Tuesday, April 29
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.
Monday, April 28
Some advertisers are beginning to back away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.
The Lawnside Historical Society celebrated Jessie Redmon Fauset Day on April 26 and featured prize-winning poetry about democracy written by fifth through 12 graders from Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.
The debate about pitchers in baseball using pine tar is at the forefront once again.
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has announced that Phoebe A. Haddon will assume the post of chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1.
Millennials are easy to spot. They’re the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born between 1980 and the early 2000s, Millennials, or Generation Y, are entitled, lazy, self-centered, and callow, according to popular perception.
Though no one knew it at the time, the decision by Edward T. Welburn Jr.’s parents to take him to a local auto show in Philadelphia around the time he was learning his multiplication tables would shape the rest of his life.
Sunday, April 27
On Wednesday, April 30 the Mann’s Philadelphia Freedom Festival presents an engaging scholarly panel, “Let Freedom Ring,” on civil rights from the age of Octavius V. Catto (19th century) to today through the voices of representatives from Philadelphia’s academic and activist communities.
I’m tired, my sisterfriend says. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices. One is to tell her to get with her pastor and pray; the other is to tell her to get real with her illness.
As 21st Century employers continue to seek a highly-trained workforce, the marketable value of a college education has never been higher.
Columbus Short’s legal drama has cost him his job.
Tuesday, April 22
Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor announced late last month that he would seek the vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the First Congressional District for New Jersey.
Porsha Williams was charged with misdemeanor assault after a fight with her co-star.
Monday, April 21
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more about preventing child abuse and neglect in your community.
A child of migrant farm workers in Puerto Rico, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago defied family, tradition, and expectations to reach the highest ranks of academia and create LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Partnership) Academy University Charter School in Camden, one of the nation’s most successful charter schools.
The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, State of Black America, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” contains a lot of great information, but it will only prove to be “good” if we use it to build a solid and long lasting economic base.
Sunday, April 20
We are now blessed with a new indispensable evidence-based book from Harvard Education Press—Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice.
The Philadelphia Sixers entered this season in clear rebuild mode — labeled around the league as tanking — and they lived up to their preseason billing as one of the worst in the league in record fashion: Philadelphia matched an NBA record with a 26-game losing streak.
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb served one day in jail on April 16 as part of a sentence he received after being charged with DUI on December 15.
Thursday, April 17
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited the Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale, Pennsylvania to announce a new program that would lead a reform of America's job training programs.
The Lawnside Historical Society will celebrate Jessie Redmon Fauset Day April 26 featuring prize-winning poetry about democracy written by fifth through 12 graders from Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.
Monday, April 14
In today’s world of high finance, managing your credit is a key to financial success.
The University of Connecticut is setting history once again as the men’s and women’s basketball teams are both national champions.
Hollywood’s newest fashion darling has just scored another coup. The fresh-faced Lupita Nyong’o has been named the new face of Lancôme.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women and 85% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking.
Sunday, April 13
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated, (NCBW) Southern New Jersey Chapter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, awarded monetary scholarships, book awards, and a laptop computer to one college (non-traditional) and 12 high school students for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.
He is currently chancellor of Rutgers University
Wendell E. Pritchett has been named interim dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the 2014-15 academic year.
I love voting. Every time I go into the booth, I see little girl me, pigtails and all, plaid skirt, white blouse and green sweater, part of my Catholic school uniform. Most of my relatives were Democrats, though my grandmother voted Republican a time or two because “Lincoln freed the slaves.” In 1960, I had the privilege of pulling the lever to elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the candidate that the nuns at Immaculate Conception Elementary School rhapsodized over.
With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10th credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the nation’s first Black president.
Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, but said the progress that stemmed from those landmark measures are being undermined by Republican-led efforts to suppress the vote.
Thursday, April 10
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” (“RHOA”) star Kandi Burruss, 37, tied the knot with her fiancé, Todd Tucker, 40, on April 4 in Atlanta.
For outspoken State Sen. Shirley Turner, recent passage of a bill to ban the widespread concept of pay-to-play politics and business is a personal victory for the longtime politico.
Monday, April 7
The wealth gap between African Americans and Whites has expanded in recent years and is not likely to narrow without significant reductions in Black unemployment and changes in a system that favors the wealthy over poor and middle class Americans, according the National Urban League’s 38th annual State of Black America report titled, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America.”
Former Eagles wideout recently signed a three-year deal with Washington
The Washington Redskins made their biggest move yet of the offseason on April 2, adding three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson days after the dynamic playmaker was released by the rival Philadelphia Eagles.
Who would ever have guessed Misty Copeland would one day become a world-class ballerina with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre? After all, she had a rocky childhood as one of six kids born to a struggling mother and several different fathers.
Sunday, April 6
Chuck Stone, a former Philadelphia Daily News columnist, founding member and first president of the National Association of Black Journalist and former Tuskegee Airman, has died.
Wednesday, April 2
Simmering tension came to a head during a recent taping of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) reunion show.
A cadre of at least six candidates have recently announced plans to permanently take over the much beleaguered and besmirched capital city.
Tuesday, April 1
When President Barack Obama announced a new initiative last month called “My Brother’s Keeper,” aimed at improving the lives of young African-American and Hispanic men, I was eager to hear what he would say.
Is the bromance over? Well, not really. But if Kanye West wants his good friend, Jay Z, to stand as his best man in his wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian, the cameras have to fade to black.
(Recently) Black History Month 2014 came to a close, for many a time of reflection on the tumult and greatness of our Black Heritage in America.
Almost everyone who has prediabetes goes on to develop type 2 diabetes
Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.
Avoid serious diabetes complications with these guidelines
Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.