Poverty isn’t just economic. It’s existential. [...]
(by Kiana, x-posted from ProperTalks)
Sundance’s Brick City is the only reality TV show worth watching this week. The street soldiers, sheroes and heroes of Newark New Jersey along with Mayor Cory Booker are all attempting to renew Newark’s urban landscape but they are up against the city’s infamous reputation, earned mostly [...]
I’m really upset that I won’t get to see this when it premieres tonight.
(photo: The New York Times)
Newark has been trying to drive down its homicide toll, with Mayor Cory Booker running around in the last days of 2007 trying to importune his cops to do something to stanch the bloodshed in Brick City (crime reduction was one of the issues on which he’d run for [...]
There are four politicians who are always hit with that label:
Senator Barack Obama.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.
Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty.
Or is that just a coincidence?
In last night’s New Jersey Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton won 60 percent of the white vote and 60 percent of the Latino vote. “That, readers, looks like a racially divided electorate, regardless of what the campaigns tell you,” said Katharine Q. Seelye of the New York Times. (Clinton won New Jersey 54 percent to [...]