Is Newark on the verge of developing its first artists’ housing co-op? That was the $64,000 question asked at last week’s community meeting for the future Nina Simone House in Brick City’s South Ward neighborhood. Spearheaded by the Mayor’s office along with the Newark Community […]
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French novelist, journalist and philosopher
You might not have heard, but there’s something special that happens every August in Brooklyn that has caught the attention of music fans, music festival fans, culture vultures and lovers of all forms of individuality. It’s called Afropunk. Or AfroPunk. Or is it AFROPUNK?
Either way, […]
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
— Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and theatre director
Last month, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t buy any more new books for the year. And up until last Saturday, … I had kept that promise.
Don’t judge me!
My intentions were well placed. You see, I love the concept fashionistas and stylists […]
Why This Is Awesome: There’s an old aphorism that says the personal is political, and I’m inclined to agree.
Just as this beautiful facade of the Newark City Hall building was crafted to reference history, ideology and innovation, the personal lives that we share with one another […]
Today is the kickoff for the “Women In The World” Women In Media – Newark’s Women’s History Month Film Festival, which runs through April 6th. I originally planned to add this to my events calendar in my lovely sidebar on the right, but this occasion felt […]
No one can deny that 2016 has been a year of immense change. Whether your year has been full of opportunity and joy or distress and despair, it would fair to say that if you’re lucky enough to see 2017 on the horizon, you can […]
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.
— Shirley Chisholm, American author, activist and politician
It’s been said that the current Refugee Crisis is the largest displacement of global citizens in modern times. But it’s hard to fully grasp how massive the exodus truly is without consistent visual confirmation and first-hand reports of how frightening this epidemic has grown over […]