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News 2016 December

Stories for December 2016

Friday, December 30

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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fair Lending to be CFPB’s Top Priority in 2017

As a New Year approaches, fair lending will be the priority for the nation’s consumer financial cop on the beat. Mortgage and student loan servicing along with redlining and small business lending will be a triple-focus in 2017 for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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Jackson: As President Obama Departs, We Owe Him Our Thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind.

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Why President Obama Will Never Get the Credit He Deserves

In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Saturday, December 24

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Year-end Review

2016 year in review for New Jersey

For New Jerseyans, the year 2016 will likely be remembered as a year of political setbacks, comebacks and big news.

Friday, December 23

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Hidden Figures, Fences in time for the holidays

Steve Harvey is canceling his talk show. Pick up your jaw.

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Time to Lift Our Voices and Protect Ourselves

President-elect Donald Trump broke down barriers and against the forecasts of almost all polls, will take over as the champion of change in Washington, a legacy that has been assigned to him by a largely white, industrial, and rural American electoral college majority.

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“The Morning After”

The phrase “The Morning After” typically implies a reference to a previous experience, of which the outcomes are something you would prefer to forget or hoped it had all been a dream.

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‘Barry’ actor talks about ‘dream role’

A new film on President Barack Obama has debuted on Netflix to rave reviews.

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Sharpton speaks on Trump at Camden church

The Rev. Al Sharpton told a church congregation in Camden that he's "not fretting Donald Trump" because he made it through the administration of former President Richard Nixon.

Tuesday, December 20

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Foreign Influence and the Integrity of America’s Democracy

If the past is prologue, history suggests that Americans resent the interference of foreign governments and interests in our presidential elections.

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From Banks to Beauty Products, The #BuyBlack Movement Is Real

It’s a trend that many are hoping won’t just turn into a passing fad.

Friday, December 16

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Will White Workers Accept Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Picks?

When Donald Trump was running for President, he specifically targeted the “White working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries.

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Trump Fills Cabinet Quota with Token HUD Pick

In 1984, at age 33, Ben Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He pioneered a number of neurosurgical procedures and was even awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

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Black Community Shocked by Michael Slager Mistrial

Last week, the nation was shocked to learn that the jury for the trial of Michael Slager, the North Charleston police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist as he jogged away from a traffic stop in 2015, could not agree on a murder or manslaughter conviction or any punishment for the officer.

Monday, December 12

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Charisse R. Lillie honored with inaugural Charles W. Bowser Leadership Award

Charisse R. Lillie, Esquire was honored with the inaugural 2016 Charles W. Bowser Leadership Award from the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) for her philanthropic contributions in the African American community.

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‘Hidden Figures’ cast Remembers John Glenn

John Glenn, the first man to orbit the earth, was remembered “fondly” by the cast of ‘Hidden Figures,’ at the film’s New York premiere Saturday.

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Nielsen executive shines spotlight on Millennials at Black Chamber of New Jersey event

Dignitaries including a senior executive with the Nielsen Company, the global marketing research company, were among more than 125 people that attend the year-end holiday celebration by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) holiday reception in Plainsboro last week.

Saturday, December 10

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‘Mariah’s World’ takeover

Pop diva Mariah Carey’s new docu-series “Mariah’s World” debuted Sunday on E! and it was the fabulous train wreck fans were expecting.

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Post-election: We must be vigilant

The American people wanted change.

Tuesday, December 6

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Steve Harvey Returns to the Apollo for ‘Showtime’

Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days.

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Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent

The Black unemployment rate improved from 8.6 percent in October to 8.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

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How Americans Lost Faith in Everything and Found Donald Trump

Professor Deva Woodly teaches political science at the New School for Social Research in New York. During a recent talk, she shared that trust in our nation’s institutions is at an all-time low.

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U.S. Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising in Black-owned Media

Five U.S. Senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government’s advertising practices – or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.