Friday, August 29
Protests have continued since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone.”
The “Emancipation of Mimi” is one step closer to being a done deal. Nick Cannon’s oversharing about his tryst with Kim Kardashian during a radio interview was reportedly the last stray for his wife, Mariah Carey.
Monday, August 25
Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited Ferguson, Mo.
On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level, it reflected the increasing poverty and economic decline that affects ethnic communities all over America.
After seven seasons with the Philadelphia Sixers, Thaddeus Young was officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on August 23.
Until now, it hasn’t been clear exactly how stress impacts health and promotes disease, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.
In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.
Many soap opera fans are anxiously awaiting the return of Shemar Moore to Genoa City.
We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn’t true. But in 2011, Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.
Monday, August 18
As Keith Green recalls, while teaching a course on the African-American novel since World War II, he instantly connected with the stories, concepts, and themes found in black science fiction works.
At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.
From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so, women entrepreneurs still face barriers to success.
Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community violence as “systematic of a national crisis.”
Sunday, August 17
Sherri Shepherd’s seven-year stint on “The View” may be over, but the comedienne’s career is heating up.
Saturday, August 16
KJ Events a Party with a Purpose recently celebrated its 10th year of charity in a major way.
Friday, August 15
He has been called many names: The Giant Killer. Super Lawyer. Celebrity Attorney. These days, they are calling him the $24 Billion Man. His name is Willie Gary, and his recent verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in the wrongful death of an addicted smoker has garnered the nation’s attention.
Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets.
Monday, August 11
South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, is dangerously close to famine as a result of food insecurity, weak governance and armed conflict, according to Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Winslow Township residents recently benefited from the Hope Mobile food bank. The Perfecting Church partnered with the Food Bank of South Jersey to launch the event. The event took place at the Winslow Township School #3.
Overdraft fees drain dollars available to consumers
Consumers who maintain low and no cushions in their checking accounts may have thought that the overdraft ‘banking service’ was a big help against bouncing checks. But as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, this ‘service’ has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks.
Sunday, August 10
With the recent ouster of Columbus Short from the hit ABC drama “Scandal,” rumor has it actor Larenz Tate will fill his gladiator sandals.
President Barack Obama recently announced that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments – as part of an overall plan for his administration to strengthen its relation with the world’s second-largest continent.
Friday, August 1
The Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host a STEM empowerment workshop for high school girls. The event will be held on Friday, November 7 at DeVry University in North Brunswick, NJ.
For anyone who has ever seen Marcos Maidana fight you know that he is wild and fights with a reckless abandon. In his first fight against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather he swung wild, hitting the undefeated pound for pound king with low blow, elbows and roundhouse rights.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the nation’s largest public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members, plans to end its relationship with the United Negro College Fund on Sept. 1.
What’s on Your Toothbrush Just Might Surprise You
Do you know Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria and — yes — even fecal germs may be on your toothbrush?
If you made the decision to enhance your marketability by obtaining skills that are in demand in the current job market it is not too late to pursue preparatory programs at area community colleges.
Many dread a trip to the dentist but there are important things you need to do, and not do, in advance to have a successful visit. Communicating with your dentist before the visit is often critical.
Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson recently signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told.
This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester.
Haddon seeks to increase student enrollment, collaboration between academic disciplines, community involvement
Respected nationally as a constitutional scholar and a leader in higher education, Phoebe A. Haddon started her new job as Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1. A month later, Haddon is not only looking forward to the new academic school year, but she's also excited about the future of the university.
The journey for blacks in America has been hard. Beginning, with the long voyage, through the middle passage endured by our ancestors from Africa to America; shackled, beaten, separated from their native land and disconnected from family members, and subsequently subjected to daily regiments for someone else’s benefit.