Monday, November 24
A grand jury will not indict Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown—an unarmed 18-year-old African American whose death sparked months of protest and unrest throughout the St. Louis suburb—as well as rallies across the country—including New Jersey.
In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level.
In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.
Whether you’re trying to cut back on your coffee consumption or have never been able to warm up to the beverage’s bitter taste, check out the 10 other things that can invigorate your sleepy mornings.
Queen Latifah’s reign on daytime television has come to an end. “The Queen Latifah Show” has been cancelled after two seasons.
Last month’s Black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the White unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, Blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than Whites over the past year, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
I’m getting married and I want everything to be perfect. We’re getting married at my childhood church and I got the reception hall I wanted. Everything is falling into place perfectly except one thing.
Thanksgiving is this week. What better way to celebrate than to watch two of the NFL’s best go head to head in an NFC East battle. The Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
The Memorial Hospital of Salem County has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.
Thursday, November 20
President Barack Obama announced new executive actions on immigration .
Wednesday, November 19
Solange Knowles is a married woman. Beyonce’s little sister wed music video director Alan Ferguson on Sunday in New Orleans.
Monday, November 17
Officials from the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) recently announced that former White House staffer and current CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Desiree Rogers will headline the organization’s national gala in February in New Brunswick, NJ.
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Diamond May is devoted to her education.
The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch.
The National Urban League released a new survey that shows overwhelming support from one of the most important, but rarely heard voices in the roiling and often distorted debate over Common Core State Standards – African American parents.
A diverse group of civil rights leaders representing Blacks, Latinos and Asian-Pacific Islanders have joined forces to call for major changes in auto dealer compensation. Together, the organizations are calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to use its rule-making authority to stop dealer markups on auto interest rates that in 2009 cost consumers $25.8 billion in extra interest payments.
Jets quarterback Michael Vick is continuing to make plays with his legs and making history in the process.
I need advice. I have been married to my husband for over year. I love him dearly but he constantly likes to wait until the last minute to take care of business.
Wednesday, November 12
Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
Monday, November 10
Bridgeton NJ Mayor Albert B. Kelly says practice leads to loans with “outrageous interest rates...”
In recent weeks a consistent drum beat against predatory lending’s small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, clergy, labor, veterans, elder and consumer advocates.
New Jerseyans approved two controversial ballot amendments on Election Day, including one that eliminates the right to bail to those accused of violent crimes---and allows those deemed as lower-level criminals free while awaiting trial.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred in the indie break out hit, “Belle,” is ditching her prim and proper cotton corsets and bustled skirts for more revealing leather bustiers and mini-skirts for her new role as a pop princess.
Despite historic wins by two of New Jersey's highest profile African American politicos, Republicans nabbed control of the Senate for the first time in eight years following
Sunday, November 9
South Jersey Chapter hosts workshops, luncheon
Jack and Jill spans 230 chapters nationwide and represents 40,000 family members.
President Barack Obama announced on Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as his choice to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, Lynch would be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.
President Barack Obama recently welcomed the Jackie Robinson West All Stars to the Oval Office.
Friday, November 7
Angela Bassett is not letting a little thing like age, slow her down.
Thursday, November 6
A historic high number of black Republicans and Democrats ran for office across the United States in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday, November 4th.
Wednesday, November 5
The Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Kappa Community Development Corporation recognized the outstanding contributions women have made to the community on Nov. 2 at the 11th annual African-American Women Achievers Banquet.
Tuesday, November 4
Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker handily beat Republican challenger Jeff Bell on Tuesday to win a full six-year term.
Monday, November 3
Shorter days and cooler evenings mean it's fall – and often the time that we start seeing people sick with flu. By getting a flu vaccine for yourself and your entire family every season, you can help prevent flu-related illness, missed school, and missed work.
The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo. Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much as the product a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between Blacks and police, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males
Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would likely save taxpayers $39 billion in spending on safety net programs per year, according to a new issue brief by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
After an arduous debate that stretched over three years, higher education advocates overwhelmingly supported the updated guidelines for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program recently issued by the Department of Education (DOE).
As fears about the spread of the Ebola virus mushroom across the U.S., several Caribbean nations have imposed travel bans on people arriving from West African states where the disease has taken a foothold.
I’m a single dad who recently relocated with my job. I’m raising my 11-year-old daughter alone. Her mom passed away 4 years ago.
Saturday, November 1
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the presidency at the depth of the Great Depression he helped the American people regain faith in themselves when he asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Categories and groups are our way as humans to identify things and make our emotional and physical world seem more orderly and feel less chaotic and frightening. It is a base survival instinct and happens without much thought. It helps to know how to respond to certain stimuli in daily living.
The Philadelphia 76ers are hoping to move forward from the troubling season that the team just had. After a franchise worst, and NBA record-tying, 26 consecutive losses, the team garnered the third pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, with which it used to draft Kansas University big man Joel Embiid. The Sixers look to rebuild a solid foundation with the new and youthful talent on the roster.
This month’s column is about reflecting on past and current events as a means to developing an agenda that can be effectively implemented to improve the economic standing of African Americans in New Jersey and perhaps throughout the United States of America.