Lisa Durden

Puerto Rico panel
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A special panel discussion titled Puerto Rico: Nearly A Year After Hurriane Maria is set for Thursday night, September 6th at Rutgers Express Newark Lecture Hall.

Organizers of the program say it's time to talk about the disparity in how the U.S. responds to natural disasters according to race and class.

Recently, the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria was upped dramatically to nearly three-thousand people.

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Green Party candidate for Governor Seth Kaper-Dale says 3rd parties have a history of underperforming in elections, but in this case, he likes his chances against the Democrat and Republican choices.

“I only have to go up against two people and one of them is a Goldman Sachs poster boy, and the other is a Chris Christie poster girl.  We should be able to beat those two,” Kaper-Dale said.

Lisa Durden
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Television personality, pop culture commentator and adjunct professor Lisa Durden was recently fired by Essex County College after an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson show.

WBGO Media Fellow Al Antomattei invited Durden to come into WBGO to talk about her case. 

Durden says she was unfairly dismissed and that she never associated herself with Essex County College when she was defending a Black Lives Matter event that was held for only people of color.