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Film Review: Marshall

Considering all of his major accomplishments, why hasn’t someone made a film about Thurgood Marshall’s life that was comprehensive?

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Ask Alma: Taking care of my elderly parents is taking a toll

Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage fell apart, and Mom was diagnosed with dementia, I moved back home to help my dad with her.

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Congress is holding CHIP and children hostage

Dr. Lanre Falusi knows firsthand the anxiety families face when the future of their child’s health insurance is in jeopardy.

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Randall Woodfin: A son of Birmingham becomes its mayor

The first line of Randall Woodfin’s official autobiography on his mayoral campaign website is: “I am a proud son of Birmingham.”

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Civil rights leaders support crackdown on payday lending

After five years of field hearings, town hall meetings, multiple research reports, and over one million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on October 5 a new rule to rein in predatory payday and car-title loans.

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We need a values revolution in America

On Friday, October 13, Donald Trump went before the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council and declared America “a country that never forgets that we are made, all of us, by the very same God in heaven.” In the name of Jesus, Trump vowed to “stop cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” but the Values Voter Summit no more represents Jesus than did the church authorities that backed slavery.

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Honore’ slams Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico

Lt. General Russel Honore', the decorated military man and Hurricane Katrina commander, recently slammed President Donald Trump for his lethargic and sluggish approach to hurricane relief efforts in the storm ravaged island of Puerto Rico.

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An urgent call for more aid and fair treatment for Puerto Rico

A National Public Radio story this week described a visit to Escuela Gaspar Vila Mayans, a public elementary school in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico: “‘PRESENTE!!!’ about 40 kids shout on cue — they’re the ones who are able to be present. More than three quarters of the student body isn’t here.

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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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Gabrielle Union opens up about the end of ‘Being Mary Jane’

BET recently announced it was canceling its groundbreaking drama “Being Mary Jane.” The show, which stars Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane Paul, an ambitious, single broadcast journalist, debuted in 2013 and ran for four seasons. BET will wrap up the series with a two-hour movie scheduled to air in 2018.

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Local fundraiser to be held for Anguilla

On Saturday, Oct 14 there will be a local fundraiser for the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma.

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Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to hold the position in the Peach State since Reconstruction.

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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks to protect consumers with “Megabank” bill

In an effort to rein in financial institutions that have track records for harming consumers, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently unveiled The Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act (H.R. 3937).

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Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged rape

Nelly was taken into custody Saturday morning in Washington state after a woman accused the rapper of rape.

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Murphy leads Guadagno in recent NJ gubernatorial poll

Voter registration deadline is October 17

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy continues to lead his Republican opponent current Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno by double digits in the race for governor according to a recent poll from Suffolk University/USA Today Network Poll.

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Las Vegas shootings, gunman don’t fit pattern of other attacks, Rowan expert says

There’s much about the mass shootings in Las Vegas that doesn’t fit patterns of other attacks, according to Rowan University Law & Justice Studies Professor Joel Capellan, an expert in mass public shootings and lone-wolf terrorism.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Select profiles of those who have contributed to America

This month South Jersey Journal features brief biographies relevant to the living history of Hispanics or Latinos everywhere in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 17- October 15.

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All out to two important October conferences

The dog days of summer are not behind us, and the September Equinox has brought us my favorite season.

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Can the NFL sustain anthem protest demonstrations?

AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff

The world’s most popular sport took some big hits ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.


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