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Stories for November 2016

Wednesday, November 30

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Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Eta Chapter, Camden, NJ host scholarship luncheon

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Eta Chapter, Camden, NJ recently hosted scholarship luncheon at Auletto’s Caterers in Deptford Township, NJ.

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Taraji hosts ‘White Hot Holidays’ on Fox

Taraji P. Henson is flying solo.

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Cory Booker blasts Trump’s cabinet appointments

New Jersey's senator Cory Booker slammed Presidential-elect Donald Trump’s recent cabinet administration appointments, calling some of the appointees a “setback” in the future growth and prosperity of America.

Monday, November 28

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Film Review: Almost Christmas

Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny greeting card that makes you laugh as it warms your heart. This ode to the joy and angst people feel as their family reconvenes for the certain chaos, gluttony and joy during Christmas, is a nice way to start the holiday season. It’s a very entertaining stocking stuffer. It’s comic relief.

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How Do I Get My Boyfriend to Leave the Streets Behind?

Ask Alma

I can’t give you all the details, but let’s just say my boyfriend is doing something that makes a lot of money, but it’s illegal.

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No Ma’am, Trump Does Not Deserve a Chance

I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the November 8th presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously spread across the United States in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s so-called victory.

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Trump Wins, But Record Number of African Americans Will Serve in Congress

Reality star billionaire Donald Trump won the presidency in shocking fashion, but African American candidates also made history on November 8.

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Democrats Should Pick a Leader From Their Strongest Voting Bloc: Black Women

The leadership of the Democratic Party, at the highest levels, has consisted of mostly White men and women and a handful of Latinos. What Democratic leadership in the United States Congress, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) doesn’t have — and has never had — is a representative from its most loyal voting bloc over the last three presidential elections: Black women.

Saturday, November 26

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Diana Ross, Michael Jordan among 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 President Medal of Freedom to music legend Diana Ross sports legend Michael Jordan and 19 others for their contributions to their fields.

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‘Star’-studded new Fox series features heavy hitters

When the season finale of “Empire” airs 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, that doesn’t mean the music will stop. Fox is betting on its mid-season replacement, “Star,” debuting after “Empire” at 9 p.m., to fill the void left by the Lyons.

Tuesday, November 22

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Democrats Could Lose Even More in 2018

The apprehension that I felt upon Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has only increased as he has announced the appointments of his chief of staff, strategist, and cabinet members. As of this writing, he has mainly announced the selection of older White men, including the racist, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, to lead the Justice Department.

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Journalists and Politicians Deliver an Emotional Goodbye to Gwen Ifill

A low key, but solid strain of references to current affairs was heard in the eulogies for much loved and respected journalist Gwen Ifill at her funeral on November 19.

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The Black Unemployment Rate Is Double What Whites Experience

Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Saturday, November 19

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Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly elected new President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Mayor Albert B. Kelly, of Bridgeton City was elected to serve as the new President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson named Sexiest Man Alive

He conquered professional wrestling with the raise of an eyebrow and put the Hollywood box office in a chokehold with movies like “Central Intelligence,” making him the world’s highest-paid actor, according to Forbes. Now, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taking on the mighty mantle of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.

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Gloucester County NAACP decries racial attacks

The Gloucester County NAACP is denouncing the un-American like conduct of some fervent President-elect Donald Trump supporter by announcing that it will take pro-active measures to defend and protect all residents of Gloucester County from the hate-filled behavior occurring across the country against minorities and others.

Tuesday, November 15

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Black America’s Resilience Will Keep Us Struggling Forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million Black Americans are neither in vain or hopeless.

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The Three Elections that Shaped Obama’s Legacy

The first backlash election of the presidency of President Barack Obama’s time in office was 2010 when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives lost 63 House seats. It was the greatest loss of seats by a party in the House since 1938.

Monday, November 14

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It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

November is National Diabetes Month. Make it your time to take charge of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

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Could you have prediabetes?

A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart disease, and stroke.

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Smoking and Diabetes

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Most of the food a person eats is turned into glucose (a kind of sugar) for the body’s cells to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose get into the body’s cells.

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Former Pro Baseball Player Omar Washington Trains Black Youth for Big Leagues

Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball.

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Trump Won the Election, but White Supremacy Won’t Win Forever

I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win. The only disagreement among my circle was how big the Hillary rout would be. I thought she’d get at least 300 electoral college votes, and hoped that she’d thump Trump by getting as many as 340, holding him to less than 200 electoral college votes.

Thursday, November 10

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Burlington-Camden Kappas honor African American women achievers

The Burlington-Camden (NJ) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Kappa Community Development Corporation recently hosted its 13th Annual Banquet Honoring African American Women of High Achievement.

Tuesday, November 8

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Dave Chappelle to host ‘SNL’

A Tribe Called Quest to serve as musical guest

Comedian Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on Nov. 12.

Saturday, November 5

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Bridgegate convictions could ruin Christie’s political career

Former allies of Governor Chris Christie were convicted in the Bridgegate trial Friday morning in a Newark courtroom and could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in a federal prison camp.

Thursday, November 3

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Gloucester County NAACP honor 2016 Game Changers

The Gloucester County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) hosted its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner & Game Changers Awards presentation at Auletto’s Caterer in Deptford, NJ, on October 30.

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Corey Hawkins to star in “24: Legacy”

“24: Legacy” is one of the most anticipated shows of 2017. The trailer, released last week, has clocked more than 10 million views on Facebook, and is still growing, according to Variety.