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Issue of Muslim-student Bullying On Snapchat Raised in NJ

Issue of Muslim-student Bullying On Snapchat Raised in NJ

A Colonia High School student took a picture of Saira Ali last June during lunch in the cafeteria, captioned the photo, “Isis,” with a heart-faced emoticon and posted it to social media, according to NJ.com. Saira Ali, a high school senior at the time, was wearing a headscarf in the photograph and socializing with friends. […]


Bringing Journalists And Residents to The Same Table

Bringing Journalists And Residents to The Same Table

The future of journalism lies not in building the right app, but in developing deep and meaningful connections between newsrooms and the communities they serve. With the business of journalism so unstable in an age of mergers and newsroom layoffs, there is widespread concern about how to pay for the kind of professional news reporting […]


Immigrant Women Detained In Texas Go On Hunger Strike

Immigrant Women Detained In Texas Go On Hunger Strike

More than 20 women have begun protesting the conditions at the T Don Hutto immigration detention center in Texas this past week. The women are denying food as a response to “inedible food, poor medical care, inadequate legal representation, and harsh treatment from officials,” according to The Guardian.


Union Ready To Strike Against Carl Ichan and Taj Mahal Casino If Necessary

Union Ready To Strike Against Carl Ichan and Taj Mahal Casino If Necessary

Union UNITE HERE Local 54 will avoid striking against Carl Ichan and Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino but are ready and willing if necessary. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In recent weeks, workers at the Taj Mahal casino have been loading a storage pod with all the necessary gear they need for a looming strike. […]


What Happens When You End Racial Isolation in Housing?

What Happens When You End Racial Isolation in Housing?

This weekend, The New York Times published Ending the Cycle of Racial Isolation, an editorial examining the case of a New Jersey suburb Mount Laurel that has successfully implemented a new concept for low-income housing developments. Subsidized housing in existing ghettos often leads to a cycle of racial discrimination which prevents low-income families from having […]


The Movements That Sparked NJ Spark

This video, from Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information Social Media Cluster, summarizes a recently published book that connects the struggles for social justice around the world to each other and places their strategies and characteristics into a historical context. The following is an explanation of how NJ Spark falls into the same historical context […]


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