Cory Booker will soon be New Jersey’s first Black Senator. Yesterday (Oct. 17), the Mayor of Newark, NJ defeated Steve Lonegan in a special election to represent New Jersey in the U. S. Senate after the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in office this past June.
Rah Digga has long cemented her position as one of the best female rappers of all time, rising to prominence as part of New Jersey crew, The Outsidaz and Busta Rhymes‘ Flipmode Squad. Shifting gears somewhat, Digga has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for a community dance center in her native Newark.
A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in a Newark housing project Wednesday (September 4) evening. The victim, who had a history of run-ins with the police, was later discovered to be in possession of 30 bricks of heroin and a loaded handgun in his bedroom.