Ras Baraka

“This land should be about life, not about dilapidation and lack of services and beauty. There’s love in this city,” the Grammy-Award winner said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday.


The new documentary, Why is We Americans, offers an in-depth look into the life of the poet and activist Amiri Baraka and his family as well as the city he called home, Newark, New Jersey. Lauryn Hill, the renowned musical artist, and fellow New Jersey citizen was named as an executive producer of the film.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka sounds the alarm as COVID-19 infections rise at a frightening rate.

http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js Ras Baraka, son of the late poet and writer Amiri Baraka, defeated Shavar Jeffries and was elected mayor of Newark, NJ last night (May 13).