Posted on 05 May 2016
Posted on 22 April 2016
By Shanda Suggs
Edward Waters College
Are we in Duval County or New York City where Broadway is the norm? Yes, Jacksonville, Florida is where Broadway comes to town in “Motown the Musical” from April 19 – April 24, 2016.
Posted on 02 April 2016
Coming to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater April 19-24, 2016
Jacksonville, Fla. – Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center April 19-24, 2016 for 6 performances only. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 April 2016
Jacksonville – Pearl Street between Union Street and State Street is scheduled to close Saturday at 6 a.m. and reopen Sunday by 7 p.m. (April 2-3) to allow for drainage work at the southeast corner of Pearl and State streets.
Northbound Pearl Street traffic is detoured to Union, Julia and State streets. Southbound traffic is detoured to State, Clay and Union streets (see detour map below). Double lane closures on State Street west and east of Pearl Street will be in effect during the same time.
The road closure, weather permitting, is part of the $13 million Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) State Street, Union Street and Mathews Expressway resurfacing and improvement project.
Posted on 26 March 2016
President of A Philip Randolph Institute, center, Ms. Clayola Brown, received an Honorary doctorate on behalf of Asa Philip Randolph Posthumous. Along with trustee and staff of FMU. Mr. Sollie Mitchell from Jacksonville, one of the oldest living graduate (97years) of FMU was present for the momentous occasion. Mr. Harry T. Moore (freedom fighter) was also awarded, an Honorary doctorate as well.
Posted on 11 February 2016
By Opio Sokoni
The Florida Star Reporter
The major newspapers in the 1920s had a fascination with aviation. The first black female to fly an airplane, however, was made a household name among African Americans by the black press. They both covered her. Bessie Coleman was called “a vivacious little cutie” in one major newspaper and a “nervy lady” by The Chicago Defender, a black weekly. Continue Reading
Posted on 07 February 2016
Fannie Mae Garner, who was born February 7th, 1913 in Hawkinsville, Georgia, will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Sunday, Feb. 7th.
Mother Garner is a faithful member of the Greater Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, where she will be celebrating this momentous occasion with friends and family.
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Posted on 06 February 2016
Maurice White, the founder and lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.
White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74.
A former session drummer, White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960’s. The group went to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide.
White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 1980’s, which led him to eventually stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. However, White retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.
Posted on 02 February 2016
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Clean Energy Fuels celebrated the opening of the public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at JTA’s Myrtle Avenue operations campus located at 100 N. Myrtle Avenue. The CNG project was made possible through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Clean Energy. Continue Reading