Entries by Halashon Sianipar

Dear Ras Baraka: An open letter from a Baraka voter

by Halashon Sianipar Dear Ras Baraka, Congratulations on getting elected. I voted for you and I don't regret it — yet. I have high hopes for Newark with you as mayor. Your administration has made a point of encouraging residents’ input and participation, and that has motivated me to respond with this open letter. I’ve had the opportunity to meet […]

Dear Cami Anderson

I recently read Cami Anderson’s piece in the Huffington Post entitled “Poverty, Politics, Racism, and School Reform". It made me angry. On the whole, I believe that she believes what she says. I don’t think she is motivated by greed. Some argue that she is a puppet of Booker or Christie or corporate America or […]