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Affordable Housing Manager position created in Newark to aid with housing crisis

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced this week that the city is looking to fill the position of Affordable Housing Manager.

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New Jersey mayors release report on urban policies for Governor-elect Phil Murphy

Five New Jersey mayors released a new report this week created by the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association designed to help Governor-elect Phil Murphy and his team better understand the issues facing New Jersey’s cities.

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Sanctuary city status strengthened in Newark

A 10-page executive order spelling out Newark’s sanctuary city status and the protocols and protections that the city provides to undocumented immigrants was signed by Mayor Ras Baraka this week.

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New Jersey holds primary for governor race

Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno are facing off to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after the state’s primary election Tuesday.

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Newark asks residents for feedback on policing and public safety

Saturday, Newark residents completed surveys about policing in the city at the Training, Education and Recreation Center in the Dayton neighborhood

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Calls grow for firing of white New Jersey State employee who harassed Black Muslim woman

Backlash is growing for the state to fire a white state employee who allegedly committed what is believed to be a hate crime against a Black Muslim woman earlier this month.

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Report: Hate crimes increase against Muslims in New Jersey

Numbers from the New Jersey State Police indicate that while the total number of hate crimes has gone down, the number of hate crimes targeted toward Muslims in the state is up.

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Newark gearing up for sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City”

Officials are preparing for the sixth annual #24HrsOfPeace and second annual “Occupy the City” in an effort to curb violence in the city.

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Summer youth employment program launches in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, teen program participants and representatives of partner/funder organizations recently launched a youth summer employment program.

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State of Black World Conference IV comes to Newark

The Institute of the Black World is holding its fourth State of the Black World Conference Nov. 16-20 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

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White House chooses Newark for Special Impact Hub program

The White House chose the city of Newark as one of 16 communities to take part in the Special Impact Hub program, aimed at upgrading and expanding community programs (including job, learning, meal and violence reduction programs) for young people this summer and year-round.

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Rallies continue at Justice Department in New Jersey for police brutality victims

The People’s Organization for Progress continued its “Justice Department Mondays” rallies demanding federal intervention in the police brutality cases of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerame Reid and Radazz Hearns.

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Department of Public Safety created in Newark

The consolidation of several municipal agencies in Newark, N.J., will cut six positions down to two and save the Brick City almost $600,000.

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Million People’s March against police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality

After more than six months of planning and promotion, the Million People’s March against police brutality is set to take place this Saturday in Newark N.J.

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Demonstrators rally in Newark to condemn South Carolina church massacre

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted an emergency march and rally to condemn the Black church massacre that took place in Charleston, S.C.

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NJ police shot 15 people in the past two years

A scathing report out of New Jersey indicates that 15 people have been shot by police in the Garden State over the past two years. Nine died at the hands of law enforcement.

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‘Millions People March’ planned for July in Newark

The People’s Organization for Progress announced plans for a “Million People’s March for Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality” July 25 in Newark, N.J.

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Murders continue to plague Newark

Newark recently saw five killings in five days with four occurring in the city's South Ward.