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Atlantic City Hosts Summit On Human Trafficking

“I frankly do not say that lightly,” the Moorestown Democrat and Senate majority whip said at the event, where he was the keynote speaker. “Although it’s been 400 years since the first slaves were forcibly brought to America and nearly 160 years since President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, slavery in the form of human trafficking is still alive.”

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Murphy's Low-Income Housing Proposal Helps But Not Enough, Some Say

The initiative would allocate $300 million in American Rescue Plan funds the state received from the federal government to create the fund.

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N.J. Department Of Education Partners With Rowan To Recruit More Men Of Color As Teachers

Bobby Morgan still remembers it like it was yesterday.

He said his sixth-grade teacher told his parents he “did not belong” in honors classes. And those words stuck with him throughout high school and college.

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The Fair Housing Act and the American Dream

We celebrate The Fair Housing Act every April, though it's been more than 50 years since Congress passed the bill in 1968.

The 1968 Act expanded on previous acts prohibiting discrimination related to the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) disability and family status. Some might think this is not an issue today, but in the past, if you were the "wrong" color or of a "different" religion, you faced discrimination.

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Preventing Animal Cruelty

If our household has a member who doesn't quite "speak" to us, it must be our pets, whom we love and treat as equal family members. I have a friend who used to say, "It's only a dog," until he brought home a beagle. Then, he finally understood how deep the bond was and that pet was no longer “just a dog.”

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NJ Education Officials, Rowan Partnering To Get More Men Of Color In K-12 Workforce

The New Jersey Department of Education and Rowan University on Tuesday announced an initiative called "Men of Color Hope Achievers," designed to recruit and retain male educators from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds in the state's K-12 workforce, possibly as early as this September.

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Ruiz-Singleton Laud Enactment Of Their Legislation To Recruit Minority Male Teachers

Trenton – Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz (D- Essex) and Senate Majority Whip Troy Singleton (D- Burlington) issued the following statement today after the announcement of the New Jersey Department of Education and Rowan University’s ‘Men of Color Hope Achievers’ partnership program, which implements legislation they spearheaded in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session:

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MVC To Offer Driver Knowledge Tests At Rowan College At Burlington County

Large-scale event will offer over 175 tests in May

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Bill That Mandates NJ Schools Teach Students About 9/11 Passes Senate

A bill requiring New Jersey schools to teach students about 9/11 just passed the State Senate. Read on for why 3 local lawmakers support it.

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N.J. Legislators Sign Letter Of Support For Starbucks Union Effort

Twenty-six New Jersey elected officials signed a letter of support for the recent unionization efforts at Starbucks stores in the state, urging CEO Howard Schultz to adhere to, and sign, the Fair Election Principles.

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