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Second Annual PCF Black History Month assist challenge raises more than $500,000 for prostate cancer research

Pixbay photo Urban News Staff Reports In its sophomore year, the Second Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Black History Month Assist Challenge more than tripled its fundraising efforts, compared to 2019, by raising more than $500,000 to combat prostate cancer. The disease affects more than three million men in the U.S. and disproportionately affects African American […]

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Laid off? Get back on track

Image by 1388843 from Pixabay  By Ruth Klein  The terror that rises in your throat from being laid off or fired and really become a phenomenal opportunity if you follow these six tips. If you feel that you’ve fallen on your face, have hope. When you stand up, you’ll be at least one body length […]

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High school seniors compete to become virtual valedictorians and earn college scholarships

Pixabay Urban News Staff Reports As countless high school graduation events are cancelled, deserving valedictorians will lose the opportunity to share their messages and bid their classmates farewell. To keep this distinguished tradition alive, the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced its 2020 Virtual Valedictorian Scholarship, which will name 10 students Virtual […]

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Remembering Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery

PRNewsfoto/Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Instit. By W. Imara Canady  JELI Board Member Born in Huntsville, Ala., on October 6, 1921, his legacy of service and struggle was long and rich. His genesis as a civil rights advocate dates to the early 1950s, when he headed the Alabama Civic Affairs Association, which led the movement to […]

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State officials clarify which businesses are permitted to operate

Pixabay Urban News Staff Reports Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order amending which businesses are permitted to operate and clarifying ways in which some businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order No. 107. The Administrative Order states the following: Individual appointments to view […]

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How to attack this virus spiritually at this time

Photos by Wendy Van Zyl from Pexels By Ngozi Nwoke Faith Writers How are you fighting or protecting yourself from this COVID-19 virus that is afflicting people today?  Surely, whatever you are using or doing will affect the state of your mind. And though, there are many suggestions available, there is one that is good […]

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OneUnited Bank announces 10th anniversary ‘I Got Bank” national financial literacy contest for youth

OneUnited Bank photo Urban News Staff Reports In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are home schooling their children due to […]

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African American Chamber of Commerce tapped to head COVID-19 state small business advisory initiative

African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey President & CEO John Harmon (Facebook) By Glenn TownesGlenn.townes@njurbannews.comEarlier this week, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) was tapped to oversee an initiative by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to offer technical and financial assistance and support to businesses impacted by […]

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New Jersey expands access to care during COVID-19 pandemic

Image by Silas Camargo Silão from Pixabay Urban News Staff Reports New Jersey is among the five states suspending state regulatory barriers that limit nurse practitioners (NP) from combatting the growing COVID-19 crisis. The other states are Kentucky, Louisiana, New York and Wisconsin. The actions taken by these governors enable their states to surge the […]