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News 2017 September

Stories for September 2017

Tuesday, September 26

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Menendez corruption trial could affect governor's race

As the federal corruption trial of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez enters its third week in a Newark courtroom, aspects of the occasionally riveting testimony is causing some chaos among New Jersey Democrats as the state's governor's race enters the final stretch, according to some reports.

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Gubernatorial candidates tout platforms at Black Chamber conference

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Democratic candidate Phil Murphy made stops at the 10th annual business leadership conference hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) in Newark.

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Oprah Winfrey kicks off 50th anniversary of ’60 Minutes’

“60 Minutes” kicked off its 50th season with a new correspondent – Oprah Winfrey. And no one was more excited than the Mighty O, who tweeted: “BIG night. My FIRST segment on @60Minutes — watch with me. Tweet, tweet. #60minutes.”

Monday, September 18

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25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey

South Jersey Journal celebrates its second annual class of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey.

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People Making a Difference in New Jersey

Activism to promote equality, social justice and community-building efforts are prerequisites for growth and stability in many communities in our state and country. The following five individuals exemplify that commitment and the South Jersey Journal salutes them for all that they do.

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‘Def Comedy Jam’ celebrates 25 years with Netflix special

Some of the biggest names in comedy will come together for one night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam.”

Saturday, September 16

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Danisha Carmala Scott: The life of a top model at New York Fashion Week

Jamaican model Danisha Carmala Scott, the 2009 Miss Jamaica World Model Fast Track Winner, traveled more than 1,500 miles, all the way to the Big Apple, for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on a mission to get signed by a top modeling agency.

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CBC Members host forum about racism on college campuses

Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.”

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We must have a new Poor People’s Campaign and moral revival

Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits last week to name Donald Trump America’s “First White president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no Donald Trump without President Obama. The chaos from which the whole world now suffers is a direct result of the backlash against racial progress in America.

Monday, September 11

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Sanaa Lathan’s shaved head causes buzz

Sanaa Lathan took a sharp pair of clippers to her hair recently. The star revealed her newly shorn look on Instagram and fans went into a frenzy – speculating on why the beautiful actress would cut off her crowning glory.

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New Jersey political leaders slam DACA decision

President Donald Trump's decision to end an Obama-era immigration policy that protects undocumented residents—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)--is being met with staunch condemnation and vitriol from thousands of New Jerseyans, including two of the Garden States' top political leaders.

Tuesday, September 5

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Schools must welcome participation from all parents

Increasing parental engagement in education has been an important task for education policy makers.

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American Cancer Society recommendations for prostate cancer early detection

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. The decision should be made after getting information about the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits of prostate cancer screening. Men should not be screened unless they have received this information.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine and semen through the penis and out of the body).

Monday, September 4

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Rihanna debuts Fenty Beauty

Rihanna made history when she became the first black woman to front a Dior fashion campaign in 2015. Now, the Barbadian-born singer/songwriter has dipped a well-manicured finger into the beauty business with the launch of her cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty, which debuts globally on Sept. 8 at Sephora and Harvey Nichols.

Sunday, September 3

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Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on Gulf Coast

As more and more inches of rain fell in the Houston-Galveston area, the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, continued along the Gulf Coast toward Louisiana, sparking more evacuations and further heightening concerns of residents and local and state officials.

Friday, September 1

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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained.