Cyril Josh Barker

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NYC to stop sending homeless to Newark

Newark and New York City made collaborative progress in addressing the issues between the two municipalities created by New York’s Special One-Time Assistance program, which moved about 1,200 New York homeless families and individuals to Newark apartments, regardless of their habitability, paying their rents for a year.

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Getting in on the ground floor of the hemp industry

Reports indicate that the legal weed business in this county is an $11 billion industry with just a little over 4% of businessowners being Black.


The National Action Network (NAN) hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for the community at the House of Justice in Harlem.

Snowstorm closes schools, government offices, roads in New Jersey

New Jersey battled its first major snowstorm of the season this week shutting down schools, state offices and businesses

Politician Calvin West dies at age 87

Best remembered as Newark’s first African American to win a citywide election, Calvin West died on Monday.

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Gone in a SNAP: New rule could reduce food stamps

New Yorkers receiving SNAP could see a 17.2% reduction benefit.

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Dedicated to those who want change

Many men and women––living and dead––have dedicated their lives for the betterment of mankind. In so doing, they have left their thoughts and deeds for us who are still living to be challenged for change.

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Community Calendar November 28 - December 4

Check out what's going on around the community this week!

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‘Mothers of the Movement’ share their stories at Rutgers University

Several Black mothers who lost children to police violence recently spoke at an event at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and say there needs to be better accountability when it comes to law enforcement.

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Advocates hope Black man on death row in Texas gets new trial

Black death row inmate Rodney Reed got the news of a lifetime when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted him an indefinite stay of execution.

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