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Camden Mayor Dana Redd won't seek third term

Camden Mayor Dana Redd says she won't be seeking a third term in office.

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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.

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Oprah for president?

Is Oprah Winfrey signaling she may be open to a future presidential bid?

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Power’s Naturi Naughton attends gala for Lawnside education

Actress, singer-songwriter, and star of the STARZ #1 Television Series Power, Naturi Naughton attended the Lawnside Education Foundation, Inc. 7th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at The Merion in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

March 2017 Events

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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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.

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Tom Perez Elected Chair of Democratic National Committee

Tom Perez has been elected to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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Zetas host Black History Month event

Zeta Phil Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter & Williamstown Civic Group, Inc.'s held "Making a Way Out of No Way African American Storytelling and Inventors' Museum" event on Feb. 11 at Pfeiffer Community Center in Williamstown, NJ.

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South Jersey Black Heritage Museum to hold gala

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey to Hold 15th Anniversary Gala

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey (AAHMSNJ) will close Black History Month with the celebration of its 15 years of operation. The gala event will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ which has hosted the museum’s Atlantic City location since 2013.

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Rutgers study: Disparities in mental health treatment for children

Mental health treatment and counseling services are disproportionately received according to racial and socioeconomic factors, finds Rutgers University-Camden research study

As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated.

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Things to do in South Jersey and region

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

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Links hosts Art Exhibit

The South Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted a free reception from on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) to celebrate the opening of "Can You Imagine Me" and unveil the recipient of The Legendary Links scholarship, a scholarship funded by the South Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and awarded to a South Jersey resident currently enrolled at RCGC.

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President Obama’s Farewell Address to the American People

It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks.

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.

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Christie signs bill to assists small businesses

Governor Chris Christie signed into law that establishes the "Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program" to assist small businesses in meeting State or federal contract surety bond requirements. This will be a revolving fund that will be administered by the New Jersey.

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Are you getting enough sleep?

How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours.

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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. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

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Sharpton speaks on Trump at Camden church

The Rev. Al Sharpton told a church congregation in Camden that he's "not fretting Donald Trump" because he made it through the administration of former President Richard Nixon.

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Charisse R. Lillie honored with inaugural Charles W. Bowser Leadership Award

Charisse R. Lillie, Esquire was honored with the inaugural 2016 Charles W. Bowser Leadership Award from the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) for her philanthropic contributions in the African American community.

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Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Eta Chapter, Camden, NJ host scholarship luncheon

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Eta Chapter, Camden, NJ recently hosted scholarship luncheon at Auletto’s Caterers in Deptford Township, NJ.

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Diana Ross, Michael Jordan among 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 President Medal of Freedom to music legend Diana Ross sports legend Michael Jordan and 19 others for their contributions to their fields.

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Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly elected new President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Mayor Albert B. Kelly, of Bridgeton City was elected to serve as the new President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

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Gloucester County NAACP decries racial attacks

The Gloucester County NAACP is denouncing the un-American like conduct of some fervent President-elect Donald Trump supporter by announcing that it will take pro-active measures to defend and protect all residents of Gloucester County from the hate-filled behavior occurring across the country against minorities and others.

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It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

November is National Diabetes Month. Make it your time to take charge of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

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Could you have prediabetes?

A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart disease, and stroke.

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Smoking and Diabetes

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Most of the food a person eats is turned into glucose (a kind of sugar) for the body’s cells to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose get into the body’s cells.

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Burlington-Camden Kappas honor African American women achievers

The Burlington-Camden (NJ) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Kappa Community Development Corporation recently hosted its 13th Annual Banquet Honoring African American Women of High Achievement.

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Gloucester County NAACP honor 2016 Game Changers

The Gloucester County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) hosted its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner & Game Changers Awards presentation at Auletto’s Caterer in Deptford, NJ, on October 30.

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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. Information should be sent in a Word document format.

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Camden home where MLK once lived avoids demolition

A vacant Camden, NJ home where Martin Luther King Jr. once lived will avoid being demolished and will soon receive some much-needed repairs.

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Gloucester County NAACP to Honor 2016 Game Changers

The Gloucester County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will host its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner & Game Changers Awards presentation at Auletto’s Caterer, 1849 Cooper Street, Deptford, NJ, on Sunday, October 30, beginning at 5 p.m.

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NJ African American Leaders Honored at Awards Gala

South Jersey Journal honors five “People Making a Difference” at 5th anniversary 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.

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The South Jersey Track Club, Inc. hosts awards luncheon

The South Jersey Track Club, Inc. recently held its annual awards luncheon “Honoring our “Unsung” Heroes of South Jersey Track & Field.”

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September events

September events

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Lester Holt to moderate first 2016 presidential debate

Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News, has being selected as the moderator for the first 2016 presidential debate.

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David Brown to receive public relations education award

Temple educator is a resident of Washington Township, NJ

David W. Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, has been awarded the 2016 David Ferguson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Relations Education from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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South Jersey Journal to Celebrate its 5th anniversary

Publication to honor five “People Making a Difference” at anniversary gala

South Jersey Journal will host its 5th anniversary celebration and inaugural “People Making a Difference” awards dinner on Saturday, September 24th at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Community Day to be held at Cooper River Park

Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity presents event

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 a variety of food vendors ― in Cooper River Park (Stadium), on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the event is free and open to the general public.

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NABJ mourns passing of acclaimed journalist George Curry

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of longtime black press champion and editor, George E. Curry. He died Saturday at 69.

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South Jersey Journal 5th Anniversary Gala

Want to attend the South Jersey Journal 5th Anniversary Gala? Here's how:

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Swimmer Simone Manuel makes history at Rio Olympics

Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming.

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Muslim American fencer makes history, differs with Trump

A Muslim American fencer is making history and speaking out on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plans for Muslims.

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Obama celebrates 55th birthday with rising approval rating

President Barack Obama, who turns 55 today, received some good news on his birthday.

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Local student earns multiple honors

Calvin R. Bell, III is a young man on a mission.

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Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

A new study, jointly led by the University of Southampton and King’s College London, has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

The University of Alabama of Birmingham School of Dentistry Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Stephen Mitchell, DMD, says parents can take an active role in the oral health of their children.

Your Child’s Dental Health: A Timeline

Taking care of their first set of pearly whites will establish good dental habits for years to come

As our children grow, so do their teeth. Kids will often experience excitement (and some anxiety) when their first baby tooth begins to wiggle and eventually falls out.

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Hillary Clinton makes history at Democratic National Convention

Clinton becomes the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination for U.S. president

After three days of talking about Hillary Clinton, the Democrats inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and those watching at home finally had an opportunity to hear from the woman herself on Thursday night, as she accepted the party’s nomination for President of the United States.

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Cory Booker: “America, We Will Rise!”

Here is the text of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's address to the Democratic National Convention here Monday, as prepared for delivery.

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Local student earns multiple honors

Calvin R. Bell, III is a young man on a mission.