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Stories for May 2017

Sunday, May 28

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June 2017 Events

Check out what's happening in the region during the month of June 2017.

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South Jersey Veterans honored at Zallie’s Supermarkets Inc. Sixth Annual Memorial Day Luncheon

Eight South Jersey ShopRite supermarkets owned and operated by Zallie Supermarkets Inc., recently rolled out the red carpet to welcome almost fifty local veterans and their families during the 6th Annual Memorial Day Luncheon To Honor Veterans.

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The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

June 15, 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary for the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), an organization founded by “yours truly” with a mission to provide advocacy for the 66,000 African American businesses and 1.2 million residents in New Jersey on issues of workforce development and educational excellence.

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Cavaliers vs. Warriors: A Remarkable Matchup

For the first time in league history, the NBA Finals matchup will be the same for a third straight year, with both the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Republicans defend health bill with false statements

A day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman’s Facebook page to voice her dismay.

Thursday, May 25

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Gloucester County NAACP hosts Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Conference

The Gloucester County NAACP recently hosted the You Are A Phenomenal Woman 2017 Empowerment Conference.

Monday, May 22

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Why Diversity Matters

Work It!

What does real diversity look like and why is it essential in organizations that want to be successful and continue to serve and represent itself effectively in the twenty-first century?

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Yara Shahidi gets ‘black-ish’ spinoff

Life is imitating art for Yara Shahidi.

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Diversity is more than a Mosaic

There is a lot of conversation today about diversity and inclusion, and for some it’s more about checking the box when it comes to hiring and extending contract opportunities to African Americans.

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Meet the candidates running for New Jersey governor

After two terms, Chris Christie will be stepping down. With polls numbers in the low 20s, it is highly unlikely Christie would get re-elected even if state law allowed him to run for a third term.

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Diversity under Trump

Mixed views on whether the new administration will affect diversity efforts in the workplace

In the wake of the stunning and highly scrutinized election of business mogul and political neophyte Donald Trump as the President of the United States last November, the mandate of fostering and maintaining a truly diverse workforce has been thrust to the forefront of social consciousness, according to industry experts across most specters of the hot button topic.

Friday, May 12

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Toxic water a worry in New Jersey, scientist says

Drinking a glass of tap water can be dangerous, according to a South Jersey based biochemical company.

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Booker calls for fed intervention on state transit woes

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker joined a chorus of other state leaders calling for federal assistance in an effort to overhaul New Jersey's transportation issues in the wake of several high profile transit delays and other problems in the past several weeks.

Tuesday, May 9

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Phaedra Parks fired from ‘RHOA’

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks has been fired from the hit series, according to Page Six. The self-proclaimed “Southern Belle,” who has been on the show for six seasons, was let go after she quietly dropped the bomb that she started the rumor that Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams.

Monday, May 8

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Some frequently asked questions about urgent care

The following are some frequently asked questions about urgent care as provided by Urgent Care Association of America, which represents professionals working in urgent care.

Sunday, May 7

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Rowan students showcase their STEM research at 20th annual symposium

Twenty years, and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium at Rowan University still is going strong.

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Ebony Magazine announces major layoffs

Ebony Magazine has laid off nearly a third of its editorial staff.

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Executive advocates increasing diversity in financial services industry

As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially conscious and globally numeric world.

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April Ryan Named NABJ Journalist of the Year

April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and significance to people of the African Diaspora.

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Steve Harvey moving daytime show to Hollywood

Steve Harvey was a no-show at the Daytime Emmy Awards, but he was a double winner. The comedian took home trophies for best game show host for the popular “Family Feud” and best host of an informative talk show for “The Steve Harvey Show.” The wins bring his Emmy totals to five.