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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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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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

2nd Anniversay of The National Emergency Summit on Gentrification

By Gentrification

On this day, April 6, 2019,  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 under the leadership of Dr. Ron Daniels, President and hosted by Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, the Summit focused on reversing and overcoming the…

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Vantage Point Radio: State of Newark Report • Preparing for Disasters • Community Cares Listening Line

By Community Cares Listening Line News, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 1, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with the Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Joseph Muhammad and Dr. Zakiya Newland. Topics: State of Newark Report, Preparing for Disasters, The Community Cares Listening Line. Guests: Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, Newark, NJ Joseph Muhammad, Co-Chairperson, IBW/BFS Emergency Management Task Force, Virginia Beach, VA Dr. Zakiya Newland, Project Director, IBW/BFS…

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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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Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Events, News & Current Affairs, SOBWC Posts, Video/Audio

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, convened a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and the Pan-African World. Host Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Special Guest Danny Glover, Moderators Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Rev. Mark Thompson…

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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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State of the Black World Conference V, Virtual National Town Hall Meeting Speakers & Panelists

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Press Releases / Statements

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting Assessing Election’s Impact on Black America and the Pan-African World. Newark, Nov 2, 2020 — On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), will convene a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and…

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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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