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News 2016 March

Stories for March 2016

Thursday, March 31

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Phillies 2016 Season Preview

After winning five consecutive National League East titles, the Phillies fell to .500 in 2012 and then 73-89 the following two seasons. As they've entered a full-on rebuild, things bottomed out at 63-99 last season.

Wednesday, March 30

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Justin Hires stars in ‘Rush Hour’ reboot

Justin Hires hopes you understand the words coming out of his mouth when the highly-anticipated reboot of the buddy-cop comedy “Rush Hour” debuts March 31 on CBS.

Monday, March 28

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FORECLOSURE CRISIS STILL HAMMERS AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Willie Ann Lytle faced foreclosure on her home two days before Halloween. So she filed for bankruptcy to save it.

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BLACK CHURCHES GO GREEN

The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work.

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The moment we have waited for

Rev. C.T. Vivian, legendary civil rights leader, believes young people today are inheriting the world at a unique crossroads in history and that “this is the moment we have waited for. When I say ‘we’ve’ waited for, I’m talking about humankind has waited for. I’m talking about all the great philosophers and thinkers have waited for this moment. We have lived like we have lived, blowing each other up, killing each other, stealing from each other, making a world that is not fit for human beings — we have lived that way because it’s been allowed to be.”

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Celebrating six years of the Affordable Care Act

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act into law in the East Room of the White House. Six years later, 20 million people who could not afford health insurance or were deprived of life-saving coverage because of a pre-existing condition, now have health insurance coverage.

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Christie rejects Atlantic City’s request for more money

City plans to pay some workers with IOU's

Atlantic City will virtually come to a halt in the month April, as the already nearly depleted coffers will run bone dry, according to the mayor of the financially beleaguered resort town.

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Villanova is headed to the Final Four

The second-seeded Wildcats weathered a furious comeback attempt by No. 1 Kansas and held on to win the NCAA South Region final 64-59 at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday.

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Black women in the peace movement

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense to reflect on women and the peace movement, and especially on the African American women who have been peace activists and have played a significant role in this movement.

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Veterans, minorities often targeted by for-profit colleges

Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges.

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com

Monday, March 21

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Officials investigate lead water crisis in Newark schools

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker said the current lead crisis in the city of Newark is not an anomaly and the issue was a frequent occurrence before, during and after his tenure as mayor of the Brick City.

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New Jersey lawmaker seeks to ban distracted walking

A South Jersey legislator wants to make it against the law for pedestrians to text on a cell phone while crossing the street, officials announced in Trenton.

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Mariah Carey’s reality show coming soon

The fabulous life of Mariah Carey is coming to a television screen near you. Carey will star in “Mariah’s World,” an eight-part docu-series on E! that follows her adventures across Europe and South Africa. The show will also give fans a bird’s eye view of the diva as she plans her wedding to her billionaire fiancé, James Packer.

Friday, March 18

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Local Shoprite associates recognized for fighting hunger

Annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest raises $1.3 million to fight hunger

Hundreds of ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest. With the “Lending a Hand for Hunger” theme, ShopRite associates once again rolled up their sleeves and worked hard to fight hunger in the communities where ShopRite stores operate.

Tuesday, March 15

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Obama criticizes “vulgar and divisive” presidential campaign

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was deeply disturbed by the "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" as well as the violence in the 2016 presidential campaign, a clear reference to Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Monday, March 14

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Why the GOP can’t win Black votes without Trump

The party establishment can’t fathom the thought of Trump being our nominee, despite him playing by the very rules that the establishment, who are trying to sabotage his campaign, created. Go figure.

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RCBC names Cherokee High School student its next Startup Star winner

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) awarded Marlton resident and Cherokee High School student Jabriel Crawford-Bell its grand prize in the Startup Star business plan competition for his College App concept that connects prospective students and colleges like popular dating applications.

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Children should stay out of their single parents’ relationships

My 59-year-old father may have conceived a child with his 28-year-old girlfriend.

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Sixers’ Jahlil Okafor out for the season

Philadelphia Sixers rookie center Jahlil Okafor will miss the remainder of the season due to a meniscus tear. He will undergo minor arthroscopic surgery and is expected to resume basketball activities in approximately six to eight weeks.

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Where is today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of establishing a beauty school to teach beauty techniques (and provide economic empowerment for even more women) are the stuff of legend.

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Cicely Tyson, 91, still going strong

Age is not slowing Cicely Tyson.

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Rutgers fire Eddie Jordan as men’s basketball coach

Eddie Jordan’s three-year tenure as Rutgers men’s basketball coach has officially come to an end. The school recently announced that the two sides have parted ways. He signed a six-year contract when he accepted the job back in 2013.

Friday, March 11

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Ben Carson endorses Trump for president

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson endorsed businessman Donald Trump for president Friday.

Tuesday, March 8

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India.Arie slams Nina Simone biopic

Outrage over the long-awaited Nina Simone biopic “Nina,” went viral last week when the film’s trailer was released. The film is under fire for what some believe is the misguided casting of actress Zoe Saldana. Saldana, who hails from the Dominican Republic and is light skinned, had to darken her face and don a prosthetic nose to portray the iconic singer.

Monday, March 7

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NJ African American Chamber honor leaders

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) recognized the outstanding accomplishments of several Garden State residents recently at an elegant and posh black tie affair at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ.

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Diversity among doctors drives trust in health care

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to build our country.

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Has Curry surpassed James as NBA’s top player?

Since joining the NBA in 2003, LeBron James has been one of the prominent faces of the Association. He was billed as the next megastar of basketball in his high school years, and quickly became everything the hype projected him to be.

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Citibank ordered to refund $4.9 million to consumers

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from unlawful practices related to debt collection. Now, in a report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FTC summarized its results on behalf of consumers and additionally pledged to continue efforts with more joint actions with law enforcement partners.

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Atlantic City Library to participate in N.J. Makers Day

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will serve as a host site for the second annual New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 19.

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The silly season is upon us

The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and Black people are up to our necks in it.

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My two cents on a woman on a $10 bill

Like Black History Month, there should not be a need for Women’s History Month.

Friday, March 4

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey, Philadelphia and region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com

Wednesday, March 2

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Black Catholics Celebrate 25th Annual Afternoon of Jazz

South Jersey Scene

Valentines Day 2016 was a day to remember in South Jersey.

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Carson: No “path forward” in GOP presidential nomination

Dr. Ben Carson says that he does not see a “political path forward” in the Republican presidential nomination and will not attend Thursday’s debate in Detroit.

Tuesday, March 1

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Seven little known facts about women's health

Lesser-known conditions and diseases affect the health or safety of millions of women or girls each year. Learn about some of them and what you can do.

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Christie stumps for Trump

While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bid for the White House screeched to a halt in mid February, his stump for leading contender for the Republican nomination--Donald Trump has only just begun.

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Encourage women, minorities to get degrees in STEM

There has been a lot of effort over the last few decades to mentor and encourage young women to pursue careers in science and technology that are non-traditional to gender.