Tuesday, August 30
Temple educator is a resident of Washington Township, NJ
David W. Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, has been awarded the 2016 David Ferguson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Relations Education from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Monday, August 29
Publication to honor five “People Making a Difference” at anniversary gala
South Jersey Journal will host its 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on Saturday, September 24th at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.
Sunday, August 28
Good physical and mental health helps drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden.
Christopher Emanuel puts his heart into the role of do-it-all dad with his active, 2-year-old daughter, Skylar.
Governor Chris Christie's long held, “I didn't know a thing,” defense to accusations of his involvement in the upcoming Bridge gate trial may indeed fall flat and crumble, according to various media reports.
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.
Friday, August 26
Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity presents event
Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity, Inc., a private, non-profit agency celebrating its 50th anniversary, is hosting “Community Day” ― an event featuring a day of fun-filled activities for persons of all ages, live entertainment, a classic car showcase, and a variety of food vendors ― in Cooper River Park (Stadium), on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the event is free and open to the general public.
Atlantic City will cap off the season with the soulful sounds of R&B wafting along its famed boardwalk.
Tuesday, August 23
While the world tuned in to watch the United States compete in various games during the 2016 Summer Olympics, back home – many people in New Jersey were cheering on their own in the competitions.
Monday, August 22
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of longtime black press champion and editor, George E. Curry. He died Saturday at 69.
With Democratic contender Hillary Clinton poised to become the first woman president of the U.S., a thought provoking conference featuring several of the most powerful women of color in New Jersey was right on time, at the posh Mansion on Main in Voorhees, NJ.
Craig Kirby is on a mission: He is working hard to diversify golf — one black student at a time.
Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer Simone Manuel. Shot putter Michelle Carter. All three won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in sports not typically associated with black American athletes.
Sunday, August 21
Fans around the world are scrambling to buy their own “Life of Pablo” attire this weekend, made available by rapper-turned-fashion mogul, Kanye West.
Many Latinos report abusive experiences and negative opinions toward police, similar to those that numerous African-Americans have expressed nationwide
While the national conversation on police and race seems like a black-and-white issue, many Latinos say they also feel mistreated by cops.
“black-ish” star Anthony Anderson knows what it feels like to be accused of crime. He also knows the sweet taste of redemption. That is why the Emmy-nominated actor believes “The Birth of a Nation” writer/director, Nate Parker, who was accused and acquitted of raping a fellow student while attending Penn State 17 years ago, deserves a second chance, according to TMZ.
This is South Jersey Journal’s inaugural list of the “Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey.” The individuals selected were chosen based on the number of people impacted by their work and size of their budgets.
Friday, August 19
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Monday, August 15
Six college students cracking jokes and making beats turned into an internet phenomenon with over 900,000 subscribers and videos with over 3,000,00 views. The group of Atlanta comedians, known as Dormtainment, consists of Amanuel Richards, Jerome “Rome” Green, Mike Anthony, Daunte “Tay” Dier, Chaz Miller and his brother Cameron Miller. After viral videos like “Ass on the Internet” and one of the first Black Harlem shake videos, they soon expanded their talent past laptop screens.
Almost a dozen people with harrowing experiences with New Jersey’s controversial student loan program testified on Monday before state lawmakers, detailing its aggressive collection tactics and onerous terms that some said had ruined them financially.
The Baltimore Police Department’s “pattern of civil rights violations” has officially been uncovered and acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority are on a mission: no rest until the cycle of death by drowning in the Black community is broken.
Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment: A black-owned bank.
Friday, August 12
Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming.
Simone Biles is continuing to make her imprint on the Olympic Games in Rio. After helping her team win gold in the team gymnastics competition Aug. 9, the 19-year-old earned a gold medal for herself Aug. 11 during the women’s individual all-around competition with an overall score of 62.198.
Monday, August 8
A Muslim American fencer is making history and speaking out on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plans for Muslims.
In the wake of repeated instances of shootings of unarmed African American men and mass shootings sprees in the past several months and years, outspoken Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is condemning some of her constituents for their ineptitude in significantly revamping gun control measures in the country.
There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal justice system. Finding and identifying transformative remedies and solutions are long overdue.
As the major-party conventions conclude and the general election season begins in earnest, the National Urban League has a message for the next President, whoever he or she might be: invest in America.
It would probably not be difficult for many workers to recall an incident where they witnessed or may have been involved in some unfortunate form of inappropriate workplace behavior.
Saturday, August 6
Thanks to a string of box office slam dunks and a sold-out stadium tour, Kevin Hart is laughing all the way to the bank.
Thursday, August 4
President Barack Obama, who turns 55 today, received some good news on his birthday.
Tuesday, August 2
The world’s most famous ballerina is married. Misty Copeland, 33, wed her longtime beau, Olu Evans, 38, in an intimate ceremony of about 100 at the romantic Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach on Sunday.
Monday, August 1
It's no secret that there are thousands of Hispanic-owned entrepreneurs across the nation that own and run thriving and profitable businesses that contribute billions of dollars to the economy.
Calvin R. Bell, III is a young man on a mission.
Mary J. Blige’s relationship has hit a sour note. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has filed for divorce from her husband/manager Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.
In the August issue of South Jersey Journal is the inaugural list of the Journal’s “25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey.”
A new study, jointly led by the University of Southampton and King’s College London, has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking on this $13 billion industry. At a July 28 field hearing in Sacramento, Richard Cordray, CFPB Director, announced the Bureau’s intent to rein in illegal practices that harass and rob consumers.
The University of Alabama of Birmingham School of Dentistry Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Stephen Mitchell, DMD, says parents can take an active role in the oral health of their children.
The reigning Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs is one of the favorites to win big in Rio.
Taking care of their first set of pearly whites will establish good dental habits for years to come
As our children grow, so do their teeth. Kids will often experience excitement (and some anxiety) when their first baby tooth begins to wiggle and eventually falls out.
The last Summer Olympics was momentous for American gymnastics: the women’s team, dubbed the “Fierce Five,” won the second gold team medal ever for the U.S., the first gold on international soil, and Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win gold in the all-around event.