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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards, President Biden, Vice President Harris warn that American Democratic norms and freedoms are at stake ahead of 2024 Presidential elections 

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris honored the work of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) to uphold democratic norms and institutions and chart a pathway for progress for Black Americans – while warning this work is more important than ever before in a […]

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Thousands of NJ Catholics Participate in Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to National Shrine

More than 2,500 Catholics from across North Jersey journeyed on almost 60 buses to Washington, D.C., on September 16 to partake in the 50th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Newark’s triennial pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The pilgrims were individuals and groups from the Archdiocese’s 212 parishes, including families, students, […]

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The Importance of Mental Wellness for a Healthy Heart and Brain

In fact, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health, identified a strong interconnection between the mind, heart and body in its scientific statement, “Psychological Health, Well-Being and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection.” “Research has clearly demonstrated negative psychological factors, personality traits and mental health disorders can negatively impact cardiovascular […]

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“Bayard Rustin: A Legacy of Protest and Politics,” edited by Michael G. Long, foreword by Clayborne Carson

As in the new book “Bayard Rustin,” essays edited by Michael G. Long, there’s always work to do and good trouble. Somehow, it seems, in the discussion about Martin Luther King and the leadership he brought to the Civil Rights Movement, certain things may be left out. In the case of Bayard Rustin, says Long, the record needs to […]

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How Small Businesses Can Manage Cashflow to Thrive in 2023

“Poor cashflow management will kill your business. In fact, it’s killed some of the biggest businesses in the world. No matter how fast you’re growing, you could be destined for the startup graveyard if your outgoings exceed your revenues,” says Dominic Wells, serial entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Onfolio Holdings, a leading online conglomerate […]

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Columbia Bank Invests $95,000 Greater Bergen Community Action and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark

Columbia Bank is proud to announce it has invested $95,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Funds to support Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. (GBCA) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, Inc. (HFHGN). The funds will be utilized to fulfill comprehensive restoration plans for housing and economic development, supportive services, and other neighborhood regeneration activities. […]

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Sarah Collins Rudolph, Lone Survivor of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Civil Rights Museum brings survivor-turned-civil rights activist, Sarah Collins Rudolph, to speak on her book, The 5th Little Girl: Soul Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (The Sarah Collins Rudolph Story) as part of its Book & Author Series on Tuesday, September 26.  The brave advocate will share her views on forgiveness, […]

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CYMI: Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin Announce $5.5 Million in Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Grants

With this announcement, the State will enter its fifth year of the NJHVIP initiative, funding partnerships between hospitals and community-based organizations to connect victims of violent crime, including gun violence, to services starting at their bedside. NJHVIP was launched in 2020 with support for nine hospital-community partnerships, and grew to 11 programs in January 2023. […]