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Mayor Ras Baraka talks Reparations legislation and the recent visit from VP Kamala Harris to praise the City's Lead Replacement program

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Mayor Ras Baraka talks lead replacement success in the city and the Reparations legislation in the New Jersey Legislature

On the February 17th edition of Newark Today on WBGO, host Michael Hill spoke with Mayor Ras Baraka about legislation in New Jersey to establish a Reparations Task Force and other initiatives. This historic legislation would require New Jersey to study and take responsibility for its role in American slavery and to make policy recommendations to repair its enduring effects.  The Mayor also says he very concerned about efforts in schools across the nation.

Mayor Baraka also stressed he was pleased that Vice President Kamala Harris made a trip to Newark this month to praise the City's lead replacement program.

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