News 2013 November

Stories for November 2013

Tuesday, November 26

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Small Businesses Saturday Grows Larger This Holiday Season

The number of business owners who say they’ll rely primarily on paid advertising to promote Small Business Saturday doubles; 67% will offer discounts to drive consumers to ‘Shop Small’ on November 30.

Monday, November 25

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Sixers continue to tweak roster

The Philadelphia Sixers continue to tweak their roster as they recently released center Kwame Brown and guard Darius Morris for guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown.

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Learn Our History

There are so many ways in which we could commemorate this annual holiday of Thanksgiving. One way is to finally admit Christopher Columbus did not “discover” America for Europe.

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12 Years a Slave: A Harsh Truth We Dare Not Forget

A recently re-discovered autobiography, “Twelve Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup describes a particularly heinous aspect of the slave-trade – the 1841 kidnapping and selling into captivity of Northup, a free black man who had been living with his wife and children in relative comfort in New York.

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Managing Your Diabetes During The Holidays

Preparation is the most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities.

Saturday, November 23

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Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy’s assassination is about the unfinished promise—unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.

Thursday, November 21

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Nia Long dishes on interracial dating

In the new film, “The Best Man Holiday,” which earned more than $30 million its opening weekend (stunning some industry insiders who still believe Black people do not support good Black films), Nia Long’s character Jordan is involved in an interracial relationship that raises the eyebrows of her onscreen friends.

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"Will We Act to Save All Our Children?"

The introduction last week of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representatives George Miller (D-CA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) is a hugely important and long overdue step forward towards leveling the playing field for children, especially poor and low income children.

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Make It Your Job

When you’re feeling resentful or angry about something, it’s worth stopping to consider why.

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Working to Improve Physical and Spiritual Health

The Region 10 Cancer and Chronic Disease Coalition and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Salem have partnered to implement the “Body and Soul” program developed by the American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, November 20

Make the Most of Your Holiday Shopping

Purchasing gifts for loved ones consumes much of our time in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Luckily, there are lots of tricks and tips that you can employ to help you get the best deals on the perfect gifts while saving yourself time and money.

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Kidney Failure and Diabetes

Controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol may slow the progression of kidney disease.

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Prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes

Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes.

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Help Your Child Manage Diabetes at School

You have probably already bought the basic school supplies for sending your child back to school. But if your child has diabetes, you need to make additional preparations.

Tuesday, November 19

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Thousands of students attend HBCU college fair

Thousands of students filled Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Nov. 18 for the seventh annual HBCU college fair. The fair drew students from across the state, as far as Lawrence and Wildwood.

Monday, November 18

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Is America Becoming a Nation of Bullies?

When 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from an abandoned concrete plant tower on September 9th because of bullying from her classmates, the world stood up and took notice.

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How to Avoid Buying Fake Insurance For Your Business

Every year thousands of consumers, including small business owners, suffer devastating financial losses when they discover that the health insurance policies they purchased are worthless

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Marlon Byrd deal should help Phillies compete

The Phillies made the first major player move of the offseason last week when they agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd on a two-year, $16-million contract.

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Ph.D. Student Earns Eagleton Governor’s Executive Fellowship

Returning to Tacony, his old neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Spencer Clayton has quickly grown to relish his new role.

Friday, November 15

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Tyler Raysor officially signs with Rhode Island team

Tyler Raysor, of Lawside, a highly touted women’s college basketball recruit, officially signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Rhode Island on November 13.

Thursday, November 14

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Kordell Stewart denies gay rumors, explains divorce

Former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart has finally come clean about his divorce from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart.

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Burlington County College’s Men’s Soccer Team in National Tournament

The Burlington County College (BCC) Barons men’s soccer team has advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Tournament.

Monday, November 11

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America’s Oldest Veteran Honored at 107

When President Barack Obama paid tribute on Monday to those who have served in the nation's military, he singled out of one of the nation's oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton.

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Veterans Day is a Time of Remembrance

Veteran’s Day is upon us. Each year when this important day of remembrance comes around, we should recall the originating action that created it as Armistice Day.

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

In the United States, 26 million are living with diabetes and 79 million more have prediabetes. Now is the time to Take Charge of your diabetes.

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State of Emergency for Black Colleges

Current financial problems facing the storied Grambling State University football program are a sign of funding inequities that are shortchanging students and threatening the very existence of a growing number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Friday, November 8

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Nation’s housing recovery far from equal

Although September 2013 marked the 23rd consecutive monthly drop in the nation’s foreclosures, approximately 902,000 homes remained in some state of foreclosure.

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God Does Not Give Up On Any Child

November is National Adoption Month. If just one-third of the nearly 345,000 faith congregations in America encouraged one member to adopt one child from foster care, all the 101,719 children in foster care awaiting adoption could have a loving permanent family.

Thursday, November 7

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Pebbles Throws Stones at VH1 for Unflattering Portrayal

Perri “Pebbles” Reid is furious about her portrayal in the TLC biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” which recently aired on VH1.

Wednesday, November 6

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November BUZZ

Not only can you dress like “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope – power suits inspired by her character are being highlighted by Saks Fifth Avenue – you can have her glowing skin, as well.

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Tea Party Extremists are Harming the Economy

Reasonable people from all political parties and perspectives must stop the Tea Party from doing further harm to the country’s economy.

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Sixers Look to Build with Young Players

The Sixers have made the playoffs four of the last six years, but only once in that span have they been over .500, and that was the lockout year in which they started 20-9 before sputtering to a 35-31 finish. After last year’s 34-48 finish, the team cleaned house.

Monday, November 4

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Study: Corporations Benefit From Doing Business With Minority-Owned Companies

Advocating change is one thing, but being at the forefront of progress is something else. This simple yet cogent notion may explain why dozens of diversity friendly initiatives are being incorporated at various companies and organizations across the country—including right here in the metro New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions.

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Local Museum To Host Antique Toy Train Show

Starting November 29th and running thru February 2nd, 2014, the South Jersey Museum of American History will be presenting its 12th Annual Antique Toy Train Show.

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Logan Mayor Launches Mobile App For Voters

Logan Mayor Frank Minor was on vacation when the idea came to him to develop a mobile application for smartphones to help voters become better informed on news, information and events on voting and elections.

Sunday, November 3

Competition is a good word

In our work, business or professional life we generally seek to do our best because our best tends to bring monetary and intrinsic rewards. One of the elements that encourages us to do or be our best is competition.

Life Insurance Can Help You Protect Your Home

You and your family have worked hard to purchase your home, any rental properties, or other real estate holdings. You qualified for that mortgage due to your income level, excellent credit rating, and financial history. But what would happen if something unexpected happened to you?

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Allen Iverson officially retires from NBA

Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA Oct. 30. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals.

Friday, November 1

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Cory Booker sworn in as newest US senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in Oct. 31 as a Democratic US senator from New Jersey.

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Sixers featured in November’s South Jersey Journal

The November edition of South Jersey Journal features a cover story on the Sixers, their new head-coach Brett Brown and their young players- including rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams.