Friday, February 28
George Muschal named interim mayor
After more than two weeks of being convicted of federal corruption charges, disgraced Trenton mayor Tony Mack was officially removed as head of the capital city earlier this week by a municipal court judge who dismissed the ex-mayor’s claim that he should be allowed to remain as mayor until he is sentenced later this year.
Thursday, February 27
The Lawnside Education Foundation hosted a dinner dance which took place on Feb. 22 at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ.
Tamron Hall has been named a co-host of “TODAY's Take,” the 9 a.m. hour of the TODAY show, joining fellow hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.
Monday, February 24
Actress/singer Vanessa Williams will return to Broadway in the musical “After Midnight,” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Dr. Anthony Jones has been an AIDS specialist for more than 15 years. During that time, he has become more and more discouraged as he watched the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area become increasingly more of a problem for the African American Community.
Ever since the 2009 election of Barack Obama as America’s first Black president and the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League in 2010, the perennial debate about the need for Black History Month has intensified.
Sometimes, research yields unexpected results. At Rutgers University–Camden, a group working together to decipher the genetic basis of cell shapes in plants made a remarkable discovery: a new gene.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are locked in negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute that potentially has hemispheric implications.
After people of color were excluded last year from the two largest bond issuance deals in history –Verizon Communications, which sold $49 billion of debt, and Apple, Inc., which sold $17 billion of debt – the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project is stepping up efforts to expand opportunity for African Americans, women and other disadvantaged groups.
Sunday, February 23
The re-building process in Philadelphia continues. Sam Hinkie reshaped the 76ers while stockpiling expiring contracts and draft picks before 3 p.m. Feb. 20 the NBA trade deadline.
Thursday, February 20
Philadelphia six-term Councilwoman and Cheyney University Alumna Jannie L. Blackwell will return to her alma mater on February 28 as the keynote speaker at the 177th anniversary of its founding.
Perched atop a grand piano in a skintight black dress, Mariah Carey debuted her new single, “Your Mine” at the 2014 BET Honors taped recently at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, February 19
As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder on Sanford, Fla., justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State.
Monday, February 17
Maya Angelou’s moving tribute to fallen South African leader Nelson Mandela, called “His Day Is Done,” is preserved in book format just in time for Black History Month.
Carter G. Woodson was a journalist, author, historian, and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).
Small-Business Cash Flow, Hiring Up as Economy Improves; Retirement Concerns Persist
Small-business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, and expect their businesses to increase cash flow and hire more employees in 2014.
At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals.
World No. 1 Tiger Woods has cracked $US1.3 billion ($1.45 billion) in career earnings by leading the Golf Digest 50 income list for 2013, with Australian Adam Scott coming in eighth.
Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months.
Friday, February 14
Lawnside Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2009 to support the Lawnside School District.
For the first time in 26 years, three All-Stars are competing in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest.
Thursday, February 13
Comedian/actor Kevin Hart is speaking out about Hollywood labeling films with a predominantly African American cast as a “black movie.”
Monday, February 10
The black unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in December to 12.1 percent in January, according the Department of Labor’s latest monthly report.
There aren't many third-round picks who quarterback their teams to a Super Bowl title. Or 5-foot-11 quarterbacks. Or second-year quarterbacks. Russell Wilson didn't fit the profile.
Saturday, February 8
A federal court found Trenton Mayor Tony Mack guilty of corruption charges late Friday afternoon in the capital city
Thursday, February 6
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb is considering running as a Republican for New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews.
Actress and reality TV star La La Anthony is revealing the secrets to her successful marriage to New York Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony.
Tuesday, February 4
Prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl, I told anyone who would listen that I like both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, so I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed regardless of who won the game.
Monday, February 3
He is young, gifted and Black.
Two weeks ago, the fan-voted starting lineups were revealed. But the combination of transcendent play from the game's top stars along with certain players being far more visible to the casual fan tends to make those selections fairly predictable on an annual basis.
The legal defense team rested its case in the corruption trial of embattled Trenton mayor Tony Mack after calling just one witness—a move that shocked courtroom observers and others last week in Trenton.
Saturday, February 1
Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, announced she is married.
In any economy, protecting your personal assets can be a struggle. And in uncertain times, making the correct financial decisions is imperative to create a stable future for you and your family.
As we celebrate Black History Month it is important to remember the man who made it all possible – Carter G. Woodson known as the father of Black History in America.
Numerous organizations, schools and colleges in South Jersey will continue the tradition of honoring the achievements of African Americans in all walks of life with a variety of events throughout the area.
When I consider how vast, complex and culturally rich the world is and how nations are intertwined economically, it underscores the importance of having a broad view and understanding of the many cultures that exist.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.
Given that February is dedicated to celebrating love, caring, and heart health, it’s a great time to improve your own heart health or encourage loved ones to improve theirs by quitting smoking.
Three churches in New Jersey that had a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad include Mount Zion African Methodist (AME) Church in Woolwich Township, Jacob's Chapel AME Church in Mount Laurel, and Macedonia AME Church in Camden.
One of the most critical aspects of the mission of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) is to reposition the African American population.