Unity Newspaper Volume 9 Number 8, May 16

The People Smash Gibson in Newark

Amiri Baraka Editor’s note: On May 13, Newark City Councilman Sharpe James scored a major victory over 16-year incumbent Mayor Kenneth Gibson. James won the mayoral contest with 31,000 votes to Gibson’s 22,000 votes.  James won in all five of Newark’s wards, knocking Gibson out in his traditional strongholds. Two other candidates received about 5% of the vote. NEWARK, N.J. — Bourgeois newspapers, never a standard of truth or […]

Irvington Killer Cops Invade Newark

Racist cop Paterno kills Black youth Amiri Baraka Newark, n.j. — The illegal racist-inspired invasion of Newark streets by Irvington killer cops which ended in the murder of 17-year-old Michael Harris of Newark must be forcefully opposed and the killer brought to justice! In response Newark Police Director Knox made a strong statement regarding the historically demonstrated white supremacy mentality of the […]

The fight to save the Teamsters union

Why upper and lower strata Teamsters need an alliance Mark Johnson Contributed Eight years ago the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) was the most powerful union in the country. Today, as it prepares for its 23rd International Convention in Las Vegas May 19, the 1.6 million-member IBT is in trouble. Membership has fallen 20% since […]