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Newark Pride Festival set for July 12-18

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Newark Pride Festival runs July 12-18

June may be PRIDE month across the globe but the celebration of the LGBTQ community rolls on in New Jersey this coming week with Newark PRIDE, a week long celebration of specially curated events in the state’s largest city.

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Alonzon Blalock
Newark Pride Festival organizer Alonzo Blalock

WBGO’s Alexandra Hill recently sat down with festival organizer Alonzo Blalock to talk the significance of the event in the post pandemic era, how Newark Pride has evolved over the past sixteen years, and what it means to the community at large.

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Alonzo Blalock
Newark Pride events are set for week of July 12

Newark Pride runs from July 12th through the 18th for a full list of events visit newarkpride.org.

Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.