News 2016 April

Stories for April 2016

Monday, April 25

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Beyonce pays tribute to Black women on ‘Lemonade’

Thirsty fans got their first taste of “Lemonade” Saturday, when Beyonce debuted her new visual album with a series of stylized videos on HBO. The album was also released exclusively on the streaming service Tidal and quickly became the top trending topic on Twitter.

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Bonnie Watson Coleman advocates help for the unemployed

Older workers often victims of ageism

Unemployed workers over the age of 55 are often out of work significantly longer than furloughed younger workers---a concept that U.S. House of Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman plans to change with recently proposed legislation announced last week in Trenton.

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Obama to give commencement speech at Rutgers University

President Barack Obama will give the commencement address in May at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, school officials announced and the White House confirmed in late April.

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Prince had lasting impact as a businessman

While much of the coverage of Prince’s death focuses on the artist’s musical legacy, he may have an equally lasting impact on the music business itself.

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Who will the Eagles pick in the draft?

The Philadelphia Eagles made a bold move in this year’s draft when the team acquired the No. 2 overall pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

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Kidnapped Nigerian school girls remain missing

It’s been two years, April 14th to be exact, since the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram – a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning of children alive and sending teenaged girls on suicide bomb missions.

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April BUZZ

He liked it so much he put a ring on it.

Friday, April 22

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Celebrities, fans pay tribute to Prince

Celebrities and fans throughout the world are paying tribute to Prince.

Tuesday, April 19

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Beyonce to release new video ‘Lemonade’ on HBO

On Saturday, Beyonce sent the Beyhive into a tizzy when she announced the debut of a new HBO project titled “Lemonade.” Thirsty fans spent the day in Twitterverse pondering the meaning of the title. Was it a new diet drink?

Monday, April 18

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Rowan College at Burlington County helps career-minded students Dress for Success

Rowan College at Burlington County’s (RCBC) Workforce Development Institute and RCBC Foundation, in partnership with Liberty Bell Bank, will present professional makeovers of the students at “Dress for Success.”

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Protecting the right to vote

When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act.

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Former gang member now a gang peacemaker

Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time.

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Ben Carson criticizes GOP outreach to blacks

Former Republican presidential nominee and famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson said that he trusts Donald Trump to address systemic racial disparities affecting the Black people, if the billionaire businessman wins the presidential election in November.

Monday, April 11

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Eve opens up about ‘Barbershop 3,’ new music

It has been a minute since hip-hop fans have heard from Philly rapper/actress Eve.

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Winslow Township to hold 3rd Annual Green Fair

Winslow Township announces that the 3rd annual Green Fair will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to 2pm (rain or shine).

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Rowan College at Burlington County unveils new Student Success Center and campus of the future

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) recently unveiled the first images of the state-of-the-art Student Success Center that will serve as the gateway to a transformed Mount Laurel campus.

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Downtown Hammonton’s Boutique Week

Featuring Weeklong Sales, Specials & Activities

From Saturday, April 16 to Saturday, April 23, Downtown Hammonton will kick off the spring shopping season with weeklong sales, specials, events, giveaways and more during Boutique Week. This annual event serves to highlight small and independently owned retailers and celebrate shopping local.

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Major League Baseball set to remember Jackie Robinson

The impact Jackie Robinson made on Major League Baseball is one that will be forever remembered. On April 15, every team in the majors celebrates Jackie Robinson Day in honor of when he broke the color barrier in baseball, becoming the first African-American player in the 20th century to take the field in the big leagues. He opened the door for many others and will forever be appreciated for his contribution to the game.

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Broderick Johnson is his Brother’s Keeper

Broderick Johnson sees young black men on America’s streets taking long drags off short smokes.

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Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics.

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Christie urges state takeover of Atlantic City

Governor Chris Christie sharply criticized state lawmakers for failing to reach an expeditious agreement to save Atlantic City from financial ruin--the former presidential hopeful said the state must takeover of the day-to-day operations of the resort town.

Tuesday, April 5

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Lawnside Education Foundation, Inc. Host 6th Annual Dinner Dance

South Jersey Scene

The Lawnside Education Foundation Inc. (LEF) hosted its 6th Annual Dinner Dance on February 27 at the Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ. The well attended gala was highlighted by the appearance of actor, philanthropist, poet and star of the STARZ Television series Power, Omari Hardwick.

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Women of Excellence

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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Iverson, Shaq voted in Hall of Fame

Former Philadelphia Sixers guard Allen Iverson can now add Hall of Famer to his accolades.

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The Villanova Wildcats are national champs

Villanova won the national championship with a miracle finish in 1985 with a 66-64 victory over Georgetown at Rupp Arena., and it pulled off another miracle win 31 years later with a 77-74 win against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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You Can Control Your Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases.

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Common Asthma Triggers

If you have asthma, an asthma attack can happen when you are exposed to “asthma triggers.”

Monday, April 4

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Black Lives Matter Forum: A Call for Action

On February 25, I traveled to Cherry Hill, NJ to attend an interesting public forum on Black Lives Matter.

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‘Influencers, Experiences and Relationships…..Matter”

For some time now I have been providing my perspective on a monthly basis about the challenges and the triumphs of the 1.1 million African American residents and the 66,000 black-owned businesses in New Jersey.

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Bonnie Watson Coleman honored by HBCU advocacy organization

New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman was recently honored by a national organization that represents dozens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) across the country.

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How to save more money

Work It!

Employment for most people in the world is not an option; it is a necessity of life to sustain ourselves and families.

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Trump’s rise is a wake-up call

The Republican Party establishment is anxious about the possibility of businessman Donald Trump becoming their party’s nominee for president in 2016.

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Beyonce debuts Ivy Park activewear

Beyonce may wake up looking fabulous, but she works out - hard - to keep her body “Flawless.” And, if you have ever wished you had Beyonce’s “Bootilicious” bod, and who among us haven’t, the pop star is bringing you one step closer to your goal with the release of her new athleisure line, Ivy Park.

Adults with asthma should receive flu vaccination

Adults with asthma are at high risk of developing complications after contracting the influenza virus, yet most adults with asthma do not receive an annual flu vaccination. Only one-third of all asthmatic adults and one-fifth of asthmatic adults younger than 50 years of age receive the flu vaccine annually, according to study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was published in the September 2003 issue of Chest(the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians).