In Minneapolis, the first days after George Floyd’s killing exist in memory as kind of a blur. Even so, the burning of the Third Precinct police station on May 28 was a signal event, and not only for residents of the south side, where Floyd was killed and so many buildings went…

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Vantage Point: State of Newark Report with Mayor Ras J. Baraka

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio July 6, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with Mayor Ras. J. Baraka. Topic State of Newark Report Guests Ras J. Baraka Mayor, Newark, NJ Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point…

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