Sculpture to honor former mayor’s life and legacy;
Artwork will stand in front of City Hall
Newark, NJ – September 13, 2021 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and other dignitaries will unveil a statue honoring former Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson on Tuesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall, located on 920 Broad Street.
The eight-foot bronze statue will honor the life and legacy of Mayor Gibson, Newark’s first African American mayor, who served for 16 years, from 1970 to 1986. He led Newark’s efforts to overcome the physical and spiritual damage inflicted upon the city by the 1967 Rebellion.
Mayor Gibson is well known for his famous quote, “Wherever America’s cities are going, Newark will get there first.” He passed away in 2019, at 86 years of age.
The sculpture was created by Mississippi native Thomas Jay Warren and will stand in front of City Hall. Over the course of a 34-year career, Warren has created 50 public monuments in 19 states and Canada. His portfolio of sculptures include U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Sr., as well as civil rights figures Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers.
New York City, Dapper Dan joined NYFW: The Shows for a preview and celebration of his latest capsule collection with Pepsi.
With Pepsi as the Official Soda Beverage Sponsor of NYFW: The Shows and the Official Soft Drink of the NFL, Pepsi and Dapper Dan are taking the football fan apparel game to the next level to ensure fans show up in style, no matter where they’re watching. The Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection features bold (and comfortable) luxury gear perfect for football watching with a signature Pepsi x Dapper Dan logo pattern designed by the “father of logo-mania” himself.
Guests in attendance included Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin who stopped by to show his support to the Harlem native, Leslie Russo, Ivan Bart, Quannah Chasinghorse, Joel Kassewitz, Thanowa Lual, Nyangath Lual, Cianneh Browne, Junny and Kassewitz Ajani Russel amongst others.
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Season 2 returns chronicling the lives of the legendary, Iconic and mighty Wu-Tang Clan.
Look for a full video tribute on our upcoming original program- “RE Classics” – check out this sneak peak here – https://youtu.be/u00HRS3J-X0
Amazing series we can’t wait to binge!
The Clan is disillusioned with life in the projects, and Bobby knows that success in the music industry could be their ticket to better lives.
But getting the Clan members to drop everything for music isn’t easy. The resentment between Dennis, Sha, Power and Divine still runs deep, while the other Clan members struggle dealing with intercity life.
This time around, Bobby is dedicated to authenticity and though he knows he can lead his crew through the challenges of the music business, the Clan’s fractures may prove too much to overcome.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Tse, The RZA, Method Man, Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey
- BOBBY (RZA) / Ashton Sanders
- SHA / Shameik Moore
- DENNIS / Siddiq Saunderson
- DIVINE / Julian Elijah Martinez
- POWER / Marcus Callender
- SHURRIE / Zolee Griggs
- ASON / TJ Atoms
- SHOTGUN / Dave East
- GARY / Johnell Young
- LINDA DIGGS / Erika Alexander
- REBEL / Uyoata Udi
- U-GOD / Damani Sease
- JAMEL (MASTA KILLA) / Jaqwan Kelly *recurring guest
- MOOK / Gbenga Akinnagbe
- MECCA/ Ayanna Bria Bakari
- TESIA / DeShawn White
- TESIA’S EX / Andrew Manning
- DELL / Jerry Clicquot
- MATHEMATICS / Curtiss Cook Jr.
- CLIFTON / Jacob Ming Trent
- SHANK / Mandela Van Peebles
- LINDA DIGGS / Erika Alexander
- TRACEY WAPLES / Lala Anthony