Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Municipal Council members, deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, Newark Celebration 350, and La Casa de Don Pedro on of Newark's premier community based social service and community development organizations, will host the 9th Annual Festival de la Familia, Sunday, July 24th from Noon to 5 p.m. on Broadway between Bloomfield Place and Broad Street, in Newark's North Ward, on the Lower Broadway commercial corridor.
Mayor Baraka and Newark Education Success Board (NESB) announces "Pathway to Local Control" recommendations and timelines for the return of local school control today. The Mayor calls this press release report "a giant step toward Newarkers regaining control of their schools" in the City of Newark.
The New York Association of Black Journalist (NYABJ) will be hosting their annual "First Take" training program this year at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on W. 40th Street in Manhattan. FIRST TAKE is an eight week-Saturday Journalism program/workshop offered to tri-state high school students from September 24 until November 19, 2016. For the first time since the program launch, FIRST TAKE will be accepting students into the CUNY J-School.
Chief of Police, Carl Dabadie of Baton Rouge Police Department releases a chilling video of a man, Alton Sterling, 37 years old, being detained and shoot on video at 12:35 a.m., July 5, 2016. The uniformed officers responding to the scene of 2112 North Foster Dr., Triple S Food Mart, over a disturbance call, complained about a Black man selling music cd's wearing a red shirt who threatened the convenience store worker with a gun.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka will be hosting his 2nd Annual Latin Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2016, on Bloomfield Avenue from Lake Street to Clifton Avenue. Grammy Award-winning sensation Elvis Crespo will be performing at this event, along with offers of traditional foods, 10 live bands, and special guest DJ Alex Sensation from Mega 97.9 FM.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016, until Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Independence Day holiday weekend. Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.
In 2016, more than 100,000 babies will be born across the city, bringing joy, excitement, and optimism to their parents, families and local communities. The City of New York wants to celebrate these brand new New Yorkers and provide their families with key information and resources on how to make their first years healthy and happy.
Central Intelligence hits the movie charts this weekend with an all-time box office rank of number two. Finding Dory was the number one hit over the world famous comedian, Kevin Hart pulling in over $136 million in gross sales. Although Central Intelligence lost to the Father's Day bash this weekend, Warner Brothers is still world acclaimed for delivering action comedy films along with other entertaining BBQ bashes.
In what looks like a preplanned murder plot, an American-born ISIS recruit, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida has claimed the lives of 50 gays and homosexuals in a gay nightclub. This Sunday shooting marks the deadliest mass shooting in the United States history during the proclaimed National LGBT Month. According to CNN, this mass shooting is the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11.
Press Release : Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday the final report and recommendations from the Heroin and Opioids Task Force - a diverse group of experts in healthcare, advocacy, education, law enforcement, as well as parents and New Yorkers in recovery - charged with developing a comprehensive plan to combat the state's heroin and opioid epidemic. Visit Link Here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/HeroinTaskForceReport_2.pdf
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, House of Representatives Bill 1314, of the 114th Congress has passed into public law under number 113-74 (11/2/2015). The U.S. Senate has enacted in a bipartisan fashion to pass what appears to be a list of amendments to a 1985 problem for the future grid. Advocates have applauded the hard work and numerous discussions to address Cell Phone Commerce legislation provisions along with other amendments to attack the July 1 repayment deadline.
The artist known as Prince Rogers Nelson overdosed from a self-administered unmonitored dose of fentanyl, according to the autopsy reports. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office completed their death investigation of Prince Rogers Nelson under Minnesota Statute, Section 13.82, subdivision 2 to determine the manner of death as public data due to the use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance more potent than morphine and 100% pure heroin ~ Fentanyl.
The New York Association of Black Journalists announces the return of their annual awards gala. The biggest and brightest Stars of Journalism will be recognized at an awards gala marked in September 2016. All editors, reporters and producers will get a chance to become forward thinkers regarding this year's competition during the contest period of May 1 and close on May 31st.
Louisiana is the first state to nationwide friction to support the signing of the new bill "Blue Lives Matter." Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law today expanding the definitions to protected class to add the state's hate-crimes statute for targeting police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel.
When participating in organizing the Gospel, one's soul, senses, and mind realigns the concept of Spirituality to connect a bigger picture to the experience or expression in blessings. To "Honor Thy Mother" is to make a tribute to the work of God's Commandments under a Christian Church umbrella. Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Mass Choir inspired the audience last night with hymns that touched the heart and provoked the mind about why reflections of your mother are important today.
McDonald's Gospelfest 2016 themed "Honor Thy Mother" packed a power filled event of gospel worship and praise last night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tamala Mann's performance was set around a search for the meaning of life as we one appreciates the human experience ~ Spiritual. Tamala Mann, gospel singer, and actress in Tyler Perry's plays as the public knows her illuminated the venue to integrate meaning and purpose in honoring one's mother every day. Bravo!
Over the last few days, a series of property damage reports have been released by the Carver County Sheriff's Office regarding the late Singer, Prince. Although the family continues to dispute "Money" worries, what is the real story behind the subjects involved in the late Singers life before his death on April 21, 2016?
Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of President Barack Obama, announced her statement to her parents about her decision to attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017. Harvard University located in Boston, Massachusetts, with an enrollment of over 20,000-degree candidates and 360,000 alumni's around the world will have a new face and voice on their historical campus.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that an increase to property taxes was an irresponsible decision by the State of New Jersey. The benefit to taxpayers to carefully budget their city government under the "hearing of the citizens" ordinance has lead city government into an irresponsible state of operation for Newark Public Schools.
According to reports, Prince Rogers Nelson became tragically ill days before his untimely death on April 21, 2016. Apparently, the Singer took ill from complications of the Flu and was rushed to a hospital in Moline, Illinois where he was released three hours later after an emergency landing on April 15, 2016.
Source ~ Carver County Sheriff's Office: Singer and Legend, "Prince" Rodgers Nelson is confirmed dead at 57 years old at around 10:07 a.m. According to reports, Sheriff deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen when a man down was in need of lifesaving CPR. The man was identified as Prince Rogers Nelson of Chanhassen. The Carver County Sheriff along with Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the causes surrounding his death. Tip Form
The Gospel Celebration begins again this year on May 7, 2016. The theme of this year's competition is entitled "Honor Thy Mother" and the competition originated in 1983 under the auspices of the McDonald's Corporation and the McDonald's New York Metro Owner/Operator Association. This year's competition will be even more intense and creative than last year.
The New York International Bridal Week is a public trade show, convention, and network of meetings amongst some of the world renowned designers, icons, and shoemakers in the private collection of fashion. Vendors from all over the world open their trading booths to upcoming home-based businesses, start ups, event production companies, public relations consultants, social media analyst, and professional photographers for the opportunity to engage in the next generation of job creation.
Press Release - City of Newark and AIRBNB agree to Tax AIRBNB at the same rate as hotels: 6 percent. This agreement regulates the Airbnb in Newark for the first time. The City of Newark expects to gain an estimated $750,000 in revenue from this agreement within the first year of the expansion.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, of the National Action Network is hosting their 25th Silver Anniversary National Convention in New York City, NY April 13-16th, 2016. Official registration is still underway to attend or sign up as a delegate for action. All pertinent details regarding this powerhouse of forward-thinkers can be found at the following website: www.nationalactionnetwork.net or by calling 877-626-4651.