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BreakingAC debuts new series highlighting local YouTubers

Residents are finding their voice — and a following — on YouTube. Local channels offer a little bit of everything, from web series to make-up tutorials to weather and sports and everything in between. Whether it’s to highlight their musical talents or share their inner thoughts, they all show a passion for what they post. Starting next week, BreakingAC will be highlighting a different YouTuber each week. A story will introduce the YouTuber and a
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Community comes out to help pack purses for area women in need

  Automne Bennett and Indra Owens were hoping to help 600 of the area’s women in need. But an outpouring of support has them easily exceeding that number as their Princess Inc. prepares to hand out purses filled with essentials to any women in need this weekend. They have more than 850 purses that will be filled and 120 wallets, Owens said Monday. Th #PackYourPurse event will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at
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Charity flag football event will honor Atlantic City man killed in Black Friday shooting

The family of an Atlantic City native lost to violence is hoping to create an annual game that will capture his spirit and raise funds for the son he left behind. The first annual Oskii’s World Charity Football Event will honor Demond Cottman, who was known to his friends as Oskii. Cottman was a 21-year-old new father and husband when he was killed in a shooting outside Hamilton Mall early Nov. 25, 2016, the day
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Skating event gives local boys some fun with a message

“We want to see you be better than we were,” Darrell Edmonds told about 100 Atlantic County boys gathered at Young’s Skating Center on Tuesday night. “Save Our Boys” was created by Pleasantville friends Jason Smart-El and James Pressley as a way to offer the kids some fun while also trying to inspire them to keep on the right path. Leaders from the community addressed the kids before they then got a chance to skate,
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Day of Remembrance gives survivors of violence hope and information

It’s important for victims and their survivors to understand their rights, says Kellie Cors-Atherly. The mom knows all too well what it’s like to live through a loss. She lost her son to a Pleasantville shooting in December 2012. Todd Mitchell was just 13. Now, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins, she is following this year’s theme: Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims. It emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services, the Atlantic
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Atlantic City natives looking to help other addicts with Minor Adjustments

Michael Williams Jr. spent 22 years in and out of prison as he struggled with his addiction to drugs. So when the Atlantic City native got clean in 2009, he saw it as a chance not only to help himself, but other battling the same demons. “I was always thinking about helping my community that I used to destroy,” said Williams, who’s better known as Mickey. That led to Minor Adjustments, a nonprofit that offers
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Contest looks to put Atlantic County resident on the radio

Are you creative? Good at advertising? Have a radio voice? The Ideal Institute of Technology is looking for candidates for its radio commercial contest. “It’s for those who would like to show their creativity, have fun and possibly win money and be aired on FM radio,” said Kyshawn Wyman, better known as DJ Young Hitta. Wyman works out of Ideal’s Career Center in the Hamilton Mall, and is in charge of competitions. Participants must be at
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Atlantic City father-son hope video helps others struggling with bullying

  Scott Henry knows how lucky he was. The Atlantic City father found out last year that his son was so distraught about bullying in school that he planned to kill himself. Instead, Henry had Jah’Mir sit down with him and help write out a script that explained how the teenager was feeling. The resulting video posted last June made Jah’Mir’s feelings at the time clear. Henry hoped it would help others. Now, he’s posting
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Beyond the bad and the ugly, there is good in the area

Atlantic City and Pleasantville are often presented as the worst Atlantic County has to offer. Shootings, robberies and videoed fights turned entertainment often take the headlines. Or at least, are the headlines of the stories people read and remember. But there are people out there fighting the stereotypes, and using the negative to find positive outcomes. Ibn Ali Miller garnered viral video fame when he broke up a fight between two Atlantic City teens being
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Ladies Night Out will celebrate women in Atlantic City

Atlantic City will celebrate International Women’s Day with a free event Thursday evening. “Women need to know they have a voice,” said Nycole Lyles-Belton, who is hosting the event at Coco’s Chicken & Waffles. “If we can speak, we can cause change to happen.” The theme is “Oh, she will!” There will be poetry and giveaways and Lyles-Belton will speak. She founded Greatness In You, Inc. in 2010 to help women and girls understand their
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