Sunday, February 26
March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information should be sent in a Word document format.
It’s getting harder for Philadelphia Sixers fans to Trust the Process.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will celebrate 180 years of service to tens of thousands of students at its annual Founder's Day Convocation on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center’s Auditorium on the historic campus.
Tom Perez has been elected to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Friday, February 24
The Philadelphia Sixers traded Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for guard-forward Justin Anderson, center Andrew Bogut and a 2017 first-round pick before the trade deadline.
Tuesday, February 21
There are two subjects in particular that the Trump Administration lies about the most: crime and voting.
With an increase in racial and ethnic polarization prior to and after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, the spirit of Black History month may indeed have a different image this year, according to some New Jersey community leaders.
Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” was the toast of the Golden Globes.
“Love and Basketball” star Sanaa Lathan returns to television in the new 10-hour Fox mini-series “Shots Fired.”
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first Black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station.
A Bergen County judge has ruled that there is probable cause to charge Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct related to the George Washington Bridge closure in 2013---a scandal many contend cost the Republican governor a key cabinet position in the Trump administration.
After the election was concluded on November 8, 2016, there were some that were shocked and in a state of utter disbelief and others, including elected officials who have stated that the president-elect was illegitimate and would protest his proposed policy positions.
Sunday, February 19
Zeta Phil Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter & Williamstown Civic Group, Inc.'s held "Making a Way Out of No Way African American Storytelling and Inventors' Museum" event on Feb. 11 at Pfeiffer Community Center in Williamstown, NJ.
Thursday, February 16
After winning a record five Grammys, including the Big Four, Adele surprised the music world when she announced she was not deserving of her final award for Album of the Year. The honor, she said, should have gone to Beyoncé.
Monday, February 13
The remnants of the season's first major snowstorm did not deter those from attending the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) annual black tie gala last week at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ.
This month, we are celebrating Black History Month, which marks the accomplishments of our nation’s African American community and its contribution to making the United States of America, the best country in the world.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey to Hold 15th Anniversary Gala
The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey (AAHMSNJ) will close Black History Month with the celebration of its 15 years of operation. The gala event will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ which has hosted the museum’s Atlantic City location since 2013.
Mental health treatment and counseling services are disproportionately received according to racial and socioeconomic factors, finds Rutgers University-Camden research study
As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated.
Historian Carter G. Woodson’s goal to raise awareness of African American contributions to civilization was realized when he and the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925.
Tuesday, February 7
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The South Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted a free reception from on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) to celebrate the opening of "Can You Imagine Me" and unveil the recipient of The Legendary Links scholarship, a scholarship funded by the South Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and awarded to a South Jersey resident currently enrolled at RCGC.
Salim and Mara Brock Akil, the married duo behind “Being Mary Jane” and “The Game,” are teaming up with producer Greg Berlanti for a new series on The CW.
Saturday, February 4
She was named to Ebony Magazine Power 100 of 2016, a distinction handed out to such notable African-American achievers as the family of President Barack Obama, Lonnie Bunch, Melissa Harris-Perry and John Legend.