Music education takes Atlantic City jazz past into the future

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“They don’t have a beach; we have a beach,” says Henrietta Shelton in a voice full of emotion as she speaks to an attentive audience at the Stockton University Atlantic City campus during a rainy April morning. “They don’t have the Atlantic Ocean; they don’t have a boardwalk. So what are we missing?” In this … Read moreMusic education takes Atlantic City jazz past into the future

Overcoming mental health stigma through holistic healing in Atlantic City

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May marks the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month, a national event fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public and advocating for policies that help people with mental illness and their families.Over the years, community leaders in Atlantic City have worked toward responding to mental illness. In February, Indra Owens partnered with the Leadership … Read moreOvercoming mental health stigma through holistic healing in Atlantic City

Mentors guide the next generation in Atlantic City

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Jodi Burroughs’ footsteps echo in the empty halls as she walks to her office at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex in Atlantic City. The usually bustling school, decorated with multicolored murals and photographs of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is quiet on a recent Thursday morning. It is spring … Read moreMentors guide the next generation in Atlantic City

After decade, ‘Back Sov’ skatepark wheels hope into Atlantic City

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At 3 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, Atlantic City’s Sovereign Avenue skatepark, affectionately nicknamed “Back Sov,” truly comes to life. Walking his dog around the park, Zach Katzen watches as dozens of children flood down the street after school dismissal, racing to the skate ramps with boards in hand. Katzen, program director of the Atlantic City … Read moreAfter decade, ‘Back Sov’ skatepark wheels hope into Atlantic City