NJ Spark is proud to announce our first event held in partnership with ProPublica and sponsored by our partner, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The idea to bring VICE News investigative reporter Jason Leopold, often referred to as a “Freedom of Information Act terrorist”, to New Jersey was born from an event held by the […]
On a rainy Tuesday in March of 2004, after more than ten years of drug dealing, stealing, and illegal gambling, JT found himself facing arrest after getting caught with an empty cocaine bag. On that same day, JT decided that it was time to make a change in his life.
If you take a walk through the five sprawling campuses of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, you’ll see much of what you’d expect from a world class learning institution—state-of-the-art labs and historic campus building, student centers filed with cafes and student lounges, and busy students bustling from class to class, laptops and smartphones in hand. New Brunswick […]
In the last week, student groups have pointed to the inequity and injustice that is a part of Rutgers University’s history. In the midst of a year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary, New Brunswick campus Chancellor Richard L. Edwards acknowledged that in those 250 years, Rutgers had committed previously unacknowledged injustices. In response to student activism committee […]
It was the fall of 2014, and the nation was caught in a wave of protest. Just a few months prior, two unarmed black men, 18-year old Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri, and 43-year-old Eric Garner from Staten Island, New York had both died at the hands of police. These were two more in a […]
Within the past few years, New Jersey has become one of the leaders of reducing prison population in the United States, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. However, NJ.com reports the Garden state still has a long way to go. “It’s going to take a […]