Such an awesome experience to be able to celebrate my birthday alongside the centennial anniversary of my alma mater, PS #6. It’s days like this that remind me why I do the work that I do!Read More
Mussab Ali, the 21-year-old college student who last year become the youngest person elected to the Jersey City school board, has been accepted into a prestigious master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.Read More
A Rutgers graduate and two current seniors were selected as the University’s first Schwarzman Scholars, a global program where students are educated about leadership while pursuing a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in China…Read More
Three years ago: I was 18-years-old, fresh out of High School and had no idea the monumental impact politics had on day-to-day life.Read More
“I believe that we as individuals need to think bigger than Donald Trump,” said Ali, who described himself as a “loyal son of Jersey City.”
“We need to fight hate with love,” he said…Read More
The moment when Donald Trump, then a presidential candidate, claimed at a rally that he saw “thousands and thousands" of people in Jersey City cheering during the 9/11 attacks is seared into Mussab Ali's memory.Read More
A call to action from students, joined by several members of Jersey City’s City Council, who all say they are fed up with gun violence and what they describe as “pick and choose” decisions in the media that dictate what high profile, shootings – in downtown, for example - make headlines, while others are ignored.Read More
A 17-year-old Liberty High School student has joined the Jersey City school board as the board's first "voice for the students."Read More
Ambitious and determined, 20-year-old Mussab Ali wants to be a powerful voice for students as the youngest member ever elected to the Jersey City school board.
"I think it's important to get younger people involved," he said. "And especially people that can look at me and say, hey if he can do it, I can do it too."
He lost a race for school board last year. But, Mussab Ali was undeterred. He ran and won, by less than 70 votes, a school board seat two weeks ago making the 20-year-old the youngest ever elected to office in New Jersey. What motivated him to seek office? Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan recently spoke to Ali.Read More