In a press release, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that their "24 Hours of Peace" Event will take place this Friday beginning at 5 P.M. The event will feature musical performances, vendors and fitness classes until Saturday afternoon.

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“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.

News, Politics, Video 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).