NJ African American Leaders Honored at Awards Gala

More than 200 people attended South Jersey Journal’s 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on September 24th at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Curator shares insight into new black history museum

The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.

September events

September events

Fight for daughter reveals plight of unwed dads

Christopher Emanuel puts his heart into the role of do-it-all dad with his active, 2-year-old daughter, Skylar.

Community Day to be held at Cooper River Park

Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity, Inc., a private, non-profit agency celebrating its 50th anniversary, is hosting “Community Day” ― an event featuring a day of fun-filled activities for persons of all ages, live entertainment, a classic car showcase, and ...

African American Chamber of NJ hosts women’s summit

With Democratic contender Hillary Clinton poised to become the first woman president of the U.S., a thought provoking conference featuring several of the most powerful women of color in New Jersey was right on time, at the posh Mansion on ...

More African Americans seeking YouTube fame and fortune

Six college students cracking jokes and making beats turned into an internet phenomenon with over 900,000 subscribers and videos with over 3,000,00 views. The group of Atlanta comedians, known as Dormtainment, consists of Amanuel Richards, Jerome “Rome” Green, Mike Anthony, ...

Jeff Bradshaw & Friends will headline “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Beech Community Services will host the 10th Annual “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest, headlined by award-winning Jeff Bradshaw and Friends. This free event, which attracts thousands of local and national visitors, takes place on ...

Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate 150th Anniversary

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago Black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military.

Five facts about the Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalos Soldiers National Museum will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers in Houston Texas from July 28 – July 30.

From DC to QVC: Risky moves help family recipe go national

When Starbucks asked April Richardson to mail its CEO a sample of her cake, she went a step further: She sent herself.

Sigma Pi Phi honors Black cabinet officers

Sigma Pi Phi, the first Black Greek-letter fraternity, on June 28 honored Blacks who have served in presidential cabinet-level positions.

Soul Food: Getting to the heart of it

The roots of soul food run deep.

Terry McMillan talks about her latest novel

Best-selling author Terry McMillan is back with a new novel, “I Almost Forgot About You.” McMillan recently spoke with the {AFRO} about the novel, how she hopes to empower her readers, and even gave her thoughts on the show Empire’s ...

Black History Museum To tell full American story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but “it will tell us ...