City of Newark
The City of Newark Web site contains information on Mayor Booker's initiatives as well as city programs, information for businesses, residents and visitors. The site also provides translations into nine languages.
The Academy Award-nominated film STREET FIGHT covers the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law graduate running for mayor of Newark, N.J. against Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent twice his age. At the Web site you can watch an excerpt, listen to an interview with the filmmaker, and find information on black mayors, Newark history and lesson plan.
Cory Booker: NEW YORK TIMES Topic
Follow the career of Cory Booker through THE NEW YORK TIMES archival collection of articles.
"Why Cory Booker is mad as hell"
Debra Dickerson, Salon.com, July 5, 2007. "Enraged by his city's unfair drug policies, the Newark mayor vows to stop being polite and start making a difference."
The City: 2012, THE NEW YORKER
Watch video of Cory Booker, talking with David Remnick about politics and change in a troubled city. From “2012: Stories from the Near Future,” the 2007 NEW YORKER Conference.
STOP SHOOTIN' INC. is a non profit organization based out of Newark, NJ whose mission is assist in reversing the trend of senseless gun violence in our inner cities by advocating peace amonst street organizations and youth.
Located in New Jersey's largest city, YouthBuild Newark, Inc. (YBN) is a youth and community development agency founded in 2003 that serves at-risk youth and young adults ages 16 through 24. YBN is a 10-month program that provides: high school equivalency preparation, workforce and leadership development training, case management and civic engagement. YBN students include, among others, out-of-school youth and young adults involved with the juvenile justice system.
Aired on POV on PBS, REVOLUTION '67 is an account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history — the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, New Jersey, outbreak in mid-July 1967, the film reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice.
The Detroit and Newark Riots of 1967
This site, from Rutgers University, includes video and press coverage of the riots, demographic information on the neighborhoods involved, interviews with witnesses and biographies of the victims.
A Walk Through Newark History
Award-winning documentary maker David Hartman and historian Barry Lewis explore the culture, history, and people of New Jersey's largest city. From one of the country's oldest museums to a local delicatessen, get to know a bit about the colorful neighborhoods and vibrant past of Newark.
1967 Newark Riots
Review the original coverage of the Newark events through this collection maintained by the Newark Public Library.