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96-year-old election poll worker knows the importance of voting

Laura Wooten is a social and community activist whose lifelong service exemplifies her commitment to heed the pervasive cry to get out and vote--Wooten has worked as a poll worker in the Garden state for more than 70 years.

Claude Lewis, Founder of Black Journalists’ Organization, dies at 82

Claude Lewis, a highly respected journalist who co-founded the National Association of Black Journalists and wrote a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, died Thursday morning at his home in New Jersey, according to his grandson Judah Wilson. He was 82.

A life of service

It's an age old adage---reading is fundamental, yet one that native Camden resident and educator Riletta Cream has advocated for decades.

In budget address, Christie tackles drug addiction, pensions

A surprisingly mostly subdued Gov. Chris Christie delivered his annual and final state budget address in Trenton last week and set forth strict deadlines to implement his goals to lessen some of the state’s financial woes before he leaves office ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Things to do in South Jersey and region

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

Booker, Watson Coleman unite against health care repeal

More than a thousand people attended a rally in Newark to protest against President Donald Trump's vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act—commonly called Obamacare---including New Jersey political heavyweights, Cory Booker, Robert Menendez and Bonnie Watson Coleman.

KING’S DREAM

It's been nearly 50 years since one of the most powerful and pervasive voices in history—particularly for African Americans--was suddenly silenced by an assassin's bullet.

Newark mayor announces decrease in major crimes

Officials in Newark announced major crimes throughout the city experienced the most significant drop in crime in nearly 50 years---due, at least in part to community policing, vigilance and the deployment of dozens of state troopers last January to Newark ...

Cory Booker promotes Affordable Care Act

In an effort to promote and perhaps save President Obama's universal health care coverage legacy—Obama Care, Sen Cory Booker recently joined forces with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge New Jersey residents to sign ...

Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and 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.