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NJ GOP candidate: ‘I would have won if people didn’t call me a racist’

Failed New Jersey GOP House candidate Seth Grossman blames voters’ view of him as a racist for his loss during last week’s general election.

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Son of Black activist Killed in Suspected Lynching

The hanging of a 24-year-old Black man from a tree in Missouri has suspicions of lynching and a family demanding a more thorough investigation.

Mount Laurel gets first Black councilmember

The recent election saw voters elect the first Black Township Councilmember in Mount Laurel in Burlington County, Kareem Pritchett, who is now one of the only two Democrats elected to the council.

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Is Newark in a water crisis similar to Flint?

Reports indicate that haloacetic acid, which can cause cancer, is in drinking water in Newark. However, Mayor Ras Baraka is fighting back against such reports that water in the city is toxic.

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Your midterm elections roundup

Tuesday’s midterm elections set records, made history and broke glass ceilings at all levels of government, including local, state and national.

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Thailand: Vacationing in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Thailand, known as the “Land of Smiles,” is not only one of Asia’s most interesting countries to vacation in but also one of the most affordable. With a generous exchange rate, decent inexpensive hotels, beautiful sights and culture, the Southeast Asian nation should be on every world traveler’s bucket list.

Is U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez taking the Black vote for granted?

One Black pastor in Newark says incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is taking the Black vote for granted. Polls show Menendez, who is a Democrat running for re-election, and Republican candidate Bob Hugin will be in a close race when voters go to the polls next Tuesday for the midterm elections.

Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation to transform youth justice

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing the Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice aimed at reviewing policies and evaluating New Jersey’s juvenile justice system.

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White man kills two African-Americans at Kentucky supermarket

As violence continues to plague the country and the fallout from President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is made manifest, the brutal killing of two African-Americans in Kentucky is being called another example of the side effects.

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Report: College is worth the cost, but planning is key

Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

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