Entries by Andaiye Taylor

Newark’s Open Doors arts festival kicks off

Newark’s annual Open Doors arts festival kicks off today with a launch party from 6 PM to 9 PM at 85 Market Street, which will function as the Open Doors headquarters. Among the exhibits and activities will be an attempt at creating the world’s largest monotype print for the Guinness Book of World Records. Visit […]

Monday night in Newark: 30 New Jersey entrepreneurs advance in the Start Something Challenge

Monday night, more than 100 people attended Rising Tide Capital’s Start Something Challenge kick-off event at the Great Oaks Charter School here in Newark to celebrate the 30 semi-finalists who advanced to the next round of the business pitch competition. Rising Tide chose the semifinalists based on total video views for the 30-second video pitches each […]

Build in Brick City announces Newark Tech Week

Build in Brick City, an initiative of Brick City Development Corporation, recently announced its lineup for Newark Tech Week. The theme for this year’s Tech Week events is “Leveraging Technology for Opportunity”, and the focus is on how to use disruptive technologies to make one’s imagination manifest and jumpstart one’s ambitions. Below is a list […]

Newark LGBTQ Center opens on Halsey Street

Yesterday, community members participated in a ribbon cutting for the new Newark LGBTQ Center at 11 Halsey Street. The center seeks “to create and sustain a better quality of life for the LGTBQ community of greater Newark, by providing community-driven programs and services.” The 2003 murder of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old lesbian teenager, galvanized the […]

Tech entrepreneur Anthony Frasier on his trajectory, ventures, and Newark’s ‘powerhouse’ potential [VIDEO]

The first time I “met” Newark native and entrepreneur Anthony Frasier, 27, was in 2011. He was on television, being featured in CNN’s documentary Black in America 4: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley, by way of the NewMe accelerator program he’d been accepted into just before filming began. I met Anthony in person a year and […]