Monday, November 30
Mayor Dana L. Redd and the City of Camden will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3rd, at 5 p.m. in Roosevelt Plaza Park.
After a dominating 27-3 victory over UConn Saturday night, the Temple Owls won their division and will compete for a conference title.
NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders won more than $2 million in a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, according to media sources.
NJ E-Z Pass customers must enroll to receive the frequent traveler discount
The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) has announced that the commuter discount for frequent travelers over the four bridges which connect Pennsylvania with South Jersey, will go into effect as of December 1st, 2015.
Move over Tinder, there’s a new app on the market and it caters to the Black community. BAE (Before Anyone Else) was created by three young Black men: Brian Gerrard, Justin Gerrard and Jordan Kunzika who set out make ‘dating fun again.’
The September release of Patti Labelle’s new sweet potato pies to Wal-Mart stores initially saw moderate sales—until a recent social media video review by singer James Wright.
Rocky Balboa is synonymous with Philadelphia. The fictitious Italian Stallion is as much a part of the city’s DNA as cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. However, the City of Brotherly Love has found a new underdog to champion and his name is Adonis Creed.
Groundbreaking trumpeter and singer Cynthia Robinson, a co-founder of the pivotal funk band Sly & the Family Stone, died Nov. 23 at age 69.
Looking to shore up support among African-American voters, the Hillary Clinton campaign recently hired Burrell Communications, a Black-owned marketing firm, according to NBC News.
It’s hard to fault Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for being excited. The pivotal piece in the Panthers’ attack has been exceptional so far this season, leading the team to a 10-0 record while making his case as one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Newton hasn’t been without controversy, however, as his traditional touchdown celebration dances have started to ruffle the feathers of opposing defenses.
When most people think of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), what automatically comes to mind is the iconic image of a gutsy underdog easy to root for who held his own in the boxing ring against a variety of imposing adversaries. Each installment of the series has basically revolved around the hype leading to a riveting championship bout between a veritable David and Goliath.
There have been days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer.
Monday, November 23
Interested in a career in law enforcement? Career fair participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with recruiters from many different law enforcement agencies.
Burlington County Human Services Director Anna Payanzo Cotton will lead Rowan College at Burlington County’s (RCBC) workforce development and lifelong learning programs as vice president, RCBC President Paul Drayton announced Monday.
In October, she announced she was shutting down “America’s Next Top Model” after 22 Cycles. Now, two months after launching her new daytime talk show, “The FABLife,” the woman who taught the world how to “smize” is calling it quits - again.
Friday, November 20
Burlington-Camden Kappas Women Achievers’ Banquet
Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the President of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed. The players said, “due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience” and his lax attitude regarding racial issues on campus, they would no longer participate in football activities.
Hundreds of people recently gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate the completion of the museum’s exterior in a year that marks three significant moments in American history.
As I watched the Republican debate on October 10, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans. He said, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people”. Later he tiptoed away from the comment by saying he “regretted” it, but he never apologized.
I will never forget the debate that engulfed Black America at the time of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court.
Add Jamar Clark to the list.
Wednesday, November 18
Officials at Kean University in Union, NJ, say that security has been increased on campus after someone made anonymous threats on Twitter against black students.
Tuesday, November 17
Cheyney University, the nation's first historically black college, is in a dire financial situation.
Monday, November 16
Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children Elaine Zimmerman helps meet many child needs in her state including sharing advice to help children cope with terrible events.
The Rowan College at Burlington County Foundation will celebrate a winter wonderland-themed Holiday Auction, its first as RCBC, Friday, Nov. 20 at the Enterprise Center, to raise money for scholarships for RCBC students in need.
Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million Black Americans have made some type of progress during the past seven years of the Obama Administration, there is still much more to be done to end the vast racial and socioeconomic differences between Blacks and Whites in the United States.
Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has chosen a deputy police commissioner to be the city's next top cop.
The “Rush Hour” buddy-cop movie franchise, starring comedian Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, has been rebooted for television.
Despite the efforts of our federal government and the Supreme Court to address and eliminate racial discrimination in the jury selection process, the practice continues to run rampant, and unchecked, throughout our criminal justice system.
Monday, November 9
Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) officials announced Monday that the agency has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the WTS – Philadelphia Chapter Diversity Award.
Shonda Rhimes is one of the most powerful people on television. Her groundbreaking shows - “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” - keep the mother of three busy, but over the last year, the ultimate “Gladiator” carved out some time for herself to pen a new book, “Year of Yes.”
Bridgeton Free Public Library will present Madam C. J. Walker: Self-Made Woman as portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century on November 14, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Bridgeton Free Public Library, 150 E. Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ.
I’m divorcing my husband of 24 years. (The ink is just about dry) We have been apart for the last 3 years.
In the U.S., we revere Susan B. Anthony’s groundbreaking efforts for leading the fight for a woman’s right to vote in the late 1800s. In England, Emmeline Pankhurst, a feminist who used demonstrations, civil disobedience and violence to property for publicity and agitation, spearheaded their cause.
In war, one of the first things the enemy does is destroy his adversary’s ability to communicate within its ranks. Chaos likely ensues if a fighting force cannot communicate internally. Individual soldiers end up doing their own thing, left to their own devices; they make decisions based on their individual situations and in their individual interests. This allows the enemy to come in and pick them off one by one, using false information and propaganda (Tokyo Rose) instilling fear of being captured or killed, or by making the individual feel abandoned and left with no hope of victory.
It may or may not have been the most delicate of phrasing, but President Obama made it clear what he thought was the message sent by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in its World Cup victory.
Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced last week the members of his transition team.
In response, at least in part, to her sharp criticism and outspokenness last month regarding proposals to slashing federal funds to Planned Parenthood, U.S. Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman was appointed to sit on a House of Representatives subcommittee established to investigate claims regarding the agencies handling of aborted fetal tissues, federal officials announced last week in Washington.
Richland County Senior Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields seemed to think the only way he could get a young black girl out of her seat was to fling her across the room. His brutal attack on her was filmed by one of her classmates, and it’s a good thing he documented the incident.
The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama, during a recent special White House session to deal with reforming the nation’s criminal justice system.
Tuesday, November 3
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney was elected mayor of Philadelphia Tuesday night.
Prepare to manage your diabetes during the holidays. Stay on track by taking medications on schedule and choosing healthy versions of favorite dishes. Remember to plan daily physical activities like walking after meals and dancing at festivities.
We should all hope President Barack Obama is wrong when he recently said mass shootings in America have now become so common in this country that we now see them as routine.
Remember the days when the conversation about who is in the workplace was largely about gender, race and ethnicity? These may still be concerns, but the larger conversation about workplace diversity concerns are around age and generational differences. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the generation known as the Millennials, a population group slightly larger than the so called Baby Boomer generation is now the majority in the workplace.
Monday, November 2
Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones have returned to Broadway for “The Gin Game.” It has been nearly 50 years since the two legends shared the stage in 1966’s “A Hand is on the Gate,” but it seems like yesterday to these two old friends.
Some south Jersey Shore residents were dealt a big blow by New Jersey Transit officials when the major metro area travel carrier announced some changes—and cuts to service between New York City and several south Jersey communities.