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News 2014 December

Stories for December 2014

Tuesday, December 30

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Success Is In Your DNA!

As we approach the final days of the year, for many this becomes a time of reflection; the year 2014 is in the rearview mirror and you ask yourself, “Where has the year gone”?

Monday, December 29

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America’s Policy Toward Cuba Never Made Sense

President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president.

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A Ring of Pain

I love my husband. We’ve been married for 19 years. About 10 years ago we were about to get divorced. Not because of infidelity but because we just couldn’t get along.

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New NBA union chief speaks candidly

During the month of July, the NBA Players Association elected Attorney Michele Roberts as their first African-American female executive director, putting her in place to help them negotiate business and other concerns with the league’s billionaire owners.

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Bridgeton Public Library Launches 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Program

The Bridgeton Public Library announces the launch of a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years – 1000 Books before Kindergarten!

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Civil Rights Groups Counting on Accurate Census

The 2020 census is still more than five years away, but as the United States Census Bureau prepares for the crucial count of American households, civil rights groups are weighing in and offering recommendations to improve the accuracy of the process.

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Chris Rock files for divorce

Chris Rock is ending the year on a sour note.

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Food Can Burn Calories

What is that hideous word “DIET”? Well, it’s simply food and drink regularly consumed or as the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason.

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Time to Reform the ‘Thug’ Image of Hip Hop

One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice.

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African-American popcorn maker finds success

Popcorn has become one of America’s favorite snack foods. And with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, one local businesswoman said she’s finally “popping her way to success.”

Friday, December 26

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King Nobel Secrets Revealed

The mystery surrounding who nominated civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago is cleared up in a new exhibit, “1964: Martin Luther King Jr.,” under way at the King National Historic Site on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

Wednesday, December 24

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The Buick Club of America builds community around the classic

Sponsored by Buick

Owners of all cars are proud, however, people who own a Buick are a unique and enthusiastic group indeed. They assemble as The Buick Club of America, but you don’t have to be a Buick owner to join the club; you just have to love Buick.

Monday, December 22

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All those times Buick LaCrosse made a cameo in film and you kind of gasped

Sponsored by Buick

The internet is amazing – granted – but when we set out to research the Buick LaCrosse in film or TV, we didn’t anticipate finding a populated find-your-car-in-media database. Or did we?

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Women in STEM: 10 quotes by GM’s Alicia Boler-Davis

See how she got to the top and why she’s staying there

We curated Boler-Davis interviews and speeches on YouTube, and here are 10 direct quotes from the mind making the connection between GM and you. Number one is ridiculously inspiring. Let’s start with the basics. Boler-Davis recently – and by recently we mean earlier this month – told Fortune Magazine how she discovered her potential in engineering; she wasn’t born a VP, you know.

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The perks of owning an American classic car

Sponsored by Buick

Nothing can compare to the nostalgia you feel when you’re sitting at a stoplight and you see a well preserved El Dorado drive pass you. Everybody is looking.

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K. Michelle speaks out against VH1’s ‘Sorority Sisters’

Singer K. Michelle is among the thousands of people speaking out against the new VH1 reality series “Sorority Sisters.”

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Our 10-Point Plan for Police Accountability

The phenomenon we have seen in America since the announcement of the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is new to a generation, but not to the nation.

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What’s Next after the Marches?

We’ve seen it before: The injustice, the reactions, the non-stop talking and tweeting after yet another headline grabbing tragedy. We’ve seen the hours of commentary, the “think pieces,” the marches, the online petitions and the panels.

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Black Chamber of New Jersey celebrates banner year

Dignitaries including New Jersey Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno were among more than 100 people that recently attended the year-end holiday celebration by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) in Trenton.

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Movie Review: Top Five

Top Five gives us a glimpse of Chris Rock's comic genius. Just a tad.

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Make Economic Justice 2015’s New Year’s Resolution

In recent months the groundswell of activism regarding Black America’s lack of criminal justice has become nearly daily headline news. Demonstrations spanning the nation and many parts of the globe have called for justice for those lives taken by questionable and fatal police behavior.

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No Wedding Invite

Ask Alma

A colleague has invited me to her bridal shower, but so far I’ve received no invitation to the wedding.

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Seeing a bright future with eye care

Right now, you are using your eyes to read this article. Your eyes are focusing on the words typed in black. Maybe the words are not clear. You may be wearing glasses or contacts. Maybe the words are perfectly clear. Over time, eye sight can change.

Saturday, December 20

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Jimmy Rollins traded to the Dodgers

It's official: Jimmy Rollins is a Dodger.

Thursday, December 18

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10 auto-loving quotes from a man who devoted his life to car design

Sponsored by Buick

Edward T. Welburn – most of us in the automotive industry may have heard the name – but let me introduce you to the legend. Welburn has been a General Motors employee for 35 years. He’s the current and first GM Vice President of Global Design. Yes, they actually created a VP position and title for him.

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Remember the time Buick retweeted your here’s-my-new-car photo? We do.

Sponsored by Buick

There’s nothing like when somebody you admire retweets your tweet, right? You take a screenshot and tweet that because you want everybody to know important people see, read and retweet your Tweets.

Monday, December 15

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Beverly Johnson says Bill Cosby drugged her

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her.

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Thousands rally in U.S. to protest police killings

Protesters march in Newark, New York and Washington, D.C.

Vocal protesters carrying placards and demanding immediate changes to the criminal justice system and law enforcement rules marched in cities across the country over the weekend, including in the Garden State.

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Athletes show solidarity with protesters against police killings

It's often said that sports, politics, and social issues should never mix. But every now and then, comes a time where the three come together for the better good and make an impact on the world.

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Will Video Cameras Reduce Police Brutality?

“I can’t believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America, we can’t get a simple indictment for a murder of a man that was caught on videotape.”

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Report: No evidence Christie knew of Bridgegate scheme

A legislative panel of New Jersey lawmakers in Trenton concluded that traffic jams on and near the George Washington Bridge last year was a scheme orchestrated by members of the Christie administration and unbeknownst to the governor.

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Burlington County College and Delaware Valley College expand partnership

New agreement allows BCC students to easily transfer into three additional DelVal bachelor’s degrees and increases scholarship support for new transfer students from BCC.

Monday, December 8

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Thousands stage die-in protests and rallies across NJ following Garner decision

Following the controversial decision last week by a federal grand jury not to indict officers in the police choke hold death of New Yorker Eric Garner in July, thousands of protesters hit the streets and the malls in New Jersey over the weekend.

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Beyoncé makes Grammy history

Beyoncé is ending 2014 on a high note. The “Drunk in Love” singer received six Grammy nominations Friday, including Album of the Year for her eponymous CD, making her the most nominated female artist in Grammy history.

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Rutgers Ph.D. Student Helps Revitalize Park in Camden

Growing up in a poor neighborhood in the Southeast Bronx, Rasheda L. Weaver knew that she was going to make a difference.

Wednesday, December 3

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Nelly opens up on fatherhood

Rapper Nelly is working on new music and will embark on a tour in Australia in January with Lupe Fiasco and B.O.B., but before that, the Honey Nut Cheerios spokesman is focused on raising his kids.

Monday, December 1

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A.C. can make a comeback

Atlantic City is struggling.

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2014: Year In Review

The Ups and Downs in Politics and Business in New Jersey in 2014

For New Jerseyans, the year 2014 will likely be remembered as a year of big and bigger news---especially when it comes to politics and economics.

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Elka Battle and Daniel Murillo Wedding story

The former Elka Battle was married to Daniel Murillo in a picturesque ceremony during Labor Day Weekend.

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Will Larger Congressional Black Caucus Translate into Greater Clout?

Even though the next Congress, which starts on January 6, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is: Can they get anything done in a Congress that’s been gridlocked for four straight years?

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Charlie Sifford: Golf’s Jackie Robinson

The latest news coming down the Fairways is the honor being given Charlie Sifford by the President (On Nov. 24., President Barack Obama awarded him the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.) I have to chuckle over the irony of this because according to Michael Jordan, President Obama would be in trouble if he had to make a three foot putt to break 100.

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A Nation Where Slavery Still Thrives

A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery.

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“Integrity Still Matters”

In this month’s column we will discuss how a democratic candidate distanced herself from President Obama during the recent election cycle, and then went on to lose the race.

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Take Time to Assess Career Goals

As you look back at this past year how would you rate or assess your progress toward any goals that you set for yourself?

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New Jersey natives hit high and low notes in 2014

This has been a milestone year for Wendy Williams.