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'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

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Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver

Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end.

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Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town.

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At 31, Ryan Coogler ascends to the top with 'Black Panther'

Ryan Coogler was feeling overwhelmed by "Black Panther."

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Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.

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Danielle Herrington covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2018.

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Former Ebony editor, author Lerone Bennett Jr. dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, has died at age 89.

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and the region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

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Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die.

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Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Avoid these lifestyle choices and lower your risk for heart disease

Your lifestyle choices can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack. To reduce your risk, your doctor may recommend changes to your lifestyle. The good news is that healthy behaviors can lower your risk for heart disease.

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The demagogue in the White House

This month we celebrate black American history and in March we will celebrate women’s history month at a time when the president of the United States is seen by many as the worst U.S. president in the last 50 years on civil rights.

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From the past comes the gift of possibility

Work It!

Dwelling on the past is considered something you should avoid if you are trying to get on with life.

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BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY

This year the nation will celebrate the 200th birthday of Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass

Two hundred years after his birth in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass’ legacy will be celebrated with festivities across the country, due in part to the passage of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act, which was signed into law in November 2017.

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Jack Johnson descendant hopes for pardon, maybe from Trump

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.

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Paintings of Obamas unveiled at Portrait Gallery

When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.

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AP Analysis: Trump's economic policy rooted in debt

One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump's emerging economic policy: Debt is good.

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Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports

This year's NFL season featured two of America's pastimes: football and race, with pre-game protests dividing fans along color lines and making Sunday afternoons among the most segregated hours in the country.

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