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Tag Archives: Mayor Ras Baraka
My 2006 Phone Chat With Cory Booker For The Crisis Magazine (And a 2014 Root Epilogue)
So Cory Booker is running for president. (Insert .gif here 🙂 )
Below is a .pdf of the actual page in The Crisis magazine that featured my Q+A interview with him, back in 2006. (No copyright infringement intended.) It was after he had just become mayor of Newark. And here’s what I wrote about the aftermath, which was part of this.
TSB Crisis Interview With Booker
And then there was this 2015 coda of sorts.
Why Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Is Getting Re-Elected Tonight
This is a good audio summary from WNYC-FM (New York’s NPR affiliate). It’s been four years since memory, history and community service collided.
“Newark Is Not Brooklyn”: Newark, N.J. Mayor Ras Baraka Addresses Gentrification Issue
The below is a public response to a street conversation that has gotten increasingly louder as Newark has gotten better.
Members of the Newark Police Civilian Complaint Review Board, Sworn In Yesterday
And below, the members are with Mayor Baraka:
Looking forward to tonight’s PBS “Frontline” on these topics.