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News 2016 September

Stories for September 2016

Thursday, September 29

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NJ African American Leaders Honored at Awards Gala

South Jersey Journal honors five “People Making a Difference” at 5th anniversary gala

More than 200 people attended South Jersey Journal’s 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on September 24th at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Lupita Nyong’o introduces hip-hop alter ego

If Lupita Nyong’o decides to quit her day job, she just may find a career as a hip-hop star. To celebrate reaching the three million-follower mark on Instagram, Sept. 25, the Oscar-winning actress dropped a surprise rap video as her alter ego, Troublemaker, showcasing her lyrical flow.

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1 dead, over 100 injured in NJ train crash

A New Jersey Transit train slammed through a cement wall at the Hoboken terminal train station on Thursday morning killing at least one person during and injuring more than 100 people during the height of the morning rush hour commute at the busy north Jersey station. As of Thursday the number of people hurt was estimated at least 108.

Sunday, September 18

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder.

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Michael Ealy joins ABC’s ‘Secret and Lies’

Michael Ealy is known for his lighthearted roles in “Barbershop” and romantic comedies like “Think Like A Man” and “About Last Night,” but now it seems the blue-eyed actor is embracing his dark side.

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What you need to know about voting on November 8

Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the registrar of voters has, or SOMETHING.

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Curator shares insight into new black history museum

The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.

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Congressional Black Caucus blasts Trump on “birther” issue

On Friday, September 16, members of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) took a break from the CBC Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference and hastily called a press conference to address Donald Trump’s recent comments about the “Birther Movement.”

Thursday, September 15

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High School football players join anthem protest

A South Jersey High School football team joined in on the high-profile protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other sports stars. The protests have sparked a national debate about freedom of expression, the true meaning of the national anthem lyrics, and a continued debate over racial inequality in America.

Monday, September 12

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The South Jersey Track Club, Inc. hosts awards luncheon

The South Jersey Track Club, Inc. recently held its annual awards luncheon “Honoring our “Unsung” Heroes of South Jersey Track & Field.”

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Kylie Bunbury breaks barriers in the new Fox series ‘Pitch’

Kylie Bunbury knows a thing or two about fast balls.

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Allen Iverson inducted into Hall of Fame

Shaquille O’Neal, others also included

Former Philadelphia Sixers guard Allen Iverson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sept. 9 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Sixers superstar, who changed the culture of the NBA through his style and by being true to himself, dressed formally, donning a black tie and tuxedo for his enshrinement.

Saturday, September 10

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What will the Eagles do in 2016?

Team makes changes in coaches, roster

After finishing 10-6 in the both the 2013 and 2014 season, the Philadelphia Eagles regressed in 2015 with a record of 7-9. Owner Jeffery Laurie stepped in and made some huge changes to the roster.

Thursday, September 8

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New Jersey Voters, especially minority voters, Your Vote Counts

South Jerseyans of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are in the process of winding down from the summer season when many had a chance to breathe a sigh of relief. School was out and kids were off. We took time off.

Tuesday, September 6

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September events

September events

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Lester Holt to moderate first 2016 presidential debate

Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News, has being selected as the moderator for the first 2016 presidential debate.

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Philadelphia to host 2017 NFL draft

The NFL draft is moving from the Windy City to the City of Brotherly Love.

Monday, September 5

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Colin Kaepernick continues protest, joined by teammate

San Francisco 49ers quarterback will donate $1 million to causes

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his peaceful protest against racial injustice Sept. 1 against the San Diego Chargers during the 49ers last preseason game.

Thursday, September 1

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Attorney: Chris Brown ‘standoff’ was constitutional right

Some media outlets are catching flak for sensationalizing Chris Brown’s most recent run-in with the police. According to USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press as well as local TV stations described the incident as a “standoff,” when in fact there was no SWAT team or gunfire from Brown’s house.