NJEA VP Sean Spiller backs legalized weed

The vice president of the New Jersey Education Association has endorsed the legalization of marijuana. Sean Spiller, who is also the deputy mayor of Montclair, says that people of color disproportionally wind up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of weed. “Legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana is a win for social justice, a win for public safety and a win for taxpayers,” said Spiller. “Most importantly, it's the right

NJ legislative black caucus tells Northam to resign

Members of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus are calling for the resignation of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. “There are no justifications to rationalize this lapse in judgement of an elected leader and the public trust has been broken,” members of the caucus said in a statement released today. "The cascade of events that provide no clarity of the misjudgment by Governor Northam early in his adult years to mock

Trailblazer: Cory Booker

Cory Booker, 49, is the first African American to win statewide office in New Jersey.  He was elected to the United States Senate in 2013, winning a special election to replace the late Frank R. Lautenberg. Booker is expected to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president in his bid to become the second African American to hold the office. A Rhodes Scholar and former Urban Justice Center lawyer, Booker