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Newark Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Bashir Muhammad Akinyele

Newark Activist On Black History Month: Where Do We Go From Here?

By | Commentaries/Opinions

“When we really unify with one another, fight for self-determination, vote, and coalition build, our movements become much stronger.” By Bashir Muhammad Akinyele — With the tragic killings of Blackmen, Blackwomen, Black children, and Black youth going on in African America on a daily basis, we must force our people, and the world, to understand that neglected and failed American policies to eradicate racism, Black self-hatred, poverty, drugs, high incarceration…

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‘They stole us, they sold us, they owe us!’

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Stephen Millies — Despite threatened thundershowers, 50 people took to the streets of Newark, N.J., on June 23 to demand reparations for Black people. Every year the People’s Organization for Progress — a dynamic grassroots group based in Newark — calls a rally and demonstration to demand justice for the African Holocaust. POP Chairman Lawrence Hamm proclaimed the slogan initiated by the December 12th Movement: “They stole us, they…

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Special Features on April 16th Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By | Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

Featured Topics: The Amazing National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College; Another Report on the Newark As Model City Initiative; Report Back From Afro-Descendant Conference in Venezuela. Guests: Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY; Dr. Charlene Sinclair, Director for Reinvestment, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC; Yvette Modestin, Founder/ Executive Director, Encuentro Diaspora, Boston, MA

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National Town Hall Meeting focused on Newark as Model City (Full Video)

By | Newark As Model City Initiative Posts, Video/Audio | No Comments

Newark As Model City Initiative — Tuesday, April 3, 2018 the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Town Hall dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Journey for Economic Justice. The focus was on Newark as Model City. Host, Mayor Ras Baraka. Keynote Speaker, Danny Glover. The Program Prelude Excerpts from Dr. King’s Mountaintop Speech Welcome Carmelo Garcia, Acting Deputy Mayor/Director,…

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Remembering King: Report Back from Newark and Memphis — Dr. Ron Daniels

By | Newark As Model City Initiative Posts, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

April 9th Edition of Vantage Point Topic Remembering King: Report Back from Newark and Memphis Guests Dr. Michael Roberts, Chairman/CEO, The Roberts Companies, St. Louis, MO Willie Barney, President/Facilitator, African American Empowerment Network, Omaha, NE Mark Thompson, Host, Make It Plain, SIRIUSXM Radio, New York, NY Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels, AKA “The Professor” — Monday’s 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Live (Radio) — WBAI, 99.5FM,…

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Newark As Model City Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By | Newark As Model City Initiative Posts, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

April 2nd Edition of Vantage Point Topic Newark As Model City — Dedicated to the Memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guests Carmelo G. Garcia, Acting Deputy Mayor, Director, Economic/Housing Development, Newark, NJ Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika,Community Economic Development Pioneer, Senior Planner, International Development Consultant, Retired Professor, Houston, TX Michael Grant, Regional President, United Security Financial Mortgage, Inc., Immediate Past President, National Bankers Association, Nashville, TN Larry Hamm, Chairman,…

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Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi; Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, New Jersey; and Mayor Michael D. Tubbs of Stockton, California, have all sought to implement criminal justice reforms in their cities. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis ; Reuters / Eduardo Munoz ; Courtesy of Michael Tubbs)

A Crop of Reform-Minded Mayors Trying to Fix Policing and Fight Mass Incarceration

By | News & Current Affairs

In their choice of a police chief and through other local initiatives, mayors can make major strides in improving the way their constituents interact with police and the criminal justice system. By Collier Meyerson — “It angers me how we keep going down the same path expecting a different result. We believe over-incarceration and over-policing leads to less crime, yet we have more crime,” Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson,…

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