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Black Panther movie causing excitement around country

There's a Black Panther party going on all around the country.

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Democrats Booker, Harris join Senate Judiciary Committee

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have been appointed to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, becoming just the second and third African-Americans to serve on the committee in its 200-plus-year history.

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Christie says he tackled problems no other politicians would

Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey needed "tough and plain-spoken leadership" when he took office eight years ago and he delivered it, pulling the state from "the brink of financial ruin" by confronting problems leaders of both parties had ignored for decades.

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Failed Atlantic City casino is sold, could reopen in months

Atlantic City's most spectacular casino flop is getting another chance under new ownership and a new name.

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ABC announces ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ crossover event

What happens when Olivia Pope meets Annalise Keating?

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Oprah, 'Three Billboards' triumph at black-draped Globes

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.

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Regional events to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several organizations in the region are hosting events to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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African-American unemployment hit record low in December

Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared in America's prosperity.

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Is Trump the Worst President in the last 50 Years?

Donald Trump, a man best known as a “birther” with a reality TV show and a real estate empire, who claimed that Mexico was sending drugs and rapists to the United States, was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017. What happened next was predictable and we should expect more of the same in 2018.

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The Importance of Diversity in Media Ownership

As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the necessity for that diversity to be reflected in business becomes all the more important.

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US sees surge in women interested in running for office

Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles.

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Murphy labels transit a 'national disgrace.' Can he fix it?

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy might have been quoting a Twitter rant from one of the legions of frustrated commuters when he characterized the state's public transportation corporation last month as "the national disgrace that is New Jersey Transit."

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Things looking up for Atlantic City in 2018

The last traces of President Donald Trump's onetime casino empire could vanish. Someone may finally buy and reopen the former Revel casino. (Or maybe not.) The U.S. Supreme Court could legalize sports betting nationwide, drastically expanding the gambling industry.

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Taraji P. Henson kicks off the New Year with ‘Proud Mary’

The New Year is kicking butt at the movies. And leading the charge is Taraji P. Henson wearing black leather thigh high boots in the action flick “Proud Mary.”

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The Eagles Road to the Playoffs

Team overcame its share of adversity throughout the season

For the first time since 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East title in Week 14 in a 43-35 win against the Los Angeles Rams.

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New Jersey politics 2018: Midterms loom, Christie moves on

The new year in New Jersey politics will answer how successful Democrats can be in picking up House seats in the face of President Donald Trump's unpopularity, what Gov. Chris Christie will do after leaving office, and what Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case will mean for his future in the Senate.

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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

This year’s top stories in New Jersey

A setback is a set up for a comeback. This will likely become the mantra for New Jerseyans when reflecting on 2017.

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'Obamacare' sign-up tally reaches 8.7M

More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced "a disaster" exceeded expectations.

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New job, no regrets for outgoing Atlantic City mayor

Don Guardian is in the final days of what his friends call "the worst job in the world."

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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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