Author Archives: Samantha Henry

  • Funeral Held for Activist Poet-writer Amiri Baraka

    Updated 1/18/2014-NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended— much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem — at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and a founder of the Black Arts Movement, who died earlier this ...

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  • 4 Arrested on Murder Charges in NJ Mall Carjacking

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday. The suspects were identified at a news ...

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  • Rapper Ja Rule Sentenced in Tax Return Case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune lead to his financial troubles. ...

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