Oakcrest Dance team perform during Oakcrest High School Multi-Cultural Interest Club event “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” Wednesday Feb 28, 2018. (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer)
PLEASANTVILLE — Mount Zion Baptist Church was packed Sunday night for a celebration of black women and youth as Black History Month draws to a close.
PLEASANTVILLE — Local organizations and leaders will host an annual African-American History program in Pleasantville Sunday as Black History Month draws to a close.
ATLANTIC CITY — Some people say schools are a reflection of their community, and for Atlantic City, that is true all the way up through the leadership of the district.
The Museum of Cape May County and Genealogical Library on Route 9 in Cape May Court House hosts an extensive collection of African-American history and heritage from the Center of Community Arts in Cape May.
ATLANTIC CITY — One hundred and nine years after a group of white and black activists formed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, black Americans have gained important achievements in equality, but activists say there is still so much further to go.
Patricia Reid-Merritt was a young girl studying ballet in West Philadelphia during the 1960s when she heard the sound of drumming. She was drawn to the beats that radiated from the African dance class in an adjacent studio.
Galloway Township Middle School celebrated Black History Month on Thursday with a visit from the African American Heritage Museum of South Jersey.
This is the first of a series of stories the Press is writing throughout Black History Month.
GALLOWAY — The bust of Richard Stockton has been removed from Stockton University’s campus library in an attempt to address a longtime controversy surrounding the college’s slave-owning namesake, college officials said Thursday.
ATLANTIC CITY — Eli Gbayee can never forget his time living in his native country of Liberia and on the African continent, even though many people who experienced what he did would try to wipe their memory clean.
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 — Name a place, and singer Angela Burton has probably been there.
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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