Category Archives: New Jersey

What the Newark Riots Can Teach Us About Education

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the “long, hot summer.” In 1967, there were over 160 uprisings in cities throughout the U.S. The largest and deadliest uprisings occurred in Newark, N.J. and Detroit in July of that year. In Newark, the rebellion—the term used by local residents—lasted from July 12 to July 17. In… Read More »

Feds: Newark police disproportionately target blacks, use excessive force

Federal investigators found that police repeatedly violated civil rights in New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, and the investigators also recommended that an independent monitor oversee changes, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday. The report said that police violated rights through stop-and-arrest practices that disproportionately targeted African-Americans. It said rights were also violated through use… Read More »

Rapid Rise to the Top for Rutgers University-Newark Debaters

Rob Forman, Rutgers Today – For 68 years, the National Debate Tournament has drawn top collegiate debaters from schools across the country. This year, for the very first time, Rutgers University-Newark sent a team to that tournament. Eighty schools were in the running when the competition in Bloomington, Indiana, began. By the time Rutgers debaters… Read More »

Why Christie’s appeal to minority voters in New Jersey won’t immediately translate to the national stage

Gov. Chris Christie, on the verge of a resounding reelection victory in New Jersey, is prepared to cast his victory there as a sign he can appeal to the minority voters who have increasingly shunned the GOP and potentially lift the party to victory in 2016 if Republicans choose him as their presidential candidate. Polls… Read More »

Booker wins Senate seat in NJ

New Jersey’s U.S. senator-elect says he’s ready to go to Washington and channel Americans’ frustration with Congress into energy for change. Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, hours after he defeated Republican Steve Lonegan in a special Senate election. Booker will fill the seat left vacant by the June death… Read More »