New Jersey

Activist, author, poet and playwright Amiri Baraka died today. The Newark, New Jersey native was 79 years old. Originally born Leroi Jones, Baraka had been in intensive care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City since last month for an unknown reason. Baraka had long battled diabetes, but it was not unclear what […]

Last year, after Hurricane Sandy, we saw a brief “bromance” of convenience between Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and President Barack Obama. But is Black… reports that Whitney Elizabeth Houston has been laid to rest beside her father, John Russell Houston: A gold hearse carrying Whitney Houston’s casket this morning pulled out of Whigham Funeral Home in Newark to head to the star’s burial in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey. Just after 11:10 a.m. today, Houston’s hearse followed […]

Whitney Houston was remembered with a joyous homegoing service today in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, but some controversy erupted over Bobby Brown’s appearance at his ex-wife’s funeral. For some reason Bobby left during the service, and he has released a statement explaining why. CNN reported that Bobby Brown along with his other children […]

Family, friends and celebrities packed into the Newark church where Whitney Houston grew up and remembered the late singer’s voice, love and — most of all — faith at her homegoing service Saturday. The nearly four-hour service featured performances from Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, the Winans family, Stevie Wonder and others. Many of the performers […]

TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is referring to an openly gay state lawmaker as “numb nuts” for comparing him to former segregationist governors from the South. The governor wants the issue of gay marriage put to a public vote. Democrats have criticized him for comments that people involved in the civil rights movement […]

A Christian pastor in New Jersey is commanding his church leadership to get off Facebook because he says too many congregants are using the social tool to cheat on their spouses. The Rev. Cedric Miller, at Living World Christian Fellowship in Neptune, N.J., has issued an ultimatum to roughly 50 married church officials: delete your […]

According to the New York Times, authorities in southern New Jersey have arrested a 16-year-old boy for activating a public-address system at a Wal-Mart store last week and ordering “all black people” to leave. The boy, from Atlantic County, was charged by Gloucester County authorities with bias and intimidation and harassment in connection with the […]

VIA: MSNBC Wal-Mart officials are looking at security tapes after an announcement was made for “all black people” to leave a store in South Jersey. A man used the public-address system at the Route 42 store in Washington Township Sunday night and calmly announced: “Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now.” Patricia […]