Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.
A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.
"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."