Tag Archives: New Jersey

Why the Assata Shakur case still strikes a chord

by James Braxton Peterson In “A Song for Assata,” rapper, Common asks “I wonder what would happen if that would’ve been me?” Common wonders aloud what readers of Assata Shakur’s gripping autobiography, Assata, must ask themselves as they are confronted with … Continue reading

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Never Say ‘Never Again’

Our foolish obsession with stopping the next attack. By Juliette Kayyem There will be no politicians at the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. They are no longer invited. Organizers of the memorial have now … Continue reading

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Rocket launcher among 2,600 weapons collected during 2-day gun buyback event in New Jersey

A rocket launcher?! Really? Isn’t that illegal? How come it doesn’t surprise me. Let’s get the guns and the missile launchers off our streets. Rocket launcher among 2,600 weapons collected during 2-day gun buyback event in  New Jersey ~ NY … Continue reading

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Piscataway girl, 15, decides to go to Harvard after being accepted to 13 colleges

Fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! A great achievement!! Piscataway girl, 15, decides to go to Harvard after being accepted to 13 colleges | NJ.com.

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Is Michele Bachmann smarter than a N.J. high school sophomore?

The ball in your court Rep. Bachmann. I’m sure Amy Myers will do to you what the Chicago Bulls did to the Miami Heat last night. Who is going to challenge Sarah Palin on the same topic? Woops, that’s not … Continue reading

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A Historic Opportunity

  Honorable Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, NJ writes on the meaning, significance of, and the potential discussion surrounding how to use the $100M grant from Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The grant can change the direction of public education not just for the city … Continue reading

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to Donate $100 Million to Newark Schools – WSJ.com

  This is a great gift to the children of Newark. This can go a very long way to improve the quality of education in Newark. I am sure Mayor Booker and his staff will develop a comprehensive plan to address that issue using … Continue reading

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DJ Basil- 1989 Kilimanjaros Dance Contest Pt I & II

  A special throwback video jam of one of the most special and standard setting parties of all time, especially if you liked break & freestyle dancing (the grandfathers of crunk). If you are from the NY/NJ metro area, you know what I mean. 20 … Continue reading

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Man Beaten to Death, Then Allegedly Robbed by Hospital Nurse

This is a sad, sad event and a revelation of our society today. How can we change it? What can we do? Man Beaten to Death, Then Allegedly Robbed by Hospital Nurse.

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