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New Jersey To Force Schools To Teach Gay History

AFRICANGLOBE - New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by gay advocacy groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.

New Jersey Town Keeps Calm After Police Shooting Of Man At...

AFRICANGLOBE - The public library in a small New Jersey town where police shot a man dead on Friday partially reopened on Monday, though it was far from business as usual. But unlike in larger cities or suburbs that have erupted in civil unrest since the murder of Michael Brown by a white police officer, Lyndhurst has remained calm. And residents of the prosperous, growing and largely white town who spoke to the media appear ostensibly sympathetic to the police since Friday’s death.

New Jersey Police Shooting Leads To Renewed Call For Body Cameras

AFRICANGLOBE - The fatal police shooting of Jerame Reid, a 36 year-old Black New Jersey man, has thrown the issue of police body cameras back into the spotlight, as experts say recently released dashboard footage raises as many questions as it answers.

Video Shows New Jersey Cops Kill Black Man ‘With His Arms...

AFRICANGLOBE - This video appears to show the moment New Jersey cops shoot and kill a Black man with his arms raised to surrender. One of the cops tells Jerame Reid 'if you reach for something, you're going to be f***ing dead' before opening fire and killing him moments later.

Student Body President Pressured To Resign After ‘Offending’ White Students

AFRICANGLOBE - Maya Peterson, former student body president at the prestigious Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, resigned from her position after she caused an uproar by mocking conservative, White male students at the school, reports Buzzfeed.com.

Comedian Tracy Morgan Clings To Life After Multi-Car Crash

AFRICANGLOBE - He once called his gift for being funny "a defense mechanism" for his miserable circumstances. As a teen, he started doing comedy on the streets to supplement the family's welfare income. His tough upbringing informed his humor.

A Carjacking In New Jersey: An Unexpected Clash Between Blacks And...

AFRICANGLOBE - The recent tragedy that took place outside the upscale mall in New Jersey – where Black men robbed a White couple of their luxury car and fatally wounded the husband – featured a kind of culture clash between two ethnic groups that have otherwise been unified over the past century. This brief and bloody episode exhibited a violent clash between races, between social classes, between income segments and, more to the point, between Blacks and Jews.

Newark Mayor’s Heroic Act

AFRICANGLOBE - Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, dashed into a burning building Thursday night to help rescue a trapped woman, an act of heroism that sent him to the hospital."Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation," Booker said on Twitter. "We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok."

NYPD Looks for Terrorists at Black Girls’ School in Newark

The NYPD recognizes no jurisdictional boundaries in its race-based dragnets. Funded partly with federal money intended to curb drugs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s secret police...