rasbarakaHASIt was Amiri Baraka’s dream to see his son, Ras Baraka, elected Mayor of Newark, New Jersey in 2014. In homage to Amiri’s memory and because we too believe Newark needs a progressive, visionary thinker and community activist at its helm, we are pleased to host a fundraiser for Ras Baraka for Mayor of Newark in collaboration with Lisa Jones Brown at the Harlem Arts Salon on Sunday, February 16, 2014, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Harlem Arts Salon, 1925 Seventh Avenue 7L @ 116 Street, New York NY 10026 Tel: 212-749-7771. By invitation only. Limited Seating.  You can guarantee a seat at this event now by making your donation today.

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State Sen. Bill Perkins

Danny GloverOur friends Danny Glover and New York State Senator Bill Perkins are on board too. They will join us for an afternoon of art & politics, food & wine. The great guitarist and funkmeister, Kelvyn Bell will open up the afternoon and original Last Poets poet and television journalist, Felipe Luciano will be our guest moderator. Special thanks also to Hon. William Allen, District Leader, 70th A.D., Harlem. Food provided by Spoonbread and Seabra Restaurants. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the campaign; we need your help to make this happen.

You may also pay at the door. Suggested donation $125.00. Checks, cash, credit cards accepted. Please make checks payable to: The Committee to Elect Ras Baraka. Contributions or gifts to The Committee to Elect Ras Baraka are not tax-deductible. Paid for and authorized by The Committee to Elect Ras Baraka PO Box 912 Newark, NJ 07101

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Our events are private, by invitation only. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.