The HBCU Impact in Newark

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are major producers of Black talent and leadership that nurtured notable figures as diverse as Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr., Kamala Harris and a great many others. That legacy of excellence can be seen amongst Newark’s leadership today, Mayor Ras Baraka (left) and West Ward City Council candidate Chigozie Onyema (right) are both graduates … Continue reading The HBCU Impact in Newark

Newark Arts After the Pandemic: A Look at Project for Empty Space

By Sharon Adarlo Some of the biggest things I missed during the pandemic were the ability to go to art shows, attend a music concert and basically be part of the arts and cultural community in Newark and the larger New York City metropolitan area. At the start of lockdowns, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) shuttered its doors and put many people on furlough, … Continue reading Newark Arts After the Pandemic: A Look at Project for Empty Space

Newark on Screen

Residents of Forest Hill have been contacted about using their homes as locations for a new season of Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” and CBS’ upcoming series “The Equalizer,” starring Newark/East Orange native Queen Latifah. In late 2019, Halle Berry was seen in and around Lower Broadway’s Elite Heat Boxing Gym while filming her directorial debut “Bruised.” Due to the work of New Jersey Motion … Continue reading Newark on Screen