Newark Sees Preliminary Decrease in Water Lead Levels
The latest results show that water filters are finally working in most of the tested homes.
New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years
With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.
The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis
An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
Radio Series Explores Legacy of 1967 Newark Uprising
WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll revisits the history and legacy of the 1967 unrest 50 years later via conversations with a Black family that lived through it—and stayed to uplift the community.
What One Congressman Thinks of Environmental Justice
“The positions and policies of the Trump administration are a direct threat to the health of African-American communities,” writes Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ).
The Biggest Environmental Justice Wins of 2016
It was the year three California counties banned fracking, a tribe beat big oil and more.
Black NJ Politicians Condemn 'Blatant Racism' of Local Republican Mailer
“The not so subtle message is that Newark and its suburbs are all that White voters fear in a community: Black, Latino, Poor, Dangerous, and Blighted,” reads a statement cosigned by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others.
DOJ Forces Overhaul of Newark's Racially Biased Police Department
The agency just reached an agreement with the city that calls for reform in 12 areas, including body-worn camera and use of force policies.
Water in 30 Newark Public Schools Tests Positive for Lead
Officials have turned off the taps at half the district’s schools.
Spread Love, It's the Newark Way
This Valentine’s Day, Newark is planning a Land Sale for couples only
Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools
Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.
Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan
Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.
Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate
Black students are just 53 percent of Newark students but 73 percent of those whose schools were shut in 2011-2012.
New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory
Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create
inequity, civil rights groups argue.
Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools
“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”
Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead
Ras Baraka win is a referendum on education reform movement.