The line stretches around the block as hundreds of Newark families wait outside on an unseasonably warm December day with their kids, for early holiday presents. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka makes small talk with residents and looks over piles of toys organized by the appropriate age group.
What were some of the toys a young Ras Baraka desired as a kid?
“I loved those chemistry sets, bikes, skateboards, or a football uniform. Pittsburgh Steelers, football uniform, Lynn Swann.”