Rutgers Newark

Keith Bratcher / Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Essex County is home for Antoine Saint-Victor, born in Newark and raised in East Orange.

“I went to Seton Hall Prep. From there I graduated and went to Cornell University in upstate New York. I worked in health tech for about three years in Boston, and now I’m here,” he said.

Saint-Victor is the first member of his family to graduate from college but working in medicine runs in his family.

Ang Santos / WBGO

Of the hundreds of thousands of American student-athletes that hope to break into professional sports, about one-percent make a living out of it.  

“Out of all of the people in here, how many do you think will actually make it to the pros?” asked a student from West Side High School. 

New York Giants safety Michael Thomas told students it starts with a strong work ethic on the field and in the classroom.

Ang Santos / WBGO

The Truth, Racial, Healing, and Transformation Campus Center, TRHT, is a grant program awarded by The Association of American Colleges and Universities to ten institutions of higher learning across the country. Dr. Sheri-Ann Butterfield is the Executive Vice Chancellor of Rutgers University Newark. 

Free Press Action Fund / newsvoices.org

The Civic Information Consortium would allocate $100 million from New Jersey’s sale of two public broadcasting licenses over a five-year span to promote local journalism.

“Right now, New Jersey is suffering from a local news crisis,” said James Thompson with the Free Press Action Fund, a journalism advocacy organization.  “There’s been cutbacks in journalism staffs around the state.  We see this as a way to transform the way people get their news and information.”

Rutgers Newark / The Cornwall Center

Fashion changes at such a rapid pace in the 21st century, yesterday’s styles can literally end up in a landfill.  Experts call it fast fashion.