News 2015 January

Stories for January 2015

Saturday, January 31

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Whitney Houston's daughter hospitalized

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been put in a medically induced coma for swelling of the brain, according to TMZ.

Thursday, January 29

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Governor appoints watchdogs to oversee Atlantic City finances

In an effort to restore it to the gambling mecca of the East Coast it once was, Gov. Chris Christie, appointed an emergency management team to oversee the daily operations of Atlantic City, state officials announced late last week.

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Educator says to Keep King Dream Alive

More than 60 people attended the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon last week in Princeton hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ). Rutgers University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon was the keynote speaker.

Monday, January 26

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5 things you need to know about GloZell Green

YouTube comedian GloZell Green made quite a splash this week when she, along with fellow YouTube phenoms, Bethany Mota and Hank Green, were granted access to President Barack Obama, in what the White House is calling an appeal to a broader audience.

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Lee Daniels wants to expose homophobia in Black community

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels is on a mission.

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The Links to host 46th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit

The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College located at 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City, is honored once again to host an Opening Reception for the Links 46th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit on Friday, February 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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A Boost for the American Dream

About 800,000 homeowners whose mortgages were backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) could save $900 annually on mortgage costs, due to a small reduction in mortgage insurance (MI) premiums. President Barack Obama made the announcement in a recent speech in Phoenix, one of the cities hardest hit by the nation’s housing crisis.

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World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls

One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to 17.

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Preview of Super Bowl 2015: Patriots vs. Seahawks

In one of the most enticing matchups in NFL history, the top-seeded New England Patriots will take on the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. Let's break down the matchup.

Tuesday, January 20

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Rowan speaker: Remember King’s legacy in its entirety

On Monday, Jan. 19, Michael Eric Dyson – a Georgetown University professor, pastor, an American Book Award recipient and a two-time NAACP Image Award winner – asked one simple question to hundreds of guests at Rowan University’s Eynon Ballroom.

Monday, January 19

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King and LBJ Stood Together

The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship. Nothing is farther from the truth.

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Remarkable Progress Five Years after Haiti Earthquake

Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system.

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CBC Chair Vows to Work with Both Parties

If you were the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), beginning your time tenure when the first Black president of the United States was completing his last two years in office, what would your plan be?

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Murder rate down slightly in Trenton

The North Ward is the most dangerous section in Trenton and African American men in their 20's are the most frequent victims of homicides as 34 people were murdered in 2014 in the capital city according to figures recently released by the New Jersey State Police.

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Caesars Entertainment files for bankruptcy

The house of cards continues to fall for Atlantic City.

Monday, January 12

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Giving Ed Brooke his due

Sandwiched between the deaths of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, the passing of former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke III at the age of 95 did not get nearly the attention it deserved.

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Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of Black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment.

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Council approves bailout package for Atlantic City

Members of the Atlantic City Council extended a much needed lifeline to the struggling Atlantic City casino industry when it recently approved a proposal to bail out the cash strapped resort city.

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Jennifer Hudson headed to Broadway

Jennifer Hudson is bringing her luscious voice to the world’s biggest stage.

Monday, January 5

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‘Selma’ is More than a Movie

The movie Selma, which debuted on Christmas Day, is an eerily timely film detailing a history not taught in American schools on a regular basis. There’s the obvious truth we already knew: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is in another stratosphere of leadership compared to the Who’s Who on the scene today.

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Terrence Howard looking forward to new baby, ‘Empire’

Terrence Howard has more than just a new television show in the works.

Sunday, January 4

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Lawmakers to hear latest proposal on Taj Mahal

A multi-million dollar pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will help keep the struggling Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City up and running through the end of 2015, officials from Trump Entertainment Resorts announced last week.

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African American Chef Crowned ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Winner

Chef La Tasha McCutchen performed well throughout Season 13 on Fox Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” So when she was selected from four chefs to face emotional chef Bryant Gallaher in the final two, she knew she could win.

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China-HBCU Exchange Program Launched

In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program.

Thursday, January 1

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January BUZZ

Rapper Nicki Minaj says her successful career has destroyed her love life.

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To Honor King, Actively Work for Justice

Five strategies for improving policing In African American communities

As we celebrate this month the birthday of the great civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the ways we can honor him is by strongly speaking out against police-caused deaths of unarmed black males.

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Use S.M.A.R.T. strategy to achieve goals

Work It!

My gratitude for the coming of the New Year is immense. It signals the chance for me to begin again and to consciously take lessons from the past year to improve my experiences in the future.

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King Holiday events scheduled in NJ and Philadelphia

We continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King on his birthday through various events and activities in both New Jersey and Philadelphia.