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Historic Black church in South Jersey damaged by fire

One of the Garden State’s oldest Black churches was heavily damaged in a fire last weekend, according to reports.

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NAACP condemns GOP candidate who called diversity ‘a bunch of crap’ and ‘un-American’

New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman is receiving backlash from the NAACP for comments he made on diversity during a campaign forum in April.

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Public park between two HBCUs gets proposed renaming

A petition to rename a park that sits between two historically Black colleges after civil rights leader Malcolm X is gaining momentum.

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March for reparations set for June 23 in Newark

The People’s Organization for Progress is hosting the March and Rally for Reparations in Newark Saturday, June 23, at noon

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Black women share words of wisdom at New Jersey college commencements

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Queen Latifah and Anita Hill gave life lessons during their commencement speeches at three New Jersey colleges.

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Apollo Theater raises over $2 million at Annual Spring Gala

A host of celebrities and entertainers attended the Apollo Theater's 13th Annual Spring Gala Monday night.

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National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter names Monique Greenwood as Woman of the Year

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter is honoring Monique Greenwood at the their 32nd anniversary fundraiser, Masquerade Gala, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel June 16.

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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project wants to put slave memorial in East Brunswick

A group of citizens in East Brunswick, N.J., want to make sure the memory of slaves in Central Jersey area is never forgotten.

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36 shot, 7 killed during Memorial Day weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend in many American cities is a preview of violence to come in the summer. Chicago is no exception.

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African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 16

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 49th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

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