NEWSBRIEF – Angelo Ellerbe on Newark Mayor Cory Booker


While accepting his Lifetime Achievement honors during the Newark-Essex Pride Award’s Dinner, entrepreneur, Newark native and twenty year veteran of the entertainment business, Angelo Ellerbee, had this to say about Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker:

“… We cannot just utilize our people for when we want to get elected … back in my day and time we were afraid to talk about being gay, and this day, at this time, we’re celebrating in the city of Newark the plight and the struggle … You know, Martin Luther King had a dream. Well, I have a dream too, that one day, our mayor of the city of Newark, and the city council members can respect us as people – as we pay taxes, as we are educators, as we are stimulators and as we are motivators, we deserve to be respected….