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Black Excellence, Education, Master Hilton Rawls III, Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark, News, Politics, Speeches, Top Stories, Video, Yazid Sharif -

NEWARK— Last night all eyes were on two of the youngest speakers at Mayor Ras J. Baraka‘s State of the City Address, who showed black excellence can come in the tiniest of packages. Master Hilton Rawls, III, a 7-year-old preacher from Greater Grace Church marched out to the podium at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) […]

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Equal Justice USA, Newark, Newark Police, Newark Police Department, News, Police, Race, Reform, TheGrio Originals, Top Stories, Training, True Story, Video -

When Officer Navasha Rawa speaks, the pain and frustration in her voice is clear. “Sometimes I feel like people in the community forget that I’m coming to the scene to help,” says Rawa.  “As soon as one police officer does something bad, every good thing that I’ve ever done has been sweeped under the rug.” […]

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“I was coming up Court Street, going toward Martin Luther King Boulevard,” recalls Junius Williams, […]

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Atlanta, Cancellation, Concert, Entertainment, Hemorrhaging, Los Angeles, Maxwell, Music, Neo Soul, Newark, R&B, Soul, Tour, Vocal Swelling, Voice -

NEW YORK (AP) - R&B singer Maxwell has cancelled his short U.S. tour after developing vocal swelling and hemorrhaging...

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Accident, Ambulance, Car Accident, Cory Booker, Fire, New Jersey, Newark, Pedestrian, Politics -

theGRIO REPORT - Newark mayor Cory Booker reportedly helped save another life today...

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Animal Cruelty, Assault, Dog, Haniyyah Barnes, Honey Bey, Neighbor, New Jersey, Newark, News, Parking Rage, Shih Tzu -

NEW YORK - A New Jersey woman has been indicted on an animal cruelty charge after being accused of tossing a family's small dog into traffic during a parking dispute, killing the animal...

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theGRIO REPORT - As cash strapped cities like Newark and Camden make severe reductions in law enforcement, can they stem the unimpeded flow of gangs, guns and drugs?...

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