Jabari Steffon Montplaisir
Newark, New Jersey
His name meant “the fearless one”
He carried himself with dignity, standing tall with his jaw set and his chin up. In Swahili, his name meant “fearless one.”
On a Tuesday night in July, he was in Broadway, a community in Newark, New Jersey, home to historic buildings and bustling cultural diversity. The area has “has plenty of history and character,” Newark’s website remarks. Just looking at a picture of him, it’s not hard to imagine that he did too.
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