Monday, July 28
Hoping to capitalize on the highly publicized videotaped recent death of a man in police custody in New York and a new report from the federal government that castigates the Newark Police Department, community activists last week held a peaceful, yet vocal rally at Newark City Hall.
The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.
Just when it seemed Congress was no longer capable of working together on any level to serve the best interests of the American people, on July 9 members of both parties in the House of Representatives joined forces to pass a new bipartisan jobs bill, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
New Jersey students recently won nine national medals at the national NAACP ACT-SO Competition, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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Lisa Beasley said she’s made significant progress in recent months with her battle against the mental illness known as bulimia. Like many other sufferers, Beasley also continues to wage war against what she said are unrealistic ideals about physical beauty.
Atlantic City officials say that several potential buyers have emerged and expressed interest in purchasing the financially troubled Revel casino---just one of at least three gambling parlors in financially beleaguered shore town.
For the third game in a row, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was sitting on the bench.
Wednesday, July 23
Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning.
For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined a major payday lender.
Burlington County College (BCC) is inviting all families and community members to explore what the college can offer through interactive science, criminal justice and arts exhibits as part of an end-of-summer showcase next month.
Monday, July 21
Beyoncé has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, yet, but her costumes have.
Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died July 14 in south Georgia. She was 90.
Marvel Comics recently announced that the new Captain America will be an African American.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again.
Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period, resulting in water shortage.
We are in the final countdown to the kick-off of the 2014 National Urban League conference, “One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice.”
The early stages of the football season will be kicking off as the Philadelphia Eagles will be reporting to training camp on July 25.
Thursday, July 17
Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ right-wing ideology.
The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands.
Wednesday, July 16
Sorry Hilary Clinton, a black woman has beaten you to the Oval Office.
Tuesday, July 15
You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed can sound really appealing.
Monday, July 14
Comedian Tracy Morgan, 45, who has been released from a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive outpatient program," is suing Walmart claiming the retailer was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van, injuring Morgan and killing another.
Bishop David G. Evans, senior pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, recently hosted Bishop T.D. Jakes for a “Night of Purpose,” at Bethany Baptist Church.
Legislation signed last year in Trenton by Gov. Chris Christie already allows undocumented (illegal) immigrants who are attending state colleges and universities to pay in-state tuition, however, access to state financial aid coffers for those same students was vetoed out of the state budget last month.
Thursday, July 10
Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.
African Americans have a reason to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend because there has been some improvement in the jobless rate.
Monday, July 7
Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, who has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania since August 2013, will become the institution’s acting president effective July 7 during a presidential transition.
Oscar winner Halle Berry stars in the new sci-fi drama “Extant,” which debuts on CBS on July 9.
Wednesday, July 2
One year after the United States Supreme Court gutted a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “the right to vote for all is under grave threat,” says Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Adm. Michelle Janine Howard is the first woman to be promoted to four-star admiral, the Navy’s highest rank.
It is important to remember that some types of international travel, especially to developing countries and rural areas, have higher health risks.
Tuesday, July 1
A recent study shows that African American college graduates have a 12.4% unemployment rate which is higher compared to those of other racial/ethnic groups with similar credentials.
Rapper/actress Eve has married her longtime boyfriend, British fashion designer and motor rally Gumball 3000 CEO Maximillion Cooper.
A little time can go a long way in improving or maintaining good health.
Wendy Williams, who will turn 50 this month, is at the top of her game.
If you're currently at a healthy weight, you're already one step ahead of the game. To stay at a healthy weight, it's worth doing a little planning now.
As many Americans watch the daily news feeds either in the comfort of their homes or via an electronic device, many of the issues of today seem almost like a repeat of a 50 year old broadcast.
We all know how hard it can be to find a job —especially a good one. But if you’ve been thinking about making a career change, now may be the perfect time.
Hopefully by the time you read this column the interventionists would not have won and the United States had not entered into significant military involvement into a sectarian conflict in Iraq.
Most everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, but not enough actually do it.