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The Water Crisis in Newark: Creating a Safe, Just and Sustainable City — With Mayor Ras J. Baraka

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

A Special Edition of Vantage Point Recorded August 26th, 2019 Topic/Focus The Water Crisis in Newark: Creating a Safe, Just and Sustainable City Host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor  Special Guests Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey And Commentary By Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 4-5PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 4PM-5PM…

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

By Newark As Model City Initiative Posts, Video/Audio

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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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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