Ras Baraka

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  After his first meeting with Newark mayor-elect Ras Baraka, New Jersey governor Chris Christie referred to him as “a hostile guy,” reports  NJ.com. RELATED: It’s A New Day: Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral Race Overall, Christie said they had a “really friendly meeting,” but also described Baraka as a “kind of hostile guy.” “I think he expressed hostility […]

City Councilman Ras Baraka, 44, son of the legendary poet-writer-activist Amiri Baraka, won today’s mayoral election in Newark, New Jersey, defeating former state assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries. With 87% of districts reporting, Baraka had a 53.14% to 46.66% lead over Jeffries with his South Ward precincts the only ones left to be reported. We are the Mayor!!! http://t.co/O5bLBwV2ku […]

As Cory Booker (pictured) cruised to victory in Wednesday’s special election to fill the late New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat, what legacy has Newark’s mayor left behind in the state’s largest city? RELATED: Newark Mayor Cory Booker Wins Democratic Senate Primary During his two back-to-back terms in office, starting in 2006, Booker has made headlines […]