Controversial Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (pictured) is challenging one of his many denizens of Twitterverse to a challenge. When Booker tweeted a bit of ancient Greek wisdom, his attempts at translating the verse took an unexpected turn, resulting in Booker having to live off of food stamps for a week, reports The Daily Beast. SEE […]

Mayor Cory Booker, (D-Newark, New Jersey), is probably as close to a superhero that you’re going to get in politics. Known for his transparent and relaxed relationship with the residents of ‘Brick City,’ he’s plowed snow for neighbors trapped after blizzards, gone on a hunger strike in the middle of a drug-infested neighborhood to increase […]

The titan of talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey is all set to sit a spell with her old friend Newark Mayor Cory Booker on her OWN program ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter.’ SEE ALSO: Shame On You, Booker Oprah, who has been an avid supporter of Mayor Booker, has reportedly donated millions to Newark schools and organizations.  The pair are expected to […]

Cory Booker, an ardent supporter of Barack Obama, took an unusual swipe at the President on Sunday over his campaign’s Bain Capital attack ad against presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. SEE ALSO: Black Bloggers To Know In 2012 Billboard’s Best Must Moments Want to Keep Up With LIKE Us On Facebook! In the […]

NEWARK, N.J. – Americans living and working in New Jersey’s largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Department’s effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the city’s mayor says he was kept in the dark. For months […]

Whitney Houston‘s memorial will reportedly not be taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., because the Houston family has requested to not have one, according to Mayor Cory Booker (pictured). SEE ALSO: Did We Do Enough For Whitney? A Mayor Booker representative reportedly told TMZ: “The Houston family has no plans to set […]

TRENTON, N.J.– Two of New Jersey’s most influential black leaders blasted Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday for proposing gay marriage be put to a popular vote in November, but the Republican governor insisted he’s offering a reasonable compromise amid his personal opposition to same-sex nuptials. SEE ALSO: How GOP Racism Has Become The Norm Assembly […]

Ever since Newark Mayor Cory Booker took office in 2006, he’s dazzled voters with his inspiring rhetoric, down-to-earth mingling with the masses on Twitter, and his ambitious ideals and goals for a city where progress seemed far out of reach. But as the mayor’s popularity has catapulted him into the national spotlight and instigated talk […]

Educators and officials in Newark, New Jersey are optimistic about the city’s public schools progress since new superintendent Cami Anderson begun; and a year after Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the district. Already, three new alternative schools have been opened with the Facebook money. At the same time, teachers seem to […]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker vetoed an ordinance Tuesday that would force eateries to post an armed guard during late-night hours of operation. An off-duty police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting as he waited for his food at a late-night pizza place earlier this month, prompting implementation of this new measure. But Booker says […]

After countless weeks of speculation, Newark Mayor Cory Booker today quelled rumors of a possible U.S. Senate run in 2012. The Newark Star-Ledger reported earlier this week that sources close to Booker’s camp were thinking of running against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez next year. A Booker fundraiser, Bari Mattes, formed a federal political action committee […]

In an interview with The Root, Newark’s mayor Cory Booker talks about having one million Twitter followers and the power of the internet for the younger generation of today’s leaders. ALSO READ: Chris Brown: “I’m Sorry”