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News 2017 February

Stories for February 2017

Sunday, February 26

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

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 editor@southjerseyjournal.com. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

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Ben Simmons’ injury delays “the process” for Sixers

It’s getting harder for Philadelphia Sixers fans to Trust the Process.

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Cheyney University to Celebrate 180th Anniversary

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.

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Tom Perez Elected Chair of Democratic National Committee

Tom Perez has been elected to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Friday, February 24

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Sixers trade Nerlens Noel

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

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This Is Why Trump Is Lying about Voter Fraud and Crime

There are two subjects in particular that the Trump Administration lies about the most: crime and voting.

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New Jersey community leaders celebrate Black History Month

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.

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Donald Glover, Paula Patton and more in BUZZ

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” was the toast of the Golden Globes.

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Sanaa Lathan to star in Fox mini-series ‘Shots Fired’

“Love and Basketball” star Sanaa Lathan returns to television in the new 10-hour Fox mini-series “Shots Fired.”

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First Black Crew Member to Join International Space Station

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.

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Judge: Christie can be charged in Bridgegate scandal

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.

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African Americans now face a political paradox

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

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Zetas host Black History Month event

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

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Does the Grammys have a problem with urban music?

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

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African American Chamber honors dignitaries at gala

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.

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Local volunteers needed to protect civil rights

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.

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South Jersey Black Heritage Museum to hold gala

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.

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Rutgers study: Disparities in mental health treatment for children

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.

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Black History Matters

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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Things to do in South Jersey and region

Find out what's happening in South Jersey and the surrounding region.

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Links hosts Art Exhibit

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.

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‘Black Lightning’ strikes the CW

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

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Comcast’s ‘Mover’ Heads Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing for Northeast Division

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.