Meet Newark’s new mayor (SPOILER: He’s a friend of Louis Farrakhan)

NEWARK, N.J. – A radical has been elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

Bay View reports:

Ras Baraka, one of the sons of the late poet and playwright Amiri Baraka, handily beat rival Shavar Jeffries Tuesday night to become the next mayor of his father’s city. How he did it was no mystery to those paying attention.

Who is Baraka? During the campaign, EAGnews dug up this video from a joint appearance by Baraka and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a couple years ago.

EAGnews reported at the time:

One wonders if Ras Baraka is elected mayor, the citizens of Newark may soon see words like “faggot” and “cracker” appearing in public documents.

Baraka seems to like those terms.

Such slurs were uttered by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at a 2004 appearance in Newark. Then deputy mayor and Newark Public Schools principal – and now leading candidate for mayor – Ras Baraka introduced Farrakhan at the event.

“It’s a glorious day that the minister has come here to Newark to talk to you, to talk to us,” Baraka said during the introduction. “Maybe we don’t understand the magnitude of that, but I guess we will once the day is over we will understand where we get the good food that we’re about to get in here today.”

“I think one of our problems is that we are looking for role models but we don’t have to look any further because one is about to come and speak to you right now,” Baraka said.

“I don’t think there’s any man today that has the kind of moral authority or spiritual strength – not president, not community leader, not political international activist nowhere that has the moral authority that has the historical and political framework that the Minister Farrakhan has, who can stand where he stands and truly say that he is the leader of black people anywhere and everywhere they are on the planet of this Earth,” Baraka added.

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Authored by Kyle Olson

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