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  • 00:23

    Autumn, The Play Inspired by Former Newark Mayors, Cory Booker and Sharpe James!

    in Education

    Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James!


    SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter talks about his new play, "Autumn"!
     
    Richard Wesley, whose hits include "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again" which starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and "The Mighty Gents" which went to Broadway.



    "Autumn," an absorbing new drama by Richard Wesley that probes the fragility of political legacies and human relationships, premieres at Crossroads Theatre Company April 23 through May 3.   
     
    "Autumn" is the first full-length stage play, since the premiere of Wesley's acclaimed work, "The Talented Tenth," in 1989, which looked at the lives of a group of Howard University graduates who were part of an emerging Black elite.  
     
    “I began thinking that there was a new generation of post-civil rights movement politicians emerging that was very different from the generation that came of age during the civil rights movement,” Wesley said. “There was a group of old-school politicians who found themselves wrapped up in political scandals; and right behind [them] were these younger politicians who were moving up.”
     
    Since 1995, Wesley has been an associate professor of dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he served as chair of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing for eight years. He is a former vice president of the Writers Guild of America, East.
     
    Crossroads Theater Company is located at 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. For tickets, call (732) 545-8100 or purchase online at crossroadstheatrecompany.org.

  • 00:26

    Newark New Jersey Native @ChaosDaRealest Speaks with @VickensMoscova

    in Hip Hop Music

    Replacing swift left and right hooks for hooks in captivating compositions, Born 2 Win Entertainment Recording Artist “Chaos” who was born Jameel Laboo, is the next contender fully prepared to compete for Hip Hop distinction.  A proficient boxer, the New Jersey native used boxing as a stress reliever until he realized music enabled him to do the same thing and that it was his true calling.


    Chaos began writing music as a way to just get his feelings out. But after hearing the late Tupac Shakur it became his dream. Growing up in Newark, New Jersey wasn’t easy. He was exposed to the many hardships of his rough, poverty stricken neighborhood.  His father was a drug addict which led his mother to take on the responsibility of being a father as well. His mother worked very hard to provide for her children but she wasn’t able to keep up with the mounting bills.Chaos decided to help his mother and took to the streets very young.


    Newark is a city listed as one of the deadliest places in the world was his home. But he always used music as his get away from his reality. The neighborhood loved to hear him rap, so his hood fame grew fast. But unfortunately his criminal cases did as well. Chaos lost trial, and had his 1st child in the same year. As he sat in prison he knew he had to make a big decision. And upon his release that’s what he did. Go hard with his music and raise his daughter. Chaos came home on a bigger level than he was before he left. 


    Chaos social media:


    Twitter: @Chaosdarealest https://twitter.com/Chaosdarealest


    Instagram: @Chaosdarealest http://instagram.com/chaosdarealest

  • 00:30

    Newark Police Will Be Monitored!

    in Lifestyle

    According to published reports the U.S. Justice Department announced a federal monitor will watch over the Newark Police Department. The announcement followed the culmination of a three year review of the police department.


    The review found several serious problems that were reasonably believed to be a pattern and practice of the department. Among the problems uncovered were violations of citizens Constitutional Rights, thefts by police officers, and excessive force.


    Why did so many negative and unlawful department wide practices go undetected and unreported for such a lengthy period of time? Who has been held accountable for the wide spread misconduct? Will effective changes be made to make certain these problems are not repeated?


    Please join us on Thursday July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the first part of this analysis and discussion. We will take a very close look at this problem and explain why the proper steps to arrest police misconduct have not been initiated to date.

  • 01:33

    Samantha Newark, Voice of Jem from "Jem and the Holograms"

    in Pop Culture

    SAMANTHA is best known for her beloved voice-over work as the speaking voices of "Jem" and "Jerrica" on the wildly popular cartoon series "Jem and the holograms".
     


    Samantha just landed a truly outrageous cameo for the live action feature film version on Jem and the holograms directed by Jon Chu; and starring "Aubrey Peeples" as "Jem". cast also includes "Molly Ringwald" and "Juliette Lewis". 


    JEM THE MOVIE opens October 2015.


    Samantha also has her own music available at her website below. We highly suggest you check out her style and download her music too in support of Jem and Samantha.


    http://www.samanthanewark.com/


    As a teenager, Sam became one of the most sought-after voice-over talents in mainstream television. Her work on "Jem"
    and voice-over roles on the original "Transformers" cartoon as the voices of "Ariel" the Pink Robot and the annoying school girl "Elise Presser" and the voice of the Zamojin Empress thrust her into a type of international fame that has produced a serious cult following that persists to this day.

    She played the British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg film "Hook" as well as lending her voice talent to many radio and tv projects while writing and performing her original music as a solo recording artist in Los Angeles and Nashville TN. Now residing in Dallas Texas, Sam maintains an avid rapport with her fans of "Jem and the Holograms" and "Transformers" and is invited to appear at pop-culture festivals all over the world.

  • 01:01

    Episode_14: Post Newark School Board Election Wrap Up

    in Politics

    A discussion about the culture of Newark politics and the future of the Newark Public School System.

  • 00:56

    The Newark Education Debacle: Who is the blame?

    in Social Networking

    A One-on-One Conversation with Newark New Jersey School Board President Rashon Hasan.

  • 00:31

    Newark Police Will Be Monitored! Part 2

    in Lifestyle

    We will continue our discussion of the U.S. Justice Department's announcement of a federal monitor to watch over the Newark New Jersey Police Department.


    The Justice Department's review found several serious problems that were reasonably believed to be a pattern and practice of the department. Among the problems uncovered were violations of citizens Constitutional Rights, thefts by police officers, and excessive force. Additionally the Justice Department report stated, concerns that the NPD's current suicide prevention, policies, practices, and training create an unacceptable suicide risk to future Green Street detainees if not corrected.


     


    Why did so many high salaried members of upper management fail to detect serious misconduct that was a pattern and practice of the department. Who has been held accountable for the wide spread misconduct? Will effective changes be made to make certain these problems are not repeated?


     


    Please join us on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the second part of this analysis and discussion.  

  • 00:50

    INTERVIEW WITH PASTOR RAY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE STREETS OF NEWARK NJ

    in Spirituality

    Tune in TONIGHT @ 10:30pm to The International Show "Setting The Captives Free" with host Kim Henderson as she interviews the ministry of Pastor Ray Dash, Founder and Lead Pastor at The Rock Christian Fellowship in Newark, NJ.  P.Ray is married to his beautiful wife Ruthie and they are the proud parents of 4 children. Pastor Ray grew up in New York City, between Harlem and the Bronx. During his childhood he had many aimless passions.  But as a young child who faced various hardships and struggles, he always knew that there was more to life.  As he became older, he became distracted by the influences of the world and wanting to have an identity in the streets, he found himself in situations perhaps he never imagined.  In January 1998 at the age of 22 he found himself at the altar surrending his life to Christ which started the true transformation. From that time God has been using P.Ray, Mightily and Powerfully to change the lives of many.......


    Service Times & Locations: Sunday, 11:00am, Thursday, 7:30pm, 483 Ferry St Newark NJ 07105, (973) 955-6700


    CHECK OUT WHAT P.RAY IS DOING on FACEBOOK (Calvary Chapel Newark)


    Guest call-in 516-387-1736 (questions, comments, or prayer)


    Listen to the International Show "STCF" every Thursday @ 9:45pm central tiime on GOSPEL 1570AM WBGX CHICAGO, www.gospel1570.com, you also can download Tune-in-Radio (free app. on your cell phone) LIKE US ON FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/settingthecaptivesfreeradio


    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT!!!!


    if the Lord lays on your heart to give to STCF Ministry you can go to the www.kimhenderson.org click on the support page. 


    MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO INCREASE YOU MORE & MORE, MAY REVELATION KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF HIS WORD BE YOURS IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!!

  • 00:27

    Newark School Board Candidate Sheila Montaque

    in Social Networking

    Sheila is a bright and progressive  community advocate that has a passion for education. She thrives to find a solution to the education crisis in Newark

  • 01:00

    Episode 12: Real Talk with Parents of Newark School Children

    in Politics

    Join us tomorrow 7pm–8pm for some RealTalk with a few Newark parents who are making tough decisions about how to best educate their children.


    Khadijah Kemp?: She’s 44 years old and a grandmother of 6. Khadijah currently has custody of 4 grandsons ages 3,6,7, and 9. She is a substance abuse counselor and a full time graduate student. Khadijah is originally from Passaic, NJ but has been a resident of Essex County for close to 20 years.


    Khadijah’s has 3 grandsons currently attending North Star Alexander and the youngest will begin Head Start in East Orange in a few weeks.


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    Tawanda Dowdell-Sheard?: She’s a single mother of two.  Tawanda’s daughter attended Bragaw Avenue School from kindergarden to fourth grade.  Last year she learned that the District and Cami Anderson planned to close Bragaw and that Life Academy known as Team Academy Charter School which offers k-4 would replace it.  Tawanda has chosen to send her child’s education at Hawthorne Avenue School—a  traditional Public School.


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    Rob Carpenter: He’s a father of four children. He’s got a daughter who’s a Rutgers graduate and who’s currently studying for her masters. Rob’s son is a graduate of Kean University with a degree in Business. Rob’s third son will be graduating New Jersey City University and his 8 year old daughter attends a Charter School 


    Rob is a Newark resident of 40 plus years is an author and entrepreneur. He attended Winston Salem where he studied Political Science and then Ho Hocus College where he studied electrical systems. Rob sits on the board for the Central Business District and is an advocate education and community development.

  • 01:02

    "DEMISE OF NEWARK"

    in Entertainment

    STARTING MONDAY AT THE NEW TIME 6PM  TO 7PM EST ...... WE .WILL HAVE  MR NICK GALLICCHIO, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK "DEMISE OF NEWARK",  THATS NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!  DID YOU KNOW NEWARK WAS FOUNDED IN 1660 BY ROBERT TREAT!?!  SO BE SURE TO TUNE IN MONDAY, MAY 6TH..... CALL 646-716-4343.