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United Way of Greater Newark was featured on News 12!

On Oct. 20, UWGN’s My Very Own Library Program hosted “Black Men Read Day” at Camden Elementary School. The initiative was a way to spread the joy of reading – while also helping to dispel stereotypes and encouraging Black Men to read to children in the community. Several prominent community members took turns reading from books, including Mayor Ras Baraka, MVOL national director Duane Davis, Newark municipal council members Dupre Kelly and Patrick Council, and author Robert Constant.

Mayor Baraka declared Oct. 20 as “Black Men Read Day!”

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