News 2015 September

Stories for September 2015

Monday, September 28

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President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama recently announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

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Gladys Knight: A Candid Conversation

Gladys Knight and the Pips were part of the ‘golden era’ of Motown Records.

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Sanders Campaign Still Lagging in Black America

The emergence of the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has reached the scale of “phenomenal.” What many mainstream pundits originally believed to have been a marginal effort, exploded around the U.S. as enthusiastic crowds responded to Sanders’s challenges to contemporary capitalism.

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Two Black Donald Trump Supporters go viral

Are They for Real?

Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson are not your average Donald Trump supporters. They are two lively Black women from North Carolina who feel that Trump is the best candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

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What’s next for Ohio State’s Star QB Cardale Jones?

Just a few short months ago, Cardale Jones was on the top of the college football world. The Ohio State junior quarterback had a college championship in his back pocket and a three-game run that solidified his status as a top collegiate signal caller.

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Local author launches new book series for boys, young adults

South Jersey Journal writer Richard Randolph recently launched a new book series for boys and young adults.

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NASA confirms evidence of water on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Black Homeownership Matters

What is important to 45 million Black Americans today should be important to all Americans. Yet, as the economy in the United States continues to gradually recover from very a difficult and complex set of economic woes, the recovery of economic well-being of Black America continues to lag behind.

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La La Anthony speaks out about psoriasis

La La Anthony’s career is heating up and she is not letting a skin condition slow her momentum.

Monday, September 21

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Nielsen releases new report on Black American consumers

Acquanetta Pierce Glass, president and CEO of Avance Communications in Detroit, Mich., used last year’s Nielsen report on Black consumers to convince one of her clients to run a 15-second trailer in movie theaters during the holiday season.

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FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the drum major in 2011. Announced Friday (Sept. 18) by FAMU spokeswoman Lisa Brock, the settlement includes $1.1 million and an apology.

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Report: Dark Money in Politics Threatens Black Interests

The explosion of “dark money” spent in the political system in the United States threatens racial equity in the United States making it harder for Blacks and other minorities to gain a foothold in the middle class and fully participate in the democracy, according to a recent report by Demos, a public policy group.

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Struggle continues for AC casinos as revenues drop

Despite an early summer season boost in earnings, revenues overall revenues at five of the remaining eight gambling casinos decreased in August, according to figures recently released by state officials.

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Viola Davis makes history at the Emmys

Tracy Morgan makes triumphant return

Standing on the shoulders of Harriet Tubman, Viola Davis accepted her Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series for her role as a complicated defense lawyer Annalise Keating on the hit ABC show, “How to Get Away with Murder.” She is the first Black woman in Emmy history to win the coveted statuette.

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Another Government Shutdown?

Congress must approve a budget by October 1, or our government will shut down.

Monday, September 14

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‘Perfect Guy’ tops box office

Sanaa Lathan drops new single

Sanaa Lathan has a lot to sing about – literally.

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Healthy swimming year-round

Stay healthy and avoid recreational water illnesses (RWIs) when you swim or use the hot tub/spa by following a few simple steps.

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Study finds widespread racial disparity in mortgage rates

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.

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Library offering ‘Food for Fines’ on overdue items

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a “Food for Fines” drive from Sept. 14-19.

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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

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More African-Americans coming to network television

Five new shows to look for this fall

This fall, a new crop of Black stars are headed to primetime. Call it the Shonda Rhimes effect. With the success of her ABC dramas, “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” along with last season’s breakout hit, “Empire” and “Sleepy Hollow,” which all have African-American leads, networks are greenlighting more and more shows with Black actors in prominent roles. Here are five shows to keep on your radar.

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Booker sides with Obama on Iran nuclear deal

It's no secret that New Jersey Senator and ex-Newark mayor Cory Booker has a mind of his own and seldom acquiesces to the pressures of others to change his opinion about anything. That indelible trait became even more apparent when Booker publicly vowed his support of President Barack Obama's controversial Iran nuclear arm's deal.

Wednesday, September 2

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Symptoms and screening for prostate cancer

Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the prostate, it is called prostate cancer.

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Eagles Season Forecast

Chip Kelly’s short tenure as Philadelphia’s coach has been anything but dull. It’s too early to tell if the many changes Kelly has made will pay off in postseason success, but there can be no denying the interest the team has created.

Tuesday, September 1

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Ten Simple Steps to a Better Life

Work It!

With all of the challenges that present themselves in life, and sometimes for no apparent reason at all, we can, from time to time feel stuck, non-productive, diminished creatively and generally unhappy. A prolonged period of time in this state of mind can lead to poor health, troubled relationships and diminished effectiveness at work. Some individuals turn to food, alcohol or narcotics for relief which only exacerbates the situation.

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Booker offers suggestions to solve regional transportation woes

Sen. Cory Booker recently lauded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the most underestimated contender for the 2016 presidential run and offered suggestions on the sorry state of the region's transportation infrastructure.

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Black business figures don’t lie

Taken every five years and published in phases over two or three years, the Economic Census of Black-owned businesses has finally been released. It contains information captured in 2012 on Black businesses and those owned by others; it also contains information on revenues and employees within those businesses.

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Can Hillary Survive Email Controversy?

If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on the Democratic side, and a little rough-and-tumble on the Republican side.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ dominates box office for third week

O’Shea Jackson Jr. said film’s timing is everything

“Straight Outta Compton” has traveled into summer blockbuster territory.

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American Cancer Society recommendations for prostate cancer early detection

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer.

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Indirectly Subsidizing my Ex

My wife is vicious with a capital V!