ATLANTIC CITY — Dozens of supporters and well-wishers came out to the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey Monday night for its 15th anniversary gala.
Eugene Allen and John Bettis know what it feels like to struggle with weight issues.
ATLANTIC CITY — As a young black man in the 1960s, Kaleem Shabazz was drawn to the Nation of Islam as a form of self-empowerment.
PLEASANTVILLE — At the time, it was just another “first day of school,” but almost 65 years ago, Bernice Byrd Couch helped make history.
PLEASANTVILLE — Just as Barack Obama gave one final speech before leaving the White House, Doris B.H. Simmons decided to give the public one last glimpse of her President Obama memorabilia before she locks it away.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The twisted fragment of stained glass in Wendel White’s camera lens tells a violent tale of a church bombing and four young lives cut short.
ATLANTIC CITY — If you were to step into Jeffries Tower and head to the mailboxes, you’d come to a stop to stare at the board on the adjacent wall.
Yumy Odom isn’t really here for race-swapping superheroes.
With high Victorian collars and corsets laced up tight, the cast of “Intimate Apparel” readies for rehearsals at Stockton University’s Experimental Theater and the play’s five-day run, which starts Wednesday.
ATLANTIC CITY — The children in Shermaine Gunter-Gary’s Rite of Passage program know they will receive something good before they leave her for the day. But they have to earn it by volunteering.
In a cardboard box in the basement of his mother’s home in Baltimore, Royston Scott found a family heirloom he would one day put to good use. Memorabilia from Sara Spencer Washington filled the box. Cosmetic care items, old pamphlets from Washington’s Apex years and a leather-bound book with…
Today’s South Jersey black children have grown up in the era of the Great Recession and casino closings.
February may be nationally recognized as Black History Month, but it also drives attention to the topic year-round, according to history educators.
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February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on, celebrate and recognize the achievements of black people locally, regionally and beyond.
Harriet Tubman will be visiting Stockton University’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton Thursday night, thanks to historical interpreter, actress and writer Daisy Century, of Philadelphia.
MILLVILLE — A Martin Luther King Jr. biographical play will make its way from Virginia to Cumberland County later this month.
As Black History Month 2016 comes to a close, area blacks say there is much work to do in the community.
ATLANTIC CITY — Names in history are everywhere through town: street names, markers, even buildings.
While making up about 17 percent of Atlantic County’s population, local black residents are absent from seats on two influential state-appointed boards with ties to the region.
OCEAN CITY — The city’s prominent black residents are known around town through stories and recollections.
Throughout its history, Atlantic City has provided opportunities for blacks to find work and a place in the community.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A model of the Odessa Inn in old Whitesboro sits on a table in Shirley Green’s home, next to a reconstructed Whitesboro railroad station and early church.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A bond between sisters is something special, and for two local sisters that bond will mean one saving the other’s life.