Stories by Sam Rhodes
- Newark Stories
Last June, Monique Rodwell came home from a doctor’s appointment to find that her sons, Justin, Jaykil, Brandon, and Jasper, were not home. Even worse, a squad of police cars, along with police officers, both plain clothes and uniforms, were in front of her house. A black mother’s worst nightmare.
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.
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