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Informative Men’s Health Conference at Camden’s KROC Center

“Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and CamCare bring a Comprehensive Men’s Health Fair” Community Day

On Saturday, May 5, there will be a Men’s Health Community Impact Day, which will be informative, interactive and free to the public.

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WURD radio announces morning show change

WURD Radio, the only African American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania, and one of a few in the country, announced that Chris “Flood the Drummer” Norris and Ikey Raw will no longer be hosting the morning drive-time program Wake Up With WURD effective immediately.

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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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NAACP critical of HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s policy changes

Civil rights group says the agency is pulling away from its key mission

The NAACP says it is deeply concerned by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s “move to dilute the agency’s long-standing mission.”

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Lawnside Dinner Dance

The Lawnside Education Foundation Inc.'s hosted its 8th Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction on February 25.

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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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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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Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die.

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Avoid these lifestyle choices and lower your risk for heart disease

Your lifestyle choices can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack. To reduce your risk, your doctor may recommend changes to your lifestyle. The good news is that healthy behaviors can lower your risk for heart disease.

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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.

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Ways to celebrate Black History Month in South Jersey and region

February is Black History Month, and organizations throughout South Jersey and the region are hosting events and celebrations of black American culture and heritage.

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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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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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Cold Versus Flu

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses.

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Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly installed as president of New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA) has recently transitioned to new leadership as Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly was installed as president of the association on Nov. 15 by outgoing president, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz.

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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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Gloucester County NAACP leader to help Governor-elect transition

Loretta Winters, long serving president of the Gloucester County was surprised, but totally excited with a call to help New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy transition into his role as the state’s top executive.

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Who's at risk for diabetes?

Here's how you find out if you are at risk for diabetes.

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African American Women Achievers honored by Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

The Burlington-Camden (NJ) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Kappa Community Development Corporation recently hosted its 14th Annual Banquet Honoring African American Women of High Achievement.

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First Baptist Church of Swedesboro celebrates 125th Anniversary

First Baptist Church of Swedesboro recently celebrated a milestone anniversary.

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New Jersey, Pennsylvania to hold general elections Nov. 7

Governor’s race tops in New Jersey, race for District Attorney top race in Philadelphia

Voters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will go to the polls for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates Dr. Barbara Gaba as President

Dr. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the institution

Atlantic Cape Community College celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the college's ninth president on Oct. 27.

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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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Kappas to honor 2017 African-American Women Achievers

The Burlington Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will honor its 2017 African American Women Achievers on Sunday, November 5 at Auletto’s Caterers, 1849 Cooper Street, Almonesson, NJ. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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TV broadcaster hosts local fundraiser for Anguilla

A local fundraiser was held for the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma.

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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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Local fundraiser to be held for Anguilla

On Saturday, Oct 14 there will be a local fundraiser for the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma.

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Las Vegas shootings, gunman don’t fit pattern of other attacks, Rowan expert says

There’s much about the mass shootings in Las Vegas that doesn’t fit patterns of other attacks, according to Rowan University Law & Justice Studies Professor Joel Capellan, an expert in mass public shootings and lone-wolf terrorism.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.

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South Jersey Journal holds Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey reception

South Jersey Journal held its “25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey” and “People Making a Difference invitation only reception September 28 at The Palace Catering in Blackwood, NJ.

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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).

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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.

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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 region.

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Lawnside Back-to-School Bonanza

Lawnside public school’s 6th annual Lawnside Back-to-School Bonanza and the Benson Multicultural History Museum Jazzy Juneteenth Celebration was held Saturday August 26 at the Lawnside School, 426 East Charleston Avenue in Lawnside, NJ.

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Blacks In Blue

Philadelphia and Atlantic City exhibit

The newest exhibit at African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey focuses on African Americans who have served on the police force.

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

Things to do in South Jersey and region - August 2017.

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South Jersey Journal columnist given top New Jersey honor for volunteerism

Wilfredo (Wil) Rojas, a columnist for South Jersey Journal, has had many achievements in his life. On June 19, at a ceremony at the Newark Museum, he added the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award to his collection.

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NABJ mourns the loss of veteran journalist Jim Vance

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of pioneering broadcast journalist WRC-TV/NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance.

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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 region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. I

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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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Gloucester County NAACP hosts Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Conference

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

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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.

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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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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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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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Zetas recognizes students, community leaders at awards brunch

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Zetas and Amicae of Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter presented their scholarship awards brunch on Saturday, April 1 at Auletto Caterers, 1849 Cooper Street, Almonesson, NJ.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By not drinking too much, you can reduce the risk of short- and long-term health risks

Did you know that drinking too much can harm your health?

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Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication

Study: Elderly Most at Risk

Newswise — CHICAGO – Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Elderly people were especially likely to experience this complication, the study found.

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