A Hard Truth and Reflection on Life at Stephen Crane Village: Sam's Story

This personal essay is about the Stephen Crane Village public housing complex in Newark, NJ. It is a story about the deteriorating conditions of the housing complex, the residents who live there, and the support they need.


Photograph of Stephen Crane Village by William Hunt (2022 Winter Reporting Fellow)
Photograph of Stephen Crane Village by William Hunt (2022 Winter Reporting Fellow)
Community & Culture

It’s More than Dance & Cheer – A Lifeline for Newark Youth

COVID-19 mental health issues continue to rise in children. Royal Elite Dance Company and Candy Elite All-Stars serve as an escape, mental health outlet, and lifeline for many girls from the Newark, NJ area.

By Jasmine Cook 

Newark Stories

Lift Every Voice

This is a personal look at Newark’s very own Lawrence Dandridge, sharing what it was like to grow up in Newark, New Jersey, and how it impacts what he creates with his work and in the world.

By Aloe Bowes 

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