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Rams open as favorites to win the Super Bowl

Fueled by a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams have claimed favorite status to win Super Bowl LVI, according to analysts TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market.  The Rams are favored by 4 points to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12. […]

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Flint water crisis trickles to New Jersey

Don’t drink the water was and still is a mantra of sorts in Flint, Michigan. Now the unwelcome chant is trickling to New Jersey, as the state’s largest drinking water supplier—New Jersey American Water Co. discovered dangerous levels of a toxin in drinking water that serves thousands of customers, according to recently published reports. Dangerous […]

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Important changes mean more people qualify for EITC that helps millions of Americans

More people without children now qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the federal government’s largest refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income families. In addition, families can use pre-pandemic income levels to qualify if it results in a larger credit. The Internal Revenue Service and partners across the nation highlight those changes today […]

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Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. ‘outraged’ over Black-owned businesses being shut out of NJ’s cannabis marketplace

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the fact that none of the 56 licenses to sell cannabis in the State of New Jersey have been issued to Black-owned businesses.  Medical cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, has been legal in the state since 2012.  Last year, New Jersey legalized marijuana […]

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The Association of Black Cardiologists announces ‘We Are The Faces of Black Maternal Health’ campaign

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), in media partnership with OWN Digital, LLC, launches “We Are The Faces of Black Maternal HealthTM” social media campaign which emphasizes, “Maternal Health is a critical matter for everyone.” Throughout February, videos featuring a unique perspective from ABC members including leading cardiologists and other medical professionals such as obstetrics and […]

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Why water is key to your heart’s health

Everyone knows that drinking plenty of water every day can improve your health in a myriad of ways, but here’s a lesser-known benefit: new research suggests that middle-aged adults can lower their long-term risk for heart failure by simply drinking enough water on a daily basis. The finding follows an analysis that stacked heart health […]

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Celebrating Black Women on the Federal Bench

President Joe Biden’s first year in office has brought both triumphs and disappointments. There’s no question that the administration has work to do on voting rights and on passing the critical social infrastructure pieces of the Build Back Better plan. But firmly in the “wins” column is the president’s extraordinary success nominating and confirming to […]

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Archdiocese of Newark to Celebrate Black History Month with Masses, Listening Sessions

The Archdiocese of Newark’s African American, African, and Caribbean Apostolate will celebrate Black History Month with four special Masses and Synod listening sessions throughout the month of February. Though the Archdiocese traditionally commemorates Black History Month with one large Mass celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of […]