Celebrity Interviews

Ras J. Baraka on Newark’s New Civilian Review Board & Creating Jobs to Keep People Off the Street

Newark, New Jersey’s Mayor Ras J. Baraka has made an incredible impact in the city during his time in office.  Covering the New York Times and making Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100”, he’s in the process of rolling out civilian review board which he hopes will be one of the most powerful in the country.

During the rest of his interview, he opens up about the June 10 Power Politics and Community Reinvestment Summit in Newark and what conversations he hopes it sparks.  He also speaks on the upcoming election and his support for Hilary Clinton.  Check out the interview above.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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