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News 2017 April

Stories for April 2017

Saturday, April 29

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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 the region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

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Zetas recognizes students, community leaders at awards brunch

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Zetas and Amicae of Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter presented their scholarship awards brunch on Saturday, April 1 at Auletto Caterers, 1849 Cooper Street, Almonesson, NJ.

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NFL Draft: Temple's Haason Reddick goes to Cardinals

Top-rated linebacker is native of Camden and graduate of Haddon Heights High School

With the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Camden native and Temple linebacker Hasson Reddick.

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Candidates for NJ governor to debate at Stockton University

Candidates for New Jersey governor will face off on Tuesday, May 9 in two separate forums at Stockton University in Galloway Township for the June 6 Primary.

Sunday, April 23

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Don’t allow the victimhood narrative to define you

Work It!

For many decades now we have been identified as part of social categories such as “underrepresented and underserved”, or “minority” based on our race, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By not drinking too much, you can reduce the risk of short- and long-term health risks

Did you know that drinking too much can harm your health?

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Rashida Jones brings the funny on season 3 of ‘Angie Tribeca’

Rashida Jones has returned for the third season of her quirky TBS comedy “Angie Tribeca.”

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Reconnecting clergy and civil rights

The black church in America has been synonymous with the history and struggle for civil and human rights in our nation. From the arrival of the first slave ship to America until today, when African-Americans, minorities and other groups are increasingly under assault by partisan politicians and anti-civil rights interest groups, it is urgent and more important than ever that black churches reconnect with civil rights groups, like the NAACP to challenge the turning back of the clock and reversal of the rights of persons of color, working class folks, seniors and women.

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Oprah Winfrey stars in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Oprah Winfrey admits to suffering from a case of the nerves when contemplating her role in the new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

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A “survival of the fittest” budget

In their health care plan, budget proposals and policies, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are sending a message about what kind of society they want.

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Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication

Study: Elderly Most at Risk

Newswise — CHICAGO – Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Elderly people were especially likely to experience this complication, the study found.

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How the Phillies will fare in 2017

After going 71-91 in 2016, the Phillies will continue their rebuilding program in 2017. The Phillies made the playoffs every season from 2007 to 2011, winning the title in 2008, but have now been under .500 in each of the last four seasons, including 90+ losses the last two years.

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Temple’s Haason Reddick’s path to NFL draft

Top-rated linebacker is native of Camden and graduate of Haddon Heights High School

Haason Reddick has ascended to one of the top-rated linebackers in this year’s NFL draft.

Sunday, April 16

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Representing your constituency - reciprocity for those you serve

In last month’s column, I shared with you the current state of the African American community in New Jersey. Specifically, the 66,000 African American business owners of which only 7 percent have employees, and the double digit employment and poverty rates which give the impression that there is no clear cut agenda to increase the economic standing for the 1.1 million African American members of New Jersey’s population.

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Janet Jackson splits from billionaire husband of five years

Pop superstar Janet Jackson has confirmed that she is separated from, but not divorcing her husband, billionaire Wissam al Mana, according to ABC News. The separation comes only three months after Jackson, 50, gave birth to their son, Eissa, on Jan. 3.

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NFL Draft in Philadelphia: List of public activities

As the NFL sets up shop in Philadelphia, which will host the draft from April 27 to 29, here are some details about this year’s draft in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tuesday, April 11

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Industry Insiders say minorities should pursue oil jobs

Blacks, Latinos Missing Out on Lucrative Jobs in the Oil Industry

There are great opportunities for African Americans and Latinos in the oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industries, according to industry insiders, who are calling on minorities to “get in the game.”

Sunday, April 9

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MLB prepares to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

The youngest of five children, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was an excellent athlete who played four sports as a youth football, basketball, track and baseball. But it was his dedication to baseball that would eventually change the sport forever.

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NJ teen accepted to all Ivy League schools

A New Jersey teenager has been accepted by all eight Ivy League Schools.

Tuesday, April 4

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

April 2017 events

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

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Will Beyonce join cast of ‘Lion King?’

The “Lion King” is getting a reboot. The beloved Disney classic is being retooled as a live-action film, joining “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book,” and rumor has it Beyonce is in talks to play the queen of Pride Rock, Nala.