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Audible Set To Distribute Up To $250K In Grants To Tech Founders Open To Relocating Their Companies To Newark, NJ

Can Newark, NJ, become “the Black tech mecca?” A leader over at Audible seems to think so.

Aug 15, 2023

Hashstoria, Raekwon's Cannabis Lounge, Receives Approval To Operate By The Newark Central Planning Board After Initially Being Denied

Raekwon is cooking up a storm. The Wu-Tang Clan emcee’s application for his cannabis dispensary and lounge, Hashstoria, has been approved by the Newark Central Planning Board, according to NJBIZ. The decision comes after the board initially rejected the business operating as a Class 5 cannabis retail facility at 799-805 Broad St., Newark, NJ.

Aug 8, 2023

Why Shaquille O'Neal Turned Down A Deal With Starbucks That Magic Johnson Says 'Changed Everything'

Shaquille O’Neal once turned down what later became a lucrative deal for someone else.

Oct 24, 2022

Queen Latifah's Real Estate Development Firm Set To Create New Affordable Housing In Her Hometown

Queen Latifah is putting on for her city in a major way. According to News 12, the superstar has secured a new deal to create new housing in Newark, NJ through Blue Sugar Corporation — her real estate development firm. “To me, Newark is ours. Newark is yours. And I don’t want people to think that they can’t live in their own communities,” she told News 12.

Apr 29, 2022

This New Jersey Educator is On A Mission to Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline

Dr. Gemar Mills is on a mission to put an end to the school to prison pipeline. According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC) ,  the New Jersey educator is on a mission to open up schools in order to destroy the need for prisons. A Paterson, New Jersey native himself, Mills learned early on that education would play a vital role in his success. School has always been a force in keeping him from heading down the wrong path and has been an anchor from some of the negativity he was surrounded by in his environment. Upon his completion of high school, Mills went on to attend Montclair State University pursuing a degree in computer science. However, his lack of funding to afford necessary items like a laptop led his mentors to recommend education as another option. Listening to the advice of those coaches and mentors, he soon switched his major to mathematics education and worked as a substitute teacher while in school. Once he completed his degree, Mills went on to be hired as a math...

Oct 17, 2020